Avengers: Infinity War will be a two-part epic movie event in 2018 and 2019. It will see the collective might of the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and, potentially, the Defenders, taking on the even mightier Thanos.
The Mad Titan will be wielding the Infinity Gauntlet and the battle will be cosmic in scale. The heroic team could boast the following roster to combat the nigh-omnipotent and reality-warping villain; Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, War Machine, Falcon, Ant-Man, Wasp, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and Mantis. But it still won’t be enough.
So, with that in mind, which allies could reinforce the heroic ranks to give them a chance against a villain whose power dwarfs that of the good guys? Let’s run through ten who could be on side in time for the Infinity War movies…
Beta Ray Bill
Beta Ray Bill is a Korbinite hero in the Marvel universe who became the first character deemed worthy of wielding Mjolnir from outside the Norse/Asgardian pantheon. As a result, he was given his own enchanted weapon – Stormbreaker – by Odin.
He’s an ally of Thor’s in the comic books (after the pair got off to a hostile start) and may well appear in the MCU as early as 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok – which could well mean that he’ll stick around for the big fight in Avengers: Infinity War.
It was actually rumoured that Bill was seen in the Collector’s museum in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but that was refuted, and a skeleton shaped like a Korbinite was seen at the start of that movie on Morag, so there are hints that they exist. It would be really cool to see him, as he’s an awesome character and his introduction could potentially take the franchise in a number of directions in the future – such as towards an Annihilators movie.