**Major spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War**
For those of you who have already seen what the last 10 years of hard work from Marvel Studios have led up to, then you know how insane Avengers: Infinity War was. It’s not every day that a villain of this caliber comes along and goes off on a killing spree, eliminating some of the most unexpected and popular characters there are in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Take that, Game of Thrones!
From Doctor Strange to Black Panther, to fan favorites like Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, they all bit the dust…or turned into dust. Whatever the case, this will definitely go down in cinematic history as one of the most shocking moments in a film of all time.
But something tells us that this was all according to a master plan that has yet to be completely revealed, which is both terrifying and exciting at the same time. We’ll have to wait to see what happens as we get closer to the May 2019 release date for Avengers 4 and the Spider-Man sequel, staged to hit theaters a couple of months after, which will hopefully answer some very necessary questions that we all have.
However, in an interview with io9, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had this to say about the characters that were left alive at the end of Avengers: Infinity War,
“I think for a film series that is going on 10 years and is gearing towards a conclusion with Avengers 4, which you don’t usually have in these kind of movies, you can sort of do the math. And realize it’s the original Avengers that are left.”
He does have a point. Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, and Thor were all left standing after Thanos was able to successfully wreck half of the universe with one singular snap of his massive purple fingers. One can only assume that Hawkeye, who was not seen in Infinity War survives, considering he’s an original Avenger. Also among the living, we have heavy hitters like Captain Marvel (yet to make her debut), War Machine, Okoye, Rocket Racoon, Ant-Man and the Wasp, as well as Nebula. The original team from the first Avengers film seems like a proper way to honor the past 10 years and show that at a fundamental level the Avengers will…avenge their fallen comrades, and the Earth for that matter, when it’s truly necessary.