The following article may contain spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame has reached one of the final stages in the Marvel Studios production/post-production cycle: additional photography. Actors are back in front of cameras, as confirmed by their social media posts.
No, this isn’t the additional photography that happened back in September and October 2018. That was more of a delayed round of principal photography. What’s happening now is the typical round of additional photography that Marvel does a few months before a movie hits theaters.
“Washing the blue from under my fingernails one more time,” Karen Gillan tweeted on January 15, referring to her Nebula makeup. Gillan’s potential scene partner yesterday could be a spoiler, so don’t scroll past the embedded tweet if you don’t want to know.
Washing the blue from under my fingernails one more time #endgame
— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) January 16, 2019
Still here? Let’s get on with it.
Zoe Saldana also shared a couple videos of herself in Gamora makeup yesterday. These could be old videos and the timing of Saldana’s posts relative to Gillan’s tweet may be coincidental.
It is possible and perhaps even likely, however, that Saldana’s videos were shot yesterday. That puts Gamora in a scene with Nebula, which is interesting when you consider the point that Gamora is presently dead (or trapped in the Soul Stone) while Nebula is very much alive.
This scene could actually take place before Gamora’s death on Vormir in Infinity War, as we know there will be some sort of time travel shenanigans in Endgame. It could also, however, take place after Gamora’s death if the character is somehow revived in Endgame as many have speculated.
Remember the rule that effectively served as Gamora’s death sentence: a soul for a soul. Perhaps the two sisters will have one final conversation before Nebula sacrifices her own soul to take the place of and save Gamora.
On a separate note, Endgame undergoing additional photography likely confirms that this is what Joe Russo was referring to when he said Chris Evans wasn’t done as Captain America just yet.
Avengers: Endgame is in theaters April 26.