Avengers Infinity War crashed on the box office on April 27th, 2018. The movie showcased more death and destruction than we could have ever hoped for. The directors chose to end the stories and the lives of major Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes. Long-standing characters like the vision and Scarlet Witch were completely obliterated while even new character with unlimited potentials such as Spider-Man and Dr. Strange were not spared from the wrath of the Mad Titan. Thanos came like a force of nature from the depths of the dark quadrant and destroyed half of all life in creation because the Titan was mildly bothered by overpopulation.
The deaths of the Infinity War echoed throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and you can rest assured that everyone was affected by the snap. Everyone. The characters who were missing in the story of Infinity War will still be affected by the ripple in space-time that the snap of the Mad Titan created. I mean, you just don’t get away with messing with the cosmic scales in the way that Thanos did. There are consequences for messing with the balance of things and the premise of the universe. There are always consequences for disturbing the natural order.
“The bill always comes due” – Mordo, Doctor Strange.
The events of Infinity War echoed throughout the universe and even reached far and wide, far wider than the realm of only one movie. For example, in the after credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp, we see Scott Lang exploring the quantum realm for resources to substantiate and power up the quantum displacement device built by Ava Starr. In this scene, we see Scott communicate with his team on earth, which at the moment comprises of Hank Pym, Janet van Dyne, and Hope Van Dyne. It is in the middle of this conversation about the dangers of the quantum realm that the snap presumably happens. Scott gets a little static on his communicator and just like that all of the Pym family gets dusted away.
Peyton Reed disclosed the reason for choosing to eradicate the entire Pym family at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp in an interview with the Huffington post. He said,
“How’d you decide Hope, Hank and Janet would disappear in the after-credit scene and who would be present? A big part of it was deciding who was going to be in that scene to begin with, because there was a version of that scene I think where it’s like, “OK, maybe Bill Foster is here as well, maybe Ava Starr is here as well.” We talked about versions with ― and maybe Luis, or whoever, it could’ve been anybody ― but then there’s a certain percentage issue that’s set up obviously in “Infinity War” that we couldn’t ignore. When we finally landed on the version that you saw, the final version in the movie, it just seemed right.
It seems that the creative team behind Ant-Man and the Wasp had not decided on who they wanted to kill off until they actually shot the scene. I have no idea why there would be so many versions of the exchange with Scott Lang but it seems that this could be rather conclusive evidence that the deaths in the Infinity War are not permanent. Because if they were the creative team would have planned all the deaths far in advance and we would not receive different versions of these scenes if any.
The Pym family did meet a very bad end but there is always the possibility that all the characters will return by the end of Avengers 4. Avengers 4 will hit the theaters worldwide on May 3, 2019.
The cast is impeccable as some of the biggest names are part of the project including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Chris Pratt (Starlord), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), IDr.is Elba (Heimdall), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Dave Bautista (Dr.ax), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Wong (Wong), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr.. Strange), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Paul Bettany (Vision), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Josh Brolin (Thanos).