Since the announcement of Avengers: Infinity War, fans have been speculating whether or not Lady Death would make an appearance in the film.
In the Infinity Gauntlet comic miniseries from the 90s, written by Jim Starlin with art by George Pérez, Lady Death serves as a catalyst for Thanos’ actions. He had fallen in love with her and aimed to impress through his use of the Infinity Gauntlet.
Joe Russo dispelled any fan theories and speculation about her appearance at the Infinity War Press Junket:
We’re telling the story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not the Marvel Comic Universe. Like growing up I’m a huge comic book fan. I still have my entire collection, my closet. For me, I’m not interested as a director or as a comic book fan in a literal interpretation of a book. I know that story. I’ve read it. I’m not going to go to the theater and be surprised by it, We’re interested in surprising you. Borrowing elements and the mojo from it but in completing this giant mosaic of the story that’s being told in these movies, not in those books, which is why death is not in this film.
It may not be surprising to some, however, that Lady Death is not a member of the cast, seeing as the cast list is already so long and the film only has 2.5 hours to give every character the light they deserve.
Avengers: Infinity War releases in theaters this Friday, April 27th, 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War– Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.