Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has teased killing off members of the Avengers team in the upcoming “Infinity War.”
In a cover story with EW, Feige was asked if certain characters die in the upcoming superhero ensemble — and if it happens, will they remain dead since like the comics, characters who die tend to come back?
“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 … I would just say, yes,” he said. “People need to be careful what they wish for.”
Feige added, “People always will jump to that. That’s not necessarily what we’re talking about. I talk a lot, because I’m a big-ass nerd, about ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ finale ‘All Good Things.’ That to me is one of the best series finales ever. That wasn’t about death. Picard went and played poker with the crew, something he should have done a long time ago, right?”
As for Marvel, upcoming “Infinity War” will be the culmination of big bad Thanos’ quest to collect all the Infinity Stones that have been bouncing around the universe over the past decade. Thanos (Josh Brolin) has thus far remained in the shadows, dispatching agents like Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in the first “Avengers” movie and Ronan in “Guardians of the Galaxy” to handle the search for him. But now, tired of failure, Thanos is taking matters into his own hands in a bid to use the stones to achieve true omnipotence.
At the very end of “Thor: Ragnarok” during the mid-credits scene, we saw the ship carrying Thor, Loki, Hulk, Valkyrie and the remainder of the living Asgardians snatched up by Thanos’ flagship, the Sanctuary II. Based on a few shots from the last trailer we can guess how that encounter worked out for at least Thor, Loki and Hulk.
Marvel Studios “Avengers: Infinity War” hits theaters on April 27