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'Avengers: Infinity War' Deaths Might Include Major Characters

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OK, MCU stans, prepare yourselves for some pretty harsh news: It's rumored that Avengers: Infinity War deaths may include one (or more) of our fave superheroes. GASP*

UHM, WHAT? Excuse me while I Hulk-smash my laptop and scream, "KEEP IT, MARVEL."

For a while now we have all been anxiously awaiting the release of Avengers: Infinity War, which is set to hit theaters in May 2018, and, of course, we've been soaking up every single detail we can about the feature. But recently, one of the directors of Infinity War, Joe Russo, admitted the audience needs to be ready for death when the film finally debuts, and now I'm not sure what to feel. Russo told Cinema Blend,

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.

Yea, I'm not sure how to feel right about now either. Though the director doesn't *outwardly* say any major character will die (we all know how secretive Marvel likes to be), his ominous quote and the hype around Thanos's role in Infinity War are pretty indicative that we should prepare ourselves for anything.

Thanos and his Black Order are a pretty powerful team of super villains, so really the chances of everyone surviving Infinity War don't seem great, TBH. Obviously the battles we'll see are going to be EPIC, but, the question now is: Which character could Marvel possibly give the axe to?! Spider-Man? No. Captain Marvel? I can't. Black Widow? Please, just stop. IRON MAN? THIS IS JUST TOO MUCH.

Though we have seen some pretty OMG moments in Marvel films over the years, we have never seen a major death — only secondary characters like Frigga and Quicksilver — so it seems like Anthony and Joe Russo are ready to up the stakes and leave fans shook.