In Thor: Ragnarok, Cate Blanchett plays Hela, the goddess of death, and an interesting theory has surfaced since this was revealed. Some believe that she will be the embodiment of Death who is a separate character in the comics and also happens to be the being Thanos is head over heels for. The Mad Titan brings decimation throughout the entire universe to please her, so if Blanchett is the one Thanos longs for in the MCU, perhaps she will lead him to the Avengers. Kevin Feige was asked about this, and his response was interesting to say the least:
“Anything is possible. but knowledge of the comics can be both beneficial to fans anticipating things, and also misleading. So you’ll have to see.”
Misleading is a very careful choice of wording. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has not been averse to twisting source material in the past, so why should we have any reason to suspect they’d stop now? And the fact that Feige didn’t outright deny this theory, of course, raises more suspicion. Unfortunately, we’ll just have to wait it out until we see for ourselves.
Every entry (for the most part) in the MCU thus far has been adding to the melting pot that will become Infinity War, but what happens afterward? It seems as though they might start taking things a bit slower:
“I think it’s possible to have more intimate movies after that, or to have more interesting, unexpected combinations of characters after that, absolutely. It never is intentionally about ‘being even bigger.’ Arguably, one of the biggest scenes we’ve ever had in a movie was the airport battle in Civil War, and there weren’t world-ending stakes in that scene, there wasn’t an asteroid smashing into a city in that scene, but there was a conflict between the characters that made you feel something.”
Feige notes this scene in Civil War as one of the biggest scenes they’ve had. The scene was very intense and big in the sense that it was the climax of these two opposing teams of Avengers went head to head. Seeing the group split like that and in relentless combat with one another, it was an emotional thrill ride for the audience. According to Feige, it seems like this is the feel that they’ll be going for with movies post-Infinity War. While we won’t be seeing another Civil War type conflict any time soon, movies in the MCU can definitely still give the audience that emotional connection as opposed to just anticipating a huge battle with a plethora of explosions and many people fighting on either side of a conflict. That should be interesting to see, but alas we will have to wait even longer to see where the next phase takes us. Be sure to stay tuned for updates!
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