In his own twisted way, Thanos was a hero, and his plan was to get the six Infinity Stones, complete his Infinity Gauntlet and then kill half of the life from the universe. To the shock of the audiences, he succeeded in doing it.
A digital artist ultraraw26 has created a piece of art depicting Captain Marvel carrying the dead body of Iron-Man as a towering shadow of Thanos looms in the background, which is indicative of the fact that Thanos killed Stark for good and now everything depends on the new crop of heroes led by Danvers to finish the mission started by him.
In the post-credits scene, we saw the aftermath of Thanos’ snap and how panic gripped the world with death everywhere. In between the chaos, we saw Maria Hill and Nick Fury perish too, but, before dying Fury managed to send a signal of distress to Captain Marvel and then he turned into dust. Captain Marvel is g oing to be the face of Marvel Cinematic Universe in the Phase 4.
Until now, Iron-Man has been the face of the MCU, and he was central to the whole narrative. In fact, the official MCU was unleashed by Iron-Man origin film in 2008, and it would be apt if this huge saga culminated in his death. It has been confirmed that this is going to be the last time Robert Downey Jr. is going to play Iron-Man, as his contract is over and he is ready to hang the boots.
Avengers 4 is the most eagerly awaited comic-book film of 2019. It is not exactly a sequel of Avengers: Infinity War, but, it will be the grand finale of everything. According to Infinity War writer, Stephen McFeely:
“Nobody knows, and that’s what makes me particularly excited. I look all the time on the internet: people have no idea. [Avengers] 4 resolves the intrigue of Infinity War; [the movies are] clearly linked, but they almost seem to belong to two different genres. We did not want to cut a film in half and say, ‘Pay now and come back in a year for the rest!’ These are two very different stories, on a tonal and structural level.”
I feel like with Avengers 4 because it was made before there was any response to Avengers 3, it’s really pure in that regard. The storytelling is very pure. It’s without any sort of external noise creeping in at,” Joe Russo told Deadline during SDCC 2018.
He added: “We’ve been in post-production on [Avengers 4] since the release of Infinity War and we’ve got some additional photography that we’re doing in a month or so.”
“You know, we’re very proud of it. I think ultimately Avengers 4 may be our best work for Marvel. I think we’ve grown with every movie that we’ve made there. We’ve grown with the characters. We’ve grown with the cast. As filmmakers, we’re very happy and very excited with the movie.”
Avengers 4 has an incredible ensemble cast comprising of Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision).
While plot details of Avengers 4 are kept under wraps by Marvel, this brief synopsis was released by an officially licensed entertainment magazine:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”