Captain Marvel isnt the only film Marvel fans have to look forward to in 2019 – Avengers 4 is also coming.
But, surprise surprise, Marvel isnt giving too much away just yet.
Its the dramatic climax for Marvel Studios decade-spanning story arc and speculation over what will happen in it will be ongoing until 2019.
So, without further ado, heres everything we know so far…
When is Avengers 4 released?
Avengers 4 is slated to hit cinema screens on 26 April 2019 in the UK and 3 April 2019 in the US.
What will it be called?
Well, isnt that the age-old question?
So far it is being known as the Untitled Avengers Movie, with Marvel yet to go on record with the Avengers: Infinity War spin-offs name.
However, in June this year it was rumoured that it will be called Avengers: End Game after the films cinematograher Trent Opaloch appeared to let the cat out of the bag.
Infinity War has been chopped in two, so its just the other half of that, right?
WRONG! So, so, so wrong.
When it was first revealed that the Thanos/Infinity Gauntlet story would span two films this was the first reaction. People bemoaning that it was a Peter Jackson The Hobbit style cop-out.
And while the films were shot back-to-back the Russo brothers (co-directors Anthony and Joe) have been at pains to explain that it is a continuation of the story, as opposed to just the other half.
It was important for us, because we wanted, the experience we wanted to have at the end of this story was the sense of emotional completion. In terms of what the narrative was in the film, Anthony Russo told ComicBook.com.
And hopefully theyll have that similar feeling…Its serialised story-telling. The mission was to not make one long movie and get out the scissors and cut it in half. Because thats never been the most fulfilling cinematic expression. So for us, the commitment was to try and put a beginning, middle, and end to this, and a beginning, middle, and end to that.
So where does the story start in relation to the events in Infinity War?
Theres obviously an overall arc involving the Avengers and Thanos, but when and where the film picks up the action after Infinity War is anyones guess.
Speaking to us earlier this month in London Joe Russo teased where we can expect the story to go, and yes that means more heartbreak for Marvel fans.
This is it, he explained. Thanos is an unstoppable villain hes virtually invincible, hes highly intelligent – genius level intelligent – hes like the Genghis Khan of the universe, and to stop him its going to cost them a lot. Theyre going to have to see if theyre willing to pay that price, and thats what these movies are really about.
Talking about a comment the brothers made about fans needing to prepare for a scare in the next instalment, he explained: What we meant by that is to be prepared. What we want is for the audience to be prepared, as theres a lot of surprises – theres going to be a lot of humour and a lot of heartbreak.
Who will be in the film?
While the cast details are still to be confirmed, according to the movies IMDB page, the following will all be starring in the sure-to-be epic movie:
Evangeline Lilly – Hope van Dyne / The Wasp
Karen Gillan – Nebula
Brie Larson – Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
Josh Brolin – Thanos
Chris Hemsworth – Thor
Robert Downey Jr – Tony Stark / Iron Man
Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Chris Evans – Steve Rogers / Captain America
Jeremy Renner – Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Paul Rudd – Scott Lang / Ant-Man
Sebastian Stan – Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Michelle Pfeiffer – Janet Van Dyne
Dave Bautista – Drax
Mark Ruffalo – Bruce Banner / Hulk
Chadwick Boseman – TChalla / Black Panther
If you are struggling to contain your excitement – and impatience – at waiting for Avengers 4, heres all you need to know about the impending DVD release of Avengers: Infinity War.