Avengers: Infinity War released today and so this is what every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie since Iron Man had been leading up to. Thanos, the Mad Titan, finally comes to the earth to acquire Infinity Stones so that he could achieve his twisted goal – to destroy half the universe. If you have not seen the movie, it is a good idea to stop reading now, since this piece concerns itself with the plot of the film and what happened at the end. Proceed at your own risk.
Reading further? Okay, then. Here we go. Infinity War concluded in a shocking yet nicely muted fashion when half of the universe’s life-forms – including about half of superheroes – just disintegrated into nothing. Josh Brolin’s Thanos, the Big Bad of Marvel Cinematic Universe who is being teased for six years, basically won the battle. He achieved what he wanted. He acquired all the Infinity Stones and destroyed half the universe with a snap of his finger.
That means prominent superheroes like Black Panther, Spider-man, Doctor Strange, almost the entire Guardians of the Galaxy except for Rocket, and so on are dead. Does that mean they are dead for good or they will return? I am almost sure that they will return. It is notable that nobody in the old guard like Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Bruce Banner, Black Widow is dead, and all the characters who died were introduced in phase 2. Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Spider-man are supposed to return in their sequels. Was that just a Red Herring, to throw people off the scent? I doubt it.