Here's how Marvel Studios can bring back several dead Avengers in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the build-up to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the common word attributed to both was "culmination." Marvel Studios and directors Anthony and Joe Russo believed that these two films would put an end to the last eleven years of MCU storytelling, while still leaving room for the franchise and many characters to continue.
They succeeded in doing just this as Avengers: Endgame sets up a promising and different future for the MCU, but it came at a cost. To push the stories of various characters forward and bring others to a close, the last two Avengers films featured some notable deaths. Not all of them have been easy to digest for fans, as a petition was recently started to bring back Iron Man after his heroic sacrifice in Avengers: Endgame.
A petition likely won't change Marvel's plans for the future, but if their plans do include bringing some prominent characters back to life, we may have an idea of how they could do so. To recap, Avengers: Infinity War killed Heimdall, Loki, Gamora, and Vision, while Avengers: Endgame killed Black Widow, Iron Man, and Thanos (twice). In the latest Screen Rant video (featured at the top of this post), we discuss how many of them could return in Phase 4.
Of all the characters mentioned, the one who is most likely to be brought back to life in some sense is Vision. Even though Thanos ripped the Mind Stone out of his android skull, he is set to return in the Disney+ series WandaVision. The series will be centered around Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch, but Paul Bettany is confirmed to be reprising his role too. It is unclear how this will be done, but as discussed in the video, there are quite a few options from the comics that Marvel could use as inspiration.
However, the one who could return the soonest may be Tony Stark. We've previously proposed a theory that Spider-Man: Far From Home will introduce how Robert Downey Jr. could stick around in the MCU and still make sure Tony remains dead. Becoming Peter's A.I. in his Spider-Man suits would be an easy way for Tony to still be part of his life, while still making it so he can't physically be there to help him. These are just a few possibilities, though, and many fans will prefer it most of these deaths remain permanent, but only time will tell if the MCU will bring these characters back in some form.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019