Spoilers ahead for the recently released Avengers: Infinity War.
For some time fans of the MCU have been speculating how the snap felt across the galaxy will manage to be undone, and with it somewhat being confirmed by the Russos some time ago that multiple realities will most likely not play a role, from there everyone immediately goes to,
“Oh well time travel will save them”.
Well apparently that may not apply to everyone.
The writers for Infinity War, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, in a recent interview with Buzzfeed describe how the follow up film is not a guaranteed return for every character lost.
Markus states, “[Avengers 4] doesn’t do what you think it does, It is a different movie than you think it is…Also…[the deaths are] real. I just want to tell you it’s real, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief”.
McFeely adds his thoughts when he follows saying,
“Put it this way, I think [Infinity War] is a fairly mature movie for a blockbuster. It’s got a lot of fun in it, obviously, but boy, it gets very mature. The second one is also mature. We’re going to own these choices, and hopefully surprise and delight you and get you invested. It’s by the same studio, the same filmmaking team. They were written at the same time, shot at the same time. They’re clearly connected, but they are definitely two different movies, one of which is dependent on what happened previous.”
Markus finished by saying
“We broke your heart, now we’re going to blow your mind!”
Now granted during the interview they are clearly having fun discussing the kind of somber reaction had by theatre goers after Infinity War. I know in my own theatre there was a kind of stunned and shocked silence.
It appears Avengers 4 aims to not only continue the story but take us through a different journey with these characters we have grown to know and love over the past 10 years.
So hopefully it does live up to their mindblowing claims.
Still, let me know your thoughts down in the comments below. Who do you think may not return post Avengers 4. Personally, I think they may just leave Gamora where she is.
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