WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, now in theaters nationwide.
In Avengers: Infinity War, directors Joe and Anthony Russo had the tedious task of juggling a massive ensemble cast of characters, and to their credit, they did a commendable job giving everyone an appropriate amount of screen time. However, even with a runtime of two and a half hours, there was no way the film would be able to include everyone from the previous 17 Marvel Studios films.
Still, there were a select few characters fans were absolutely expecting to see on-screen – either because of their importance to the franchise or because of where their stories left off – that were nowhere to be found. On that note, here are five characters surprisingly missing from Avengers: Infinity War: