End of April was a time of confusion for most Marvel fans.
The release of the latest film in the Avengers series was on 27 April.
Titled Avengers: Infinity War, the film is the third film in the Avengers series and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The first film that kicked off the craze for MCU was Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man.
The film features most of the superheroes from the Marvel Universe, from Iron Man/Tony Stark played by Robert Downey Jr., to Captain America, Spiderman, Black Widow, the Hulk/Dr. Banner and Doctor Strange and many more. Pitted against the mad Titan Thanos, the Avengers fight to prevent him from getting the Infinity Stones which will allow him to destroy half the universe with just a snap of his fingers. The gauntlet in which he places the stones was made by Eitri the dwarf, who is portrayed by Peter Dinklage.
However, at the end of the film, Thanos manages to procure all the Infinity Stones.
The film also has characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, like Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot and Rocket. Peter Quill’s role is played by Chris Pratt with Groot being voiced by Vin Diesel.
SPOILER ALERT: At the end of the film, most of the characters are killed after Thanos acquires all the stones. Spiderman, Peter Quill, Doctor Strange all vanish into dust along with Nick Fury, Groot, Rocket and many other characters.
Gamora is killed earlier by Thanos himself in his bid to acquire the Soul Stone.
The sequel to the film will be released in May 2019 and fans are eagerly awaiting the plot of the upcoming sequel to find out about the final fates of their favourite superheroes.
Some even came up with a theory that the sequel will be titled “Avenge Us” which is a play on the name “Avengers” and also to show how it can portray the avenging of the death of the team members like Peter Parker/Spiderman, Vision, King T’Challa / the Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch/ Wanda Maximoff, Star-Lord, Groot, Drax and many more characters who disintegrated due to Thanos’ using the Infinity Stones to decimate the population as part of his plan for a “better” future.
With most of the members of the Guardians of the Galaxy being eliminated in the movie, along with other Avengers, the remaining Avengers : Iron Man/Tony Stark, Captain America / Steve Rogers, Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff, the Hulk / Dr Bruce Banner and the other team members will unite to avenge them and even perhaps find a way of bringing them back from the void.
The sequel is still untitled and the final name has not been released yet. The cast is also expected to include Brie Larson who will portray Captain Marvel in the Captain Marvel solo film as well as in the Avengers.
The addition of the new Avenger is expected to add a new angle to the upcoming plots and perhaps even show a way for the Avengers to undo what Thanos did.
At the same time, Thanos is shown as transported into another world where meets the younger version of Gamora. This has led to speculations that he might be dead and in the afterlife world.
However, post the end credits, it was shown that “Thanos Will Return” meaning that he will reprise his role and perhaps provide the ultimate ending to the plot that unfolded out of his plans of “saving” the universe.
The disintegration of Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D was a sad moment for fans as he was the main character who had brought together the superheroes to form the Avengers team.
Marvel’s other film Deadpool has already been released and the upcoming Antman and the Wasp will hit the theatres soon.
With popular news apps on Android and iOS and more, knowing about the fan theories and ideas is very easy now. People are discussing more through more mediums.
Reaching out to more fans has become easier through social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Smartphones and messaging apps like WhatsApp also help them in communicating and forming ideas as well.
YouTube is already rife with fan teasers and speculation videos with clips from the film being used to substantiate the arguments and show ‘proofs’. This vibrant association with the film has shown the world how big a fan base Marvel has created by bringing together the heroes and showing them in a plot where they fight side by side, against the evil.
There are already a lot of fan theories circulating with videos on the internet about Avengers with some suggesting it might be about using a time travel gadget to go back in time and saving the heroes.
With the release of the upcoming films in the MCU, we can expect to get hints about what may happen in Avengers 4 and how our heroes will fare.