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.
The Soul Stone Is In Wakanda... And Thanos Is Coming For It!
So far, the films that comprise the Marvel Cinematic Universe have revealed the locations of five of the six Infinity Stones required to complete the Infinity Gauntlet. The only Stone that’s still missing is the Soul Stone, which has led to rampant speculation about its potential hiding spots. Many fans, like ComicBook.com writer Kofi Outlaw, have identified Wakanda as the leading candidate to host the Soul Stone, with the Stone’s power serving as an explanation for Black Panther’s powers and the creation of vibranium. The trailer depicts Thanos’s army invading Wakanda, and this would definitely give them a plausible reason for doing so.
The Hulk Is In The Hulkbuster
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.
Loki Will Betray Thanos And Pay For It With His Life
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.
Thor Will Go On A Quest To Remake Mjolnir
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.