Christmas came early this year, curtesy of Marvel dropping brand new trailers left and right! Not only did the newest “Captain Marvel” trailer drop on Monday night, but a trailer for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has been hinted at for this week, as well as one of the most anticipated films of 2019, “Avengers 4”, which will finally be releasing it’s first trailer in the next couple days! Although the ambiguous “Avengers 4” trailer was supposed to go live on Wednesday’s Good Morning America on ABC , sources are saying that the funeral of former president George H.W. Bush will be taking over broadcast time and therefore pushing Marvel’s surprise to later this week. Since we might have to wait a bit longer to see what the future holds after the abrupt “Infinity War” ending, let’s take a look at some plot points and character arcs likely to be explored in the fourth “Avengers” film. If you haven’t seen “Avengers: Infinity War,” consider this the ultimate spoiler alert.
#5: A Few Characters Will Stay Dead
Being some of this universe’s most popular characters, we have a hard time believing that Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Star-Lord will remain ashes forever. Since bringing back every character would cheapen the impact of “Infinity War,” though, a few heroes will likely remain dead. Anyone who bit the bullet before the big “snap” is probably gone for good. This could mean the end of the line for Heimdall and Loki, especially after the “no resurrection” comment from Thanos. Vision and Gamora may have slightly better odds of returning, but their fates are likely sealed.
#4: The Original Avengers Will Die for the New Avengers
While several fallen heroes have a good shot at making a comeback in “Avengers 4,” their resurrections won’t come without a few sacrifices. It’s obviously not a coincidence that the original Avengers were among the only survivors at the end of “Infinity War.” In keeping with the “passing of the torch” theme, “Avengers 4” could see Captain America, Iron Man, and others give up their lives in order to save the next generation of heroes. Chris Evans has already hung up his shield and Robert Downey Jr. has all but outright admitted his desire to retire from the MCU. We just hope the filmmakers don’t kill off ALL of the initial Avengers, especially since we haven’t gotten a standalone Black Widow movie yet.
#3: Nebula Will Wear the Infinity Gauntlet
Given the crucial role Gamora played in “Infinity War,” it’d be fitting if “Avengers 4” put more emphasis on Thanos’ other adoptive daughter. Nebula was actually an integral player in the “The Infinity Gauntlet” comic. At one point she even claims the gauntlet for herself, forcing Thanos to join forces with several others to overthrow her. If Nebula nabs the gauntlet in this movie, though, will she use it for good or evil? Throughout the first two “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, we’ve seen Nebula act as both villain and anti-hero. Assuming Nebula falls back on her villainous habits, it might be time to release Adam Warlock and get the Infinity Watch going – though we might have to wait for Guardians 3 to see that.
#2: Our Heroes Are Trapped in the Soul Stone
As mentioned before, those who perished after Thanos snapped his fingers have a good chance of returning. Unless Marvel is planning on setting the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel before “Infinity War,” they’ll have to at least bring the web-head back. So how will the filmmakers resurrect these characters? According to this theory, anyone who turned into dust isn’t technically dead. Rather, they’re merely trapped in another dimension that exists within the Soul Stone. Characters like Gamora and Adam Warlock have been inside the soul gem in the comics, but we’ll have to wait and see if that translates to the big screen.
#1: Iron Man Will Take Down Thanos
Our jaws all dropped when Doctor Strange gave up the Time Stone to save Tony Stark, allowing half of the universe to be wiped out. Although many of us were confused at first, Strange’s decision started to make sense when he told Tony, “It was the only way.” Strange saw just one potential outcome where Thanos is stopped and Iron Man will definitely be part of this premonition. We’re guessing Tony’s plan will build up to a final showdown between him and Thanos. Since “Iron Man” kicked off the MCU, who better than Tony to deliver the final blow? And if he can’t do it alone, we’re certain that Captain Marvel can back him up!
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