We better be prepared to say goodbye to at least one of our favourite characters in the upcoming Marvel films.
The MCU has been criticised by some for not being gutsy when it comes to killing off characters, either leaving a door open for their return or finding a way to ensure that it never really happened. Well, that’s about to change.
According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, the culminating chapters Avengers: Infinity War and next year’s untitled Avengers film will indeed be the end of the road for some characters.
EW asked Fiege: One criticism you’ve gotten is when somebody dies in a Marvel movie, they tend to come back in some way. If it happens, will it be for real this time?
Feige’s response: “Yes. I mean, I could always list off the characters that we’ve killed in our movies that haven’t come back, but the big ones, which I know they’re looking at …? [Pause.] I would just say, yes. People need to be careful what they wish for.”
Okay, we just got very nervous.
Feige has been clear that these two Avengers films will be a climax of sorts for the MCU that we’ve been exploring since Iron Man kicked it all off in 2008. One thing’s for sure: things won’t be the same after Avengers 4 drops in 2019.
“With Infinity War, it’s coming to a climax, coming to a conclusion of seeds with all the MacGuffins in various movies, and with Untitled Avengers a year later, bringing what will be that first 22 movie arc to a finality. That doesn’t mean there are no movies after that. Of course not. It means the movies after that will be changed,” Feige said.
“You start to think differently about how the characters are interacting, what character’s stories are coming to a close, and what character’s stories are only just beginning. Those stories will continue. I think they’ll continue in surprisingly different and unexpected ways after these two Avengers films.”
Avengers: Infinity War will arrive in Australia on April 25 and opens in the U.S. on April 27.