As we all patiently wait for the arrival of Avengers 4, everyone and their mum seems to have a theory as to what may or may not happen in this epic chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’ve posted two theories so far – I’ve just had a major thought about Avengers 4 and A crazy (yet entirely plausible) 2nd theory for Avengers 4 – but many, many theories exist.

Something I note in one of the published theories is that I believe certain characters survive for a reason – i.e. the original Avengers. And it would seem that I may be onto something.

In a recent conversation with io9, Marvel Studios big wig, Kevin Feige explained that it’s not a coincidence that the characters who survived were largely original team members.

Speaking to io9, Feige, said:

“I think for a film series that is going on 10 years and is gearing towards a conclusion with Avengers 4, which you don’t usually have in these kind of movies, you can sort of do the math.”

He added: “And realise it’s the original Avengers that are left.”

So, if the original Avengers were saved for a reason, this reason must be pretty big right?

Guess we’ll find out next year. In the meantime, we’ve still got Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel to tide us over.