Warning; This article is based on spoilers from Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man & The Wasp.
The presently untitled Avengers 4 is going to be the 22nd movie from the MCU, and it is the concluding sequel of the highly successful Avengers: Infinity War. Avengers 4 is scheduled to release on May 3, 2019. Infinity War had a cliff-hanger ending, and it set up the next movie. The film saw Thanos succeed in his mission and killing half of the life from the Universe. There are countless interesting as well as insane theories about the film doing the rounds online. Here we present to you 8 of the most likely Avengers 4 fan theories.
X-Men will help The Avengers
This is probably the most unlikely scenario, but, you can’t rule out anything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The comic books show the X-Men playing a vital role in numerous narratives. However, they are not a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe because Fox held the movie rights for the characters. As is well-known, Disney has now acquired a lot of Fox assets including the X-Men movie rights. This has led to the speculation that the fearless mutants will be a part of the sequel. They might not necessarily be a part of the Avengers 4, but, they will be a part of some future MCU film.
Thanos wrecked time
Another fan theory suggests that Doctor Strange deliberately let Thanos acquire the Time Stone. It mentions that there is one situation which can make the heroes win and in it, Thanos has the gauntlet. There is another theory that further expands the thought that after Thanos snapped his fingers, he destroyed time. In the Doctor Strange solo movie, there are a lot of clear warnings about the dangers of toying with time. Damaging time might lead to everyone suffering great damage, including Thanos. By destroying time, he might have created a mess involving the Time Stone.
Hawkeye turns into Ronin
Hawkeye aka Clint Barton was among the most loved heroes who was missing from action in Avengers: Infinity War. His character was shown to have retired after the Avengers: Age of Ultron and Civil War. He is focused only on his family. However, various set images of the upcoming film indicate that Hawkeye will be back in a new avatar. Fans speculate that the Thanos’ snap resulted in his family’s death and he has now taken on the persona of Ronin to take revenge, just what the character did in comics.
Wong will save the day
As observed earlier, the ending of Avengers: Infinity War, various characters turned into dust. At the same time, there are various characters whose fate was left to speculation. We don’t have any idea whether these characters also turned to dust. Initially, in the movie, Wong left The Avengers after Doctor Strange was abducted. Fans believe that Wong is going to come back in Avengers 4 to help the heroes and revive Doctor Strange. It can also be a possibility that he would take the survivors to some other universe or realm. This theory suggests that Wong will be crucial in bringing back the dusted heroes.
Ayesha creates Adam Warlock
In the Infinity War comic book series, Adam Warlock has played a crucial role. There have been multiple references made about his likely introduction into the MCU, but, the studio has been refuting such thoughts. In the comic books, it was Adam Warlock who led the Avengers to victory after Thanos succeeded in his endeavor. James Gunn wanted to feature Adam Warlock in the second Guardians of the Galaxy film but had to cut it due to time limitations. However, in the post-credits scene, Ayesha created someone she named Adam. The theory indicates that this guy is Adam Warlock.
Half of the heroes are confined inside the Soul World
The Soul Stone theory is inspired by the Soul Stone/gem from Marvel Comics. In the comic books, the Soul World is located inside the Soul Stone. It is mentioned as a sort of prison. It has been confirmed that when we saw Gamora at the end of the Avengers: Infinity War, she was inside the Soul World. This theory indicates that Avengers 4 might depict two concurrent narratives. One will be the plot where the surviving heroes will have to find out a way to defeat Thanos, while the other heroes are stuck inside the Soul World and they have to find a way to get out.
The Avengers will go back in time to the battle of New York
The Avengers: Infinity War saw how Thanos got hold of all the six Infinity Stones and added them to his gauntlet. His finger snap then caused catastrophe, but, also destroyed the Infinity Gauntlet. Shortly thereafter, we see many of the heroes turn into dust. A lot of fans believe that many heroes might go back in time to repair the damage caused by Thanos’ snap. This theory is backed up by several leaked images from the movie that shows The Avengers at the Battle of New York from the original Avengers movie. According to the theory, the heroes travel back in time to destroy the Infinity Stones in a bid to stop Thanos from getting them to begin with.
Captain Marvel is essential to Thanos’ defeat
This is almost a certainty. In the Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene, we saw how Nick Fury sent a signal of distress, and the symbol seen on the device screen is the symbol of Captain Marvel. According to this theory, Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is essential to the Avengers’ success. Brie Larson will first debut as Captain Marvel in a solo movie before becoming a part of Avengers 4. Captain Marvel is based in the 1990s, and while Thanos has to deal with the Avengers, Captain Marvel is his match.
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