Too bad Tom Holland’s first Marvel movie already used the word “Homecoming” in its title, because ‘Avengers 4’ could very easily be called ‘Avengers: Homecoming’, with so many figures from the past returning for another appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although Aaron Taylor-Johnson shot down hopes of seeing his character Quicksilver, Frank Grillo just announced that his deceased character Brock Rumlow/Crossbones does pop up and now producer Michael Grillo let slip that Tilda Swinton, who played The Ancient One in ‘Doctor Strange’ appears, although perhaps only briefly.
Grillo, as well as ‘Avengers 4’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, attended the Austin Film Festival, where they discussed the logistical nightmare of juggling filming of this monster of a movie, and scheduling so many Hollywood A-listers. Grillo, perhaps without thinking, uttered:
“When we got Tilda Swinton, she was just a 1-day availability.”
Swinton’s casting caused an uproar when ‘Doctor Strange’ was being made, with many considering it whitewashing due to the fact that the comic book character is a stereotypical old Tibetan man.
The plot of ‘Avengers 4’ has been kept secret, but rumors persist that somehow time travel is involved and that the Quantum Realm plays a part. There is also the possibility that the Time Stone will be key. That is the Infinity Stone that was housed within Doctor Strange’s amulet, the Eye of Agamotto, which The Ancient One spent an undisclosed number of years (if not centuries) studying. Her guidance in using the stone’s powers would definitely be an asset, but since she was killed in ‘Doctor Strange’, the Avengers will have to use time travel in order to obtain her aid.
We’ll have to wait a while until many more details about ‘Avengers 4’ are revealed. It has already been declared that a trailer won’t be released until some time in 2019, but check back for information as it is revealed.