It’s hard to believe that we’re less than a year away from the release of Avengers :Infinity War. Fans have been waiting to see the Avengers take on Thanos ever since the iconic Marvel villain was introduced at the end of the first Avengers film and even though we still know very little about it, Infinity War is sure to deliver an epic superhero clash for the ages. Anyone familiar with the Marvel Cinematic Universe knows that Marvel has so far been reluctant to kill off major characters, with even Captain America: Civil War sparing the lives of everyone involved. That being said, it would be ludicrous for Infinity War to not feature any character deaths given how much the previous films have built Thanos up as a nigh-unstoppable threat, so it’s safe to say that at least a few important characters aren’t going to survive.
While Marvel is absolutely not going to kill off every character on this list, these are the characters I feel are most in danger of being killed off in Infinity War or the untitled Avengers 4.
12. Nick Fury
Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has been a staple of the Marvel Cinematic Universe almost as long as Iron Man has and even though he was sidelined during the events of Civil War, he will no doubt return for Infinity War to help the Avengers defend Earth. Unfortunately, if even the likes of Thor and the Hulk have little hope of being able to go toe-to-toe with Thanos, it’s hard to imagine someone like Fury, who has no superpowers, being able to last long against the Mad Titan or his lackeys. Still, you don’t see many franchises killing someone like Samuel L. Jackson off very often, which is why I’m ranking Fury lower on this list.
Jackson’s nine film contract will be up with Avengers 4 and he has voiced his willingness to extend his contract, so he could very well be sticking around for the long term (well, longer than the near-decade he’s already spent with the franchise). That being said, killing off Nick Fury would strike a real blow to the Avengers and fans alike, and would show that Thanos means business (admittedly, this was never really in doubt).