Avengers: Infinity War probably deserves the tile of ‘the movie with the most heart-breaking end of all time’. Fans of the franchise had a really hard time digesting the last five minutes of the movie. But more importantly, a sad end like that generated curiosity about how will the rest of the Avengers reverse the tragedy. Across the world, fans are still speculating and debating the theories and possible plotlines that will reverse Thanos’ finger snap and bring back our heroes. Take a look at the rumours and possibilities in Avengers 4, the title of which has not been announced yet.
1. Captain Marvel
If you sat shocked and devastated in the theatre like many fans, you must be aware of the post-credit scene where Nick Fury sends an SOS through his pager. This message was sent to none other than Captain Marvel, one of the most powerful superheroes in the universe. She is originally Carol Danvers, a brilliant pilot in the U.S. Air Force who gained superhuman abilities upon exposure to an alien device. Just to give you an idea of her abilities, Captain Marvel’s superhuman endurance makes it easy for her to travel through the quantum realm (connect the dots, if you will). Brie Larson has been officially announced to play this character and from this look, we can imagine what charm she will bring to the franchise.
2. Time Travel
The latest images from the sets of Avengers 4 hint at a new wristwatch worn by key characters which resemble the device used by Cable (in Deadpool 2) for time-travel. Apart from these images, Ant-man getting stuck in the quantum realm in Antman and the Wasp also points to a time-travel perspective as it is a place where time and space become irrelevant hence giving Ant-man the power to find and act upon a possible solution. Furthermore, in an interview, Tom Holland said that Benedict Cumberbatch has too many lines related to “quantum realm” indicating the return of Doctor Strange as well as teasing further the time-travel theory.
3. Leaked movie title?
The cinematographer on Captain America: Civil War, Winter Soldier and Avengers: Infinity War, Trent Opaloch supposedly left a huge clue on his website where he mentioned all his films along with the latest Avengers installment, ‘Avengers: End Game’. Interestingly, in Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange says “We are in the end games now” just before he drifts into thin air like all other characters. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen.
4. Death of a character
There are even rumors that Rocket Raccoon, everyone’s favorite trash panda, might sacrifice himself. Going back in the Guardian of the Galaxy Vol 2, Yondu in conversation with Rocket Raccoon, he tells him how scared and loving he really is and that his mean demeanor is just the appearance and that they both are same. Later in the film, Yondu sacrifices himself to save Peter Quill, his adopted son. If we seriously consider Yondu’s words when he says to the raccoon “you are me”, and other character similarities between the two, we might a have some bad news.
We all wondered where Clint Barton aka Hawkeye was during the events of Avengers: Infinity War. He was last seen captured by Thaddeus Ross and detained at the Raft Prison along with Falcon, Ant-Man and the Witch. However, very recently, Jeremy Renner shared this picture on his Instagram handle teasing a return in the next instalment. Let’s hope he comes back with his accurate archery, we will need every hero to battle Thanos and save the world!
6. The seventh stone
According to a Reddit user by the name of TruthOfAlecius, there is a seventh stone apart from the six infinity stones, mentioned in the comics. Called the Ego stone, it is was discovered by Loki in the Ultraverse, as depicted in the comic titled Rune/Silver. The user further says that Captain Marvel might have a strong connection to the Ego stone, which is more powerful than the other stones.
7. Loki’s fake death
Another theory making the rounds across the Internet is the one that claims that Loki, the Trickster God, faked his death in Avengers: Infinity War. Users have noticed that being right-handed, Loki wields his weapons with left hand whenever he fakes his death (as seen previously in Thor 2: The Dark World). If this is true, the idea of Loki’s survival opens up a completely different set of possibilities wherein he might be instrumental in helping Avengers reverse the tragic finger snap.