The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have been a well-oiled machine for the past decade, but bar was decidedly raised with Avengers: Infinity War. The Russo Brothers managed to balance the large ensemble cast, while bringing a story that had both action and heart. And with Thanos winning in the end and wiping out half the galaxy with the snap of his finger, moviegoers were left to wonder and theorize about what comes next.
The first trailer teased the world after The Decimation, but there are still a few months to wait until Endgame arrives in theaters. Reshoots are in full swing now, as actors have been posting on social media from the set. Take Guardians of the Galaxy standout Karen Gillan, who one again referenced the extensive makeup she wears to play Nebula over on Twitter.
Poor Karen Gillan. While she clearly loves playing Nebula throughout the MCU, the makeup has to get old after a few years. Avengers: Endgame marks Gillan's fourth appearance as her signature Marvel character, with Nebula presumably having a meaty role in the upcoming blockbuster.
Nebula popped up a few times during Infinity War, starting with being tortured by Thanos during the film's second act. She was once again hurt by her father Thanos, and used to coercing Gamora into revealing the Soul Stone's location. The blue badass eventually returned during the epic Battle on Titan, dropping a truth bomb on Peter Quill that would ruin their chance at beating Thanos. Ultimately she survived the snap, and was left stranded on the desolate planet with Tony Stark.
While Gamora met a grisly fate during Avengers: Endgame, Zoe Saldana is still needed to shoot new footage for the upcoming sequel. As to what the green girl has in store, it's anyone's guess.
The Guardians of the Galaxy were hit hard by Thanos' assault, as Rocket and Nebula were the only survivors at the end of Infinity War. But rather than turning to dust during The Decimation, Gamora was killed earlier in the film by her father/kidnapper, as he needed to sacrifice a loved one to procure the Soul Stone. This makes her fate in the future of the MCU particularly precarious. Because if The Snap is reversed, that wouldn't necessarily bring Gamora back to life. We'll have to see.
Answers will arrive when Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26th, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.