Even the greatest villains eventually get defeated. That hero movie troupe has held true for every single film in the MCU, and Avengers 4 will be no different. Whether or not Thanos will be beaten isn’t the question, but how he will be bested has stumped fans and prompted a slew of theories. Now, a reliable source who correctly predicted the bulk of Avengers: Infinity War is back with BIG TIME spoilers for Avengers 4, so consider yourself warned. Unsurprisingly, time travel, the quantum realm, and sacrifice from our heroes are all at the center. The source claims:
“Iron Man reassembles the Avengers and decides to build his own infinity gauntlet to undo everything Thanos did. They recruit Ant-Man to help them travel through time and space using the Quantum Realm to retrieve the infinity stones from different time periods. Thanos finds out about their plans and becomes destined to stop them. The movie revolves around the relationship between Cap and Tony.”
“At one point, Hawkeye must protect the unfinished Stark Gauntlet from Thanos’ minions. He plays an ‘instrumental’ role in Thanos’ defeat. Thor’s subplot centers on him assembling an army to challenge Thanos with the help of Captain Marvel. In leaked photos, we see Chris Evans as Cap with a stick which is supposed to be Mjolnir but with CGI added in post-production. Hulk’s subplot centers Banner and Hulk finally merging to become professor Hulk. He is the one that ultimately wields the Stark gauntlet against Thanos, losing his arm in the process. Nebula’s subplot centers on her efforts to redeem herself. At one point, she fights her murderous past self. “
“Several MCU movies are revisited such as the Avengers retrieving the power stone creating a timeline where the GOTG never came together.” “There’s a pivotal scene between Doctor Strange and a fully CGI character being shot on a secret location, with a skeleton crew, and which takes up a sizable portion of the budget”. They concluded: “Only two of the original Avengers (Cap, Stark, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow) meant to survive the movie. Cap dies. “The title was AVENGERS: INFINITY GAUNTLET at one point, but it might be changed after Zoe Saldana accidentally leaked it.”
There is a lot to unpack there. The theory reveals why Dr. Strange needed Tony Stark alive, how Ant-Man comes in, but surprisingly reveals that Tony Stark survives, something that has allegedly been refuted. Additionally, the title, Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet makes sense in context, but its similarity to Avengers: Infinity War could eventually confuse the audience, especially when both come out on digital. Think Chevy Bolt and Volt. I’d imagine the final title for Avengers 4, whenever it is revealed, will be something drastically different than Avengers: Infinity War.
Obviously, much could have changed, as reshoots are happening right now, but how much stock do you put into this leak? The source has proven reliable in the past, so there’s a good chance we’ll see exactly what he/she predicted.