Avengers: Infinity War proved to be the deadliest Marvel film to date by wiping out half the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and if this was too much to handle, you might want to get ready for Avengers 4, as Chris Hemsworth assures it will be even more shocking than its predecessor.
The third Avengers film brought together most of the current roster of the MCU in order to stop Thanos from collecting the Infinity Stones, mounting them on the Infinity Gauntlet, and creating ultimate chaos. In the end, Thanos gathered the stones and with the snap of his fingers, brought an end to half the population in the universe. This ending has sparked multiple theories around possible plot details of Avengers 4, and while the official plot is still a mystery, Thor himself assures fans they are in for an exciting ride.
In an interview with Esquire, Chris Hemsworth spoke about the next Avengers film without giving anything away - after all, Marvel is all about secrecy. But what he did share is that the followup to Infinity War will be “more shocking” for different reasons. Hemsworth explained:
“If you were shocked by [Infinity War], I think the second one is even more shocking, for other reasons entirely. 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.”
Hemsworth added that he is excited for people to see what they’ve been working on, and that with each step they’ve been taking with these films there’s been “growth and evolution and it continues to surprise people as opposed to sort of flatlining.”
Although we saw various heroes disappear in front of our eyes at the end of Infinity War, they will all be returning for Avengers 4 and will be joined by Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Wasp, Ant-Man, Happy Hogan, and others. As mentioned above, plot details are still being kept under wraps, but a first synopsis for Avengers 4 teases that “sacrifices must be made” in order to preserve reality itself. What these sacrifices might be remains to be seen, though it has been heavily rumored Avengers 4 will involve time travel and alternate realities.
Whatever the methods to bring the vanished heroes back might be, Avengers 4 is set to be an emotional (and shocking, per Hemsworth’s words) journey just because it will be the culmination of a decade of Marvel films and the (potential) goodbye to some of the original Avengers, such as Chris Evans' Captain America, Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man, and Chris Hemsworth's Thor, as their Marvel contracts end with this film.
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019