WARNING: This article contains massive spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now.
If you think you know exactly what Marvel's untitled Avengers 4 has in store for us, you might want to think again. The writers of the film, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, have gone on record to say that the Infinity War sequel will not necessarily go in the direction we expect it to.
"[Avengers 4] doesn't do what you think it does," Markus said in an interview with BuzzFeed. "It's a different movie than you think it is." Given the shocking ending of Infinity War, which saw the Mad Titan Thanos use the might of his Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half of all life in the universe -- including such Avengers as Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man and most of the Guardians of the Galaxy -- many fans have begun to theorize that most of these deaths will be undone come the next film.
But that doesn't appear to be the case, if the writers are to be believed. "[The deaths are] real," Markus continued. "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."
With the Infinity Stones and more importantly the Time Stone in play, many already believe that returning the deceased Avengers back to life will be as simple as a snap of the fingers. However, it may not be that simple. "[Infinity War] gets very mature," McFeely added. "The second one is also mature. We're going to own these choices, and hopefully surprise and delight you and get you invested."
Infinity War left plenty members of the audience shocked to the point of tears. Now, everyone is left wondering how it will all end. "We broke your heart," Markus said, "now we're going to blow your mind!" We certainly hope they do.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston, and Josh Brolin. The film is out in theaters now.