All The Major MCU Character Avengers: Infinity War Is Missing

Avengers: Infinity War is missing some very important characters

Avengers: Infinity War boasts an enormous cast–it’s bursting at the seams with characters both new and old. It features existing members of the Avengers teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy and the people of Wakanda. With a villain as powerful as Thanos to deal with, it makes sense that such a powerful group of individuals would be needed to stop him. But what about all of the characters who still didn’t managed to make the cut for the big new movie? This is where you should stop reading if you haven’t seen the movie, as we’re about to dive pretty deep into spoiler territory–consider yourself warned.

It could easily be argued that Infinity War included too many characters for its nearly three-hour running time. However, there were some faces fans had their hope on that were nowhere to be found. Instead, the Marvel Cinematic Universe faithful are forced to wait a year to see whether or not Thanos turned them to dust of if they’ll be able to join the fight in Avengers 4.

After watching Avenger: Infinity War too many times to count, GameSpot has come up with the definitive list of characters we were sad to see didn’t take part in the battle against the big, purple jerk. Some of them seem like smart and powerful additions to the crew; others are named Korg and we love him too much to leave him out.

Separately, there have been enough questions about one Guardians of the Galaxy side character–Kraglin–to warrant an official answer from James Gunn. Spoilers: No, he’s not in the movie, but that doesn’t mean he died during the four-year gap between Guardians 2 and Infinity War.

We don’t yet know most of the faces we’ll see in 2019’s Avengers 4–whatever it ends up being called–but the cast may have some room for expansion after Infinity War killed off so many characters when Thanos snapped his fingers. Avengers 4 arrives in theaters on May 3, 2019.


Last seen in: Thor: Ragnarok

While at least half of the surviving Asgardians were wiped out by Thanos in search of the Tesseract–and half of those turned to dust when the Mad Titan snapped his fingers, in theory–many fans were expecting Tessa Thompson’s breakout Ragnarok character to play some role in the right for the universe. Hopefully, that changes in Avengers 4.


Last seen in: Thor: Ragnarok

It’s hard to know where Infinity War could have fit Grandmaster in, but every MCU movie needs a taste of Jeff Goldblum now. Given that he’s the brother of the Collector–whose death is alluded to in the film–a case can be made for him to appear.


Last seen in: Captain America: Civil War

Hawkeye was the sad question mark looming over Infinity War. He’s an original member of the Avengers who didn’t appear. The movie explains his absence with a throwaway line–he’s under house arrest–but it really wasn’t enough. All of existence was at stake.

Laura Barton

Last seen in: Avengers: Age of Ultron

You might not have expected Laura to appear in the film. However, the actress who plays her, Linda Cardellini, appeared in a promotional photoshoot for the film. If Hawkeye is still under house arrest, chances are she’ll show up soon.


Last seen in: Captain America: Civil War

As with Hawkeye, Ant-Man is on house arrest during Infinity War. Which is unfortunate, because he would have been a useful weapon against Thanos.

The Wasp

Last seen in: Ant-Man

While Hope van Dyne’s Wasp alter ego hasn’t been properly introduced yet–it was teased in the Ant-Man post-credits sequence–Infinity War could have been an intriguing way to integrate her into the MCU. Think of what Captain America: Civil War did for Spider-Man. Now the question remains of how Ant-Man and the Wasp fit into Marvel’s timeline after Infinity War.

Hank Pym

Last seen in: Ant-Man

It’s not so much that fans were expecting Hank Pym to show up and be part of the fight against Thanos. Instead, it’s that they were told as much by Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier). In an interview to promote the film, Stan claimed he filmed a battle scene that included Michael Douglas as Hank. Perhaps he was mistaken and it was actually for Avengers 4.

Janet van Dyne

Last seen in: Ant-Man

As with her on-screen husband, Sebastian Stan also teased that Michelle Pfeiffer would be in the massive battle scene as Janet van Dyne, mother of Hope and the original Wasp. And yet, there’s no mention of her anywhere in the film.


Last seen in: Thor: Ragnarok

Like Valkyrie, Korg garnered quite a few fans in Thor: Ragnarok. What’s more, he survived the destruction of Asgard and was last seen traveling through space with Thor and the rest of the gang. However, he’s not mentioned when Thanos destroys the ship or at any point after that. He’s definitely not dead, though. Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, has confirmed that much.


Last seen in: Thor: Ragnarok

Much like his big buddy Korg, Miek is alive and well–for now, anyway. It’s just unclear exactly where he’s at. Our money is on wherever Korg wound up.

Sharon Carter (Agent 13)

Last seen in: Captain America: Civil War

The last time Sharon Carter was in the picture, she was making out with a fugitive Captain America after helping him steal government property. However, she went back to her job at the CIA. Sharon could have been an interesting source of information for Cap and the rest of the team–given that the CIA knows everything. Alas, there is no mention of her anywhere in the film.

Happy Hogan

Last seen in: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Pepper Potts, who made a cameo in Spider-Man: Homecoming, got a nice moment in Infinity War. What was missing, though, was Happy Hogan. After playing some sort of mentor to Spider-Man and acting as Tony Stark’s right-hand man for so long, it felt strange to not see him in the movie.


Last seen in: Black Panther

The Wakandan absences are the most noticeable in the movie. W’Kabi, for instance, is one of the country’s fiercest warriors–and he serves at the hand of the king. While that didn’t work out when Killmonger was reigning, it’s a little surprising he didn’t end up back on the front lines with his entire nation in danger.


Last seen in: Black Panther

Likewise, where was Nakia? In Black Panther, she showed herself to be quite a fierce warrior–which is something the Avengers and Wakanda could have used more of. While it’s possible she was on assignment in another country, her not being there was glaring.

War Rhinos

Last seen in: Black Panther

Yes, the vibranium-plated rhinos in Black Panther were silly and the CGI that brought them to life wasn’t the best. However, when you’re fighting a power as massive as the Black Order, why wouldn’t you send them into battle to mow the enormous monsters down?

Phil Coulson

Last seen in: Agents of SHIELD

Sure, Coulson has been largely banished to the Marvel TV universe. However, Clark Gregg has been announced to be bringing everyone’s favorite SHIELD agent back to the big screen in Captain Marvel. Would it have been so hard to have him in the car with Maria Hill and Nick Fury during the post-credits scene?

Nova Corp

Last seen in: Guardians of the Galaxy

When they were last seen, the Nova Corp was taking care of the Power Stone on Xandar. Of course, that’s before Thanos came to town, took the stone, the decimated half of the planet. Still, that doesn’t mean members of the Nova Corps didn’t survive–specifically Nova Prime.


Last seen in: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Though Sean Gunn appeared in Infinity War as the motion capture performer responsible for Rocket–as he’s done in both Guardians movies–his character Kraglin was nowhere in sight. That’s a bit concerning, given that he was last seen cruising through space with Star-Lord and the rest of the gang. Thankfully, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn promises Kraglin is alive and well. The MCU isn’t done with him yet.

Adam Warlock

Last mentioned in: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn made it clear before the movie released that Adam Warlock would not appear in Infinity War. Still, given the character’s connection to the Infinity Gauntlet in the comics, many fans expected he would be where the Soul Stone came from. Looks like you’ll have to wait for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to get a look at Adam.

The Defenders

Last seen in: Marvel’s Defenders

Yes, the Netflix shows take place in the MCU. No, they never crossover and probably never will. If it didn’t happen in Infinity War, the biggest entry in the MCU yet, it’s never going to happen. Let’s all collectively agree to move on.


Last seen in: Avengers: Infinity War

Alright, this is a cheat. Shuri was in Infinity War. How could she possibly be on this list? Because there simply wasn’t enough of her. While operating on Vision is an important role to play in the movie, the viewing public demands more of this amazing character.