The year 2017 will, without question, be a superhero year. Over the course of the next 12 months, the theaters will be full of amazing comic book movies. However, the stakes are being raised higher than ever before. Throughout this year, many superheroes will hit the big screens. Unfortunately, not all of them have a bright future. Before we talk about the ones in danger, lets get the safe heroes out of the way to ease your minds: Spider-Man, Hulk, Doctor Strange, X-23, Superman, Aquaman, Gamora, Iron Man, Drax, Thor, Star-Lord and Wonder Woman. Now, although in the world of superheroes nobody is actually safe, they have the best shots of surviving this year. Another reason is that all of them already have sequels that are announced for the future, so it will be off beat to kill them now.
-Here are those you probably won’t see in 2018-
A Green Lantern
Rumors are that during the events of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the Green Lantern Corps will lose at least one member. They are an easy target because there are many of them. These intergalactic cops will show in some numbers considering that the bigger threat is coming from the stars. It could be Hal Jordan or Abin Sur. In the matter of fact, it could be someone else entirely, but one thing is certain; Green Lantern will not be the same in this year.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will probably bring us the death of one of the Guardians of the Galaxy team members. The one with the biggest chance of leaving us is the Rocket Raccoon. There are a couple of reasons for that. First, the main protagonist is Star-Lord, and Rocket Raccoon is nothing like him. Second, his character is not explicitly linked to the conflict with Thanos (Josh Brolin), like Gamora or Drax are. However, the fact that is probably the most important is that Rocket Raccoon is the absolute favorite among Marvel fans, and his dramatic death will have a strong influence and emotional impact on audience.
During the events of Thor: Ragnarok, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie will have a debut. Nobody knows much about her character, but she doesn’t get many chances of surviving because of the fact that Thor and the Hulk pretty much can’t die. If she does die, one thing is certain. Her death will be memorable and she will go in a blaze of glory.
We will probably have at least one dead Wolverine in March this year. The reasoning behind this is that Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is pretty exhausted and burned out and his powers are slowly beginning to fade out. In addition to that fact, Jackman has said many times that he wants to retire from the X-Men Universe. Even further, Wolverine has done so much and it will probably be a good time for him to pass the claws down to X-23 and die.
Patrick Stewart’s Charles Xavier (Professor X) is presented as an old man who is losing his abilities and powers. If you like to gamble, here is one really great tip: Put your money that Professor X will die in 2017. Fans all around the world have already put him in the hands of The Reavers. Charles, you were a dynamic father and a great mentor, but it could be that its your time to see yourself out the door. We wish you the best!