Avengers 4: Pictures prove this dead hero returns?
How will Marvel deal with wiping out most of its major characters?
Especially since many of them are already confirmed for their next movies, like Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Others, like Doctor Strange and Black Panther have not been formally scheduled but have already been spoken about publicly by Marvel boss Kevin Feige and other MCU filmmakers.
Avengers 4 has already wrapped principal photography and numerous on set pictures have been circulated.
One set of images shows scenes from New York.
Some show characters who survived, like Thor, Iron Man and Captain America, alongside Ant-Man.
However there were also similar images of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange which fans pointed out looked to be shot in the same location as the Paul Rudd Ant-Man pictures.
Will these two share a scene and is Doctor Strange definitely coming back during the main part of Avengers 4?
The observant Jeremy Conrad at MCU Cosmic has cleared it all up.
He said: “The Paul Rudd photos are from Avengers 4, and the street he’s seen running on is just a couple of blocks from where Cassie Lang’s house is in the movies. That street is also just a few blocks away from Piedmont Park, which is where Benedict Cumberbatch was filming his scene from Infinity War where he interrupts Tony and Pepper in Central Park and the outdoor scenes with him and Ebony Maw.”
Avengers 4 and Infinity War filming schedules overlapped since the two movies were shot back to back at the main sets in Atlanta and also on location in the nearby Piedmont Park which doubled for the famous New York park.
Avengers 4: Will Doctor Strange be back?
This still leaves frustrated fans none the wiser about who will be coming back and how.
The Avengers 4 Ant-Man New York images tie in with the scenes featuring the other surviving Avengers. These seem to be set during the attack on New York featured in the first Avengers movie.
It looks likely that some form of time travel or alternate timline plot will feature and that any heroes who are somehow brought back will only appear towards the end of the movie.
AVENGERS INFINITY WAR IS OUT ON APRIL 27, 2019