Avengers: Infinity War is said to be the most anticipated upcoming comicbook movie. As usual, Marvel Studios are playing things close to the vest. According to Elizabeth Olsen, the cast only received their individual pages of the script. In one of his scenes, Tom Holland didn't even know who he was fighting!
Given all this it's really no surprise that Infinity War is the subject of rumour and mass speculation. Recently Screen Rant posted a list of "18 Insane Avengers: Infinity War Rumours That'll Blow You Away" (click here to read the full article), here are the ones I found most interesting...
Quicksilver will be Resurrected
At the end of Age of Ultron, Pietro Maximoff gave his life to save Hawkeye and a young boy. But we all know that death doesn't seem to mean much in the MCU. According to Screen Rant, Kevin Feige has promised that Infinity War will include every hero that has appeared in the MCU. But did he just mean the ones that are still living, or literally every hero we've seen in the MCU to date? 4Chan did reveal a rumour that some characters - including Quicksilver - are expected to return. The question is, how will this affect Phil Coulson?
So how could this happen? Well there are several theories:
- Doctor Strange could use the Time Stone (A.K.A. the Eye of Agomotto) to travel back in time and save Quicksilver.
- It may be possible to use Helen Cho's Regenerative Cradle to revive him.
- Much like Phil Coulson, GH.325 could be used to resurrect Quicksilver.
Thanos will Recreate Ultron
We last saw Thanos in the mid-credits scene of Age of Ultron, whilst picking up his Infinity Gauntlet he said "fine, I'll do it myself." Some fans take this to mean that someone failed him, and that that someone is Ultron. There's a theory that Thanos put a virus in the Mind Stone. The result of said virus is Ultron, who would deliver the Earth on a silver platter.
Of course it's also possible that Thanos observed the fight between the Avengers and Ultron and was quite happy to let them kill each other, leaving the planet defenceless. But it would certainly explain how, despite not having a working interface Ultron came to be. It may also explain how Baron von Strucker was able to use Loki's sceptre to imbue Wanda and Pietro Maximoff with their powers.
It's believed that Thanos will recreate Ultron so that he can acquire the Mind Stone for him. Will that tie in with the rumour that Vision may become human? Or is that something completely unrelated?
How do you feel about seeing more of the vibranium behemoth that makes cities fly?
Red Skull will Return
If there's one thing in the MCU we can't definitively be sure of, it's whether the Red Skull is dead. We last saw him on the flight deck of the Valkyrie, holding the Tesseract as he seemingly disintegrated. But it was Hawkeye that pointed out in Avengers Assemble that "the cube is a doorway to the other end of space", making it possible that Red Skull was simply transported to a distant part of the galaxy.
Thanos would certainly be capable of returning Red Skull to Earth. He may be impressed by Red Skull's ability to wield the power of the Tesseract, especially considering he's one of the few humans who could.
Some believe that Red Skull evolved into Thanos during his travels through time and space. I'm not so sure about this, but anything seems possible when one or more Infinity Stones are involved.
In an interview, Samuel L. Jackson was asked whether we'll see Nick Fury in Black Panther. He said "no", adding "you didn't see me in Civil War, I'm still out there trying to figure out what, you know, the Skull is going to...". It was at this point he was cut off by the interviewer, but did Jackson accidentally let slip about the return of the Red Skull?
Would you like to see Steve Rogers cross paths with his old, red-headed nemesis again?
Captain America will Transition to Nomad and a New Cap will Take Over
According to the Russos, the dropping of his shield represented Rogers letting go of his identity as Captain America. The first poster for Infinity War and the image of a bearded Rogers confirmed for many fans that he will transition to his new identity as (the country-less) 'Nomad'.
Who - if anyone - will take up the mantle? The fan favourites are Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson, both of whom have done so in the comics. They are both skilled warriors who have fought side by side with Rogers. Bucky is a super soldier with a robotic arm and he's handy with the shield. This could offer a real chance at redemption for Bucky, but he does still have a head full of Hydra! Sam on the other hand has stood by Rogers for years, he supports what Cap stands for and he's also a great pilot, but he isn't enhanced in any way.
The problem is both of them sided with Rogers in Civil War, meaning the two groups would have to re-team in order for either of them to be eligible for the role. Tony would also have to forgive Bucky for what he did to his parents and Sam for what happened to Rhodey.
Who would you like to see in the Captain America role? Or would you prefer they left the position vacant?
Thanos Will Resurrect All Dead Villains
According to some rumours, Thanos will be able to use the Infinity Stones to really mess with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One such theory suggests he will manipulate time and reality to resurrect all of the villains that have troubled our heroes through the years - on Earth and throughout the galaxy. Another suggests he'll do it accidentally, could this explain the return of a few dead heroes - like the aforementioned Quicksilver?
As you've probably noticed, there are a few resurrection theories. In fact, the MCU is well known for it, but certainly not on this scale. These villains may have been defeated individually, but together they may pose a considerably greater challenge. Either that, or Thanos will have a hell of a time getting them to fall in line!
With all of the heroes and now potentially all of the villains, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4 are starting to look a little crowded!
Check out Screen Rant's article "18 Insane Avengers: Infinity War Rumours That'll Blow You Away" here. Have you heard any crazy rumours about Avengers: Infinity War? Let us know by leaving a comment below or find us on Facebook and Twitter.