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The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) really wants you to believe that some of the Avengers really died at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Just because they are spending millions of dollars in developing multiple solo outings of Black Panther, Spider-Man and Guardians, does not mean that they are going to be in it, okay?
So what if they are already developing a Spider-Man: Homecoming 2? Maybe it won't feature Spidey at all. Maybe Black Panther 2 will just have some other King or Martin Freeman. Cuz, T'Challa disintegrated remember? *Yawn*
Give it up, MCU — the drama is over. By now, everybody is aware of the fact that those who 'died' in Infinity War, except perhaps Loki, Heimdall and Vision, are going to be back — right in time to make MCU billions of dollars with their solo instalments.
Avengers 4 has already begun shooting and the next instalments are all being developed as we speak. But hey, MCU wants you to keep the magic alive. Like how we still sometimes pretend Santa actually exists. Same thing.
Infinity War co-writer Christopher Markus insists that the deaths were real and that viewers would have to deal with that. "The sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief," Markus was quoted saying in an Express report.
Infinity War directors, the Russo brothers are one step ahead in their showmanship and have come up with a spectacular argument. "Just because there’s a sequel on the books doesn’t mean... people become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU. That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here," they were quoted saying.
What they are essentially saying is that the upcoming solo outings might just go back in time and not move forward. Maybe the Avengers stay dead and you just learn more about their past. What is more exciting than learning about dead Avengers, right?
Marvel has a long history of fake deaths and MCU has an equally long history of playing with timelines. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) was set in 2014, this year's Ant-Man & the Wasp takes place before Avengers: Infinity War, and next year's Captain Marvel is actually based in the '90s. And there was that whole messed up Spider-Man timeline which we don't address out of respect for the MCU.
But what the Russo brothers are hinting at is just plain redundant and makes the whole universe seem like a bad magic show. The surprise at the end of Infinity War was a stellar one. Kudos, MCU. But it is now over — the disintegrated Avengers are clearly going to be back. And it's time MCU got real with us.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel, for instance, will release just two months after Avengers 4 and Sony's Amy Pascal said it would "start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story."
Marvel's Kevin Feige revealed that the sequel would relate to Avengers 4 like how the events of Civil War directly connected to the opening of Homecoming, and Spidey's state of mind as he goes back to high school. The film will "hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the MCU."
Dave Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians franchise and was "killed off" in Infinity War, straight up admitted that he doesn't understand what MCU is up to. Same, Dave Bautista, same.
"I'm gonna be in four. I'm gonna be in Guardians 3. I don't know how they're bringing me back, yeah but somehow I'm going to make it because, as far as I know, I am going to be in Guardians 3, so I have to be back," he told Business Insider.
Bautista's co-star Zoe Saldana, whose character Gamora was sacrificed by Thanos also revealed that her death is a 'to be continued' kind of a situation. Maybe they didn't get the MCU memos to keep up the billion-dollar-charade, eh?