Avengers assemble! Oh... some of you are busy? Well, can the Avengers mostly Assemble? They can? Great. Avengers: Infinity War manages the impressive feat of cramming more Marvel characters on screen than any other crossover in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but eagle-eyed viewers and hopeful fans alike will catch there are a couple key members not taking part in the battle against Thanos. But just which Avengers are missing from Infinity War, and why didn't they show up?
Finding out who's M.I.A. first means getting an accurate count of who showed up. Back in January, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth told SlashFilm there'd be 67 characters in Infinity War, then 70, then told told Postmedia it was more like 76. Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, meanwhile, pegged the number of speaking roles at 40 recently during an interview with CinemaBlend. Man, this gets confusing fast. Still, a number of characters that fans counted as extremely confirmed due to being shown in the trailer or promotional materials, present when Thanos attacked, like Valkyrie, don't actually show up in the film. So if you're not quite sure what the final listing looks like, here's the official group of Avengers sadly missing from Infinity War.