Although a lot of fans are still handling the grief after Avengers: Infinity War and they are speculating over which characters will be brought back for Avengers 4, the writers of the movies are claiming that there may not be so room for hope.
Avengers: Infinity War spoilers ahead…
In the first two acts of the movie, Thanos killed Heimdall, Loki, and Gamora. By the end, the Mad Titan snapped his fingers and wiped out half of the universe. Bucky, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Scarlet Witch, Mantis, Drax, Star-Lord, and many more were turned into dust.
Avengers 4 may not save a lot of characters as fans are expecting according to writers, Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus:
“[Avengers 4] doesn’t do what you think it does,” Markus said. “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 then chimed in,
“Put it this way,” he started.
“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.”
“We broke your heart,” added Markus. “Now we’re going to blow your mind!”
Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War are now playing in theaters. Ant-Man and The Wasp is set for release on July 6, 2018. Captain Marvel will follow it on March 6, 2019, with the untitled Avengers 4 set to tie everything about the Marvel Cinematic Universe into a bow on May 3, 2019.