The Marvel Cinematic Universe has thrown fans more than a few curveballs over the years, from a brainwashed Winter Soldier killing Tony Stark's parents, to Spider-Man leaving Sony Pictures behind to fight in Civil War.
As the countdown to Avengers: Infinity War continues, it's becoming increasingly apparent that the MCU will be a very different place after Thanos has made his presence felt, but the twists are sure to keep on coming.
The shared cinematic universe is in the middle of its third phase, with a number of films still to come until it heads into the unknown.
Thor: Ragnarok is up next and the God of Thunder's solo third outing is also expected to be a game-changer for the MCU, as the protagonist teams up with the Hulk in a bid to ward off the Norse apocalypse and its harbinger, Hela.
Up next, Infinity War will break out in cinemas next year, but not before Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther makes his solo debut in February 2018.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will generate the buzz for all things pint-sized next summer, and speaking of solo debuts, Captain Marvel will be making hers in 2019 before the fourth Avengers movie caps off the phase.
It will be all change in the MCU between now and then, and you can bet this crop of films will have more than a few aces up their sleeves.