Stark And Banner Share A Moment In New Set Pics From Avengers 4


Production on the untitled Avengers 4 is now well underway.

Since Joe and Anthony Russo first yelled “action!” on the Atlanta set a fortnight ago, we’ve gained new insight into Black Widow’s involvement, as Scarlett Johansson’s super-agent is poised to have a run-in with the Yakuza. Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is also along for the ride, and may well assume a new alias by the time Avengers 4 rolls around in 2019.

But given Marvel’s all-star event movie is a complex machine with many moving parts, the Russo Brothers are also shooting scenes with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), who has ostensibly returned to the fray ever since her brief cameo at the tail-end of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Seen wearing an engagement ring in Tuesday’s leaked photos, it’s all but certain that Paltrow’s Pepper will hold a fairly sizeable role in the fourth Avengers movie, though whether she’s a lock for next year’s Infinity War is another question entirely.

Until those answers arise, Page Six has relayed a new helping of Avengers 4 set snaps that find Stark and Banner sharing a moment, which certainly lends credence to those reports that the former will be seriously injured in the battle against Thanos – so much so, that he’ll be required to install a new arc reactor in his chest.

Chalk that up as conjecture for now, though this scene involving Banner, Stark and Pepper appears to be quite emotional in nature, as the latter two pucker up for a smooch, before Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo’s MCU stalwarts hug it out. The science bros are back in business, folks, and let’s just hope it remains that way for years to come.

Beyond the release of Infinity War in May of next year, Marvel will draw our attention to the so-far untitled Avengers 4 ahead of its own release on May 3rd, 2019. But what do you make of these set photos? You can, as always, share your thoughts in the usual place.