An Avengers art book description has given us another piece to the puzzle that is Avengers. The listing on Amazon seemingly confirms the rumored synopsis for the film that made the rounds after a report in Licensing Magazine.
A new synopsis for the film is revealed in The Road to Marvel’s Avengers 4 – The Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The book’s listing not only provides a synopsis for the film, but it is expected to also reveal a number of behind-the-scenes looks including interviews, photos and concept art. Here is the description from Amazon:
“The fourth installment in the Avengers saga will be the culmination of 22 interconnected films and will let audiences witness the turning point of this epic journey. This collectible volume features art from films leading up to this thrilling event, including additional behind-the-scenes art, interviews, and photography from Avengers: Infinity War.”
While the synopsis is a bit light on the details, it’s no real surprise given how tight lipped Marvel Studios has been. We don’t really have any definitive details about the films. It’s mostly speculation via concept art. Although we did get confirmation recently that both the Ancient One and Crossbones will be returning for the film.
The synopsis does line-up with what was introduced in the first synopsis for the film which came courtesy of Licensing Magazine:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is, and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”
Of key note is how both synopses focus on “turning point.” This could be a double entendre or even triple entendre. It could indicate the Avengers will flip the script on Thanos following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, it could indicate the move into Phase 4 for Marvel Studios, or it could reference the recent Fox deal which will bring the X-Men and Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What’s really interesting is the new synopsis has removed the second sentence from the Licensing Magazine synopsis. Many honed in on the “fragile reality” and the “sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.” That could indicate some type of reality warping power. We know Thanos had the Reality Stone so it’s possible a number of different things could be at work with it. There’s also the possibility of fully cementing the Marvel Multiverse which was introduced during Doctor Strange.
And then you get the sacrifices line which implies that some heroes won’t be making it out alive.
The Avengers 4 trailer is expected sometime this year and the film is expected to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.