According to Mark Ruffalo, one of the biggest cliffhangers in cinema history is still a work in progress. Even cast members are in the dark on the final direction of Avengers 4.
The actor, who plays the Incredible Hulk in the films, recently told The Marvelists podcast about the upcoming second part of Avengers: Infinity War. He revealed that scheduled re-shoots for the movie (which begin later this month) technically aren’t just re-shoots.
“We’re not just doing reshoots,” he said. “We’re going to finish the movie, which we really didn’t get to finish totally when we left it last year.”
When asked about what directors Anthony and Joe Russo know about the ending, Mark admitted, “I don’t think they really know exactly. Some of the decision making process regarding plot is happening while we’re there. It’s pretty amazing. We’ll shoot some stuff and a few days later come back and reshoot it because we want to take it in another direction. It’s a very living organism, even as we approach it being a locked picture – we’re still working on it.”
Asked what could come next for the Hulk following Avengers 4, Ruffalo’s answer was simple – “Yeah, I don’t know. I have no idea.”
Avengers 4 was shot back to back with Infinity War so we all assumed the project was complete in terms of the storyline. But the possible resurrection of the heroes who disintegrated in the epic ending to Infinity War still remains a mystery to absolutely everyone.
A popular theory suggests that Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) will use time travel to switch things up – meaning those who turned to dust will swap places with the survivors. This is supported by the fact that the contracts of many of the MCU’s biggest names including Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. come to an end following Avengers 4.
But it’s not just Marvel’s fan-base that’s being kept in the dark about what happens to the Avengers moving forward. Ruffalo went on to discuss how the secrecy regarding plotlines is maintained on set. “We were getting dummy scripts. That really blew my mind, because I was like, you have to really go out of your way to give everyone a script that isn’t quite what’s gonna happen, you know.”