Last week, the official blurb for the new novel Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest, Vol. 2: Aftermath revealed that Stellan Skarsgard’s Erik Selvig and Kat Dennings’ Darcy both survived The Snappening at the end of this year’s superhero blockbuster, and now we have confirmation that Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) was also spared by Thanos.
As revealed by Nerdist, the book – which takes place post-Snap – sees Dr. Selvig and Darcy reuniting with Jane to form the ‘Science Avengers’ as they set about investigating the cause of the devastation which has left humanity decimated.
Having portrayed the character of Jane in 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, Portman stated back in 2016 that she believed she was “done” with the MCU, although she did tease the possibility of a return for “an Avengers 7 or whatever”. Perhaps that “or whatever” is Avengers 4?
In addition to Jane, Dr. Selvig and Darcy, we’ve also learned the off-screen fates of several other supporting players in the MCU over the past few months. On the living side, we have the likes of Howard the Duck (Seth Green), Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Ramonda (Angela Bassett), while Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and Betty Ross (Liv Tyler) weren’t so fortunate.
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).