Now, before I dive into this article, let me first state two things.
ONE, this is a rumor, so take it as such. As a smart reader knows, a rumor is only true when it's confirmed. This one obviously is not, so take it with a grain of salt.
TWO, there are major, major, MAJOR spoilers here. Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of not reading articles like this. But if you, like me, are trying desperately not to have things spoiled for you for the upcoming [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), then I suggest you TURN BACK NOW AND DO NOT KEEP READING.
Because Hollywood's alpha scooper, Umberto Gonzales with Heroic Hollywood, believes that someone is definitely dying in the events of Civil War...and he also knows who.
Ready for it? Last chance to click away if you don't want spoilers.
According to his sources, the character who dies in Captain America: Civil War isn't Captain America himself, as some have guessed he might if all unfolds as it does in the comics. Nor is it Iron Man. It is, instead, T'Chaka. That's right, Black Panther's dad.
Now, Gonzales doesn't want to give away how he dies or by whose hand, but suffice it to say, we can expect to see that happen.
Depending on how they use this death, it could either go a long way toward propelling other storylines forward, or it could feel a bit like a cop-out, depending.
My guess? We've not seen the last of Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaue, who is the one to kill T'Chaka in the comic books after a failed meeting with the UN to bring Wakanda into the fold. We already know he'll be in Black Panther, but it's also possible he has a cameo here, even if in name only.
What do you think? Does that make sense or do you think we'll be saying our final goodbyes to someone else?
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters on May 6, 2016.