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Infinity Stones Obtained by Thanos Will “Cost Literal Characters” in Avengers: Infinity War

It has already been confirmed that at least one superhero will bite the dust at the hands of Thanos and his Dark Order in Avengers: Infinity War. However, the destructive quest to obtain the Infinity Stones will also leave the other defending characters in tatters.

Speaking with Screen Rant in a recent interview, co-writer Stephen McFeely revealed that the “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” will pay dearly before handing over the powerful relics in surrender.

“Every time you collect [an Infinity Stone] — I don’t mean to get into the screenwriting weeds — but every time you collect one, it can’t just be a check mark,” McFeely explained. “It has to do something characterful. It’s got to move the plot forward but it also has to have stakes and cost for literal characters at the time, so that it’s not just a shopping spree. And I think we’ve done that and boy, we’re going to wrench some emotion out of each and every one of those moments that we can.”

There are six Infinity Stones for Thanos to obtain for his Infinity Gauntlet and the following guide lays out where each of them are currently located in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The supervillain is expected to get hold of at least three of them in the first movie before continuing the journey in the concluding sequel to the saga.

There have been several fan-crafted theories to the character that will eventually be killed in Avengers: Infinity War. The most amount of votes are currently with Iron Man, particularly when considering that actor Robert Downey Jr. has expressed no desire to reprise the role in the future. This may offer Marvel Studios the opportunity to find a new face to don the armor for potential sequels.

Avengers: Infinity War, in many ways, will be all about Thanos. The storytelling will delve into his origins, almost sympathetic reasons for causing destruction, and more. The highly anticipated movie will not just be about a supervillain in search for power to subjugate or destroy entire worlds, a synopsis that has surfaced far too many times in recent years.

Avengers: Infinity War will open in theaters on April 27, 2018. The untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.