While there are still three movies on the docket before the next Avengers movie is released in theaters, the hype for Marvel Studios’ next blockbuster crossover event continues to build.
The cast list for Avengers: Infinity War seems to include every major hero that has been featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, and mastermind Kevin Feige has said this and the still-untitled Avengers 4 will serve as the culmination of every movie thus far.
But that doesn’t mean every character we’ve come to know and love over the past decade will ride off into the sunset, as Feige’s comments seem to indicate that some might end up meeting their doom in the battle against Thanos.
In an interview with JoBlo, when asked if Infinity War would serve as the final chapter to some characters’ stories, Feige bluntly stated, “Yes.” He later expanded on that.
“We have another two years of hard work to even finish these movies,” Feige said. “And they [the actors] have a lot of hard work to do, so that’s all we’re thinking about, is completing those and delivering on the promise of those. Where it goes beyond that, we’ll see.”
It’s not entirely surprising that Infinity War would carry some high stakes, and the deaths of a character or two would certainly contribute to that. And when it comes to the power of Infinity Stones, nothing is ever set in stone.
But we can’t help but feel there is some unfinished business for some characters — is Black Widow going to bite it before she ever gets a solo film? We hope not, that’s just a waste of potential.
We’ll learn more as we get closer to the release date for Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018.
I see the end of Iron Man as Robert Downey Jr. has said many times that he wants to finish the character.