Avengers 4: 5 way-too-early predictions after Infinity War

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Credit: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures; from Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Deaths before (and after) the snap are permanent

Not everyone will come back to life, however. Based on how others have reacted towards Avengers: Infinity War, the consensus is that those who died before Thanos snapped his fingers aren’t coming back. If so, this the last will shall see of Heimdall (Idris Elba), Loki, Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Vision (Paul Bettany).

This isn’t to say Avengers 4 won’t tweak things a bit. As mentioned earlier, Tom Hiddleston, based on set photos, reprises Loki via scenes taking place during the first Avengers. This, in turn, would fulfill his six-film deal with Marvel Studios in the bargain. Considering Vision is an android, Bettany could easily return in the role, too. After all, Shuri did copy part of Vision’s mind before he attacked Corvus Glave. If he does return, most likely he’ll be a “Vision 2.0,” albeit less emotional and with no memories of falling in love with the Scarlet Witch.

As for Gamora, well just as Thanos can use the Gauntlet to destroy life, he can also use the Gauntlet to create it. In The Infinity Gauntlet comic, Thanos did so by creating a female version of himself and an undead Nebula. What if Thanos, during Avengers 4, creates and idealized version of Gamora, one who acts like the dutiful daughter he always envisioned her to be? It’d certainly reinforce the “Mad Titan” aspect of the character.

That leaves us with characters who may die for good in Avengers 4. Thanos is an obvious candidate, but the remaining heroes are not. Nebula (Karen Gillan) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) are slated for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Okoye (Danai Gurira), Shuri (Letitia Wright) and M’Baku (Winston Duke) will definitely be in a Black Panther 2. Rhodey/War Machine (Don Cheadle) could die, but not after nearly buying the farm in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

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