It’s no surprise that Avengers: Infinity War is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) films of the year. One of the many reasons people are talking is how Infinity War ended. Since then, people have been theorizing on how characters that (SPOILER ALERT) turned to dust will return in the fourth installment of the Avengers films. What Marvel has been doing quite well is keeping a tight lid on Avengers 4 and beyond.
According to Digital Spy, Dave Bautista may have spoiled his character’s role in the next film. During an interview with Digital Spy promoting his new film Final Score, it looks like he may have said too much about his future:
“I know I’m in Avengers 4. I’ve shot most of it already. I do have two days of reshoots. But other than that, I have some really great scenes that I hope they use. But I guess that it remains to be seen what they’ll do with the characters.”
Why This Shouldn’t Surprise Us
Everybody that has seen Infinity War knows what happened at the end of the film will, in some capacity, be reversed in the next Avengers film. What we don’t know is exactly “how” it will be done. Many believe it will be fixed by the hands of Captain Marvel or getting the stones from Thanos and redoing time itself. Either way, we can expect to see most or all of these characters again.
As an MCU fan, what I don’t want to happen is everybody returning that died pre-snap in Infinity War. Post-snap is understandable because of what can be done with the quantum realm, the Time Stone, etc. But if everyone that died including Loki, Gamora, Heimdall, Vision and half of the Asgardians come back in any way, shape or form will potentially ruin the emotional experience. We know that they are currently filming Spider-Man: Far From Home and will soon go into production with a Black Panther sequel for sure, but it’s dangerous to bring every single person back.
These types of movies require stakes and it’s completely okay that this happens in the comics but these are the films. What happens in the films are entirely different circumstances and worlds from the comic books. These films are adaptations and one of the greatest things the MCU does is cater to the comic book fans and the masses; that’s what should be done.
What We Don’t Know
Considering Dave Bautista’s comments, it’s also important to note that we don’t exactly know for sure what will happen in Avengers 4. We know that they’re going in for reshoots as every film does, but don’t know literally anything about the movie. Going into Infinity War completely blind was an immense experience and that’s where Avengers 4 seems to be headed.