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SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains massive spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War**. If you have not yet seen the film, please bookmark this page, and return after your screening!**
In the wake of Avengers: Infinity War, half of the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are dead -- and while we know about some of the survivors and departures, there are hundreds if not thousands of fates currently unknown. This includes individuals like Gary, the cameraman played by Adam Pally who assists Tony Stark in Iron Man 3... and while Avengers 4 may not tell us what happened to him, we now have answers directly from the actor:
I do think that Gary's survived the snap. And that's what I've been pitching to Marvel - is that there's no one left. Why not have Gary don that Iron Man costume? Robert [Downey Jr.] has not called me back. Neither has Joe and Anthony Russo, but I'm not discouraged.
We still have a few months left to wait in order to learn about the full fallout from Avengers: Infinity War, but I'm doing legwork trying to find answers between now and then. I had this in mind when I sat down with Adam Pally and Vanessa Hudgens this past weekend during the Los Angeles press junket for Dog Days, and did what I could to learn as much as possible. At the end of my interview I asked Adam Pally about Gary's status post-snap, and he revealed the answer, noting that not only is the guy doing well, but that he's even angling for superhero status now that half of the Avengers are dead.
For those that don't remember, Adam Pally's Gary the cameraman is introduced toward the end of the second act of Iron Man 3, operating a news van outside a beauty pageant. He is an obsessive Tony Stark fan -- going as far as to model his look after the guy and even get a tattoo of his face -- so he is naturally beside himself when he discovers that Tony has high-jacked his equipment. Rather than being upset, he instead does everything he can to help, and winds up leading Iron Man to Miami where the hero has his showdown with Aldrich Killian a.k.a. The Mandarin (Guy Pierce). We haven't seen him since, but his apparently wasn't one of the lives taken when Thanos snapped his fingers with the fully-loaded Infinity Gauntlet at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.
You can watch Adam Pally talk about the fate of Iron Man 3's Gary by clicking play on the video below:
While it sounds like Adam Pally might not be one of the many actors who will ultimately populate the screen in Avengers 4, one never knows what may happen -- especially since Pally has history with Joe and Anthony Russo, who produced his sitcom Happy Endings. We'll just have to wait and find out, and in the meantime take the actor at his word that Gary survived.