In the Infinity War, we saw the epic battle between Avengers assemble and Mad Titan Thanos who is driven by a purpose to rebalance the universe. He was the hero of his own diabolical scheme which involves assembling the six Infinity stones in the gauntlet and wiping out half the life in the universe. And to our disbelief, he actually pulled it off.
The digital artist ultraraw26 has imagined an artwork where Captain Marvel is literally carrying a lifeless corpse of Iron Man with a looming shadow of Thanos, which might be indicating that the Mad Titan crushed Stark for good and now it’s up to the new heroes such as Danvers to finish what he started.
In the post-credits scene, post-Thanos’ snap we saw panic setting in as there is death everywhere. Amidst this chaos, we witness the deaths of Mariah Hill and Nick Fury but he managed to send a distress signal to Captain Marvel right before he turned into dust. She will be the face of MCU in Phase 4.
Till now, Iron Man was the most recognized face of MCU who was at the center of the whole narrative. The official MCU began with Iron Man solo film in 2008, it would be quitting fitting if this epic saga end with his death. It’s confirmed that Downey Jr. will reprise his role for one last time in Avengers 4, as he believes it’s time to hang the jersey.
Avengers 4 is the biggest and most anticipated comic-book movie of 2019. It’s not the direct sequel to Infinity War, but it will mark the culmination of it all. The Infinity War writer Stephen McFeely said:
“Nobody knows, and that’s what makes me particularly excited. I look all the time on the internet: people have no idea. [Avengers] 4 resolves the intrigue of Infinity War; [the movies are] clearly linked, but they almost seem to belong to two different genres. We did not want to cut a film in half and say, ‘Pay now and come back in a year for the rest!’ These are two very different stories, on a tonal and structural level.”
“I feel like with Avengers 4, because it was made before there was any response to Avengers 3, it’s really pure in that regard. The storytelling is very pure. It’s without any sort of external noise creeping in at,” Joe Russo told Deadline during SDCC 2018.
He added: “We’ve been in post-production on [Avengers 4] since the release of Infinity War and we’ve got some additional photography that we’re doing in a month or so.”
“You know, we’re very proud of it. I think ultimately Avengers 4 may be our best work for Marvel. I think we’ve grown with every movie that we’ve made there. We’ve grown with the characters. We’ve grown with the cast. As filmmakers we’re very happy and very excited with the movie.”
The ensemble cast of the movie is truly remarkable as some of the biggest stars have been brought by Marvel under one roof including Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision).
The details of Avengers 4 are tightly under wraps, but the brief synopsis has been released by licensed entertainment magazine, it reads:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”