Infinity War Directors Reveal Which MCU Characters Survived and Died Off-Screen (Spoilers!)

Again, spoilers!

Well, I said we would, so let’s talk about ending to Avengers: Infinity War. With the snap of his fingers, Thanos used his completed Infinity Gauntlet to erase half of all beings in the universe, and created endless memes in the process. 

While we watched in horror as heroes like Bucky, Star-Lord, Groot, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man faded away into ash, we still don’t know the fate of other established MCU characters. 

Until now! In an interview with HuffPost, Infinity War directs Joe and Anthony Russo shared the fate of a number of main and supporting MCU characters that did not appear in Infinity War. We’ll split up these characters into three categories: Survived, Died, and “Spoiler.”

Here’s who made cut:


Howard the Duck 

-Joe Russo: “He survived.” 

Hooray! This confirms my theory that Avengers 4 will start with an extremely court case starring Howard. 

May Parker

-Anthony Russo: “Safe.”

Well, this just makes Peter’s death even more sad.


Actor Loki (Matt Damon) 

-Joe Russo: “Did not survive.”

Bummer. RIP to one of the best cameos in the entire MCU.

Lady Sif

-Joe Russo: “Gone.”

Sif was sadly absent from Thor: Ragnarok due to filming her show Blindspot, but even though she’s gone now, we’re hoping to somehow she her again in Phase 4. 

Betty Ross

-Joe Russo: “Gone.”

Unlike Lady Sif, I highly doubt we’ll ever see Bruce Banner’s old fling again in the MCU, but here’s hoping we do. 


Jane Foster

-Anthony Russo: “When we say spoiler, [we mean] potential spoiler.”

Per Anthony’s comment above, “spoiler” indicates the characters fate may or may not be addressed in Avengers 4. It’s possible Jane will reunite with Thor and maybe help the Avengers time travel or access the Quantum Realm, so we get why she’s a “spoiler.”


-Joe Russo: “Spoiler.”

Shuri’s fate was left super ambiguous at the end of Infinity War, and with the heroes still in Wakanda at the very end of the film, we’re sure we’ll find out immediately in Avengers 4 if she’s ok. Plus, she would then be the QUEEN OF WAKANDA, aka, my dream Phase 4 movie. 

Korg and Miek

-Joe Russo: “Spoiler.”

The fate of Ragnarok‘s breakout star and his buddy who he almost stepped on and killed has been unknown since the beginning of Infinity War. We’re to assume the duo and Valkyrie were spared by Thanos when he attacked the Asgard refugee ship, but did they make it after that? We’ll have to wait and see.


-Joe Russo: “Spoiler.”

The last thing we want is Aunt May losing her nephew and then his best friend. #prayersforned


-Joe Russo: “She’s on missions.”

-Anthony Russo:“Yeah, deep undercover.”

Hmm, well the directors make it sound like she’s very alive, but Nakia is badass and we hope she’s a part of Avengers 4

Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019


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