When it comes to Avengers 4, there’s no shortage of online fan theories and speculative guessing as to what Marvel’s 2019 blockbuster will contain.
But at least according to Stephen McFeely, one of the two writers responsible for Infinity War, no one has come anywhere close to unraveling the mystery that is Avengers 4. So far, there have been rumblings that Joe and Anthony Russo’s conclusive sequel will include elements of time travel and maybe – just maybe – whisk viewers back to the Battle of New York. The latter is ostensibly a shoo-in thanks to recent set photos, though the sequel’s story remains locked up in the Marvel vaults, somewhere next to a map with directions to the elusive Soul Stone.
We know pretty much what’s going on in Avengers 3. You’ve been told who’s the bad guy and what he wants for several movies and it’s not going to change: that’s what’s going to happen. You run it in the best possible way with twists along the way, but you have no idea what Avengers 4 is.
Continuing on, McFeely stressed that he often samples some of the Internet’s finest MCU theories, only to realize that nobody has figured out Avengers 4 – not yet, at least. He also reaffirmed those comments from Joe Russo that Infinity War and its untitled sequel are two very different movies, on a “tonal and structural level.”
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 different stories, on a tonal and structural level.
And it all kicks off on April 27th. Nipping at the heels of Infinity War is Marvel’s fourth Avengers movie, and we can readily expect the Russo Brothers’ 2019 epic to bring a sense of closure to this current incarnation of the MCU.