**WARNING… OH YOU KNOW THE DRILL BY NOW – THE FOLLOWING POST INCLUDES SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, YADDA, YADDA, YADDA…**
Want to know as much as there is to know about the next instalment in Marvel Studios’ Avengers series? Of course you do, which is why you’re reading this post!
Read on, dear friends. Read on, for below is a guide to everything you need to know about Avengers 4.
When will Avengers 4 be released?
Avengers 4 will arrive in cinemas during the second quarter of 2019. In the UK, Avengers 4 will hit screens on April 26th, with a US release set for May 3rd.
Is Avengers 4 the next Marvel movie?
No, it’s not. Ant-Man and The Wasp is currently playing in the US (and other territories around the world), but doesn’t open in the UK until August 3rd – so in some respects, that is the next Marvel Studios movie. However, before the release of Avengers 4 there is still one more movie to come – Captain Marvel.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Clark Gregg and Jude Law. The movie will be Marvel Studios’ 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and hits cinema screens in March 2019.
Who will star in Avengers 4?
You might want to get comfy as a HUGE list of actors will appear in Avengers 4 including:
Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Dave Bautista (Drax), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Jeremey Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Martin Freeman (Everett Ross), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and Josh Brolin (Thanos).
In addition to this list, expect one or two more actors to crop up and possibly a few surprises. Oh and of course a cameo from Stan Lee.
Who is directing Avengers 4?
Avengers 4 is being directed by the Russo Brothers – the same directors behind Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). You know, some of the BEST Marvel Studios movies.
Is filming on Avengers 4 taking place now?
No – most of it has already been shot! The movie was shot back-to-back with Infinity War, so is currently in post-production. A few reshots will take place in the coming months, but for all intents and purposes the film is in the can and going through the motions in order to meet its release date.
What will Avengers 4 be called?
At present, Avengers 4 has not been given an official name. When the movie was initially announced (way back in 2014) it was originally called Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2. This title was dropped in 2016 to make it clear to fans that while this film will follow on from the events of Infinity War, it is very much its own beast and not necessarily the second half of the story.
Many have speculated as to what Avengers 4 will be called, with some suggesting it will be Avengers: End Game, Avengers: Heroes Reborn or even Avengers: Secret Wars. Could they be right? It’s possible, but Marvel Studios are keeping the title firmly under wraps for now.
When will the title for Avengers 4 be announced?
The title for Avengers 4 will be announced towards the end of 2018 – after the home video release of Infinity War.
Why? Well, two reasons.
One: According to the team at Marvel, the title for Avengers 4 will be a big spoiler, so the studio wants to ensure the reveal doesn’t impact sales of Infinity War on DVD/Blu-Ray/digital etc. Hey, not everyone has seen the movie yet!
Two: Marvel Studios is keen to promote Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel before fans get too caught up in Avengers 4. Focusing too much on Avengers 4 kind of takes the focus of Marvel’s other movies.
When will the first trailer for Avengers 4 arrive?
The first trailer is likely to drop around the time the title is announced. Heck, it’s likely the title will be announced in the trailer.
The trailer will drop before the end of the year, but once again this is after Marvel Studios has started the marketing campaign for Captain Marvel.
Will the Avengers survive the events of Infinity War?
Infinity War ended with half of the Avengers disappearing with the click of a finger. The Avengers that faded away included the likes of Spider-Man and Black Panther – characters who will be getting new Marvel movies. It’s pretty much a forgone conclusion that the Avengers that ‘died’ will be resurrected in Avengers 4.
Will all of the Avengers survive Avengers 4?
Well, that’s a different question entirely as many of the long-running teammates are likely to retire after this next movie. Whether they live or die remains to be seen, but expect Avengers 4 to be the end of the road for a number of characters.
Will Avengers 4 be the last Avengers movie for Iron Man?
It’s not over until it’s over, but it is likely that Robert Downey Jr and Tony Stark will bow out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers 4.
Will Avengers 4 be the last Avengers movie?
No further Avengers movies have been announced (just yet), but don’t rule out seeing more Avengers films in the future. The first three entries have accumulated more than $5 billion dollars at the worldwide box office, so Marvel Studios (and parent company, Disney) will be keen to retain the name for future sequels.
What movie will be released after Avengers 4?
The first movie to be released after Avengers 4 will be Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film – a co-production between Marvel Studios & Sony Pictures – is currently in production and will hit cinema screens in July 2019. Beyond this, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 is in the works.
Will Avengers 4 become the highest grossing movie of all-time?
There’s every chance of this happening. Infinity War is the fourth highest grossing of all-time, sitting behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009). The hype for Avengers 4 alone should ensure it sits somewhere near to these films – possibly at the top of the charts.
In order for Avengers 4 to become the highest grossing movie it would need to beat Titanic‘s total of $2,787,965,087. If you want this to happen then you had best cross those fingers.
Just don’t click those fingers. We all know where that leads.