The fourth Avengers film is currently in re-shoots, and actor Dave Bautista (who plays Drax) said that the hold on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 could affect his and his fellow Guardians' roles in the film.
"It's kind of a strange situation to be in now where we've lost our director for Guardians. It's on permanent hold for now, and that may make a difference in what they do with our characters in Avengers 4," Bautista told Digital Spy. "To be honest with you, right now I really don't know."
Joe and Anthony Russo said they expect to finish Avengers 4 by March, and Bautista said he has been part of the re-shoots but has two more days to go.
"But other than that, I have some really great scenes that I hope they use," the actor continued. "But I guess that it remains to be seen what they'll do with the characters."
Bautista’s comments about multiple scenes seem to echo previous comments from other actors that the characters “snapped” out of existence at the conclusion of Infinity War may play a greater role in Avengers 4 than just ‘returning’ following a victory over Thanos by the remaining living characters.
Marvel has been conspiciously silent about Avengers 4 - as well as Captain Marvel, which will come out before it.
The as-yet-untitled fourth Avengers film is scheduled for release May 3, 2019.