Disney has revealed a new “Avengers: Endgame” poster in honor of the Chinese New Year as the internet is exploding with new fan theories of what is to come in Marvel’s next predicted blockbuster Avengers film.
“Avengers: Endgame” is only a few months away from its much anticipated global release to Marvel fans everywhere who are eagerly waiting to find out what happens after the cataclysmic events in “Avengers: Infinity War.” And in the meantime, Disney is celebrating the beginning of the Chinese New Year, taking place February 5, with this new poster for the film.
The poster features the “A” Avengers logo in the center with traditional Chinese patterns overlaying the design, with paper lanterns and Chinese text in the background.
It’s exciting to see Disney spreading cultural awareness by honoring this celebration of Chinese culture with this new poster. However, the poster is also continuing a much bigger conversation online of what many fans are predicting for the next film. Here is a look at a few fan theories that have been going around the internet as Marvel fans prepare themselves for the coming “Endgame” in this next movie.
Theory 1: New “Avengers: Endgame” teaser shows Thor hunting down Thanos
Earlier this week, Ladbible noted that Marvel fans took to Twitter to share a theory sparked by the new “Avengers: Endgame” teaser, released during the Super Bowl, which shows new footage of Thor in what some believe to be a familiar looking area.
At the end of “Avengers: Infinity War,” after Thanos’ great snap, he retreated to a small shack to watch the sunset. If you watch the new teaser, it shows Thor in what appears to be a very similar area, possibly identical to Thanos’ hideaway. Fans on the internet believe this might mean that Thor is now hunting Thanos all by himself.
i’m not saying this could be the same planet but thor really is coming for thanos’ ass pic.twitter.com/fOTmPr07UA
— marie (@softIoki) February 3, 2019
hold up did thor go to thanos’ farm???? pic.twitter.com/h2AUzDD5pN
— anshe | 31 (@valkyrieIoki) February 3, 2019
thor is going out to kill thanos to avenge heimdall and loki send tweet pic.twitter.com/2OuT5BVbfo
— teja (@trivksterloki) February 4, 2019
Theory 2: “Avengers: Endgame” will not see the great snap by Thanos undone
Comicbook.com reports that Reddit user Enervata thinks the heroes who disappeared during Thanos’ snap aren’t actually dead. Instead, Enervata believes they were transformed into an alternate reality to balance the multiverse.
The theory continues to say that those in this new universe, including Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Scarlet Witch, will only have “faint memories of the past,” which is how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will progress forward into Phase 4 and beyond.
Ultimately, this theory would offer an organic way to introduce the Fox-owned Marvel properties like X-Men and Fantastic Four to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although, it also has us wondering about the civilians outside of the Avengers. If this theory were true, it would leave millions of everyday people wondering if they’ll ever see their loved ones again, only to find out they’re alive and well in a parallel universe beyond their grasp.
Theory 3: A character was edited out of the “Avengers: Endgame” teaser released during the Super Bowl
Syfy reports that after the release of the latest teaser during the Super Bowl, Twitter and Reddit blew up with thoughts about an interesting space between some of the characters in two specific shots from the preview.
In the first shot (pictured below), you see there is a wider space between Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Jim Rhodes/War Machine (Don Cheadle), which has made a number of fans believe an unidentified character has been digitally removed from the image.
Similarly, this second shot (pictured below), featuring the surviving members of the Avengers (and furry Guardian) all marching single file through Avengers HQ, also appears to have a gap in the line between Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Rhodes, where someone might also have been erased.
Some could say this is just fans looking for any possible hidden gem from this teaser. However, Syfy reports that Marvel altered the trailers for “Avengers: Infinity War” to make it look as if Hulk was running into battle alongside his fellow Avengers and the Wakandans, while in the finished film it was actually Banner in the Hulkbuster armor, while he struggled with Hulk’s refusal to join the fight.
Marvel did this digital switch to mask one of the movie’s big plot points and it worked. So the possibility a character has been removed from these two shots is somewhat plausible. A possible character to fill this spot? Possibly Captain Marvel?
As of yet, there have been no newly released details of “Avengers: Endgame” besides the teaser trailer during the Super Bowl. However, all will finally be revealed when the “Avengers: Endgame” blasts onto the big screen April 25.