Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel, Avengers 4, are set to be jam-packed affairs with every MCU hero under the sun involved, but they’re still going to find room for numerous supporting characters as well. Everyone from popular picks like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts to minor players like Cindy from Spider-Man: Homecoming are said to be included and now, a new interview with Mark Ruffalo may have confirmed a few more additions to the party.
While chatting on Michael Rapaport’s podcast I Am Rapaport, Ruffalo was asked to name some of the actors he’s worked with that he was most in awe of. A couple of his suggestions were Tilda Swinton and Cate Blanchett, whom he revealed he had “just worked with.” Considering that Ruffalo’s last projects were the two Avengers movies, which were filmed back-to-back, it’s not hard to connect the dots and infer that both of those actresses were involved with either Infinity War or its sequel.
After her brilliant performance in Thor: Ragnarok, fans would no doubt love to see Blanchett’s Hela immediately return in Infinity War. In fact, a common theory has already worked out how she could fit into the film. In the comics, Thanos is infatuated with Lady Death and as such, it wouldn’t be too hard to swap out that character for the Goddess of Death instead.
Swinton, meanwhile, was previously seen in Doctor Strange as the Ancient One. Unlike Hela, however, her return would be a little out of left-field as she’s currently dead in the MCU. However, the character’s spirit did appear to Strange before she passed on, so it’s possible that her ghost could turn up in some form in Infinity War.
If Mark Ruffalo has indeed let this big news slip, it wouldn’t be the first time. In the run-up to Thor: Ragnarok, the Hulk actor made a hilarious mistake when he accidentally livestreamed the opening ten minutes of the movie to his social media accounts. Likewise, he revealed that the cast of the MCU had got together for a huge photoshoot last month when he shouldn’t have.
We’ll know for sure whether the actor’s messed up once again when Avengers: Infinity War lands in theaters on May 4th, 2018. Avengers 4 will then follow a year later on May 3rd, 2019.