Due to the impact that was left by Avengers: Infinity War, many fans have been wondering what direction the as-yet-untitled sequel might go. Up until this point, with a few exceptions like Captain America: The First Avenger and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films have taken place roughly in the same year they were released. Despite this, there have been rumors circulating that Avengers 4 will take place some years later, featuring a time skip of an undisclosed length.

One hint towards a time skip was revealed last month, when an older actress was cast to play Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie, who in both Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp was played by Abby Ryder Fortson. Now it seems that Anthony Russo may have confirmed a time skip happening in an interview with the Huffington Post.

“People become accustomed to time moving linearly in the MCU,” Russo said. “That doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. There’s a lot of very inventive ways of where the story can go from here.”

He then brought up the fact that four years had passed between the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Infinity War meaning that there were a lot of stories involving that team that were never shown. What could this mean though? Well, it could be a hint towards confirming that time travel will be involved in Avengers 4, or a hint that the rumored 5-year time skip between Infinity War and Avengers 4 will indeed happen.

Either way it seems that Avengers 4, despite dealing with the fallout of Infinity War, in some way won’t directly follow the events of that film.

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