Disney CEO Bob Iger, during an earnings call this week, finally shed some light on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Just as Thanos demanded your silence ahead of Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool wants it too - but only if he can poke fun at Infinity War's super-serious no-spoilers-allowed campaign in the process.
Next year's as-yet-untitled Avengers 4 is billed as the final chapter in superhero team-up movie that started with 2012's The Avengers. Avengers: Infinity War has taken the world by storm, and it's easy to understand why. In doing so, she accidentally revealed a lot more about their future and Avengers 4 than she probably meant to.
While Joe Russo was speaking specifically about Thor during this portion of his Avengers: Infinity War conversation with Comicbook.com, this rationale also applies to Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord. Tony tells Pepper about a dream of his that featured a pregnant Pepper; Pepper says she isn't pregnant; and it's kind of left there.
But coming from the movie that's advertising itself with the tagline, "From the studio that killed Wolverine", we wouldn't expect anything less. This information also seemingly proves that Potts survived the snap of the Mad Titan. Pretty much everyone. nearly.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely originally wanted to include a scene where Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) are reunited and confront the lingering discord between the two of them from Civil War.
All this came after Disney announced quarterly profits that were above Wall Street expectations in large part because of the success of Marvel's "Black Panther".
Infinity War brings Phase 3 of the MCU to a close, we already know from a recent interview with Marvel supremo Kevin Feige that the company has a further 20 movies mapped out to continue the franchise's next decade.
Next year's Avengers 4 is being billed as the end of the journey for many of Marvel Studios' favorite heroes, but it won't be the end of the Avengers.