With Thanos succeeding in his goal to eradicate half of all life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War, it remains to be seen just what the landscape of the MCU looks like post-Snap.
We did of course witness the “deaths” of many of our heroes in the movie itself, with Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Winter Soldier, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Star-Lord, Groot, Drax, Mantis, Nick Fury and Maria Hill all turning to ash at the hands (or rather fingers) of the Mad Titan.
As for the wealth of supporting characters in the MCU however, while directors Anthony and Joe Russo have previously addressed the fate of several (including the likes of Lady Sif, Betty Ross, Aunt May and Howard the Duck), there are many who remain unaccounted for.
Well, fans of Stellan Skarsgard’s Erik Selvig and Kat Dennings’ Darcy can now breathe a sigh of relief, as thanks to the new book Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest, Vol. 2: Aftermath from writer Brandon T. Snider, we’ve learned that both characters survived The Snappening and are in fact investigating the cause of the devastation.
TODAY’S THE DAY! The search for the truth begins in @Marvel’s #AvengersInfinityWar: Cosmic Quest Volume #2: AFTERMATH. Who are the Science Avengers?! Pick up a copy and find out. https://t.co/hpI06Z4jFG pic.twitter.com/eYStCiWuzZ
— Brandon T. Snider (@BrandonTSnider) November 27, 2018
Here’s the synopsis for the book…
A deadly threat emerged from the cosmos – and it was fulfilled. In the wake of Thanos’ horrifying success, the people of Earth are left reeling in despair and confusion. Without any logical explanation for the blip-out event, those remaining must pick up the pieces.
Doctor Erik Selvig and his associate Darcy Lewis are determined to find and understand the cause of the devastation. With a team of friends both old and new, they embark on a pursuit of knowledge, eager to discover the links between their own pasts and the stones that decimated half of humanity – the Infinity Stones. Little do they know that a new foe who threatens to destroy them all is looming…
Those final comments about a new foe are also particularly interesting, especially considering there have been whispers that Thanos may not turn out to be the only threat Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are faced with in Avengers 4.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Terry Notary (Cull Obsidian), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Ebony Maw), Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight), Michael James Shaw (Corvus Glaive) and Peter Dinklage (Eitri).