Who will die and who will survive in Avengers: Infinity War

It looks good for Spider-Man but bad for Cap.

Looking at the poster for Avengers: Infinity War, it’s immediately apparent that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a very crowded place.

First came Iron Man, then came Hulk, and Thor and Captain America followed. Now, some 18 movies later, we’ve arrived at Infinity War, a knock-down, drag-out fight between Thanos and those Avengers, joined by all the friends they’ve made along the way, including Black Widow, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther and his Wakandan warriors, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and the underloved Hawkeye.

Because the Avengers stable has gotten so crowded, and because this movie promises to feature the baddest villain the MCU has to offer, it’s fair to wonder whether Marvel will use Infinity War to thin the ranks by killing off some of its beloved heroes. This happens all the time in comic books, but actors have contracts, and these movies make gigantic piles of money, so dispatching onscreen superheroes comes at a (literal) higher cost, which means Marvel hasn’t killed off any of its marquee heroes — yet. Infinity War is a big movie that’s banking on big moments, and it doesn’t get much bigger than a shocking, unprecedented death.

While we can’t say for sure which Marvel heroes may bite the bullet in Infinity War, you can sort of read the tea leaves based on few signs: the number of movies a hero has been in (Marvel probably won’t kill someone who was just introduced), how important they are to the Avengers (Cap is more important than Star-Lord), and what their death may do for a storyline (Iron Man dying would change the complexion of the continuous Marvel cinematic narrative in a completely different way than Drax biting the dust would).

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