If Hollywood has proven anything over the years, it's that nothing quite leaves people shaken like death. A beloved character meeting their untimely end is an easy way for a movie to embed itself in audience's brains forever more and keep fans talking until the end of time.
As such, it's little surprise that just about every major Hollywood blockbuster these days will feature a beloved character's demise, either obligatory or not, in the hope of scoring some easy emotional points.
This past year has seen Professor X and Logan both expire before our very eyes, Caesar journey into the great beyond and Steve Trevor take one for the team among many more, and each of these scenes proves just how effective an epic cinematic demise can be.
These 12 upcoming films, among 2018's most anticipated, are almost certain to kill off major characters in the pursuit of emotional glory, so don't be getting too attached to them now, you hear? If more than a couple of these circling-the-drain characters survive, it'll be a straight-up miracle...