‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is the highest earning Marvel movie till date and ‘Avengers 4’ is most probably going to break this record when it releases on 3rd May 2019. But, for people who can’t wait for almost a year to find out how all (or should I say remaining) of their favourite superheroes come together and defeat Thanos, ‘Deadpool 2’ offers some respite.
It goes without saying that there are going to be spoilers for both the movies below. So if you haven’t watched either, head to the cinema then come back and read on.
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Now, let me ask you a question. What’s the plot of ‘Deadpool 2?’ Deadpool avenging his dead girlfriend? That’s a subplot at best. The plot of the movie revolves around Cable traveling back in time, to the present day, so he can kill Russell Collins before he turns evil. Pretty straightforward. Just how a comic book movie should be.
But, without knowing it, the movie may just have ended up giving the biggest spoiler for ‘Avengers 4’ yet. What is it? Read on to find out.
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Remember the scene when Cable is standing over the burnt bodies of his wife and child? He picks up his daughter’s teddy bear then turns his time-travel watch a few times before vanishing into thin air. Next thing we know, he’s in a field somewhere in the present day.
The next time we see Cable use the watch is at the end of the movie when, instead of going forward in time so he can be with his family, he goes back once more to save Deadpool. Quite the sacrifice wouldn’t you say?
If you haven’t guessed as yet, the focus here is on the time traveling watch that Cable (and later Deadpool) was wearing. It is an integral part of ‘Deadpool 2.’ But, little did we know that it was going to be an integral part of ‘Avengers 4.’ Don’t believe me? Just take a look at this picture from the sets of ‘Avengers 4.’
There are two things worth noticing here. First, Captain America is wearing what looks like his suit from the first Avengers movie. Second, notice what’s on his left hand. It looks like a timepiece. Hell, it looks awfully similar to… mind blown!
He’s not the only Avenger who’s wearing this time traveling device. Iron Man and Ant-Man have been spotted wearing the same timepiece too.
Now, compare these timepieces with the one Cable was using in ‘Deadpool 2.’
Putting two and two together, we are pretty sure that the remaining Avengers are going to go back in time in ‘Avengers 4’ in order to save the day.
This is the theory with the most meat, and as much as we would like to believe the Russo brothers are fooling us by letting out such an obvious spoiler, the chances of it being nothing more than a lead on, are slim.
Hold your horses. We’re not done yet. Before you head to the comments to vent your frustration on how much I “don’t know about the Marvel Cinematic Universe” and what a “shitty writer” I am, let me tell you that this is my opinion and you have every right to disagree.
For those of you who believe this theory to be true, here are a couple of ways things could go in ‘Avengers 4’ based on what we know and the photos that have been released from the sets.
This is the more obvious one, given what we’ve just read. The superheroes, who survived Thanos’ dreaded finger snap, go back in time using the time traveling watches to defeat Thanos before he becomes all powerful.
The only problem with this theory is that, if it turns out to be true, it takes out the very essence of ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ That movie would end up being nothing but a filler. It would be the longest con ever pulled by a production house on the audience.
Before you start complaining about how I’m stupid to say this, because every movie has consequences and if everyone is saved in ‘Avengers 4’, it doesn’t mean ‘Avengers 3’ was pointless, hear me out.
I am not saying that ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ would be a waste of time if ‘Avengers 4’ fixed everything. What I mean to say is, if ‘Avengers 4’ undoes everything that happened in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ it will be like a master reset on everything we’ve seen since ‘Avengers’, and that wouldn’t be fair to the movie-going audience.
You only reset a timeline when everyone complains about the original movies (ala X-Men). But, when everyone loves every single movie you’ve made, you can’t take yourself out of a jam by resetting the entire timeline. This is not the kind of ending that would give us satisfaction. So no, I’m not saying it’s not been done in the past, I’m saying I expect more from Marvel.
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This brings us to theory number two. Here, all the scenes we’re seeing from the Battle of New York are nothing more than BARF (Binarily Augmented Retro-Framing) enabled recreations that the remaining Avengers are using, to figure out where they went wrong and how they can defeat Thanos. If you don’t remember what BARF is, we recommend watching ‘Captain America: Civil War’ again.
The movie may not have time travel in it, but it will feature a time jump. It will take us years into the future, so that we can see the effect of Thanos’ finger snap over time. Was it actually as good for the universe as he claimed it would be? Did the remaining people actually benefit from this move?
It’s quite a serious direction to take a comic book movie in, but hey, most of the MCU audience are adults by now, right? We can handle it.
Also, with the remaining superheroes not racing against the clock to defeat Thanos, it might open up the possibility of some character development. There’s always room for that isn’t there?
On a closing note, if rumours are to be believed and ‘Avengers 4’ really is the last time we’re going to see Chris Evans or Robert Downey Jr., we’d like for them to have as much screen time as possible. Don’t agree? Follow the author on Instagram or chat with him on Twitter about what you think is going to happen in ‘Avengers 4.’