It’s fair to say that Marvel fans went absolutely nuts when Avengers: Infinity War was released in April 2018. Yes, fan art, fan theories and, of course, fan heartbreak (spoiler alert!) spread across the internet. And the most hotly debated topic of conversation was about what could possibly happen next, considering the position in which Infinity War left its cast of characters. Then people started to notice something mysterious… and wondered if a beloved character who’d seemingly been killed in the movie was really quite dead after all.
So what happened in the movie? Well, in short, Infinity War saw a lot of characters die. Indeed, bad guy Thanos murdered his way across the galaxy in pursuit of the Infinity Stones, killing several fan favorites in the process. Then, having gained all of the universe-controlling gems, he snapped his fingers and wiped out half the galaxy. Many more characters died, turning to dust alongside their friends, due to this.
But of course, all of those characters can’t really be dead – can they? In an effort to find answers, fans first looked to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s release schedule. And it turns out that there’s a new Spider-Man film, a second Black Panther film and the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie all still scheduled. Yet Spider-Man, Black Panther and most of the Guardians of the Galaxy died at the end of Infinity War.