Captain Marvel Confirmed To Appear in AVENGERS 4, But What Heroes Will Be Left to Team Up With?
Just in case you were wondering if Captain Marvel would be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, the answer is no. It was safe to assume that she wouldn't be in the film given the fact that her solo film isn't being released until after Infinity War. But she will be a part of Avengers 4! Joe Russo confirmed her involvement with Avengers 4 saying:
"If it's not, it is official now. I think Captain Marvel's got a great outfit in this film."
Captain Marvel is set primarily in the 1990s, but we don't know if her arrival to the present day will be featured in the solo film or in Avengers 4. Regardless, it will be great to see her join the Avengers team, or whatever of that team is left by the end of Infinity War. We know that heroes will die, that's a fact so what heroes will actually be left to team up with?
When talking about the importance of raising the stakes by killing off characters, Anthony Russo explains:
“We’ll say this. We like mature storytelling. We like dramatic storytelling. We like intense storytelling. I think we appreciate conflict, and we appreciate stakes. And without stakes, there really isn’t a lot of value to the story. And I think if you look at the Marvel Universe as a whole as a story that’s been told for ten years, you can look at this as the climax. And the stakes will be higher in this movie than they’ve ever been, times ten.”
We have no idea what characters will be left by the end of Avengers: Infinity War, especially if Thanos actually accomplishes his mission and snaps his fingers and obliterates half of the universe. But, with the confirmation of Captain Marvel and the Ant-Man movie happening after Infinity War, it's safe to say that those characters along with The Wasp will be in the movie. We've also seen set photos of Hawkeye, who is rumored to be a version of Ronin.
Then there's Black Widow, who is said to be getting a solo film, and Spider-Man. But their new films won't be happening until after Avengers 4.
Obviously, Captain Marvel will be safe from Thanos' destruction, but as for Ant-Man and The Wasp, which is set right after the event's of Civil War, maybe they would survive such a blow if they are in the quantum realm when it happens. We know for a fact Ant-Man and Hawkeye are in Avengers 4 because we've seen set photos. As for the other Avengers characters, it looks like they are the Avengers from the past, from the first Avengers movie. At least that's what we are seeing from Captain America's costume.
It was also previously teased by director Joe Russo that Avengers 4 would feature different characters at the forefront, so it's safe to assume that it won't be the core team of heroes that we've all come to know and love over the past 10 years.
It will be interesting to see what the future of the Avengers team will look like after Avengers: Infinity War. Who will be in the team that Captain Marvel joins up with? With everything that we know about the film so far, who do you think the new team will consist of?