Where is Valkyrie?
Avengers: Infinity War takes place right after the events of Thor: Ragnarok, which begs the question, where is Valkyrie? She's one of the most powerful Asgardians out there, and she was present aboard Thor's ship when they departed on their journey to Earth. They didn't get there, of course, and the only people audiences saw among the wreckage of the ship was Thor, Loki, and Heimdall. Did Valkyrie die, or did she abandon ship beforehand? What happened?
And along those lines, where are Korg and Miek? It's certainly possible that all three of them could've perished at some point in the opening battle (which isn't really shown in the movie). If that's the case, then not showing their bodies on screen so that audiences can acknowledge their deaths feels like a disservice, especially since Thor 3 was the direct lead into Infinity War.
Where's Lady Sif?
Another Asgardian missing from Avengers: Infinity War is Lady Sif. Jaimie Alexander didn't appear in Thor: Ragnarok due to a scheduling conflict with her NBC series, Blindspot. Alexander claimed that she wasn't given enough notice to appear in the movie, which ended up being a blessing in disguise, seeing as virtually every Asgardian was killed by Hela in Thor 3.
Still, that doesn't mean her whereabouts not being acknowledged in Infinity War should be excused. At this point, Lady Sif's location and purpose in whatever she's doing is almost as confounding as the location of the Soul Stone was. At least that got solved in an intriguing fashion.
Why did Hawkeye fight in Civil War but not Infinity War?
Hawkeye isn't in Avengers: Infinity War, despite appearing in the movie's poster at SDCC 2017. The reason is that Clint Barton struck a deal with the government to let him go home to his family in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War. That's all that was said on the matter. While the fight in Civil War was about ideals for most Avengers, the fight in Infinity War is about survival - and not just humanity's survival - which should require all hands on deck.
Sure, if this was any other movie, then it would make sense why Clint would choose to remain with his family so that he doesn't get sent back to the Raft (a prison for superpowered people). But everyone else - including everyone that fought alongside Steve Rogers in Infinity War - gave up their safety and freedom to safeguard Vision and prevent Thanos from wiping out half of all life. So, saying that Hawkeye essentially decided to stay at home simply doesn't cut it in this movie. The least they could've done is ask him.
Where are Ant-Man and Wasp during this?
Ant-Man and the Wasp aren't in Avengers: Infinity War either, primarily because they are both slated to appear in Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and The Wasp movie later this summer, which deals with the aftermath of Scott Lang's decisions to fight alongside Steve Rogers in Captain America: Civil War - against the government. Sure, Scott was formerly a criminal, but he knew that he had to keep his family safe - and that meant not signing the Sokovia Accords.
And just like what happened with Hawkeye, Ant-Man made an agreement with the government to go home, which is why he's seen wearing an ankle tracker in the first Ant-Man and The Wasp trailer. As for the Wasp, the government probably doesn't know about her and she was most likely busy looking for Janet van Dyne. So, while we can probably deduce their whereabouts by watching Ant-Man 2's trailer, what they're doing in Infinity War is still never revealed. Cap and his team obviously know about him, but they thought it best to leave him be, and if that's the case, then where exactly is he?
Why does Wong protect Sanctum Sanctorum and not go with Hulk?
Each major superhero appeared to have at least one supporting character from their movies in Infinity War. For Doctor Strange, that was Wong - a fellow sorcerer from the 2016 Doctor Strange movie. Although Wong was vital to protecting New York at the start of the film, he disappeared almost right away and wasn't heard from again. Why? Because he opted to protect the Sanctum Sanctorum instead of going after Doctor Strange and the Time Stone or, at least, helping Bruce Banner find the rest of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
There are lots of mystical items stored inside New York's Sanctum Sanctorum. So, while it makes sense that Wong would choose to stay back, that doesn't explain why he doesn't fulfill his sacred oath to protect the Time Stone above all else? Again, Doctor Strange had it, and Wong stayed in New York instead of looking for him. And what's more, Wong doesn't eventually help the Avengers in protecting Vision either - a situation that he could've easily helped with.
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018