Call me crazy, but I was in no way a fan of Avengers: Infinity War‘s ending. While it may have established Thanos as a credible threat by actually allowing the villain to win, let’s be honest, there’s zero chance the deaths we witnessed will stick. And with Avengers 4 expected to feature the element of time travel, one would think an appropriate title for the sequel would be “Deus ex Machina.”
Personally, I believe that if Joe and Anthony Russo wanted moviegoers to be able to swallow the great purging of life, they wouldn’t have killed characters like Spider-Man, Black Panther and most of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Think about it: The very first film to follow Avengers 4 will be that of Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, not to mention the fact that T’Challa just earned more than a billion dollars for the studio. And as for the Guardians, though their next adventure has yet to be dated, it’s pretty much a lock.
Adding to my consternation are some comments made by Sebastian Stan regarding next spring’s concluding chapter. When speaking with ComicBook.com, he let slip which other actors will be showing up:
“There was one scene, I think, we had where everybody was there. I can’t really talk about that scene, but I knew it took them three months in planning this scene to have everyone there…You look around and you just saw everyone from Samuel L. Jackson to Michael Douglas to Michelle Pfeiffer. Everybody was there.”
So, aside from Stan pretty much confirming that he’ll be back as Bucky Barnes – who was among the first to drop soon after Thanos snapped his fingers, mind you – it looks like we’ll be seeing more of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, a character who disintegrated during Infinity War‘s post-credits scene. Given that, we should expect for mostly everyone to make it out of this past weekend’s coma dream quite nicely when Avengers 4 opens in theaters on May 3rd, 2019.