The Marvel Cinematic Universe is not stranger to loss. The franchise has parted ways with characters such as Quicksilver, Phil Coulson (kind of), and Frigga over the years. Death has managed to overlook the Avengers barring a brush with Iron Man back in 2012, but the team won’t be so lucky moving forward.
After all, the crew has yet to meet Thanos, and Marvel Studios confirmed death follows the Titan like a shadow.
Recently, MTV was able to confirm the high-stakes nature of Avengers: Infinity War and its imminent deaths. The site caught up with co-director Joe Russo at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, and it was there the exec told fans to prepare themselves for some “intense surprises.”
"My brother [Anthony Russo] and I believe in stakes," Joe admitted. "I believe that everything has to have an end at some point in order for it to have value. The audience should be prepared."
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige did nothing to combat the claims. In fact, the producer stressed Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up will be emotional for a slew of reasons. You know, such as major character deaths.
"It'll be emotional for a lot of different reasons," Feige conceded "As all our films try to do, we want to have the laughs, we want to have the heart, we want to have the humor, and Infinity War has all of that."
For now, there is no telling which of the core Avengers may get permanently booted from the MCU. The original Infinity War and Infinity Gauntlet comics killed off dozens of superheroes only to have them later revived, but the films may not be so kind. Contracts for stars like Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. are famously running low, so the next Avengers film may choose to send off Captain America or Iron Man with a fitting death. Just, let's hope the MCU doesn't off the pair at once; Fans may not make it through the shock.
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Avengers: Infinity War and its as-yet-untitled sequel are filming back-to-back for a May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019 release, respectively.
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Avengers: Infinity War is described by Marvel Studios as the culmination of everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Iron Man in 2008. The movie is filming now under directors Anthony and Joe Russo, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The expansive confirmed cast includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bethany, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, and Josh Brolin as the villain Thanos.