Movie Whisperer: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ – ‘Avengers 4’


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Movie and television franchises play the long-game with the viewers, putting months or years between installments. Cliffhanger endings or Easter egg after-credit scenes leave us, the fans, with unanswered questions, and many of us develop our own theories about what will come. But what if your theory is dead-on right? Who would know except those who you told? This is your chance to make sure the world gives you proper credit if you are a franchise soothsayer; put your best prediction for how Avengers: Infinity War will tie in with Avengers 4 in the comments. We will revisit the submissions as we get closer to the release of the (as yet untitled) Avengers movie (currently scheduled for May 3, 2019).

I will go first and put my prediction on the line… but first, this is the big, bad notice: it’s spoilers from here on – you have been warned.

Click to see my prediction for Avengers 4
When Thanos approaches the Scarlet Witch and Vision, she splits her focus: half on the Mind Stone in Vision’s head and half on stopping Thanos. It appears that she is successful in destroying the stone (albeit temporarily), but Avengers 4 will show that she instead drew power from the Mind Stone, merging it with her hex power and plants the idea of victory in Thanos’ mind. He sees his success (including the annihilation of his enemies), the destruction of the gauntlet and stones, and finds his own peace—in reality, the gauntlet is never completed and “the snap” never happens. Yes, this means the after-credits scene is either a red herring OR that Thanos suspects (fears) that Captain Marvel’s galactic power is out there.

We will not know how close any of us come to predicting the fate of half the universe until next year, but I will personally send a digital copy of Avengers: Infinity War to someone if they hit the nail on the head. Unless, of course, the Russo brothers, Christopher Markus, or Stephen McFeely would like to step in for a big prize.

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR.Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Photo: Film Frame ©Marvel Studios 2018

Step right up and leave your best theories in the comments. We want to hear your ideas. Or is the Marvel Cinematic Universe not your thing? Do you have a theory for Star Wars: Episode IX… watch for your chance to put your Force skills to the test before the December 20, 2019 release date.

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