Avengers: Infinity War is nearly upon us, and the titular war is promised to claim a few casualties amongst the film’s beloved cast of characters. Before we know how that actually plays out, the cast shares how they would like to see their characters go. MTV asked several cast members how they would prefer to be offed. Vision actor Paul Bettany responded:
“This is a very morbid question. How would I like to die? A very long time from now, is how I’d like Vision to die. Very far in the future.”
Fans have been worrying about the fate of the Vision ever since Avengers: Age of Ultron. Since the character has the Mind Stone embedded right in between his eyes, and Thanos kind of wants the Mind Stone, it stands to reason that Thanos being successful means ripping it out of the Vision’s forehead. But who knows, Paul Bettany certainly seems optimistic.
Elizabeth Olsen hopes Scarlet Witch would go out more heroically than Vision.
”By saving the universe? That seems pretty dramatic.”
Benedict Cumberbatch had some fun casting doubt on whether or not Doctor Strange was really safe just because he hasn’t had a sequel yet. He made it clear that the promise “DOCTOR STRANGE WILL RETURN” at the end of his solo film doesn’t guarantee he makes it to Doctor Strange 2.
“I suppose it’d have to be a wild animal, wouldn’t it? On a safari somewhere. Maybe I just sort of invert myself by accidentally doing a spell. Just sort of turn myself inside out. It’ll be interesting. There’s lots of threats coming his way. He holds the Time Stone around his neck for a part of this film, and we know someone’s coming to get them for a big glove. You’ve seen him in Thor: Ragnarok and you know he’s in this one. That doesn’t mean you’ll see any more of him, so you’ll have to wait and see”
Robert Downey Jr. has previously said that he didn’t want to overstay his welcome in the Iron Man role. He’s been in the game for a decade now, and he’s said before he’s open to finding an ending for the character. Whether Marvel’s most iconic character could meet his fate in Infinity War is unsure, even to Downey.
“I could project all kinds of stuff. I could get into the black dog. Whatever you want. Or I could stay, spiking it in the end zone until I have to be carried off. I’m looking forward to whatever resolution is in the cards.”
The cast clearly didn’t want to point in any dangerous direction with their answers, sworn to secrecy by Marvel to keep spoilers locked up until the film’s release. It would be a shame to see too many characters bite the dust just for the sake of it, but Avengers: Infinity War does promise to be an intense, weighty conflict unlike any the characters have met before. If it were up to you, how would send off the Avengers? Let us know in the comments below or @SuperBroMovies.
Avengers: Infinity War releases in theaters on April 27th, 2018.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their superhero allies must willing to sacrifice it all in an attempt to defeat the power of Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.