The writers of Avengers: Infinity War lied about the “permanent” deaths in the movie.

Before the premiere of the film in an interview with HuffPost, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFreely talked about what death would mean in the recent film. “Death is death,” McFreely said. “I mean, we’re sensitive to that, and certainly the Marvel universe played with taking characters away and then giving them back to you in some other form. If we say goodbye to some characters, we will do it permanently,” he continued. “The idea that this movie’s going to be different and has the potential to be really good is because the stakes are real and choices are real and we know that we’ve cried wolf a little bit on that, so I suppose some audience members might look at that skeptically, but trust us.”

Which means everyone that died in the movie is gone for good, correct? That can’t be possible.

Some of the deaths include T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) from Black Panther, the most recent Spider-Man and most of the characters from Guardian of the Galaxy.

Black Panther is a gold mine for Marvel, the film grossed $1.1 billion less than month after premiering. Marvel Studio’s president Kevin Feige confirmed the Black Panther sequel but has not confirmed a release date. There are reports that claim Shuri (Letitia Wright) becoming the Black Panther is an idea. Her character is the younger sister to T’Challa and the idea would fit the family line of succession narrative.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 has a release year of 2020 but with most of the characters dying there isn’t much wiggle room and the same goes for Spider-Man 2. The lack of lead characters would most likely lead to a flop.

The only option to save the these franchises would be to reverse everything that happened and somehow resurrect the characters. Meaning the deaths weren’t a “permanent” as promised.

Captain America (Chris Evans) and other characters who will soon be leaving their franchises were left standing in Avengers: Infinity War, which was the point. Feige told the publication Evan’s character was meant to be in “the most unbelievable situation” and they wanted to push him to the “farthest point.” They set this film up as a way for the last fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin) to truly save the world and the next generation of heroes end in the next movie with them.