Fans are still reeling after the half world-ending Avengers: Infinity War, and as we’ve anxiously waited for a proper conclusion in the still-untitled Avengers 4, it turns out the conclusion hasn’t even been set in stone yet. According to star Mark Ruffalo (who has been portraying scientist Dr. Bruce Banner and his alter ego Hulk) in an interview with The Marvelists Podcast, ongoing Avengers 4 reshoots are less about reshooting scenes than finishing and revamping big chunks of the film.
“Well we’re doing reshoots starting in September,” confirmed Ruffalo. “And then we’ll go back into the international tour, we’ll go on tour… Then you guys will get [‘Avengers 4’]. Which we don’t even know what it’s gonna be yet. We’re not just doing reshoots, we’re going to finish the movie, which we really didn’t get to finish totally when we left it last year… It’s pretty amazing. And we’ll shoot some stuff and a few days later come back and reshoot it cause we wanna take it in another direction. It’s a very living organism, even as we approach it being a locked picture, we’re still working on it.“
Dave Bautista has hinted at the fact that James Gunn’s firing and the indefinite delay of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 could affect what happens to the Guardians in Avengers 4, and given the new re-shoots for the ending it seems safe to say he was right.
This year’s Avengers: Infinity War saw the titular superhero team take the fight to Thanos in order to stop his quest of exterminating half of the universe’s population with the Infinity stones, but it was to no avail, as he was able to successfully collect them all and snap his fingers, wiping out half of everyone from existence in a cloud of ash, including Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), King T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Groot (Vin Diesel), Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Mantis (Pom Klementief), Drax (Dave Bautista), Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), as well as Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Hope van Dyne/Wasp (Evangeline Lily), Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), though Fury was able to send a signal to what appears to be Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).
Confirmed cast members for the untitled fourth Avengers film so far include Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olson, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd, Jon Favreau, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Evangeline Lilly and Josh Brolin.
Avengers 4 is set to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.