The news of Disney’s acquisition of Fox has fired up the imaginations of Marvel fans everywhere. As well as inspiring many a theory on when and how Kevin Feige and his team could integrate the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties into the MCU, the development has also encouraged a few artistically minded viewers to offer their creative contributions, including this new animation which offers a heart-warming suggestion of how the upcoming Avengers 4 could conclude the fight against Thanos.
With the rousing Avengers theme song playing in the background, the clip sees the Mad Titan cross paths once more with the heroic cast of Infinity War, all of whom seem to have made a full recovery after the genocidal dusting which concluded their last movie. But while Thanos has faced most of these characters previously and triumphed, the odds of winning Round 2 start to look a lot slimmer as the camera continues to pan, revealing not just some familiar faces from the Marvel Netflix shows, but also a whole host of heroes and villains soon to be acquired by Disney, all of whom look ready to join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in battle.
This actually choked me up wow. I hope I live to see it. pic.twitter.com/mPFOx4icM0
— ｊａｖｉｅｒ (@MidtownThwip) August 31, 2018
ComicBook.com has listed the formidable line-up as follows:
“Iron Man, Spider-Man, War Machine, Hulk, Wong, Doctor Strange, Thor, Groot, Mantis, Star-Lord, Drax, Captain Marvel, Gamora, Shuri, Black Panther, M’Baky, Okoye, Ghost Rider, Johnny Storm, The Thing, Silver Surfer, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Storm, Beast, Wolverine, Magneto, Jean Grey, Colossus, Deadpool, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Daredevil, the Punisher, Blade, Falcon, Quicksilver, the Vision, Scarlet Witch, Bucky Barnes, Black Widow, The Wasp, Captian America, and Ant-Man.”
And you thought Infinity War had a big cast.
Needless to say, there’s a slim chance of such a scenario actually playing out in next year’s movie (at the very least, that’s a huge number of characters to introduce in one film), but all signs point to us at least getting an all-star rumble on a scale unprecedented in superhero movies thus far when Avengers 4 comes out on May 3rd, 2019.