The Avengers: Infinity War trailer may have revealed a disastrous fate for the rest of the Asgardians, potentially due to an act of a main character from Thor: Ragnarok.
On Wednesday, when the Avengers: Infinity War trailer dropped, there were all kinds of takeaways and teasers to get everyone talking. From Captain America’s beard to the Hulkbuster, theories surrounded the approximately two-and-a-half minute clip.
Adding to the Infinity War speculation, there will be talk of “death” for the next five months. The same goes for the year-long gap between this film and 2019’s Avengers 4. Given all the ravage was featured in the trailer, it seems likely there will be at least one fatality. However, what if it’s a group of people?
Even though Thor: Ragnarok is one month old, here’s a spoiler warning. Before leaving, rewatch the Infinity War trailer below:
At 1:05, we see someone walking over dead bodies, which resemble the Asgardians of the extinct Asgard world, which was destroyed near the end of Ragnarok. Thor, Loki, Hulk and Valkyrie helped get the surviving Asgardians onto a ship and fly away before Asgard blew up. Everyone stood on the ship and the God of Thunder set his sights on Earth.
However, this wasn’t the end of Ragnarok. A mid-credits scene showed Thor and Loki, staring out the ship’s window until a monstrous ship — potentially Thanos’s — appeared and dwarfed theirs.
If that was the case, it’s possible Thanos attacked the Asgardian ship and blew it up — something that may have happened on Earth, given the setting of whoever it was that stepped over the dead bodies in the Infinity War trailer. This diverted Thor toward the Guardians of the Galaxy, who he appeared with at the trailer’s conclusion, in an unknown fashion.
In the midst of this, we see Loki present the Tesseract to an unknown figure, the Infinity Stone he used in The Avengers to attack Earth, in an agreement with Thanos. This confirmed a popular Ragnarok theory, that the God of Mischief stole it before leaving Asgard. Thus potentially leading to the Mad Titan finding the Asgardian ship in the mid-credits scene.
Does this presentation mean Loki realigned with Thanos? Could he have presented this Infinity Stone to someone else? If it’s the former, then the allegiance from The Avengers will return, except with Loki as the right-hand man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most dangerous villain.
If all of this is true, then the Asgardians may be the first confirmed death of Avengers: Infinity War. This may start a trend that’s featured throughout the film, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe reaches a “finale” in the next 18 months.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.