What Might Happen in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Test your Marvel knowledge against our Avengers: Infinity War speculations!


By Katy Goh

With Disney D23 and SDCC having recently commenced, the hype for Avengers: Infinity War is at an all-time high. Given that Avengers: Infinity War is the movie where Thanos finally completes his Infinity Gauntlet by collecting all 6 Infinity Gems, and where the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and various other factions finally meet, it is anybody’s game as to what events could possibly happen in the movie.

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Do note that the movie loosely follows the events of Infinity Gauntlet instead of that in Infinity War, which is actually the sequel to Infinity Gauntlet.

Here is our take on what may happen during the movie, but be warned, potential spoilers lie ahead!

Hela may be Lady Death

One of the greatest motivations Thanos has for destroying most of the universe is to impress the apple of his eye, Lady Death. Lady Death is basically a super being and the personification of Death itself.

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However, given that the villain from Thor Ragnarok, Hela, is the goddess of Death (she even proudly proclaims it during the latest Ragnarok trailer), she may be MCU’s version of Lady Death.

It is highly unlikely that Avengers: Infinity War will introduce any new major characters due to its large ensemble. Hence, they may get Hela to take Lady Death’s place as the primary motivation for Thanos’s desire to inflict carnage upon the universe through the utilisation of the Infinity Gauntlet.

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However, given that Cate Blanchett, the actress of Hela, is not listed as part of the cast of Avengers: Infinity War, this speculation may be unlikely although it is a rather plausible theory.

Vision may die

Remember the crystal on Vision’s head? Remember where it came from? Yup, from Loki’s sceptre, which contained one of the Infinity gems, the Mind gem.

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A little backstory about the Infinity gems; they are immensely powerful stones that are tied to different aspects of the universe and each one possesses unique capabilities. The Mind gem grants its user great mental abilities such as the ability to control the minds of others and it also greatly increases the intelligence of its wielder.

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However, the gem, which currently resides on Vision’s forehead, is used to power him and possibly fuel his existence. Given that Avengers: Infinity War has Thanos completing the Infinity Gauntlet, he would need to pry the gem away from Vision, hence rendering the android deceased (or at least inactive until he gets the gem back).

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This speculation is highly probable as, based on the happenings of the movie’s exclusive trailer screened at Disney’s D23, Vision was shown to be imprisoned, possibly by Thanos. Throw in the fact that many reports state that the movie will have at least one character death and you have yourself a very plausible speculation that is just waiting to happen in the movie.

Nebula may wield the Infinity Gauntlet

In the comics, Nebula briefly wielded the Infinity Gauntlet after Thanos lost possession of it, hence becoming omnipotent for a short period of time.

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Since Nebula survived the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and is set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, it is highly possible that the substantial role she has is to wield the gauntlet and cause more mayhem for our heroes, very much like in the comics.

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We will now move on to one speculation that has already been debunked:

Adam Warlock’s appearance

Adam Warlock is a synthetic being genetically designed to be the perfect human being and comes with the standard set of superhero abilities; flight, durability, super strength etc and can also absorb and channel cosmic energy.

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Adam plays a critical role in stopping Thanos from his mass destruction of the universe in Infinity Gauntlet, hence  However, James Gunn, the director of the Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel, has denied his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War and has shelved his appearance for a later movie, possibly Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3.

Which speculation do you think will be most likely to happen? What other speculations do you have regarding the movie? Let us know in the comments below!