Just before Avengers: Endgame tickets recently went on sale, Marvel released new character posters for the upcoming movie. Despite most of the promo being focused on the plot of Endgame and the alive characters, the posters focused on the dusted characters. This acted as a confirmation of who died in the events of Infinity War. The dusted characters posters were emblazoned with a black and white filter.
The posters outlined the deaths of:
Spider-Man, Shuri, Drax, Bucky, Wasp, Groot, Nick Fury, Loki, Scarlet Witch, Mantis Vision, Gamora, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Star-lord and Falcon.
Seems a lot, right? But it’s come to our attention that Marvel has forgotten about one particular death: Dr Erik Selvig.
Selvig was played by Stellan Skarsgård in many MCU movies but also got caught up in the havoc of Infinity War. This information comes from the new TV spot where he is spotted amongst those others that died.
Although it was an odd choice by Marvel Studios, the latest promo video does provide us with other information. It shows various scenes of Tony Stark tearing up and looking somewhat defeated. But it also includes optimistic shots of our beloved heroes with the addition of some rather sinister comments from Thanos.
With all that said, it is highly unlikely Dr Erik will turn up alive in the new movie like the other dusted characters. However, it is nice to see that he’s being acknowledged the same as the others.
In the film:
Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.
Will all the dusted characters come back? We’ll find out when Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas on April 26th.