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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Marvel Studios may have been trying to downplay the whole Part 1 and Part 2 aspect of Avengers: Infinity War, but we know better. Back when Kevin Feige first stood on that stage and announced the full slate of Phase 3 the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he announced that Avengers: Infinity War would have two parts. In the years since then, they have rolled back on that, saying that the two films actually have two separate stories, and therefore should be treated as wholly different entities.

But are these actually two separate stories? From day one, it’s been speculated that the first film would see the Avengers fall, and the second would seem them rise and take on Thanos for a final battle, in which they are victorious. For the purposes of branding, we can’t blame Marvel Studios for pulling back as they did, but we’ve never bought that Thanos would be done after Infinity War.

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Is Josh Brolin pretty much confirming what we already know to us? He took to Instagram to tease his return to work as Thanos, and is it possible that he’s talking about Avengers 4?

Now, before we go any further, we have to say that this isn’t a 100 percent confirmation. Instead, it’s an aligning of timelines. Avengers 4 goes into production in about a week, and we just now get an update from him? It’s a bit suspicious in the best way possible.

For those who have read the Infinity Gauntlet, you know that the clash with Thanos does not bode well for the Avengers. In fact, their lives are pretty much sacrificed as a means for a diversion. Yes, while the Marvel Cinematic Universe has never been one for strict adaptations, given the initial reveal of Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2, it seemed natural that they may go this route for the films, giving Thanos a victory, only to be taken down later.

What do you think? Is this a confirmation from Brolin, or is he merely doing more stuff for Avengers: Infinity War? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Josh Brolin (via Instagram)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.