7. New Nick Fury
Samuel L. Jackson may be alive and kicking, but I don’t expect Nick Fury to kick it with the Avengers for much longer. Now that S.H.I.E.L.D. is compromised and Nick is on the run, I expect things to get rather dangerous for him. Plus, as the partial founder of the MCU’s Avengers, it makes sense that the symbolic leader will meet his end during their biggest challenge. The Avengers are already split due to the consequences of Civil War, so it’s gonna take more than just a simple threat to reunite them. Once Thanos reaches Earth, and the Avengers see Nick get taken out, maybe Captain America and Iron Man will finally come together and cry on each other’s shoulders before reuniting.
With Nick gone, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be in need of a new super-spy. Maria Hill is the first and easiest choice, especially since she’s already been the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the comics, but she’s not the only option. Perhaps we will finally be introduced to Nick’s son, the appropriately named Nick Fury Jr., and watch the super-spy mantle get passed down to the next Fury generation.