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Just like Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4 is going to have a stacked cast. That said, the majority of the faces will be familiar, as most of Infinity War's players will be back, and recognizable characters like Captain Marvel, Happy Hogan and Hope van Dyne are also confirmed to appear. As far as brand new characters go, word has come in that 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford has been added to the proceedings.
This casting update comes courtesy of The Wrap, although the outlet noted that details about Katherine Langford's Avengers 4 character are being kept secret. Given how hush-hush Marvel has been about the movie (the same way it handled Avengers: Infinity War for a long time), this is hardly surprising.
Katherine Langford is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated performance as Hannah Baker on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which aired its second season back in May. Although that show will be back for Season 3, Langford has hopped to a new Netflix gig, next year's Arthurian-like drama series Cursed. The actress also appeared in Love, Simon earlier this year.
Katherine Langford is actually only the second actor who hasn't previously appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be announced for Avengers 4. In September 2017, The Wolverine's Hiroyuki Sanada was the first new actor to be revealed, though like Langford, we have no idea who he's playing.
With seven months to go until Avengers 4's release, it's possible that Marvel Studios might reveal who Katherine Langford is playing right before the public sees the movie. Then again, Peter Dinklage was cast in Avengers: Infinity War in January 2017, and we didn't learn that he was playing Eitri, the king of the dwarves on Nidavellir, until the movie was screening. Regardless, with such a large cast, it's hard to say if Langford's character will be an important player or if her role is minor.
For years we had no idea what to expect from Avengers 4, but when Thanos snapped his Infinity Stones-powered fingers and wiped out half of all life in the universe at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, that set the stage for what will be the final Phase 3 movie. Officially, Marvel has been careful not to reveal any Avengers 4 story details, though there's been plenty of unofficial chatter and speculation, from the movie picking up years after Infinity War to the surviving heroes venturing into the Quantum Realm.
Fortunately, it doesn't sound like we'll have to wait much longer to get a peek at Avengers 4. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said the first trailer will premiere before the year is over, and once that's out, we'll finally know what the title is (Avengers: Annihilation is among the popular guesses right now).
Avengers 4 opens in theaters on May 3, 2019, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. In the meantime, check out our Marvel movies guide to learn what else is in the works for the superhero franchise.