The Marvel Cinematic Universe may be in desperate straights following Avengers: Infinity War, yet it sounds like another character will join the campaign.
In an interview with Collider, Benedict Wong affirmed that he will be returning in Avengers: Endgame. While the destiny of his character, Wong, was left somewhat unverifiable in Infinity War (something that turned into a meme among Marvel fans), it sounds like he will factor in some limit, to such an extent that it made somewhat of a conflict with the actor’s job on Deadly Class.
“Yeah, there was a time when I was doing Avengers 4,” Wong revealed. “Normally it would be a logistical nightmare with the hair and negotiating that, but it’s great. I’m grateful to be on a double Russo Brothers production. It was streamlined.”
“Yeah, it did [help that the Russos were involved with both projects].” Wong explained. “They made a very expensive silicon wig [for Wong in Avengers: Endgame] that they glued on because they wanted to keep me with hair more for Lin.”
Wong has been one of only a handful couple of characters whose MCU destiny has been uncertain, as he just showed up in the principal act of Infinity War, before leaving to protect the Sanctum Sanctorum. While this doesn’t really imply that Wong endured Thanos’ universe-breaking snap, it means that fans will get the opportunity to see him again in some limit.
In any case, it sounds like Avengers: Endgame will furnish fans with a really wild ride.
“Whether we top Infinity War or not, I don’t know,” Joe Russo explained in a recent interview. “But we try to tell the best story we can with these characters. This is bringing to a close the first decade of stories. I think that alone has a dramatic power to it.”
“I don’t think there are any comics that correlate to it,” Joe Russo told ComicBook.com earlier this year. “I think we’re in [a] pretty fresh territory with [Avengers: Endgame]. If anything, I think it’s interesting after to go back and look at some of the Marvel films and view them through a different lens. But I can’t think of any comics, in particular, that would have value.”
“Our job as we said a million times is to tell the story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not to do direct adaptations of the comics because we’re comic book fans,” Russo added. “I have no interest as a director in telling a story that’s already been told or in seeing one that’s already been told. If I know all the events story as they’re going to happen then what’s the point of going to the film? We want to keep surprising audiences and continue the story that started with Iron Man One a decade ago.”