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The first plot details for ‘Avengers 4’ have been revealed – this is what we know

Prepare "to witness the turning point of this epic journey"

The first plot details for ‘Avengers 4’ have been revealed – this is what we know
23 May 2018

We’re all now living in a universe totally taken over by Marvel. Film studios have given up making any other films and it’s been agreed that there will never be a non-superhero movie ever again. And you know what? I’m pretty much okay with this. Because the Marvel films are just that good.

And as cinema punters continue to flock to Avengers: Infinity War, we’re already starting to get more details about Avengers 4.

Read more: Who dies in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? And what does it mean for the future films?

First up, the synopsis for the movie, to be released in spring 2019, has been revealed in the latest issue of Licensing Global:

A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth instalment of The Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey.

Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.

Thor is one character we can be pretty sure will pop up again in the sequel

With phrases like “turning point,” “fragile reality” and “sacrifice,” this sounds truly ominous.

And if you’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War, you’ll know that the credits promised “Thanos will return.”

Also expected to play a major role in Avengers 4 is Captain Marvel, played by actress Brie Larson. Captain Marvel will initially be released in a March 2019 solo movie, according to CNET, and since that’s just a month or two before Avengers 4, it’s expected to set up some important plot points.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have also hinted that the upcoming sequel could be up to three hours long. 

They told Collider: “It’s pretty long. I don’t want to say how long it is because people tend to get really excited. Also, I don’t know that you can really call it a rough cut, it’s more of an assembly.

“We like it to play at a certain pace, so I’m sure we’ll squeeze it. We have a whole year of work left in that movie. I do think it’ll be longer than Avengers 3.”

Read more: How to watch all the Marvel films in order before ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

The Marvel magicians aka the Russo brothers

And if you were worried that the Avengers might be slowly winding down, then fear not. Disney CEO Bob Iger has pretty much confirmed that we’re gonna be watching these films until the end of time.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: “We meet on a regular basis with our Marvel team, and we’ve plotted out Marvel movies that will take us well into the next decade.

“I’m guessing we will try our hand at what I’ll call a new franchise beyond Avengers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t see more Avengers down the road. We just haven’t made any announcements about that.

“Given the popularity of the characters and given the popularity of the franchise, I don’t think people should conclude there will never be another Avengers movie.”

Here’s to 1,000 more years of Marvel movie goodness! 

(Images: Getty / Marvel)