Uh oh. Things aren’t looking great for the current group of Avengers we have grown to know and love.
During an event to promote the in-home release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, producer Jeremy Latcham and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that the Avengers universe will be coming to an end after Avengers: Infinity War.
“It definitely is an end to some version of the team that we’ve come to know in The Avengers,” Latcham said. “Who knows exactly what’s gonna happen yet in that film but I think this version of that team, and I think we hint to it at the end of Age of Ultron, that the team will be evolving. And one of the things that we love from the comics is that the roster is always changing. New people are coming onto the team. You can pick up an Avengers book 10 years later and you don’t recognize the people on the cover but the ideas and the ideals that make the Avengers the Avengers still exist and I think that’s part of what this culmination will be. We’re seeing this version of the team doing this thing to save the universe, the galaxy, however you want to put it, and then we’ll kind of see where that goes. You know? It’s not the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but I think it’s the end of part of it, for sure. We’re still trying to sort out which parts.”
The current Avengers group includes Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
With many Avengers cast member contracts nearing fulfillment, many have been wondering whether or not this would mean the end of things for this current group.
What Latcham said definitely seems to have confirmed those suspicions. Looks like Avengers: Infinity War will be the end of this crew.
I wonder who will be next. Any thoughts?
Avengers: Infinity War – Parts I and II will come out in 2018 and 2019, respectively.