Avengers: Endgame will feature the returns of a lot of characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, some of the characters likely to make their returns died in previous films, and -- although it's not clear at this time how they will return -- it's pretty clear that they'll play some role in the film.
A lot of these returns may be made possible through time travel, which many fan theories think will play a major role in defeating Thanos and undoing his snap. It doesn't seem particularly likely that a lot of these characters -- such as Tilda Swinton's Ancient One -- will stick around for long, as it would have pretty major implications for the MCU as a whole. However, time travel might present the chance to have some sweet and touching moments between our heroes and the people they lost.
Check out the video below for a list of all the characters who will return in Endgame.
Those characters killed directly from the snap will likely be revived in some way and play a role in the MCU going forward, which has pretty much been confirmed by Spider-Man: Far From Home and the sequels to Black Panther and Doctor Strange. However, those who weren't killed by the snap -- such as Gamora and Loki -- have much more uncertain fates, so it's possible that they might return only to make their final MCU appearances.
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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film arrives April 26.