Its long been held that Captain Marvel may be the hero of the day when it comes to defeating Thanos in Avengers 4 – but what if our new Avenger actually also died when Thanos snapped his fingers and killed half the universe?
Thats the theory put forward by one Marvel fan who believes that Avengers 4 will actually focus on our OG Avengers – Cap, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye.
We know that Captain Marvel – which releases before Avengers 4 in 2019 – will be set in the 1990s but the theory posits that her post-credits scene (come on, you know there will be one) will be set in the modern day, and will see her receiving the page that Nick Fury sent at the end of Infinity War only to see her disintegrate into dust.
This sets up more hype for Avengers 4 and subverts audience expectations as everyone is expecting Captain Marvel to swoop into Avengers 4 and save the day, writes Reddit user ChovvyChofChop.
This also lends the story to be more core-Avengers focused and have it be up to them to save the day. I believe Captain Marvel will still be in Avengers 4, possibly after the original Avengers reverse the snap, but she will not be a major player for the majority of the film.
Although plot details for A4 do remain tightly under wraps, time travel is also expected to play a large role, a theory that was given more weight when new set picture of Scarlett Johansson filming scenes for the upcoming movie showed her sporting red hair, a look which her character Black Widow had in the early Avengers movies.
This picture plus the previous set pictures of Captain America in his old uniform and what we know of Captain Marvel, time travel does seem to be the most obvious solution for reversing the devastating end of Infinity War, which saw many of our favourite superheroes bite the dust.