What is likely to happen in the next Avengers film, since half the population and Avengers are dead, dust, gone for good?
What is likely to happen in the next Avengers film is that the surviving superheroes will find a way to restore everyone who was eliminated from existence in the last Avengers film, because in comic books and comic book movies, no one is ever gone for good.
One of the more popular fan theories about how this will happen is that Ant-Man‘s ability to go into the quantum realm and access time vortices will somehow be involved in reversing the effects of Thano' snap.
Sacrifice. They won't be able to bring back the dusted ones without a price to pay, and it better be a high one to make the stories meaningful. Avengers 4 is supposed to be the grande finale for the superheroes, specifically the original avengers who started this journey together six years ago (not so coincidentally, all of the original crew survived the snap.) It's the end to one storyline and the beginning of the next one - what's better choice than to let our beloved characters make some ultimate sacrifice for the next generation?
that being said, hell I hope they don't kill off Tony or Cap or Thor. *internally cries*