Marvel Studios will surely bring back the currently dead heroes in Avengers 4, but here’s who’s confirmed so far. It took a high level of security to ensure that Avengers: Infinity War‘s ending wasn’t spoiled, and it looks like Marvel is trying a similar trick when it comes to which characters will be making an appearance in Avengers 4.
Infinity War‘s cliffhanger ending saw Thanos succeed in collecting all six Infinity Stones and snap his fingers, wiping half of reality out of existence – including a bunch of fan-favorite heroes. Of course, most if not all of these are expected to return, and thanks to set photos, upcoming movies and even confirmation from some of the cast members themselves, it’s already clear a grand reunion is on the cards for Avengers 4.
While we don’t know whether the snap will be undone or rewritten, it’s clear the effects of Thanos’ attack will have proven to be temporary by the end of Avengers 4 (and, besides, many long-dead characters can still appear given that the film is expected to dabble in time travel). With that established, here’s a rundown of all the dead characters from Avengers: Infinity War who are confirmed to appear in the still-untitled Marvel blockbuster.
Gamora (Either By Resurrection Or Time Travel)
One hero whose demise differs from the majority of deaths in Avengers: Infinity War was Gamora’s, with Thanos sacrificing her to attain the Soul Stone. However, the favorite daughter is due to make a return. Zoe Saldana stated that she’ll be back to finish filming Avengers 4 multiple times before the film released, and later released a photo on her official Instagram account of her back in Gamora makeup.
Gamora is believed to be trapped in the Soul World after being killed, as teased in Infinity War‘s weirdest sequence, although Saldana’s return doesn’t have to mean resurrection: based on her costume in other photos, it could be all part of Avengers 4‘s time travel to the events of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Obviously, Peter Parker is expected to eventually make a comeback in Avengers 4 given that his next solo adventure, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is said to take place after the team-up. But there’s more evidence than just that; Tom Holland was also spotted in Atlanta during Avengers 4‘s reshoots, which would suggest he’s still got a role to play. Indeed, Spider-Man was first teased for the second-part of the Infinity War story back in April 2017.
Loki (Via Time Travel At The Very Least)
Thanos promised “no resurrections this time” when strangling Loki, but when has the God of Mischief ever followed the rules? Whether that death sticks or not is up for debate – given that Tom Hiddleston is set to star is a Loki streaming series for Disney, it’s been speculated that he will indeed come back to life – but that doesn’t bar Loki from having a role to play in Avengers 4.
As revealed in set photos, the film will revisit the Battle of New York from 2012’s The Avengers, with a mix of old and new heroes once again taking down Loki. The images showed Hiddleston as a captured Loki along with a stunt-double, suggesting an interesting action scene.
Scarlet Witch & Vision
Scarlet Witch is another MCU hero who is headlining a TV series on the Disney streaming service, one that is rumored to also feature Vision. While there’s some room to explore their relationship in the period between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, it would be a lot less restrictive for the show to be set after Avengers 4.
And it looks like both will indeed be resurrected. Elizabeth Olsen was reportedly in Atlanta during Avengers 4 reshoots, while Paul Bettany already confirmed his return. Quite how Vision comes back, given he was dead before the snap, will hinge on both the importance of the Mind Stone and time travel.
Bucky Barnes & Falcon
Sebastian Stan has let it slip a few times that he’ll reprise his role as Bucky Barnes aka White Wolf in Avengers 4: in 2017, long before Infinity War released, he talked about returning for the sequel. Then, back in April 2018, he shared details of a key scene in the film that will, apparently, feature everybody. Anthony Mackie, meanwhile, posted a photo of himself on the set of Avengers 4 in late 2017, which seems to save him too.
That both Falcon and Bucky would live makes a lot of sense. One of them is expected to replace Steve Rogers as Captain America, and the pair is together set to have their own Disney streaming TV series.
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Nick Fury (As Spoiled By Sebastian Stan)
Aside from doubling down on the idea that he’ll be part of Avengers 4, Stan’s comments earlier this year also confirmed that Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as former S.H.I.E.L.D. director, Nick Fury. Not that anyone doubted that he’ll be back; despite being dusted in Avengers: Infinity War‘s post-credit scene, Jackson (and Colbie Smulders’ Maria Hill) is back in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Hank Pym & Janet van Dyne (As Also Spoiled By Sebastian Stan)
Joining Jackson in the pool of actors Stan name-dropped while describing one pivotal scene for Avengers 4 are Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer. The original Ant-Man and the Wasp in the MCU, married couple Dr. Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne were the pioneers of the technology that paved an easier way to explore the Quantum Realm (which is expected to be key in helping the surviving Avengers defeat Thanos). Presumably, the duo will be brought back in a similar manner to the other snap victims.
Hope van Dyne
Evangeline Lilly confirmed her appearance in Avengers 4 before back in February 2018, while cautioning fans to not to expect to see her much in the movie. Now knowing her ultimate fate after Thanos snap thanks to Ant-Man & the Wasp‘s mid-credits scene, it makes sense why she would have a very limited screen time.
A few months later, the actress shared brand new details with regard to her appearance in Avengers 4, teasing the possibility of the Wasp sharing a scene with Captain Marvel, again teasing her survival.
Drax, Mantis, & Star-Lord
Considering that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (at least James Gunn’s version) was supposed to be set after the events of Avengers 4, it’s safe to say that the perished cosmic heroes would also eventually be back to join Rocket. This means Drax, Mantis, and Star-Lord were expected to be brought back to life in Avengers 4.
This has since been confirmed by the actors. Amidst the James Gunn controversy, Dave Bautista stated that he’ll appear in Avengers 4. Pom Klementieff, on the other hand, was reportedly in Atlanta around the same time as Olsen in late September. Meanwhile, it was Letitia Wright (Shuri) who let it slip that she might have shared the screen with Chris Pratt.
There are more characters that are sure to return from the dead in Avengers 4 than those listed here – Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Groot all have sequels in the pipeline, after all – but, so far, Marvel’s been able to keep explicit evidence of this a secret. However, with six months still to go, there’s plenty of time for Sebastian Stan to accidentally reveal all that.
Source: Screen Rant
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