Top 5 Ways Infinity War Changed the MCU Forever

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Script written by Nick Spake This cinematic universe will never be the same. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 5 Ways Infinity War Changed the MCU FOREVER. For this list, we’re taking a look at major plot details from Avengers: Infinity War that drastically shook up the MCU’s status quo. This should be a given, but spoiler alert!
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Top 10 Infinity War Changed the MCU FOREVER


This cinematic universe will never be the same. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 5 Ways Infinity War Changed the MCU FOREVER.

For this list, we’re taking a look at major plot details from “Avengers: Infinity War” that drastically shook up the MCU’s status quo. This should be a given, but spoiler alert!

#5: Thor’s Got a New Weapon


The God of Thunder lost a lot in “Thor: Ragnarok,” including his hammer. Thor suffered an even greater loss in “Infinity War” with the deaths of numerous Asgardians aboard his spacecraft. Hell-bent on stopping Thanos, Thor sets out to make a weapon on par with Mjolnir. Along with Groot and Rabbit – um, we mean Rocket – Thor travels to Nidavellir and enlists the help of a giant dwarf named Eitri. Together, our heroes forge a battle-axe dubbed Stormbreaker. Thor actually comes close to slaying Thanos with his new weapon. If only he had aimed for the head. Nevertheless, Stormbreaker is sure to come in handy again in “Avengers 4.”

#4: Saving Tony Stark


For a second there, it looked like Tony Stark was done for. Although Doctor Strange spends much of the movie protecting the Time Stone at all cost, he gives it up in order to prevent Thanos from killing Tony Stark. Although Tony’s life is spared, this decision puts countless others in jeopardy - half of all life in the universe, to be exact. As risky as this gamble might’ve been, Strange only foresaw one possible future where Thanos actually loses. With Strange’s final words being, “It was the only way,” we can assume that Tony is integral to Thanos’ defeat.

#3: Captain Marvel Is Coming


Before Nick Fury completely disintegrates in a post-credits scene, he uses his final moments to send out a signal. While Fury doesn’t say who he’s trying to contact, the star symbol on his transmitter pretty much spells it out to the audience. Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, will become the MCU’s first heroine to helm a solo movie. Set in the 1990s, this film will not only find Captain Marvel in the middle of an intergalactic war, but also explore a younger Nick Fury’s introduction to the world of superheroes. Aside from providing some much-needed backstory, this film will set the stage for “Avengers 4” where Captain Marvel is destined to play another important role.

#2: Characters Who Died Before the Snap


The grand finale saw many fan favorites bite the dust, pun intended. Before we get to that, however, let’s talk about all the characters Thanos killed before snapping his fingers. “Infinity War” opened with a bang as Heimdall was killed while saving the Hulk and Loki had the life choked out of him. If you think the God of Mischief has another resurrection up his sleeve, Thanos would beg to differ. There wasn’t a dry eye in the theater when Thanos sacrificed Gamora to achieve the Soul Stone. Then to complete the Gauntlet, Thanos ripped the Mind Stone out of Vision’s head. We all know Thanos will return, but the same can’t be guaranteed for these characters.

#1: Half of the Universe Is Gone


Now that’s a cliffhanger! In one fell swoop, Thanos wiped out half of all life in the universe. The lengthy list of casualties included Black Panther, Drax, Doctor Strange, Falcon, Groot, Maria Hill, Nick Fury, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, and the Winter Soldier. Despite the fact that many if not all of these characters probably won’t stay dead, especially since some of them have sequels on the horizon, something as traumatic as this will certainly have a continued effect long after Avengers 4. Even if the remaining Avengers find a way to bring them back, though, such an endeavor would likely come with great sacrifice. In any case, the MCU is going to look a lot different as it enters its fourth phase.
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