The Many Unanswered Questions in Avengers: Infinity War

Who exactly are the Black Order?

Comic book fans know who the Black Order are and have been looking forward to their arrival for quite some time; they are the Children of Thanos. But that's all movie audiences will get when they see Avengers: Infinity War. A number of things about Thanos' past are explained in the movie - Infinity War is his movie, after all - but his four henchmen get no such introduction or backstory. Their origins, powers, and purpose are not addressed whatsoever, and that can lead to some confusion amongst non-comic book viewers (which make up the vast majority of moviegoers).

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It's mentioned that Gamora was once the daughter of Thanos, and that she was among Thanos' ranks when he conquered various civilizations, but nothing about the four other henchmen are explained. Sure, breaking down each villains' powers can be time-consuming and rather moot, but at least revealing their names should be a priority, given that they are integral to the story.

How does Cap's team of humans beat Black Order so easily?

The Black Order defeated two of the most powerful beings on Earth - Vision and Scarlet Witch - and then they themselves were defeated by three, non-superpowered humans, just because they were caught off guard. That doesn't make sense, and it was actually something that was brought up prior to the film's release since the particular scene in question was revealed on Good Morning America.

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With the Avengers theme song playing in the background, it was as if they didn't break a sweat defeating the Black Order. Of course, it was the first time that Steve Rogers, Black Widow, and Falcon were introduced in the movie, so the filmmakers couldn't have them lose their first fight right out of the gate.

What has Nick Fury been doing this whole time?

No one knows what Nick Fury is doing between movies. After Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he just disappeared. Sure, he showed up again in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but that was the last time anyone saw him until Infinity War's post-credits scene, and this time with Maria Hill by his side. At least her absence can be explained to her working for Stark Industries (and the Avengers).

A lot has happened since the Battle of Sokovia, including the break up of the Avengers. So, what has he been doing all this time? We know he and Hill haven't been working alongside S.H.I.E.L.D. since that particularly organization has been busy trying to save the world on the TV side. Still, at least fans know that Fury and Hill aren't out of the game yet, even if they both did perish in Infinity War. There's always Avengers 4, after all.

What have the Guardians been doing all this time?

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The Guardians of the Galaxy have been busy for the past several years, presumably saving the galaxy. But that's just an assumption. What have they really been doing all this time? A lot must've happened between the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Infinity War because Groot is now a teenager and Peter Quill and Gamora's relationship has truly taken off. That means at least a few years could've gone by, or at least one year.

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On a side note, it's weird that they're all still wearing the same clothes after all this time. Virtually every major MCU character has gotten at least one or two upgrades over the years, whereas the Guardians always wear the same clothes. They've traveled across the galaxy, but their main costumes are always the same.

What happens to the Red Skull?

After years and years wondering, fans finally found out what happened to the Red Skull. After holding the Tesseract, the Red Skull was shot out into space and landed at Vormir, where he was tasked with guiding seekers of the Soul Stone. Apparently, the Red Skull has been doing this for over 70 years, until Thanos came along and took the Stone. But what happens after?

So, once again, although we know what happened to the Red Skull following Captain America: The First Avenger, we now have to ask: what happens to the Red Skull following Infinity War? If his duty is now over, then perhaps he dies, or maybe he gets sent back to Earth.

Key Release Dates
  • 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 02, 2019
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
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