It's just about time to start saying your goodbyes to some of the MCU's most popular characters. Regardless of how important they've been to the foundation - and ongoing success - of Kevin Feige's juggernaut property, Thanos has absolutely no regard for which characters fans want to see left alone in Infinity War.
The Mad Titan is singularly devoted to getting his hands on the Infinity Stones to rebalance the universe and he's clearly not going to let the spilled blood of a few heroes distract him from that agenda. And with the film-makers repeatedly assuring us all that nobody is safe, the writing is definitely on the wall.
Even assuming that Disney won't want to kill TOO many characters - because, well, they're Disney - there are definitely going to be some major casulaties when the credits roll on Infinity War. It's now just a matter of working out who is in line for the Reaper's scythe.
So who is the most and who is the least likely to bite the big one when Thanos comes calling...?
Well, we know that he's likely to be the big villain in Avengers 4 and the idea of him being killed off before he even gets a chance to completely fulfil his vow to collect all of the Infinity Stones is preposterous.
It's far more likely that Infinity War will end with Thanos in the ascendancy having shown off the devastating impact of his new powers and taking some of the huge cast of heroes out. He's sticking around, for certain.