Probable Spoilers for Avengers 4 Leak Online
Before we get started here, this is going to have spoilers for Avengers: Infinity Warand probably for the untitled Avengers 4. So you’ve been warned.
Back in January 2017, an anonymous poster to 4chan gave a plot outline to Avengers: Infinity War that he claimed come from having insider knowledge of the project. It was largely dismissed based on some of his more outlandish claims, such as the return of the Red Skull as the keeper of the Soul Gem. When the movie came out, it mostly followed the plot of this anonymous leaker’s post. There were some differences, such as Hulk popping out of the Hulkbuster armor not happening, but that’s the sort of detail that could have changed in post-production. He got so much right, and so many details everyone found unbelievable that actually happened, that he had to have had inside information.
Well, he’s allegedly come back and brought spoilers for the still-untitled Avengers 4. The post has already disappeared from 4chan due to the way that website functions, but I’ve got the full text of the post below.
Iron Man reassembles the Avengers and decides to build his own Infinity Gauntlet to undo everything that Thanos did. They recruit Ant-Man to help them travel through time and space using the Quantum Real to retrieve the Infinity Stones from different time periods. Thanos finds out about their plans and becomes hellbent on stopping them.
The movie revolves around the relationship between Captain America and Iron Man.
At one point, Captain America and Thor fight Thanos. Timeline alterations have restored Mjolnir, and Cap wields it against Thanos to allow the others to escape, and is killed holding Thanos off.
At one point, Hawkeye must protect the unfinished Stark Gauntlet from Thanos’ minions. He plays an “instrumental” role in Thanos’ defeat.
Thor’s subplot centers on him assembling an army to challenge Thanos. Captain Marvel joins him.
Hulk’s subplot centers on Banner and Hulk finally merging to become Professor Hulk. He is the one that ultimately wields the Stark Gauntlet against Thanos, losing his arm in the process.
Nebula’s subplot centers on her efforts to redeem herself. At one point, she fights her murderous past self.
Several MCU movies are revisited and retconned (probably not permanently), such as the Avengers retrieving the Power Stone creating a timeline where the Guardians of the Galaxy never came together.
There’s a pivotal scene between Doctor Strange and a fully CGI character being shot on a secret location, with a skeleton crew, and which takes up a sizeable portion of the budget.
Only two of the original Avengers (Cap, Stark, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow) meant to survive the movie. Cap dies.
The title was AVENGERS: INFINITY GAUNTLET at one point, but it might be changed after Zoe Saldana accidentally leaked it.
This honestly sounds a lot bolder than I was expecting, especially after the first installment was basically a paint-by-numbers retelling of the comics Thanos Questand the early issues of Infinity Gauntlet. I had been telling people how Avengers: Infinity War would end since it was announced, probably before it was written, it was just that obvious.
These plot points are less obvious. I’m guessing the thing about most of the Avengers dying is a headfake; if you recall rumors about Captain America: Civil War, they filmed death scenes for multiple characters to cover up the identity of the character who really died, nobody. I’m guessing we won’t see the entire Avengers team killed off when there are cameos and sequels to be made, but someone’s death has to stick at some point, right?
If these plot points are true, I think this will be a better movie than I was expecting Avengers 4 to be, which is refreshing after 20-some odd outings with a total of 2 plot points you couldn’t have reasonably guessed during the opening credits. The merging of Hulk and Banner’s personalities is an especially exciting development, one that’s probably necessary if a solo Hulk film is in the works for Phase 4, something that’s a real possibility with Marvel announcing nine unnamed films following Spider-Man 2.