Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are currently licking their wounds after being usurped as the stars of the highest-grossing movie ever made, with James Cameron’s Avatar once again reclaiming the top spot thanks to comfortably surpassing the $8 million it required to best Avengers: Endgame at the pinnacle of the all-time chart.
The only two films that could match those respective $2.7 billion hauls are ironically Avatar 2 and Avengers 5, with the former getting a head start should it actually release in December of next year as planned. As for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s all-star team, they’ll definitely be back sooner rather than later, just not at the culmination of Phase Four.
However, we’ve now heard from our sources – the same ones that told us Rachel McAdams was returning and Bruce Campbell would cameo in the project long before either was confirmed – that the Avengers are set to show up in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, albeit with a pretty drastic twist.
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According to our intel, we’ll see a lineup of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the Sorcerer Supreme’s sequel in one of the many alternate realities it’ll visit, but they won’t be from the MCU’s established continuity. Instead, it’ll be a different group of actors in the respective roles, which sounds wild in practice but could ultimately be a lot of fun for fans.
From what we understand, we’ll be seeing all of the expected favorites – Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, etc. – but again, it won’t be Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and the rest of the OG cast playing them, as these will be different versions of the heroes from another universe. Who will be bringing them to life, we can’t yet say, but it’ll certainly be a nice treat for audiences getting to see the Avengers again in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.