Avengers: Infinity War is the biggest superhero movie in the world. Not only did it have more heroes and villains than any film before, it raised the stakes for future Hollywood blockbusters. Many beloved characters were killed on screen. Some are going to be resurrected for future films, but others might not. However, the fates of many characters are left unanswered. Based on comments by Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Avengers: Infinity War, here are some answers.
The film’s villain, Thanos, succeeded in collecting the all-powerful Infinity Stones and killing have the galaxy’s population. Many of our heroes turned to dust and drifted into nothingness. During interviews for Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo brothers confirmed certain characters are still alive and may show up in Avengers 4.
May Parker, the aunt of Peter Parker / Spider-Man is still alive. She recently lost her husband Ben and Peter’s death will hit her hard.
In an after credits scene we saw Maria Hill and Nick Fury turn to dust. Nick was able to send a distress signal to the yet-to-be-introduced Captain Marvel right before it happened. Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel will debut in her own film in March 2019 and will join the Avengers two-months later in May.
General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross has appeared in multiple Marvel films, including a short cameo in Avengers: Infinity War. He survived and may be the Avengers’s government liaison in the sequel.
Thor: Ragnarok’s Valkyrie was suspiciously absent from the fight against Thanos. She was not there when Loki and Heimdall sacrificed themselves at the beginning of Infinity War. According to the Russo’s, she is alive with the Asgardians Thanos defeated but did not kill.