It’s no secret that the landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe shift drastically in the wake of Avengers: Infinity War. So many superheroes we’ve come to know and love over the last 10 years — from the Avengers to the Guardians of the Galaxy, to such as Doctor Strange and Black Panther — will all find themselves pushed to the limit as Thanos arrives with his plan to to reshape the galaxy.
In the build-up to the film, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has made it abundantly clear that death will definitely be on the cards — for heroes and villains alike. Per his words, fans need to prepare themselves for the carnage to come, because it will truly be all-out war when the Mad Titan and his Black Order start collecting the Infinity Stones. With that in mind, we break down= who’s most likely to die in Infinity War.
Thanos may be the big villain of the MCU, but that doesn’t mean that he’s untouchable. Sure, Josh Brolin is signed on for Avengers 4, but with the sequel’s plot and title still shrouded in mystery, there’s no telling the outcome of Infinity War. While Thanos could well emerge victorious given his godlike power, there’s still a chance that he meets his demise.
Death, however, wouldn’t rule him out of the fourth Avengers chapter, as he could still appear via flashbacks, or if it’s set in an alternate timeline orreality. In Infinity War, with heavy-hitters like Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Doctor Strange and the Guardians of the Galaxy coming after him, and a sinister inner-circle that includes Ebony Maw and Corvus Glaive, there’s a long list of people who’d benefit from his death. After all, even with the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos is still vulnerable, as we’ve seen in the comics over the years.
Chance of Death: 55%
Thor: Ragnarok’s ending set up the beginning of Infinity War, prepping us for when Thanos and the Black Order come for the Tesseract on board the Asgardian refugee ship. The bloodbath that’ll ensue from this assault has already been hinted at, courtesy of the Asgardian casualties we’ve seen in trailers: a turn of events that doesn’t just lead to Thor getting booted into space to meet the Guardians, but which also inspires the new king to replace Mjolnir and seek out Thanos.
However, we aren’t that optimistic as to how this will play out, thanks to scenes of Thor screaming in pain as Thanos crushes his head. This implies that, ultimately, the Odinson may be no match for the Mad Titan, and honestly, what better way for Thanos to make a statement than by killing a god. Avengers 4 is the final film in Chris Hemsworth’s contract, but again, that doesn’t rule out death here; he too can appear in a sequel via flashbacks, or in the Asgardian afterlife for heroes known as Valhalla.
Chance of Death: 60%
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