Avengers: Infinity War blew our minds, as it changed the landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever. And the craziest part about it is that the story isn't even finished being told. Avengers 4, which should wrap up the Thanos storyline, hits theaters in May 2019. While it's a bummer that we have to wait so long to figure out what happens to our favorite characters in future Marvel movies, we already have a few clues to as to what's coming down the line. Warning: There are Infinity War spoilers ahead.
Over the next year, we'll be learning a lot about what Avengers 4 has to offer, so GameSpot will keep you updated with the most important news and information that connect Infinity War to the upcoming 2019 movie, as well as tidbits that give us an idea as to what Avengers 4 will be about. So here's a roundup of everything we know about these two movies.
What some Infinity War fans are waiting to hear about is what's going on with Ant-Man and Hawkeye. Well, Ant-Man's next solo film is coming to theaters on July 6, and the movie takes place right after Civil War. However, we're still not sure what's going on with Hawkeye right now. Additionally, the only other Marvel movie with a set release date is Captain Marvel--which takes place in the '90s--and it's set to come out March 8, 2019.
We're kicking this off with everything we know about Infinity War that either wasn't in the movie or most people might have missed. To jump ahead to Avengers 4 information, click here. Be patient, as we won't get to see Avengers 4 in theaters until May 3, 2019.
What Were Groot's Final Words?
Obviously, he said, "I am Groot," but what does that translate to? According to James Gunn, his final words, before disintegrating, translate to "Dad." Considering the only core Guardian member to survive was Rocket, it makes the scene all the more sad.
Thor Purposely Didn't Kill Thanos
Why didn't Thor throw Stormbreaker at Thanos' head instead of his chest? According to Joe Russo, it was so Thor could brag that he was getting his revenge to the man he was trying to kill. How will this decision affect Thor in Avengers 4? Better yet, how will Star-Lord feel--if he comes back to life--knowing his anger over Gamora's death led to Thanos killing half the life in the universe?
One Scene That Didn't Make The Cut Was A GotG Joke
Usually, the Director's Cut is exceptionally longer than the Theatrical Cut. However, the Russos revealed that most of what the brothers shot was used for the movie, with one exception being a Guardians scene. In the scene, the Guardians are deciding where to go but don't know what to do. It was more of the Guardians being comedic. Personally, I would have been fine with that staying in.
There Almost Wasn't An End-Credit Sequence
End-credit sequences have become a big part of Marvel's movies. We all know they're coming. However, Infinity War almost didn't have one. Joe and Anthony Russo debated not having one as the film's ending was already so heavy that it didn't need an extra tag on the end.
Infinity War Is Filled With Easter Eggs
Fans of Marvel Comics probably realized there are a ton of references to specific comic book stories within Infinity War, including how Mantis and Drax's bodies were warped when battling Thanos on Knowhere. Additionally, there are tons of pop culture references as well, including one for Arrested Development.
Mark Ruffalo Completely Spoiled Infinity War Last Year
During an interview with GMA in July, 2017, Mark Ruffalo completely spoiled the ending to Infinity War by saying, "Wait till you see this next one, half... everybody dies." Obviously, none of us believed him at the time, but after the third Avengers film came out, we realized Ruffalo totally blew it. So, make sure to watch every Ruffalo interview between now and Avengers 4 just in case he accidentally leaks something again.
Guardians Member Kraglin Is Still Around [placeholder]
One of the newest members of the Guardians of the Galaxy didn't appear in Infinity War. Kraglin, who was wearing Yondu's mohawk to control the Yaka Arrow during the mid-credit sequence of Vol. 2, is still a part of the team though, according to Guardians director James Gunn. His whereabouts will eventually be revealed, but we don't know, at this time, whether it will be in Avengers 4 or Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
Hulk Shots From The Trailer Weren't In The Theatrical Cut For A Reason
If you watched all the trailers for Infinity War, you probably remember the Hulk--not Bruce Banner--at the battle in Wakanda, which took place at the end of the actual film. However, if you saw Infinity War, Hulk refused to come out after Thanos beat him up early on in the movie. There's a reason for that. Co-director Joe Russo stated those scenes were only meant to be in the trailer, never the actual film. That's actually a pretty genius move, which throws off people trying to figure out the entirety of the movie from the trailers and promos.
If Dead Characters Are Revived, It Will Come At A Great Cost
While Infinity War ended with 26 well-known characters dying off--along with half the life in the universe--and considering Black Panther and Spider-Man have sequels coming out sometime in the future, we know some of these characters are coming back to life. However, it won't be as easy as Thanos snapping his fingers again. Joe and Anthony Russo both said there are real stakes to what happens at the end of the movie, and while this is a fantasy world where anything can happen, remarkable feats come at a great cost.
Many Infinity War Deaths Are Very Real
Infinity War was a pretty big departure from the two previous Avengers films. There wasn't a lot of hope to it. Screenwriter Christopher Markus stated that many of the deaths in Infinity War are very real, so there won't a 100% happy ending to Avengers 4. Looks like the next Avengers film will break our hearts as well.
Warlock Won't Be In Avengers 4
Although Adam Warlock's cocoon appeared in the mid-credit sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the character is a major part of the Infinity Thanos saga in the comics, he will not be appearing in Avengers 4. Additionally, the character isn't even confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 yet.
There Won't Be Any 20th Century Fox Surprises
While there were a lot of rumors surrounding whether or not Silver Surfer was going to appear in Infinity War--he didn't--don't expect any big surprise characters whose movie rights are owned by Fox. While Disney has been working on buying assets from the company, which includes X-Men and Fantastic Four, the deal is not finalized, and Comcast just stepped in and made a $60 billion bid. Fox could scrap the deal with Disney and accept Comcast's offer, but as of this writing, it's unknown what Fox will do. Regardless, Infinity War and Avengers 4 were shot back-to-back, and the chances of them including a character whose rights they don't own are slim-to-none.
Captain Marvel Will Make Her Avengers Debut
While Captain Marvel's solo film comes out on March 9, 2019, Avengers 4 will be her team debut. The post-credit sequence of Infinity War was our first indication of Captain Marvel's existence, as her logo appeared on Nick Fury's pager. Considering her solo film takes place in the '90s, what's she been up to for 20 years?
The Real Title To Avengers 4 Hasn't Been Revealed For Good Reason
Early on, we knew the title for the third Avengers film would be Infinity War, but we still don't know the title for the fourth film, which comes out in less than a year. There's a reason for that. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated that they wanted to keep the focus on Infinity War, not on the movie coming out next year. Most likely we won't know the title of the movie until Infinity War is out of theater rotation, but many of us still wonder if Avengers 4's actual title is an Infinity War spoiler.
Gamora May Be Dead For Real
Going back to dead characters, one hero that died during Infinity War did so in an unsual way. Thanos sacrificed Gamora in order to get the Soul Stone for his gauntlet. Her soul became trapped in the stone, but does that help her chances to come back to life? While there's no confirmation of Gamora's future, it's not looking bright. Actress Zoe Saldana discussed learning about her character's death early on, and she said she suffers from "fear of missing out." That's not confirmation, and while this is pure speculation, it's not looking good for Gamora's return.