It’s 2018 and there’s a few big movies coming up this year. Deadpool 2 came out and Black Panther just became Marvel’s fifth $1b movie, but I’m not here to talk about them (much). People around the world have waited a long time (10 years) for this movie, and it’s finally coming to the cinemas. The movie I’m talking about, is of course,
Mission Impossible: Fallout Infinity Wars!
But first, we need to talk about Black Panther.
Black Panther’s reign over America’s cinemas still hasn’t ended. Three weeks in, it’s still at the top of the charts. So what is it about Black Panther that everyone is loving?
Simply put, it’s the exploration of relationships and their conseqeunces. The movie’s full of them. There’s Black Panther’s (short) relationship with his father, the (even shorter) relationship between the dead king and the traitorous uncle, and there’s also the relationship between T’Challa and Killmonger. Of course, there’s also the ‘relationship’ between Wakanda and the wider world. Black Panther was originally written to primarily explore the father-son relationship and it shows in the movie. Anyway, that’s enough said about Black Panther … let’s look at the bigger picture (literally 🙂 )!
For those of you who don’t know, this is essentially the (first?) climax of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Fans have waited ten years for this movie to come. Essentially, there’s a being called Thanos who’s planet has been destroyed and he saw that he could’ve saved it. In vengeance, he seeks to equalise the deaths on his planey by killing billions of other people throughout the galaxy. His plan is to gather the Infinity Stones (which go on the Infinity Gauntlet), a collection of seven Stones which grant immense (literally godly) power to their owner. Currently, they’re scattered throughout the Universe. The Collector has one, Thanos has some, and Vision (an artificial being) has one. In his quest for the Infinity Stones, Thanos will need to take Vision’s Infinity Stone. Unfortunately, Vision is currently on Earth, which is why Thanos is coming to Earth. However, Vision is allied with the Avengers, so there will be some problems for Thanos. (SPOILER) As could be seen in the post-credits scene of Black Panther, Wakanda is finally revealing itself to the wider world. As Thanos will stop at nothing to take Vision’s Infinity Stone, the Avengers will need to retreat to (and fight Thanos) in the safest place on the planet. This means that the final fight of the MCU between the Avengers and Thanos will take place in the land of the nation of the Wakanda.
The big question everyone is asking is: Who’s going to die?
Here, I’m going to share my theories with all of you (be sure to tell me what you think in the comments!).
Vision: In the trailer, Thanos is clearly shown to be extracting Vision’s Infinity Stone from his forehead. Clearly, Vision won’t make it. However, it could be that Vision doesn’t need his Infinity Stone to survive, so maybe he won’t die.
Captain America: He’s lived for too long. He nearly died in Captain America: Civil War when fighting Iron Man. Also, his contract with Marvel expires after Infinity Wars, suggesting that he won’t appear afterwards, implying that he’ll die. (Theory about Bucky (or White Wolf, as he’s called now): Bucky won’t die in Infinity Wars but he will probably go mad with grief at Cap’s death and will do something rash in Part 2, leading to his death).
Star Lord: He’s already starred in two Volumes of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and honestly speaking, doesn’t play an important role in the MCU, meaning he’s dispensable.
Hulk: I know this sounds very sad. Hulk is pretty much one of the earliest superheroes to have had a film by Marvel. Sadly, I think this time, the ‘Hulk Smash’ may not be enough.
Hawkeye: I know he’s technically just an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. But he doesn’t play an important role in any of the movies so he’s not really needed.
Anyway, these are just my thoughtd! Be sure to leave your opinions and your thoughts on who will die in the comments below. Thanks!