Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War -- just warning you.
As you probably know by now (since you're still reading and are likely on your third viewing of the movie), Avengers: Infinity War ends with Thanos snapping his Infinity Gauntlet-wearing fingers and eradicating half the living beings from the universe. Onscreen, we see a whole bunch of heroes — Black Panther, Spider-Man, Scarlet Witch and many more — crumble into so much dust and dissolve away like tears in the rain (yes, we're mixing franchises).
We also get a quick glimpse of how Thanos' deed is affecting the rest of Earth in the post-credits scene, with Maria Hill and Nick Fury watching the aftermath on a major city street in horror before fading away themselves.
But what about favorite Marvel characters that don't directly show up in Infinity War? Guys like Hawkeye and Ant-Man are already confirmed to survive because they're going to be in Avengers 4, but the fate of a number of others remains unknown — at least except for one.
Asked on Twitter whether Kraglin — the Ravager and former second-in-command to Yondu played by director James Gunn's brother Sean in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies — survived the Thanos snap, James Gunn was clear:
So not only did Kraglin make it through Thanos' universe-scrubbing apocalypse, but apparently he's got some "important stuff" to do. Whether that stuff ends up in Avengers 4 or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (rumored to be coming in 2020) remains to be seen, but the good news is that Kraglin lives to fight another day.
As for other characters — people like Valkyrie, Korg and even, what the heck, the Defenders, the Punisher and their supporting casts — we can only say that there are unconfirmed reports that Valkyrie and at least some Asgardians made it off their ship just before it was boarded and turned into a slaughterhouse by Thanos and his Black Order. But we're going to have to wait for some more hard proof on that one.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.
(via Heroic Hollywood)