“All good things” – the start of a phrase coined by the great Geoffrey Chaucer, the end of which is: “…must come to an end”. That could very well be the case when Avengers: Infinity War hits cinemas in 2018.
This past weekend was the Grand Daddy of all Comic Cons, Comic Con International. It is also known as San Diego Comic Con or SDCC. This is where fans from across the world gather to hear the latest news about their favourite fandoms. During this event, a new trailer was viewed for the upcoming blockbuster, Avengers: Infinity War.
Unfortunately I cannot link the trailer, because no legal version has been released, so as Captain America tells us, please be patient. What we do have are reports from people who saw the trailer and a few interviews of key members of the MCU. Joe Russo was interviewed by MTV and asked if there would be significant deaths in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
“My brother [Anthony Russo] and I believe in stakes. I believe that everything has to have an end at some point in order for it to have value. The audience should be prepared.”
It sure seems like a warning to me that we need to prepare ourselves for the loss of one or more of the main stays of the MCU. If I were a betting man, I might think Thor, Captain America and Iron Man are those that we need to worry the most about. From what Kevin Feige has said in the past few weeks, we can guess that Spider-Man is at least completely safe.
Speaking of the leader of the MCU, Kevin was also interviewed by MTV at SDCC and his answer was a little more vague. He is very good at revealing and yet not revealing a dang thing. Here is what he had to say about it:
“Death has been a presence in the Marvel Universe up ’till now. Thanos, on the other hand, um yes, Death follows him like a shadow.
It’ll be emotional for a lot of different reasons. As all our films try to do, we want to have the laughs, we want to have the heart, we want to have the humour, and Infinity War has all of that.”
I think fans need to prepare themselves for the loss of some big names. I fully expect Infinity War to end on a bit of a downer. Thinking like Empire Strikes Back, everyone was rescued from Cloud City, but Luke finds out Vader is his father and also loses a hand. The Rebellion is beat down a bit, and things are not going great.
That being said, it is not a bad thing if that is the way it ends. If we lose Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and/or Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), it will make the next few movies different and interesting. Also, it will be so much better when the Avengers reassemble for the as of yet untitled fourth Avengers film. In my opinion, it will be a film where they can truly avenge the loss of their fallen friends and comrades.
What do you think about the possibility of losing Captain America, Thor and/or Iron Man? Are you prepared for the worst? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.