Avengers 4 ending - 7 quotes from the cast about the movie (and what they could mean)

Avengers 4 ending

Speculation is all well and good - and often quite necessary when certain studios (*cough* Marvel *cough*) refuse to tell you anything about their upcoming movies - but thanks to the internet, a lot can get lost in translation and before you know it, rumours are flying around that are based on little more than theories. While we love to theorise just as much as the next fan, that’s not what we’re here for today. What you’ll find here are cold, hard facts about the Avengers 4 ending from those who actually worked on it. From the cast to the writers, there’s a grand total of seven - yes, seven! - verifiable quotes about what we can expect from the Avengers 4 ending, and you can read them all below. 

Generally speaking, there are no spoilers to worry about because no one dares anger the beast that is Marvel’s PR team by saying anything too specific (apart from Gwyneth Paltrow that is… you might want to skip her quote), but if you’re starved of Avengers 4 knowledge and desperate to find out what might happen after that Avengers: Infinity War ending, Chris Hemsworth, Evangeline Lilly, and more have some interesting things to say. Read on for everything we know about the Avengers 4 ending from the people who worked on it. 

The Avengers 4 ending is even more shocking than Infinity War

Who: Chris Hemsworth, AKA Thor

What they said: “If you were shocked by [Infinity War], I think the second one is even more shocking, for other reasons entirely,” Hemsworth told Esquire. “That’s what kind of blew me away the first time I read both scripts, is how they managed to orchestrate so many different characters but give them each their own separate shot and moments, and have it be elevated and feel fresh and unique - not just like a messy, thrown-together assembly of these guys.

“The second one I’m probably even more excited about. Just for people to see. I just think it’s another step again. Each step we seem to take with these films, I’ve loved the fact that there’s been growth and evolution and it continues to surprise people as opposed to sort of flatlining, which was obviously always a fear - that they’d run out of ideas or run dry of creative excitement. For me, this whole experience has been incredible. In particular the last one.”

What it might mean: That Avengers 4 is going to be even better and possibly more traumatic than Avengers: Infinity War? Hemsworth certainly sounds excited for fans to finally see it, but that doesn’t tell us much about what will happen in the movie. What is interesting is that he thinks the Avengers 4 ending is more shocking than Infinity War… what could be more shocking than half of the MCU dying? Them not being resurrected? Say it isn’t so!

Not everyone is coming back… maybe

Who: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, AKA the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 writers

What they said: “[Avengers 4] doesn’t do what you think it does,” Markus tells Buzzfeed. “It is a different movie than you think it is.” Adding: “Also… [the deaths are] real. I just want to tell you it’s real, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief.”

McFeely continued: “Put it this way. I think [Infinity War] is a fairly mature movie for a blockbuster. It’s got a lot of fun in it, obviously, but boy, it gets very mature. The second one is also mature. We’re going to own these choices, and hopefully surprise and delight you and get you invested. It’s by the same studio, the same filmmaking team. They were written at the same time, shot at the same time. They’re clearly connected, but they are definitely two different movies, one of which is dependent on what happened previous.”

“We broke your heart,” added Markus. “Now we're going to blow your mind!”

What it might mean: Personally, I’m not so sure about this quote. Markus and McFeely just sound like they’re trying to convince us that those Infinity War deaths won’t be reversed a little too much if you know what I mean… and frankly, the upcoming slate of new Marvel movies makes that impossible. The rest of their comments seem to reiterate what Hemsworth says that we’re 100% not ready for what’s coming. 

***Warning: Gwyneth Paltrow’s spoilerific quote is incoming - skip to the next quote if you don’t want to see it***

Tony better get ready for family life

Who: Gwyneth Paltrow, AKA Pepper Potts

What they said: “Pepper and Tony have had a really long journey together,” Paltrow says in Marvel’s Official Avengers: Infinity War magazine. “She obviously starts as his dutiful assistant, and then the relationship evolves and now this decade later they're married, and have a child. Their relationship has evolved in all of the ways that great romances evolve.”

What it might mean: Whaaaaaaaaa? Pepper and Tony are married? And they have a child? Wait… no they don’t. Does this mean that’s what we’ll see in Avengers 4? Unfortunately for Marvel is looks like Paltrow has let the cat out of the bag - which is shocking considering the quote has been taken from an official Marvel magazine - but given that the pair were only engaged in Infinity War, it’s fairly safe to say that they will be married and have a child in Avengers 4, which would tie into a lot of the time jump theories floating around about the sequel. 

Hawkeye is back!

Who: Christopher Markus, AKA Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 writer

What they said: “We like Hawkeye,” Markus tells Buzzfeed. “We like Hawkeye so much we gave him a really good story.” 

What it might mean: Errr… that Hawkeye will be in Avengers 4. At this point, that’s pretty much confirmed after everyone wondered why he was MIA in Infinity War. The more interesting question is what will this “really good story” be about? Some fans have speculated that Avengers 4 will incorporate the Ronin storyline from the comics after leaked set photos seemed to suggest Jeremy Renner was wearing a different costume. 

Shit is about to get really, really weird

Who: Evangeline Lilly, AKA Janet van Dyne/the Wasp

What they said: "When I heard about Infinity War and the direction that they’re heading, I did have this moment of realizing, oh, wow, there’s a bit of a déjà vu for me with the Lost franchise," Lilly tells Vanity Fair. "We are hitting that [Lost] season 4 space where everything’s about to shift, and you’re about to lose the solid ground underneath you."

What it might mean: While Lilly’s quote specifically mentions Infinity War, it’s safe to say her comments apply to its sequel as well, so if the Lost TV show made your head hurt with all its time-jumping, then get ready for more of the same with Avengers 4.

That we’re going to see more of Cap and Black Widow

Who: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, AKA the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 writers

What they said: “Over the course of both movies, everyone gets equal time, put it that way,” Markus tells GR

McFeely continued: “Rest assured, even if your favourite character in any one particular movie didn’t feel like the star, over the course of two movies they’ll have had plenty of screen time and story.”

What it might mean: If you were disappointed with how much screen time Cap, Black Widow, and some other characters got in Infinity War then these comments should put your mind at ease. While the cast was just too big for everyone to get sufficient screen time in Infinity War, this quote seems to suggest things will balance out in Avengers 4, so get ready for more Cap and Black Widow. Yay!

That the Guardians will be back

Who: Dave Bautista, AKA Drax

What they said: "I’m going to be in [Avengers] 4, I’m also going to be in Guardians 3," Bautista told Collider. "I don’t know how they bringing me back, but somehow I’m going to make it because as far as I know I am going to be in Guardians 3, so I have to be back.”

What it might mean: While Bautista’s comments on coming back for Guardians 3 have been thrown into doubt recently by James Gunn’s firing, this quote still basically proves that Drax - and probably all the Guardians - will be back in Avengers 4. As Bautista says at another point in this interview, he was telling people he had finished filming Avengers 4 before Infinity War was even out, so I don’t know how Marvel expected to convince fans he’d died for real!

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