It’s almost “Go Time,” people! With just two weeks until Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, I can barely sleep at night. I remember when the first Avengers film came out. It was everything I had hoped for and something the 10-year-old me never would have imagined possible. Not in a million years.
Now, we get not only a full-set of Avengers (and then some), but Doctor Strange, The Guardians of the Galaxy and yes, even Spider-Man. And we don’t just get them chilling at the Avengers Mansion, swapping costume tips. Uh uh. We get one of the greatest comic stories ever told as the mad Titan Thanos looks to rule the universe by obtaining all six Infinity Stones. When he finally dons a completed Infinity Gauntlet, it very well may be the end of everything.
It’s going to be massive. It’s going to be epic. And, sadly… there are most definitely going to be casualties. Rumors are flying fast and furious as to which Marvel characters are going to bite the big one. Marvel isn’t even revealing the title of the next Avengers movie because it would contain a spoiler.
Scared yet? I sure am! So who do you think is going to lose their life in Avengers: Infinity War? Will it be just one minor character? A few bigger ones? I took a hard look at the rosters and came up with my predictions for the fight. I didn’t mention anyone from the Guardians of the Galaxy, as they’re just too big a group and that team and series can go in so many different directions. I wouldn’t expect any of them to die, though. The only exception would be Gamora’s “sister” Nebula, who has a real mad-on for Thanos, and also played a big role in the Infinity Gauntlet comic series.
Avengers Death Odds: 1,000,000 to 1
Not. A. Chance. Marvel Films somehow pulled off the ultimate miracle to work on Spider-Man, a character tied up in licensing with Sony, and not only make the solo Spider-Man: Homecoming movie, but thread Spider-Man directly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Timing was everything as the wall-crawler made an amazing appearance in Captain America: Civil War. Fans love this new rendition and there is no way on Earth (or in the cosmos) that they would even consider killing off the beloved Web-Head just as he’s getting his newest reboot started.
Avengers Death Odds: 1,000 to 1
Up to this point, we don’t even know if Ant-Man is even in Avengers: Infinity War! He hasn’t appeared in any trailers. We don’t see him (even in teeny tiny form) on any of the movie posters. Could be that Marvel has some big plans for the littlest Avenger and they’re keeping it under wraps. Or he simply could be tied up with other pressing matters. Either way, the fact we haven’t seen Ant-Man yet and Ant-Man and the Wasp is scheduled to come out a few months later on July 6, makes me pretty confident he’s not getting squashed under Thanos’ big boots.
Avengers Death Odds: 1,000 to 1
Wakanda Forever! The mere fact that soooo many people around the entire world know what that means should be evidence enough that King T’Challa ain’t going anywhere. Black Panther wasn’t just an incredible, refreshing Marvel film; it was a worldwide phenomenon, grossing over $650 Million domestically alone. It’s been an inspirational masterpiece and Marvel Films knows how to keep things fresh for the fans. They’d be out of their minds to squander future chances with this all-new cash cow… er, cash panther.
Avengers Death Odds: 100 to 1
The good doctor helped push the world of magic into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His story is just getting started as the Sorcerer Supreme has already shown his mastery of one of the Infinity Stones (disguised as his powerful Eye of Agamotta necklace) and just like in the Infinity Gauntlet comic book series, Doctor Strange plays a pretty pivotal role in taking on Thanos. No, I expect him to get battered around a bit, but he still has so much more to learn and to teach the Marvel Universe. Plus, following his solo film, the Doc still needs to deal with Mordo.
Avengers Death Odds: 75 to 1
There are two good reasons I think Wanda Maximoff is safe from biting the big one. First is the fact that with Disney’s recent acquisition deal of Fox films, it means the X-Men are coming home! Marvel pulled Spider-Man back and now with Fox, they’ll get the Fantastic Four and the entire mutantverse of X-Men. In the comics, Scarlet Witch has spent time as both an X-Man and an Avenger. She’ll be the perfect way to introduce the mutants into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the second reason? Let’s just say she’s going to need to really avenge her love, the Vision. (See a few names down.)
Avengers Death Odds: 75 to 1
Fan reaction following Thor: The Dark World was mixed, but the God of Thunder quickly silenced his critics with the runaway smash of Thor: Ragnarok. Chris Helmsworth has given the Asgardian a truly noble heart, an endless drive to protect the innocent and a real dose of humor. With Odin gone, Thor has taken on the role of leading his people forward. Trailers make it seem that Thanos makes mince meat of the Asgardians, though. So it’s possible Thor does sacrifice himself for his teammates. I just don’t see it. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe looking to expand into space in the next phase, a cosmic traveller like Thor fits right into that future.
Avengers Death Odds: 50 to 1
Apparently licenses also have the Big Green Goliath tied up in contracts, so we won’t be seeing another Marvel Films version of the Hulk anytime soon. Which means he’ll need to show up as part of a team like the Avengers or in a buddy cop type film such as Thor: Ragnarok. He’s also incredibly strong and is sure to go more than a couple of rounds with Thanos. Yet, the madder he gets, the stronger he gets and the more reckless he gets. Could Hulk go on a total rampage and pester Thanos so much that the purple-faced villain turns out the lights on the green Avenger for good?
Avengers Death Odds: 40 to 1
Poor James Buchanan Barnes. He falls off a train to his death. Loses an arm. Gets brainwashed into becoming the ultimate killing machine called The Winter Soldier. And then is framed for killing the Black Panther’s poppa. His head seems a bit clearer now and he’s got a spiffy new vibranium arm thanks to the geniuses in Wakanda. Uh uh. Bucky’s story is too intertwined with everyone and his path to redemption has only begun. He’s not going anywhere… except potentially a costume change…
Avengers Death Odds: 30 to 1
If he didn’t die in Captain America: Civil War when Vision accidentally shoots him out of the sky, partially paralyzing him, then I can’t see Marvel killing him off now. He is slightly redundant with Shell-Head, though, so if Iron Man survives this war, we may very well have seen the last of James Rhodes.
Avengers Death Odds: 20 to 1
Sam Wilson. Always there for his good buddy Captain America. He’s been a fantastic sidekick and minor character, even adding a good dose of humor to the first Ant-Man film. I can’t see the Falcon ever getting his own movie and while I love the guy, I could see Marvel putting him out to pasture. Or, if Captain America goes bye bye, the Falcon (or Winter Soldier) could be picking up the mantle just like they both did in the comics.
Avengers Death Odds: 10 to 1
Tony started it all. Not just financially but he (no pun intended) has been the heart of the Avengers ever since he realized his own weapons were being sold to the enemy, and he had Stark Industries stop manufacturing weapons. He changed his tune and stepped onto the road to peace. Robert Downy Jr. was born to play Tony Stark and he has nailed it every step of the way. But his time is coming to an end. A sacrifice by a major character like Iron Man would really show how big the stakes are in this Infinity War. If Tony’s heart doesn’t stop beating in this film, I have a feeling it will only last one more movie.
Avengers Death Odds: 5 to 1
Just like Ant-Man, we haven’t seen hide nor hair of Hawkeye in the Avengers: Infinity War trailers. As shown in Civil War, the arrow Avenger is retired. He’s hung up his quill for good. Except, what if the entire world’s future is at stake? What if something happens to his family? Wouldn’t Clint put retirement on hold to help out his fellow teammates? Just like Brett Favre, Hawkeye can only retire so many times before his fans stop caring. I have a hunch Hawkeye’s coming back with a vengeance and while his arrow will find its mark, he’ll sacrifice his life in the process.
Avengers Death Odds: 3 to 1
Considering the Vision owes his very life to one of the Infinity Stones, and chances are that Thanos will end up with all six stones eventually, I just don’t see how Vision makes it out of this movie alive. Unless Tony somehow comes up with a slick technological way to save him, or Wanda uses some hex magic of her own, the Vision is going to be nothing more than a memory.
Avengers Death Odds: 2 to 1
It pains me to say it, but I just don’t see Captain America making it out alive. One of the greatest comic book scenes of all time is when Cap stands alone against Thanos in the Infinity Gauntlet. The trailer certainly seems to be indicating that exact scene is going to play out. Chris Evans has confirmed that post-production filming for Avengers 4 will be his last for Marvel. Does that mean Cap dies though? And does it mean he lives through Infinity War only to die in the next film? I don’t think so.
I see Captain America making the ultimate sacrifice near the end of Avengers: Infinity War. He puts his life on the line and gives it up to slow Thanos down. His death will unite every other hero on the planet to step it up and take down Thanos in Avengers 4. As for Evan’s appearance in Avengers 4? Well that could either be a simple red herring for the fans, or Cap could be showing up a number of times via flashbacks to remind everyone what they are fighting for.
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