Who Is Staying And Who Is Leaving The Marvel Cinematic Universe? The Fate Of Your Favorite Characters

In 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born with the release of the first Iron Man movie, starring Robert Downey Jr. Nobody could have foreseen back then just how prolific the series of films that would follow that first one would become.

There have been 23 MCU movies produced in total, with an enormous number of actors in its cast. After Avengers: Endgame the fate of many of those stars’ futures in the “universe” is now known to us. Who survived the battle with Thanos, and who is now out? Read on to see who will continue on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and expect spoilers).

Anthony Hopkins – Out

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Anthony Hopkins played Odin, Thor’s father, in three Marvel films based on his character’s son’s storyline. Oddly enough, his demise didn’t come at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, like it did for many actors on this list. Odin died at the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok in 2017.

Barring any big changes to storylines in the future, Hopkins will not return to reprise his role. That being said, a fourth Thor film is set to be released in the future, and in the world of comics, any die-hard fan will tell you: death is not a permanent thing, especially for the Allfather, Odin.