Hey. It's me. I'm really, really sorry to be the one who has to tell you this. Trust me, I don't take it lightly. The writers (read: sadists) over at Marvel headquarters, they've gone pretty far this time.... just promise me one thing, okay? Don't blame the messenger? Phew... this is tough, y'all. Okay, here it is: Avengers 4 is not going to fix everything that went down in Avengers: Infinity War. Without getting too spoilery, that means everything that happened — even the traumatic, heartbreaking stuff — is final. I'll give you a moment to process.
All set? Let's continue.
Spoiler alert: If you know nothing of Infinity War, look away.
"[Avengers 4] doesn’t do what you think it does," Markus said. "It is a different movie than you think it is. Also…[the deaths are] real. I just want to tell you it’s real, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief."
"Put it this way," McFeely — but does he truly feel, though? — said. "I think [Infinity War] is a fairly mature movie for a blockbuster. It’s got a lot of fun in it, obviously, but boy, it gets very mature. The second one is also mature. We’re going to own these choices, and hopefully surprise and delight you and get you invested. It’s by the same studio, the same filmmaking team. They were written at the same time, shot at the same time. They’re clearly connected, but they are definitely two different movies, one of which is dependent on what happened previous."
"We broke your heart," Markus admitted. "Now we're going to blow your mind!"
That's right, friends: In the Marvel universe, it seems what's done is done — no matter how much it sucks.
Now may be a good time to start those therapy sessions you've been eyeing.