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Expect Permanent Deaths For AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Warning: potential spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.

In the comic book realm, Thanos set out to kill half of the universe because he was literally in love with the female manifestation of Death. Thanos’ end goal is largely the same in Avengers: Infinity War, even if his motivations have been tweaked slightly. The Mad Titan wants to be a god, and it may take everything Earth’s mightiest heroes have to stop him—even their lives. In the new Infinity War cover story for Entertainment Weekly, Marvel’s Kevin Feige warned fans to be “careful what they wish for” regarding the major character deaths to come. Today’s Nerdist News is taking fresh odds on which characters will make it out alive!

Join guest host and the man who puts the dead in Deadpool, Hector Navarro, as he makes the case for who will live and who will die. But first, we have to mention that we agree with Feige’s point about satisfying finales offering more than just death, specifically Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s “All Good Things.” So, don’t expect Infinity War to be a slaughter house. However, Feige did indicate that any hero who dies in the movie would be permanently gone.

Fortunately, we have a pretty good idea about who’s safe from the carnage. Disney would have to be crazy to kill off Black Panther after his recent box office ascension. Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Widow, and probably Doctor Strange are all in line for sequels, so they’re likely to stick around. Even Thor is a pretty strong candidate for survival. Chris Hemsworth keeps saying he’s done with the MCU unless he likes the script, but we think the allure of another sequel with the flavor of Thor: Ragnarok could bring him back.

Who does that leave? War Machine has already been killed off in the comics, so he’s potentially expendable. Nebula’s story begins and ends with Thanos, so she will probably not survive this encounter. Vision may be rendered “inert” when Thanos inevitably gets his hands on the Mind Stone, but we think he’ll be back. Hawkeye is looking very iffy, especially since he has no solo films on the horizon. But the biggest targets are clearly on the backs of Iron Man and Captain America. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans have both expressed a desire to move on from their respective roles, and Bucky Barnes could step up to become the new Cap if Steve Rogers falls in battle.

Who do you think will die in Avengers: Infinity War? Share your predictions below!

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