A new report indicates that Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One, who died in Doctor Strange, will return for Avengers 4.
The report from SuperBroMovies reveals that executive producer Michael Grillo and screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed that Swinton was on set for Avengers 4. Grillo dropped the major spoiler stating, “when we got Tilda Swinton, she was just a 1-day availability.”
The report also indicates that there’s a massive scene that took 14 months of preparation and involved over 70 trailers for all of the actors to accomplish.
The Ancient One’s Death
The Ancient One’s death in Doctor Strange was rather convincing. She explains to Stephen Strange that she spent years peering through time preventing awful, horrible futures. However, her sight always leads to her astral projection on the balcony with Dr. Strange, where she eventually disappears.
The Ancient One’s Return
In the comics, specifically Marvel Premiere #10, The Ancient One does see his corporeal body die, but his spirit and soul is able to transcend and he becomes one with the universe. One with everything.
It’s quite possible that Tilda Swinton’s Ancient One has also experienced a similar transcendence and that is why she was unable to peer further into her future. Her state of existence could have changed and how she used to see into the future wouldn’t have accounted for the change.
It’s possible her character might take on an Obi Wan Kenobi-esque aspect from the original Star Wars. She might provide some crucial advice to the Avengers in their time of need in order to truly rebalance the universe after Thanos wiped out half of all living beings. It’s also possible she might be involved in a final confrontation against Thanos using her powers to sway the outcome giving the Avengers the edge they need.
What do you think about The Ancient One’s return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers 4? What role do you think she will play?