Hey there, True Believer! Looking for your latest MCU fix? We've got you covered with three of the biggest developments (and rumored developments) over at Marvel Studios. These news tidbits survived Thanos's Infinity Gauntlet snap and did not fade away into nothingness like young Peter Parker. No, we're not crying, you're crying!
Let's just get on with those Marvel developments already...
The biggest piece of news is that Avengers 4 (currently untitled) is finally finished, at least filming-wise. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed this with a cryptic photo on Instagram with the caption, "wrapped." The image is a blinding white light set against a perfectly blue background.
Could it be the Avengers' combining their various powers to blast Thanos away once and for all? Is it Captain Marvel shooting down to Earth after getting Nick Fury's call? Your guess is as good as ours!
Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019, but hopefully RDJ will intervene again and allow us to see the movie a week or two earlier than originally announced.
This...and you fire me for a measly slip of the title?" Ruffalo wrote on Twitter, hinting that 1) he knows what the mysterious image means and 2) that it's a major, MAJOR plot point.
Next up, we head over to the world of the Mystic Arts, aka the Doctor Strange sequel that we all so desparately need.
During an appearance at Fan Expo in Vancouver, Benedict Wong, who plays Wong in the MCU, reportedly said that he filmed scenes for Avengers 4 and hopes to begin filming Doctor Strange 2 by the end of 2018.
This seems to be the first confirmation that a follow-up to Strange's origin story is actually happening. We also assume that Scott Derrickson is returning as director and that the movie will feature Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) as the primary antagonist.
Don't get us wrong, killing off his character in the final assault on Thanos would be a fitting sendoff, but it would also be sad as hell for one of the founding members of the MCU.
According to ComicBook.com, Evans addressed his goodbye tweet while appearing at ACE Comic Con in Chicago, stating that his message was not a confirmation of anything.
"I should clarify that I know I did tweet something that made a lot of people think that it was in someway a spoiler," he said. "I should clarify that regardless of how Avengers 4 ends, I would have tweeted the exact same thing. That last day of filming was a very emotional day and it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies, this unbelievable tapestry ... You feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I'd feel. And I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it had a ripple effect but I am neither confirming or denying anything."