The Avengers: Infinity War movies (which will, of course, be renamed before they’re released) are coming in 2018 and 2019, respectively – and that’s something everyone can admit to looking forward to.
According to directors Joe and Anthony Russo, the two-part epic Marvel Cinematic Universe event will feature a whopping 67 (sixty-seven!) characters – but that doesn’t mean that everyone you might be expecting will appear.
In this article, we’ll run through the characters that we’d like to see in the movies, for various reasons, but who won’t end up appearing, also for various reasons.
Note that we’re still holding out some hope that the MCU’s television characters will appear in some capacity – the likes of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Defenders – so don’t expect to find them on this list.
Here are ten characters we’d love to see in Avengers: Infinity War who won’t actually appear.
In the Infinity Gauntlet comic book arc, when Thanos tried to conquer the universe using the Infinity Gems, he did so to impress the “woman” he loved, Mistress Death – the personification of the concept of death in the Marvel universe.
Having that character appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe might be a step too far. Sure, we’ve had talking raccoons, walking humanoid trees, frozen super soldiers and Asgardian demigods, but bringing in a character who controls all of the life and death in the universe could be a bit too over-the-top for the considerably more grounded live action MCU.
Hela – Asgard’s own more watered-down goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett – is likely to replace her as Thanos’ love interest and ally in the Infinity War movies. And we’re more than okay with that.
Now, on to a character who’s already a huge movie star, but not in the MCU.