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|I am surprised that people were surprised that Iron Man died. After recovering from the shock of so many heroes dying at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, my immediate thought was that in the sequel they'd all come back to life because of an act of selfless sacrifice by Iron Man. They're not making anymore Iron Man movies. I figured Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson would move on, so that would do it for this version of The Avengers. Iron Man has always been portrayed as the leader and focal point of the group, so it seemed like time was up for Robert Downey Jr. This was his exit strategy.
I have no problem with Thor being played looser and for more comedy. Thor was very dull in his first two standalone movies and in the early Avengers movies as a white hat babyface. The reinvention of the character in Thor: Ragnarok as the loveable and comedic dumb jock of the Marvel Universe now has me excited to see him with the Guardians of the Galaxy, in potential Thor sequels, other crossover stuff, and perhaps as a holdover in an otherwise new Avengers team. It seems like Thor and Hulk are staying on, assuming Hemsworth and Ruffalo are up for it. A new Avengers could be built around them Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, Wasp, and perhaps other Marvel heroes ranging from people we've seen like Spider-Man or new heroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Avengers is too big of a franchise to let go of now.