As Avengers: Infinity War draws closer, we can’t shake the nervous feeling that someone is for sure going to die. At this point – the film is less than two months away – we can’t ignore that feeling any longer.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and screenwriter Stephen McFeely seem to be doubling down on death prep, to steel viewers for the inevitable loss of some of their favorite heroes.
“It’s safe to say we will say farewell to people,” McFeely said.
“The notion of an ending, the notion of a finale, became very intriguing to us, in large part because you don’t see it that often in this particular genre,” Feige said. EW pointed out that Disney has at least 10 more Marvel movies in the pipeline, but contracts for some of the original heroes – including Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America – expire in 2019.
As Mashable pointed out in 2017, killing off the original Avengers in acts of characteristic heroism is a cleaner ending than having them disappear or retire, thereby lingering in fans’ memories with the faint hope of an elusive cameo.
So, friends, it’s time to get ready for some death. But will we ever be ready? Will anything staunch the flow of our tears when the film releases? Will we lose one Chris or two? Will we make it to Infinity War: Part 2?
Avengers: Infinity War releases April 27.