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The 10 characters fans think are most likely to die in ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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  • "Avengers: Endgame" is in theaters Friday, April 26, and we doubt all of our favorite heroes are going to make it out alive.
  • INSIDER surveyed 760 Marvel fans to find out who they believe is most likely going to die in the fourth "Avengers" outing.
  • People are most nervous about Captain America and Iron Man across the board. No one is expecting Captain Marvel to go anywhere.

We're not expecting everyone to make it out of "Avengers: Endgame" alive when it comes to theaters Friday, April 26.

INSIDER polled 760 Marvel fans to see who they think is the most likely to die by the movie's end. There are a lot of characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In creating our survey, we confined our choices to 32 survivors and fallen characters featured prominently on "Avengers: Endgame" posters.

As a result, Thanos was not included here as a voting option. (Personally, I don't think he's going to die. I could be totally wrong though!) We wanted to focus here on the heroes.

INSIDER asked fans to choose up to five surviving "Infinity War" characters they believe are most likely to die by the movie's end. We then asked them to select the one individual character they don't think will make it out alive. We then asked these two questions again with all 32 characters seen on the "Avengers" posters. INSIDER found that a lot of respondents decided to skip questions that involved characters who seemingly died in "Infinity War." Because of that, this list is focused around the surviving characters fans think are most likely to be killed by the end of "Endgame."

What do fans think?

They don't feel good about anyone who is close to Tony Stark. Most people think Captain Marvel, the most recent hero introduced into the MCU, is definitely safe. Keep reading to see who fans think won't make it out of "Endgame" alive ranked from least likely to most likely to be killed. At the end of our ranking, you can see the results of several questions laid out in graphs.

Who took this survey?

Respondents to our "Avengers: Endgame" survey ranged in age from under 17 to 75 and older. The largest percentage of survey takers (41.2%) were between the ages of 18 to 24. 66.5% of respondents said they always keep up with the MCU films, and 343 of our survey takers said they live outside of the US and Canada. Our survey skewed male with 473 men and 248 women responding. There were 17 persons who preferred not to respond regarding their gender. Two preferred to self-describe.

10. Bruce Banner/Hulk —13.9%

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Banner was among some of the top characters when we asked fans to select up to five characters they thought might die in "Endgame." However, only two respondents believed he will be the one character most likely to die by the movie's end.

When INSIDER asked fans who may die out of 32 characters living or lost after the events of "Infinity War," only one respondent out of 367 who decided to answer the question thought Hulk would bite the dust.

Our take: The Hulk probably isn't going anywhere. Ruffalo said in 2012 he signed on for a six-film deal. "Endgame" will mark his official fifth film. He had a cameo in "Iron Man 3." If the Hulk and Bruce Banner have patched things up in "Endgame" to work together, we'd love to see more of this new and improved Banner.

9. Thor — 14.2%

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The God of Thunder is definitely one of the most beloved characters in the MCU, but he's not one fans seem overly concerned about.

Across the board, Thor was consistently near the very bottom when we asked fans to predict who they expected to die in "Endgame." It didn't matter whether or not the characters were confirmed alive after the snap or were among those who vanished. When fans were asked to choose up to five characters they thought were most likely to die in "Endgame," Thor was positioned nine out of 16 possible responses.

Only eight respondents said they thought Thor was the one character most likely to die in "Endgame." When we asked fans what characters they would be the most upset over losing, Thor was always one of the top four heroes.

Our take: We hope Thor doesn't perish in "Endgame." His popularity skyrocketed after the evolution of his character in the hilarious "Thor: Ragnarok." Plus, according to Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there's already talk of a fourth "Thor" movie. You can't have that without Hemsworth, right?

"I heard that a pitch has happened for [another "Thor" film]," Thompson told the Los Angeles Times. "I don't know how real that intel is, but I hear that the pitch has happened. I think the idea is Taika [Waititi, who directed 'Ragnarok'] would come back."

8. Pepper Potts — 15.8%

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Fans don't think things are looking too great for Potts. When we asked about the characters in all 32 of the "Endgame" posters released, fans were less concerned about Potts and more worried for other superheroes.

58 respondents said they would be most upset by her death when they were allowed to select up to five characters who could die in "Endgame."

Our take: Paltrow's days may be numbered in the MCU, but we're not certain we'll see her killed off. The actress confirmed in February to Variety she'll be retiring from the universe after "Endgame." A trailer for "Spider-Man: Far From Home" teased Potts will still be alive in the universe, and we know the movie takes place minutes after "Endgame."

Paltrow said if she's ever needed for a flashback scene or for a day, she'll always be more than happy to step in for a day.

Read more: Fans are confused over when 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' takes place — but we already know the answer

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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