The Russos Aren't Sure What Happened to Gamora After Endgame's Final Battle

Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of Avengers: Endgame, have no answers to give regarding Gamora's fate following the film's enormous final battle. For a year, Marvel fans waited to see how Avengers: Endgame, the 22nd film in the MCU, would conclude the two-part story began in Avengers: Infinity War. It was obvious most, if not all, of the heroes dusted by Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet-powered snap would return, the more important question was how exactly they would do so. Thankfully, the majority of moviegoers seem pleased by what Avengers: Endgame had to offer, with the film now rapidly headed toward the title of all-time highest-grosser worldwide.

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While several weeks have elapsed since the theatrical release of Avengers: Endgame, questions surrounding both the film itself, and its implications for the future of the MCU, still abound. In some cases, such as with the confusing time-traveling ending involving Captain America, Endgame's writers and directors don't even seem to be on the same page. Still, fans are unlikely to stop being curious about Avengers: Endgame anytime soon.

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During a recent interview with Business Insider, the Russos were asked about another unresolved Endgame issue, this one involving Gamora. The former - and presumably future - Guardian of the Galaxy was of course sacrificed by Thanos to obtain the Soul Stone in Infinity War, and while that death wasn't undone, Endgame's time travel narrative allowed a Gamora from before she joined the Guardians to come forward in time. She ended up turning on 2014 Thanos and assisting the heroes, but was noticeably absent following Iron Man's war-winning snap. Was she dusted along with everyone else that traveled forward from 2014, or is she still out there somewhere? Unfortunately, the Russos' answer to that question was a big, resounding shrug.

BI: At the end, Peter Quill (Star-Lord) is looking at a computer screen for Gamora. I assume she didn't get dusted? So obviously they're looking for her. Can you answer just generally where she went? We didn't see her leave.

Joe: We don't know whether she was dusted or whether she survived. That's probably a question that "Guardians [3]" will answer.

Anthony: Quill doesn't know either.

Joe: I'm sure future films will answer that question.

BI: That's up to James Gunn, I guess.

Anthony: [laughs] Exactly, we've done our job.

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Considering the Russos' track record when it comes to interviews about the MCU, it's unclear if they seriously don't know, or are just trying to protect an important plot detail for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It seems a bit unlikely that they wouldn't at least inquire as to why exactly Gamora disappeared at the end of their film, but at the same time, the Russos also seem to be quite ready to be done with their MCU tenure. With that in mind, perhaps they didn't see the point of asking about it.

Either way, the fact that Star-Lord was searching for Gamora right before Thor arrived to form the "Asgardians of the Galaxy," definitely suggests that he believes she's still out there. Of course, he very well could've just missed her turning to dust along with the rest of 2014 Thanos' army. Unless Tony Stark specifically mentally excluded her from the fate that befell past Thanos and company, one would think she wouldn't be exempt. Of course, even if she did survive Avengers: Endgame, it remains to be seen how the dynamic between Gamora and Peter Quill could ever possibly be the same.

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Source: Business Insider

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