Marvel Studios has unveiled several character posters for Avengers: Endgame, including one-sheets that highlight (for now) dead superheroes. And in case you'd forgotten which heroes bit the dust after Thanos' snap in Avengers: Infinity War, the posters for the currently-deceased characters are in black and white, while those for the living are in color. (Or should we say: those who are living when Endgame begins.)
Endgame, of course, is much more than the sequel to Infinity War and a conclusion to its shocking cliffhanger ending. It's also the film that marks the culmination of eleven years and (not including Endgame) twenty-one movies' worth of storytelling in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, going back to Iron Man in 2008. Naturally, Marvel Studios is keeping a tight lid on spoilers for the film, especially when it comes to the "dusted" superheroes and which ones will be coming back to life in Endgame... and which ones are gone for good. The newly-released character posters aren't offering any hints on that topic, either.
Marvel has now released 32 (count 'em, 32), characters posters for Endgame in total. Among other things, these one-sheets finally confirm that Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) survived Thanos' attack at the start of Infinity War and will return in some capacity in Endgame. Among the other heroes that are still breathing when Endgame picks up are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), Wong (Benedict Wong), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and War Machine (Don Cheadle). You can peruse through their posters, below.
Of course, for every person that survived Thanos' snap (aka. The Decimation), there's another hero in the MCU that didn't. Among those who are still dead when Endgame begins are Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Vision (Paul Bettany), Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Shaw), Drax (Dave Bautista), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Groot (Vin Diesel), Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt). As you see, all of these characters have also gotten posters of their own.
Of course, some of these heroes were killed before Thanos' snap; specifically, Loki, Gamora, and Vision all died at Thanos' hand before The Decimation took place. Still, considering that it looks like the Avengers are going to change time itself in Endgame, there's a solid chance that one or more of these characters will be resurrected, along with all (or most) of those who were "dusted". As for Earth's Mightiest (surviving) Heroes... well, as far as anyone knows, this could be the end of the road for a number of them, as Phase 3 of the MCU comes to a close. All shall be revealed when Avengers: Endgame arrives in one month (exactly) from now.
Source: Marvel Studios
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019