The age of the Avengers, at least as we know them, is coming to an end. Probably. At least that’s what Marvel executive Jeremy Latcham hinted at when speaking about the upcoming two part Infinity War, while out promoting the Blu-Ray release of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (thanks to Collider for the heads up!):
I think it definitely is an end to some version of the team that we’ve come to know as The Avengers. Who knows exactly what is going to happen yet in that film, but I think this version of that team—and I think we start to hint at it at the end of Age of Ultron—will be evolving.
He went on to reiterate that this is nothing new when dealing with the characters in the comic books:
One of the things we love from the comics is that the roster is always changing and new people are coming onto the team, and you can pick up an Avengers book 10 years later and you don’t recognize the people on the cover. But the ideas and ideals and things 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 we’ll kind of see where that goes. It’s not the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I think that it is the end of part of it for sure. We’re still trying to sort out that point.
Although, really, is anyone surprised by this? This change was already hinted at in the end of Age Of Ultron and I have a feeling there are going to be huge implications for the team coming out of next year’s Captain America: Civil War. But really, isn’t that the whole point of bringing characters like Ant-Man, Scarlet Witch and Black Panther into the fold. The studio needs established characters to fall back on when the likes of RDJ, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth decide they’ve had enough of the comic book life.
And seriously, is anyone buying that they’re still trying to “sort” anything out in reagrds to Infinity War? Other than the minutest of details, the studio knows exactly who’s going to survive the battle with Thanos and who isn’t. There’s no doubt in my mind that not everyone we’ve come to know and love is going to make it out alive. That’s what happens when you battle the biggest bad in the universe. Well, your universe, anyway. I’m just happy that I’ll get a chance to see it all play out on the big screen.
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