Lots of people died when Thanos snapped half of humanity out of existence in Avengers: Infinity War. You may not like it, but it provided perfect balance. What more can you want? But we can probably assume at this point that most, if not all, of the damage done in Infinity War will be undone by the time we get to Avengers 4 next May. But in the meantime, we have confirmation of other characters who did survive the snap.
Keeping with the theme of characters originating in the Thor films, in addition to Dr. Selvig and Darcy, it’s been confirmed in the recent tie-in comic, “The Cosmic Quest Vol. 2: Aftermath,” that the two will meet up with Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster in order to create their own “Science Avengers.”
So yes, despite the carnage brought about in Infinity War, Jane, Selvig, and Darcy are all alive and well and now have their own sort-of superhero group. Well, Reed Richards isn’t here yet, but when he is, he might have a word or two with them about a group of science Avengers. So, even with the Thor films increasingly going more cosmic, it appears that his Earth buddies are alive and well.
Not that this means these three will be appearing in Avengers 4. It’s possible, sure, but we haven’t seen these characters since Thor: The Dark World and Natalie Portman in particular doesn’t seem to be in any rush or have a dying need to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon. Whether Portman ultimately returns as Jane or if the role ends up recast remains up in the air. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time that a supporting character magically transformed into another actor.
But hey, Kevin Feige spoke once about a more diverse MCU going forward, so could this leave the door open for a female God of Thunder? We saw how well that went over with some fans in the comics, so can you imagine how that would work in live-action? Ultimately, though, it is nice to get confirmation that other characters out there in the MCU managed to survive the events of Thanos’ finger snap in Infinity War. Whether this actually translates to the film side of things remains to be seen.
But what do you think about Jane surviving the events of Avengers: Infinity War? Would you want to see her return to the films in the future? Let us know in the comments below.
Avengers: Infinity War is available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Avengers: Untitled will hit theaters on May 3, 2019.
‘Captain Marvel’ Funko Toys Confirm Carol Danvers’ Cat Will Appear
With just about four months away from the release of Captain Marvel, Funko has now revealed its upcoming line of Pop! Vinyl Figures that are tied-in to the highly-anticipated film that features Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the titular heroine and perhaps the most powerful character in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The reveal of this new line of Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures show off some of the characters set to appear in the film, one of which includes Carol Danvers' feline companion Goose the Cat.
The name of our heroine's cat may come as a surprise to fans of the comics because in previous incarnations, Captain Marvel's cat is named Chewie and is actually part of the Flerken species.
You can check out two collectible Funko figures of Goose the Cat in the gallery down below. You can start viewing the images by clicking "Next".
Are you excited to see Carol Danvers' Goose the Cat in the film? What do you make of the new name choice instead of Chewie? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the MCU.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.