Just How Crazy Will "Avengers: Infinity Wars" Really Be?

Age of Ultron is finally out and as expected it is the best thing to ever happen in the history of the universe and will remain so, at least until 2018 comes and we get Avengers: Infinity Wars Part 1.

It has been confirmed that the Russo brothers, who helmed the excellent Winter Soldier will now be in the director's chair; it is a big chair to take, not only because you have to take the place of our lord and savior Joss Whedon, but because of just how massive this two part movie will be.

Seriously guys, I don't think you really comprehend just how big this movie will really be; this is one of those times when a two-parter is really justified.

Quick recap on the original Infinity Gauntlet comic storyline: Thanos has a big crush with Death (like, the actual physical representation of Death) and so his idea of a romantic gift for her is to gather all the Infinity Stones, become a literal god and master of the universe and wish for the dead of half the living beings in the Universe.

Naturally, everyone gets pissed off and the surviving heroes decide is to kick Thanos' ass so hard he chooses to become a farmer (yes, really). Remember the line that Thanos delivers on the Avengers post-credits scene? "To fight them would be to court Death itself." Now you get it don't you?

Everything has been building up to this;

And now, so that you can start to comprehend just how massive this movie will be, let me recap for you all of the heroes that will be actively operating on the MCU as when Infinity Wars get released..

We are not counting any unconfirmed hero that might appear on a Phase 3 movie, but this is meant to be a living article and will be updated after every MCU release, if appropriate.

And now, without further ado, let's begin this count:

The Avengers 

By the end of Age of Ultron we have two different teams of Avengers. We do not know what will happen after Civil War but what we know is that heroes listed on this section are Marvel's prime rib; if a hero has been part of The Avengers or I think he will be here on the future I will list him here.

In here we have: Iron Man, Spider Man, Vision, Hulk, Black Panther, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Ant Man (Scott Lang), Dr. Strange, Quicksilver (R.I.P.) Falcon and War Machine

MCU Total Hero Count: 14

 The Galactic Guardians

Guardians of the Galaxy introduced us to the cosmic side of the MCU and while this was our first glimpse to the cosmic marvels that await there is still much to discover. James Gunn has confirmed that his favorite hero will make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy and that it is not Nova, so at least I know that is a movie that will make me edit this list.

Anyway, Marvel´s confirmed Galactic Heroes to date are: Capitan Marvel, Star-Lord (Who?), Gamora, Groot, Rocket Racoon, Drax the Destroyer, Howard the Duck and Cosmo the Space Dog.

MCU Total Hero Count: 22

The Inhumans

Already introduced on Agents of SHIELD, the Inhumans are a pivotal part of the MCU as they will allow Marvel to explore some social issues that some think are exclusive to the X-Men, but that are already being explored through the TV Show, especially via Simmons obsession to find a "cure" for Skye's new powers.

I am sure this list will grow a lot when Agents of SHIELD season two rolls out and we see Skye complete her new task of creating super powered secret teams.

Nothing about the movie has been confirmed, but it is safe to assume it will include the Attilan Royal Family and some other Inhumans have already been introduced on the TV Show.

The Inhumans confirmed to be operating on the MCU when Infinity Wars arrives are: Black Bolt, Medusa, Maximus, Gorgon, Karnak, Lockjaw, Quake (Skye) and Lincoln.

MCU Total Hero Count: 30

The Agents

You can't spell Marvel Cinematic Universe without S.H.I.E.L.D. and even though you totally can do it we all know that the MCU is a far richer Universe because of all the spying and backstabbing that is going around.

While not technically super, the Agents of SHIELD are definitely heroes, either by providing critical intelligence to The Avengers or actually in the field this guys have shown that they are force to be reckoned with, many times.

The active special agents operating in the MCU when Infinity Wars comes out are: Melinda May, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Mockingbird, Agent 13, Phill Coulson, Peggy Carter, Nova Prime and Rhoman Dey.

MCU Total Hero Count: 39

The Street Patrol 

Yeah, we have The Avengers & SHIELD defending humanity, The Guardians of the Galaxy & Nova defending the galaxy, but who is out there on the street saving Jane Doe from a rapist? These guys.

The active fighters patrolling the streets on the MCU when Infinity Wars arrives are: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. 

MCU Total Hero Count: 43

The Redeemable Villains

 While not exactly heroes, this are the kind of villains that are worried enough for their self-preservation that when someone threatens to destroy the whole Universe, they wont hesitate to say "Well, I'm one of the suckers living in this Universe, so I might as well help the good guys, right?"

Maybe just for self preservation or maybe because of their selfish interests, but these are the villains that I can picture fighting side by side with the Avengers when Infinity Wars is on theaters: Ant Man (Hank Pym), Loki, Nebula, Winter Soldier, Yondu Udonta and The Collector.

MCU Total Hero Count: 50

The Sidekicks

What is a hero without a lovable sidekick? Who else would die to show the audience that the stakes are higher than ever? Not Robert Downey Jr, I assure you!

Throughout their solo movies all of The Avengers have assembled a great cast of sidekicks and by having Falcon, War Machine and Heimdall on Age of Ultron, Marvel has showed us that they are not afraid of letting them sit on the big boys table once in a while.

The sidekicks that will be alive and kicking when Infinity War rolls out are: Erik Selvig, Volstagg, Hogun, Heimdall, Fandral, Sif, Odin, Deathlok, Jane Foster, Pepper Pots, Night Nurse and Hellcat.

MCU Total Hero Count: 66

Yeah, at least half of these guys will die when Thanos wishes half of the Universe out of existence, but still, 32 heroes on screen? That is something really hard to manage and/or accomplish.
So now you can finally grasp just how mind bogginlgy massive Inifity Wars will be?

As the new movies and TV Shows start to roll out we will be updating this list with the latest heroes that grace the MCU.

Infinity Stone Watch

Here we will update the last known location of the Infinity Stones

Space Gem: The Tesseract, last seen on Odin's Vault.
Reality Gem: The Aether, last seen on The Collector´s Collection.
Power Gem: The Orb, last seen under Nova Corps. custody on Xandar.
Mind Gem: Loki's Scepter, last seen on The Vision's forehead.
Soul Gem: Unkown.
Time Gem: Unknown.

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