One of the big surprises in Avengers: Infinity War was the return of the Red Skull, with the Captain America villain popping up as the Stonekeeper, guardian of the Soul Stone on the planet Vormir.
Infinity War’s Red Skull was portrayed by The Walking Dead star Ross Marquand, who replaced Captain America: The First Avenger’s Hugo Weaving in the role, and during an appearance on Talking Dead last night the actor was asked whether we’d be seeing more of the villain in next year’s Avengers 4.
“I don’t know,” replied Marquand coyly. “I can’t answer that question. I really don’t know.”
Marquand’s comments echo those of Sebastian Stan, who recently claimed he is unsure whether The Winter Soldier will appear in Avengers 4, so perhaps this is just the standard response we’re going to get from the cast in the build up to the film’s release.
That being said, it’s been heavily rumoured that Avengers 4 will see Earth’s Mightiest Heroes travelling through time to collect the Infinity Stones before Thanos, so if that is the case, then surely they’re going to have to come into contact with the Stonekeeper – and make a sacrifice to the Soul Stone.
Avengers 4 stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) and Frank Grillo (Crossbones), as well as Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolvervine) and Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why).