The answer to that is a copout, of course – half the Avengers will die in Avengers: Infinity War. After all, the trailers have shown Gamora saying that Thanos’ goal is to kill off half the universe – by assembling the Infinity Gauntlet.

You see, all those world-ending artifacts that we’ve seen in previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies are actually the six Infinity Stones. Each Infinity Stone already has the power to warp the very fabric of reality in some way, so when all six of them are put together (becoming the Infinity Gauntlet), they will give the wielder absolute power over all that exists.

Of course, the Avengers will try their best to take down Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. And since this is an epic war for the fate of all reality, there will be casualties.

Who’s going to die in Avengers: Infinity War? Here’s our shortlist.

Casualty 1: Vision

Vision (Paul Bettany) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Vision (Paul Bettany) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Let’s go back to Vision’s origins. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the psychotic robot Ultron orchestrated the creation of a new vibranium android body. However, the body was eventually given life by the Mind Stone (one of the six Infinity Stones).

And Thanos wants all the Infinity Stones.

We’re betting that Vision dies in this movie. After all, it’s likely that that Thanos will succeed in collecting all the Infinity Stones. To do that, he’ll have to rip the Mind Stone right off Vision’s forehead.

Although it’s possible that Vision can still survive if his body absorbed enough residual energy from the Mind Stone, but then he might not be as powerful anymore and there’ll be a limit to his lifespan. But most likely, Vision’s going to bite it in Avengers: Infinity War. That means his sweetheart, Scarlet Witch aka Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olsen), is going to be rather devastated.

In the comics, Scarlet Witch suffers a series of tragedies that cause her to go insane. She ends up rewriting reality, leading into a storyline called the House of M (which also involves the X-Men).

Now, Russo has repeatedly said that the title of the Avengers 4 is a spoiler for what happens in this one. So we’re calling it right now. Avengers: Infinity War will result in Scarlet Witch’s mental breakdown, leading to Avengers: House of M, where the Avengers will finally meet the X-Men!

 

Casualty 2: Captain America

Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Captain America is kind of in a rough spot now. Remember how he and Iron Man parted in Captain America: Civil War? He left behind his iconic shield after their climatic battle, although he did send Iron Man a peace offering later – a letter of apology and a mobile phone to contact him with if the need should ever arise. So it’s safe to say that Captain America is, ironically, on the run from America.

As the trailers show, he’ll most likely pop up in Wakanda, with Black Panther and friends. It’s going to take a very convoluted explanation for Cap to return to America and be a patriotic symbol once more.

So it only makes sense that he will make the ultimate sacrifice in Avengers: Infinity War – it’ll be the culmination of his character arc, and we can see Bucky or Falcon take over the mantle of Captain America after that.

In real life, Chris Evans has said he’ll be leaving the MCU after Avengers 4. Now, that means he might die in the next movie instead, and not in Avengers: Infinity War. However, it’s possible that he dies in this film, and appears in flashbacks in the next one. It’ll be a twist that no-one sees coming, especially since everyone thinks he’ll pass on in Avengers 4.

 

Casualty 3: Iron Man

Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Iron Man has been helming the franchise ever since its debut, and is arguably the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But before the MCU’s Iron Man, the most recognisable Marvel superhero was, in fact, Spider-Man. And now that Spider-Man has appeared in the MCU itself, perhaps its time to shift gears and let Spidey be the “mascot” of the MCU instead?

After all, Black Panther’s introduction means that the Avengers no longer need to depend on Iron Man for funding – they can turn to Wakanda. There’s also the fact that Black Panther’s sister, Shuri, is as good as, if not better than Iron Man when it comes to creating high-tech devices. And if we really need a superhero flying around in an armoured suit, there’s always War Machine.

Iron Man will probably have to die to let Spider-Man flourish in the next phase of the MCU.

 

Casualty 4: Nebula

Nebula (Karen Gillan) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Nebula (Karen Gillan) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Nebula is one of the daughters of Thanos (Gamora is another daughter, but Thanos probably has many other children out there). She’s also kind of grumpy.

We haven’t seen much of Thanos’ character in previous films, and they’ll need to quickly build up Thanos as an evil and powerful threat. What better way to raise the stakes than to have Thanos kill an established character – who is also his daughter?

That’s right. In order to demonstrate Thanos’ ruthlessness, it’s likely that he will have to kill Nebula. In the comics, he was particularly nasty towards Nebula – he used the Infinity Gauntlet to torment her by keeping her on the brink between life and death. So there’s a precedent for Thanos wanting to off Nebula when he gets the chance.

But wait – how about the survivors? Thanos only wants to kill half the universe – he’s perfectly content with letting the other half survive. Well, we’re pretty sure the following three characters will make it through unscathed.

Survivor 1: Spider-Man

Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

This will be Spider-Man’s third film appearance – and we know that there’s an upcoming Spider-Man film, too. Spidey’s definitely not going to die in this film. If he was, would they go to the trouble of redesigning his costume (as seen above)?

In the long run, Spider-Man is going to be synonymous with the MCU, and that means he’s not going anywhere. Maybe he’ll be shunted to a different dimension or badly injured, but he’s not going to die. He hasn’t even died that many times in the comics.

We’ll see Spider-Man in many, many MCU films to come.

 

Survivor 2: Black Panther

Black Panther/T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Black Panther broke all sorts of records when it came out, and the nation of Wakanda is set to have a major influence on the rest of the MCU. Would they kill Black Panther right after introducing him in a prior film? Unlikely.

Plus, Black Panther is also one of the more ethically diverse characters in the MCU (still waiting for an official Singaporean MCU superhero to appear guys), and in terms of political correctness – you can’t let the black guy die so early, right?

We’ll see more of Black Panther after Avengers: Infinity War. You can count on it.

 

Survivor 3: Star Lord

Star Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

Star Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) in Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Avengers Facebook Page

The Guardians of the Galaxy proved to be more popular than anyone could have expected – so the main cast will probably make it through this film so that you can see future outer space adventures. As leader of the Guardians, Peter Quill will have to survive so that he can clash with whoever the next leader of the Avengers will be.

Besides, there’s no point in killing off Star Lord. Virtually every other member on his team is more powerful than him, so there’s no significant tactical advantage for eliminating Star Lord (especially now that he no longer has his Celestial powers). Thanos is better off removing some other superhero.

Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Avengers: Infinity War. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Regardless of who lives or who dies, we’re stoked for Avenger: Infinity War! All the superheroes (and possibly some villains) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have to join forces to take down Thanos, a cosmic foe who is so powerful that no single hero can withstand him! Will an army of superheroes be able to defeat Thanos, or will this be the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it?

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Marathon. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Avengers: Infinity War Movie Marathon. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

If you need to refresh your memory about what happened in previous Marvel movies, check out the Avengers: Infinity War Movie Marathon for the ultimate Marvel experience! You’ll not only receive a goodie bag, but you’ll be watching one of the first public screenings of Avengers: Infinity War! Check out our handy guide for making the most of the Avengers: Infinity War Movie Marathon if you’re going!

 

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