Avengers: Infinity War was a mind-boggling adventure that stunned the world with Joy and awe. The movie was literally everything the world was waiting for. It had so many fan-pleasing moments and at the same time, it was a shocking thriller, and the ending of the movie just enhanced the level of thrill taking the film into a whole new league! It was the best movie this year and the fact that it has broken the $2 Billion mark at the worldwide Box office just proves the insanity of this movie!
It was a grand sequel in every way and there were a lot of aspects which were new to the film. The stakes were really high this time around and it was the first time that the villain of the story actually won, that too on a larger scale! This was the first time that a crossover happened at this level with the most number of relevant characters to ever appear in a movie, and what was even bigger than that were the characters deaths that took place.
Thanos went on a killing spree which is why Infinity War was full of Death and destruction. Heimdall began the deaths and he was followed by Loki. Then Gamora died at Vormir, Vision was killed by Thanos, and then came the moment we all feared. The big snap killed Bucky, T’Challa, Sam, Groot, Wanda, Star-Lord, Mantis, Drax, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Later we found out that Hope Van Dyne, Janet, and Hank Pym were also a part of the disintegration.
Avengers 4 will probably give us more names of characters who turned to ash but we will have to wait for that. People are thinking that these characters have to be brought back by the end of Avengers 4 due to the scheduled sequels coming out in Phase 4, so Marvel could actually continue the way they have been taking things till now. As big of a consequence this is of the epic snap, ultimately it won’t matter as the characters are coming back even though they are “permanently dead” in the MCU.
Well, I am here to say that these deaths will matter big time! Avengers 4 is going to change the MCU forever and all that Infinity War established cannot just be for nothing. It was a massive event and Marvel cannot just go and undo everything with Time Travel. As mentioned by Mordo in Doctor Strange, Time Travel will be against the natural order so there will be major consequences for that, and the Bill always comes due!
Infinity War producer Trinh Tran recently spoke to Comicbook.com exactly about this particular topic and she teased the fact that these major deaths that occurred at the very end of the movie will affect the future films of the MCU in a big way as she said:
“We were meticulous about each of the characters and spent a lot of time discussing how each character’s death would affect future films. The snap’ was always part of our story discussions from go. We all agreed Thanos needed that iconic moment, and definitely used the comics as a reference point. We had Brolin, in mocap, snap his finger on the day. Many other filmmaking aspects went into creating the iconic moment. The build-up to the snap was just as important as the snap itself.”
Since these characters are considered permanently dead, the only two ways by which these characters could be brought back would be through Time Travel as the Avengers would try to go and prevent the Snap from ever happening. But then these characters won’t know a time when they were dead, which means that we will be losing some of their character development in the future films.
The second more obscure way would be to introduce the Multiverse which will be less likely. But it could bring in alternate versions of the dead characters from other Earths, but then we would lose the character developments of those altered characters which would again affect the future movies.
So let’s see what step Marvel takes to solve the massive death problem in Avengers 4, which will come out on May 3, 2019.