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The Russo Brothers Also Love the Weirdest, Crudest Theory About Thanos’ Defeat in Avengers: Endgame

Yes, that one.

Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet

In a pre-Avengers: Endgame world, the theory is king. From serious speculation to wild YouTube videos, everyone’s got a favorite way for the Avengers to finally take down Thanos in Marvel’s massive (sort of) finale, and the best theory is the weirdest, crudest one. Yes, the hip theory is now that Ant-Man will shrink down to a tiny size, crawl up Thanos’s ass, and then get really big really fast, therefore causing Thanos to blow up from the inside out.

This is where we’re at on the hype machine for Endgame, though it’s worth noting that this theory has been around for a while, and Paul Rudd was even asked about it on the press tour for Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Josh Brolin, Thanos himself, has also weighed in on the theory, posting a video of himself on the toilet with the hashtag #flushanantman. You can check it out on Vanity Fair here.

Now, the Russo brothers have put their two cents in. Their current Instagram icon is a Venn diagram representing Thanos’s ass, with Ant-Man at the intersection. Yes, this is real life. We have photographic evidence that it happened!

The Russo Brothers made their Instagram icon a tribute to one wild Thanos theory.

Now, I wouldn’t get anyone’s hopes up that Ant-Man will save the day by going on a booty adventure, but it’s great to see people having so much fun with this, including the stars and directors of the film. What started as a Twitter joke is now the current meme du jour, and I love it. I really, really do. It’s funny and weird and absolutely what the fandom needs before the emotional apocalypse that Endgame will undoubtably cause.

I can only hope more excellent memes are born out of this idea, and I’m loving all the tweets about it. Do you think Ant-Man needs to save the day by boldly going where no Avenger has gone before, or would Thanos survive that kind of snap? Let us know in the comments.

(image: Marvel Entertainment)

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