Believable Avengers: Infinity War Fan Theories That Might Just Spoil The Movie

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Avengers: Infinity War fan theories have been running rampant since the official trailer dropped at the end of November 2017. With dozens of characters and storylines merging into one epic film, there's no shortage of speculation material. The number one question on everyone's mind is likely who is going to die in Avengers: Infinity War - a brawl this big is going to produce casualties, and fans are already panicking their faves might bite the dust.

Of course, the fan theories about the new Avengers movies aren't limited solely to character deaths. In fact, there’s so many theories for Avengers 3 that there’s a good chance at least one of them is unintentionally spoiling the plot of the film. That being said, most fans still can’t help themselves from digging into the speculation, and even a little spoiling isn’t going to do anything to derail the awesomeness that will be Avengers: Infinity War.


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    Loki Will Betray Thanos And Pay For It With His Life

    Loki Will Betray Thanos And Pay For It With His Life
    Photo: Avengers: Infinity War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    The internet-shattering trailer for Infinity War sure made it look like Loki was betraying his brother Thor once again with a scene that looked like Loki handing the Tesseract over to Team Thanos. However, as with all things involving Loki, this is probably not to be trusted. Many have predicted that Loki will eventually betray Thanos and sacrifice himself for his brother, but Redditor/u/Murteza_King thinks they’ve nailed down the specific circumstances. According to their theory, Loki will pretend to hand the Tesseract over but will then turn and use it to transport the Hulk to the Sanctum Sanctorum on Earth. Murteza_King goes on to predict Loki will pay the ultimate price for giving the heroes of Earth a fighting chance.

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    The Hulk Is In The Hulkbuster

    The Hulk Is In The Hulkbuster
    Photo: Avengers: Infinity War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    There was a scene that didn't make the cut in Avengers: Age of Ultron that featured Bruce Banner hidden inside the Hulkbuster armor, making for a dramatic reveal of the Hulk... well, bustin’. However, Joss Whedon revealed the scene eventually had to be cut because it just didn’t fit. Since then, there have been theories about when that scene could feasibly show up again, and there are plenty of clues in the Infinity War trailer that suggest it won’t be much of a wait. Many, like Redditor/u/WamsyTheOneAndOnly, noticed the Hulkbuster appears to be moving and leaping similarly to the Hulk in the trailer, and there’s also a shot of Bruce Banner standing next to a severed Hulkbuster arm. This theory seems like a slam dunk.

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    Thor Will Go On A Quest To Remake Mjolnir

    Thor Will Go On A Quest To Remake Mjolnir
    Photo: Avengers: Infinity War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Of the many shocking events to occur in Thor: Ragnarok, perhaps the most surprising was the destruction of Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, at the hand of Hela. Thor just isn’t the same without his quintessential weapon, which has led many to speculate about how he’s going to get it back. IGN writer Scott Collura has a theory that a mysterious scene from the Infinity War trailer, which depicts Thor struggling mightily with some gigantic alien machinery, may in fact be showing Thor in the act of recreating Mjolnir. Perhaps that’s what he and the Guardians of the Galaxy will get up to after their impromptu meeting.

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    There Will Be A New Captain America

    There Will Be A New Captain America
    Photo: Avengers: Infinity War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Like most comic book heroes, Captain America has “died” a number of times in the pages of Marvel Comics, and various legacy heroes have stepped up to take on the mantle in his stead. Both Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier, and Sam Wilson, the Falcon, have temporarily served as replacement Captain Americas, and one of them might get the chance to do so in the MCU. Many are predicting the death of Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War, and countless fans, including legendary Marvel artist Steve McNiven, think that Bucky or Sam will pick up the shield shortly thereafter. Chris Evans’s contract does end with Avengers 4, so it’s a distinct possibility.

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    Thanos Might Just Be His Own Worst Enemy

    Thanos Might Just Be His Own Worst Enemy
    Photo: Avengers: Infinity War / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Nicholas Raymond at Screen Rant has an interesting theory pertaining to how the Avengers/Guardians are going to manage to bring down the all-powerful being. Instead of relying on their combined might to vanquish their foe, they're just going to let him take care of himself. The theory posits that Thanos's subconscious is going to lead to his downfall. In the Infinity Gauntlet comic run, Adam Warlock is able to uncover that Thanos's biggest weakness is actually his fear in believing he isn't worthy of obtaining/wielding the ultimate power offered by the Infinity Gauntlet.

    This leads him to make terrible decisions that would ultimately lead to his failure. Of course in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Adam Warlock isn't exactly available to lend a helping hand, so we might just see Dr. Strange fulfilling his same role, identifying and ultimately exploiting Thanos's weakness. 

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    Ant-Man And The Wasp Will Secretly Be In The Background Of Infinity War

    Ant-Man And The Wasp Will Secretly Be In The Background Of Infinity War
    Photo: Ant-Man and the Wasp / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    One of the two MCU films that hits theaters in between Avengers 3 and 4 is Ant-Man and the Wasp, which has led to tons of speculation about its place in the overall plot. Redditor/u/AdventurePee has a brilliant thought on the subject, as they compare Ant-Man and the Wasp to another “inbetweenquel,” Lion King 1.5. That film focuses on what Timon and Pumba were doing every time they weren’t on screen in the original Lion King, revealing all the hidden ways they influenced the plot. Perhaps Ant-Man and the Wasp will turn the same trick, and focus on all the ways the diminutive heroes secretly helped fight Thanos in Infinity War.