Infinity War cameos will be a-plenty, that’s for sure. Here are some that we may see and others on our wish-list.
It’s finally here. Ten years, all leading up to Marvel’s biggest movie ever. Infinity War is set to deliver in more ways than one and will be bursting at the seams with superhero talent.
According to Anthony Makie aka The Falcon, there’s a scene with 40 superheroes. FOUR-TY. FOUR ZERO. That’s almost a bajillion, if my math is correct. But that number leaves room for a few Infinity War cameos by conservative estimates.
We shouldn’t get greedy for more Infinity War cameos but Marvel is at fault for setting such a high bar. The following list goes from least likely to most likely – basically a wish list to some pretty hard to deny rumours. Heck, with the quadrillion superheroes that will appear, don’t be surprised if your name comes up on the Infinity War cameos list.
10 – Penance
Right out the gate here’s the darkest horse and longest of long shots for cameos. Robbie Baldwin aka Speedball aka Penance. This bad mamajamma was one of the best (and underrated) characters to be created in the Civil War event back in 2006. Speedball was the one who ignited the push for the Superhero Registration Act by accidentally blowing up a school in Stamford Connecticut.
The guilt of this horrendous act ate him up so much that his kinetic energy powers, which once protected him, are now harnessed by pain and released at his will. Kind of like Black Panther’s new suit from the movie.
To maximise his guilt, he made an outfit with 612 spikes (one for each life lost) with the biggest at his heart. With each blow he received, the energy blasts helped him to justify his wrong. Super dark character but it seems like Infinity War will be darker than other Marvel movies. With some not so surprising deaths on the way.
Penance was retired in the comics in 2011 so it is highly unlikely we’ll see him in Infinity War, but a man can dream can’t he?
Penance was a part of a team that’s also an outlier to show up, which brings us to…
9 – The Thunderbolts
A team of villains masquerading as do gooders. Think Legends of Tomorrow (or Suicide Squad if you’re into cruel and unusual punishment). The team has been in existence since 1995 but was most notably revived for the Civil War comics under the leadership of Baron Zemo to track down supers violating the Superhero Registration Act.
They won’t be needed for that in Infinity War but if everyone perishes or abandons hero life, these guys may just step in. Plus, if Thanos really is a tough mother lover, the Avengers may need some help in the unlikeliest of places.
With Baron Zemo still kicking about, anything is possible. Their impressive rotating roster included: Bullseye, Green Goblin, Punisher, Venom, Lady Deathstrike, General Ross (aka Red Hulk), Moonstone and even Doc Ock.
Might as well throw in the kitchen sink because all of Hollywood will eventually be absorbed into the Marvel Universe. Just like they absorbed 20th Century Fox. Which opens up possibilities for these other characters to join the fun.
8 – The X-Men
We want all of them. From Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine to Ellen Page’s Kitty Pryde. Give us all the X-Men!
Alright this is another long shot, but it would be awesome if they somehow made a two second cameo work out. Maybe just a shot of Professor X’s school for gifted children jumping into action briefly as an overhead shot. It would surely make for a nice swan song to Wolverine, even though Logan was well done. A homecoming of sorts would be too much to add for the X-Men, but it would not unwarranted being that it could be the end of the universe.
Another welcome addition to the MCU, Fox’s new step daddy, would be…
7 – Deadpool
This has to happen, right? In a cut scene? Passenger in a cab? Chimichanga stand?
R-rated, Shmar rated. Let Ryan Reynolds grace the Avengers in all his gory glory.
The power of the Merc with a Mouth, alas, may be too powerful for just that reason. The crass Deadpool character may not fit in with the MCU just yet, but again, anything is possible. I’m sure they have something up their sleeves for the very near future. Maybe even Avengers 4.
Speaking of Badasses, next on the list of Infinity War cameos is another mercenary by the name of…
6 – The Punisher
Another character bordering on the R-rated side, one Mr. Frank Castle. If the way he dealt with Jigsaw is any indication, we’re less likely to see him suit up for Infinity War. But it would sure be dandy if he did.
I bet Thanos would think twice about setting foot on our planet if Jon Bernthal were there to set a bear trap the size of an elephant in his landing zone.
The no mercy attitude is too over the top for him, so it’s yet another no go for The Punisher. But his associates could see some light on the big screen.
5 – The Defenders
Now we’re cookin’ with gas! Small screen to big screen cameos are rare in the MCU. But with the success the individual shows, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, it could happen.
Now, these guys don’t have the superpowers that the Avengers have but they could be of some assistance on street level when shizz hits the fan. The citizens will need help down below, like in 2012’s original Avengers movie, exemplified by Cap saving the people in the bank and ordering the NYPD to evacuate the area.
Defenders: Disassemble! While they’re busy taking care of the denizens in the streets, we’ll need a few space regulators up top like…
4 – Nova
The nice little tease we got in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 of the Nova Corp. was a cool surprise. But it also left us waiting to see if Nova would actually show up. He did not, but it’s a promising sign that he’ll show up soon – and what better place to do that than in Infinity War.
Space is where this whole shindig started and it’s only right that some of our space buddies get involved. Besides, earth is in the quadrant of the universe under his protection.
We could use all the help we can get down here. Including from some of Marvel’s favourite astronaut family…
3 – The Fantastic Four
Going back to Marvel’s child, 20th Century Fox, The Fantastic Four are in play and hopefully will get the proper MCU makeover soon. Now, while it’s quite a stretch (get it?), it would be a sweet little touch to have these guys in the mix. Let’s not Four-get there are four-ty heroes in one scene in Infinity War! 4-0! Fantastic! Okay, I’ll stop now.
There’s another alien we can rely on to catch a wave on the Milky Way to lend a hand, and that’s…
2 – Silver Surfer
Our buddy Norrin Radd is set to enter the MCU and it’s going to be one hell of a splash. With multiple sources reporting that the character has been added to the list of appearances, this one is a lock.
Will it just be a cameo? Will he actually surf his way around bopping villains on the head? Or will he be an observer and make way for Galactus, something no one should even be remotely thinking about being that Thanos finally made contact. Guess we’ll just have to be patient.
But there’s another confirmed character who we’ve been aching to see for a while now and that’s… drumroll please…
1 – Captain Marvel
That’s right. It’s probably common knowledge now but Alison Brie is set to blast her way into our hearts (and hopefully through Thanos’) in Infinity War.
Other Infinity War cameos will pale in comparison because the wait for a female superhero character this mighty in the MCU has been too long. She’ll be first with her own movie as well, beating out Black Widow for her own feature film.
Carol Danvers will be a pleasure to watch dismantle Thanos and his group of alien thugs, even if it takes two movies to do it.
Of course there are plenty of other Infinity War cameos that could happen, so here’s one more that’s near and dear to movie goers since the beginning.
Honorable Mentions: The Original Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The O.G.’s of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the triple threat of Nick Fury, Agent Coulson and Maria Hill. It would be nice to reunite with the people who glued this thing together, one movie at a time since 2008.
Sam Jackson has said that he’s been snubbed and hasn’t been seen since the events of Captain America: Winter Soldier, but that could change. He is, after all, the one who recruited the others. If that’s the case, his buddy Coulson and Maria Hill shouldn’t be too far behind.
As far as Infinity War cameos go, that’s the end of the line. If you’re hungry for more, check out who are the five surprisingly important characters in Avengers: Infinity War.