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Avengers 4 Has Wrapped, so Let’s Speculate Wildly About This Glowing Image the Russos Tweeted

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Shooting has officially wrapped on Avengers 4: Stop Asking Us What the Title Is We Don’t Know. The Russo brothers, who directed Infinity War and Avengers 4, announced the end of the shoot with a tweet featuring a glowing object of some sort. Fans immediately took to Twitter to try and figure out the meaning behind the image.

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It’s time to break out the red string and speculate wildly over the meaning behind this mysterious image, y’all! Is it an Asgardian weapon like the Stormbreaker? Is it a sneak peek at Captain Marvel’s awesome powers? Is it a glimpse of the rumored Annihilus or another Bigger Bad entering the fray? Or is it just a lamp and we’re all reading way to much into this? Literally anything is possible.

This follows the vague image the Russos posted last month, leading to widespread internet conspiracy theories over what the Russos were trying to reveal (if anything at all):

There were several funny attempts to decipher the image, like the ones below:

It seems that even the stars of the film are unsure of how exactly the movie will resolve everything. Mark Ruffalo (who plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk) describes the plot as constantly evolving, saying “Some of [the decision making process regarding plot] is happening while we’re there, it’s pretty amazing. And we’ll shoot some stuff and a few days later come back and reshoot it cause we wanna take it in another direction. It’s a very living organism, even as we approach it being a locked picture, we’re still working on it.”

We do know that Chris Evans is likely hanging up his shield and finishing his eight year long run playing Captain America, but rumors around the rest of the Avengers cast are few and far between. It’s safe to say though, with the upcoming Black Panther 2, Spider-Man: Far From Home and the standalone Black Widow film, that those titular characters are safe.

What do you think of the glowing image that the Russos posted? Is it the key to a plot point in the final Avengers film or is it just trolling?

(via CBR, image: Marvel)

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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