Ten years ago, if you had argued that Iron Man of all things would be the most important and influential superhero film of the year – if not the most important film of the year, period – chances are that no-one would have believed you. And yet here we are, a decade in to the grand experiment that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Avengers: Infinity War, the 19th (!) film in the series and the culmination of everything that’s gone before. With enormous hype and a presumably even more enormous budget behind it, it has a lot to deliver on – but will people be satisfied?
We’re barely a month out from the release of Avengers: Infinity War, which means we’re long overdue to start guessing about what’s going to happen, what the impact on the rest of these films will be, and of course, who’s going to die.