WARNING: Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 ahead.
Even if you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War at this point, you have to know at least that plenty of folks don’t make it out alive. We’ve seen the memes, discussed the goals of Thanos (and his hotness for some reason), and we’re all scrambling to figure out what happens next in Avengers 4.
In a pretty surprising move, The Russo Brothers have been sharing little tidbits all over the place to explain some of the plot details in Infinity War and what we can expect in Avengers 4. While the fate of some characters isn’t really in question — like Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy given their future films — others aren’t as safe from the wrath of Thanos. This even includes the characters that didn’t appear on screen during Infinity War.
One we learned this week was the location of Valkyrie after the devastation that opened the movie on Thor’s Asgard ship. According to a report by i09 and a student from Iowa City High School on Reddit, Joe Russo stopped by to speak to students and answered a few Infinity War questions in the process. One of the big ones was the fate of Valkyrie and why she didn’t appear in the film:
There certainly were survivors—Thor does say to the Guardians that [Thanos] slaughtered half his people [but] prior to the start of that scene escape ships were deployed for Asgardians—including Valkyrie.
So she managed to get out of dodge and save a few other Asgardians in the process. But she wasn’t the only one who was on the ship that fans wanted to see in Infinity War. As The Russos laid out to HuffPost on Friday, several characters that don’t appear on the screen are still directly affected by Thanos’ snap and the removal of half the population in the universe. They also bring some speculation about Avengers 4 in the process.