The as-yet-unnamed Avengers 4 wrapped filming this past Friday, October 12, marking the end of an era for many actors who have been portraying a super-powered member of the Marvel crew for the better part of a decade. To mark the occasion, directors Anthony and Joe Russo continued their habit of tweeting cryptic images with text that hints at some sort of clue as to the new movie's plot...
#wrapped https://t.co/k8xCxiQL4J— Russo Brothers (@Russo Brothers)1539402841.0
What on Earth is the shiny blue shape in the Russo brothers' tweet? Fans immediately began sleuthing.
@Russo_Brothers So I darkened it and everything, and this is what a got... still have no idea. https://t.co/il0KY0bWDw— Goddess Of Sarcasm (@Goddess Of Sarcasm)1539449379.0
@Russo_Brothers I did it again, wtf is this. https://t.co/C3P3KOFi7T— Goddess Of Sarcasm (@Goddess Of Sarcasm)1539449886.0
Most remained confused, however.
@Russo_Brothers https://t.co/v0s0HFlqJ3— Ana (@Ana)1539402922.0
There were prominent theories, some more feasible than others.
@Russo_Brothers I knew it!!! https://t.co/8JxTEJPqMH— roshfaizal (@roshfaizal)1539436702.0
@Russo_Brothers Why does the shape remind me of this? I’m I just running off of that little sleep? https://t.co/8X9TfeoNcP— ||-// A L A N A ☁️💙🏳️🌈 rt link in bio (@||-// A L A N A ☁️💙🏳️🌈 rt link in bio)1539403453.0
@Russo_Brothers Proton cannon https://t.co/mVKPpxf3ng— Marvelous Murphy (@Marvelous Murphy)1539500813.0
Many seemed to believe the image was some sort of coffin or body chamber.
@Russo_Brothers Or is it maybe this I see? 👀 Is it too soon to say a resurrection for Vision? @Paul_Bettany… https://t.co/zMW872XJ45— Angel Soto (@Angel Soto)1539424034.0
@Russo_Brothers I'm guessing something familiar. (P.C. GOTG 2 PCS) https://t.co/XvXMm3iHHr— Prabhav Dhanesha (@Prabhav Dhanesha)1539491858.0
Of course, a large portion of Marvel fans found the only way they could express their perplexity was through some well-chosen images.
@Russo_Brothers https://t.co/K899krQ3OA— Cynthia (@Cynthia)1539402955.0
@Russo_Brothers AHHHHHH https://t.co/aArYXRd6MW— Jeffrey (@Jeffrey)1539402953.0
@Russo_Brothers Omg what's that.... https://t.co/Cf6nds60oa— Tony Kavin (@Tony Kavin)1539434873.0
This isn't the first time the Russo brothers have teased fans with hidden messages. In September they tweeted this image:
Look hard... https://t.co/NxI8RFh4f6— Russo Brothers (@Russo Brothers)1537365242.0
Fans then had to figure out what on earth they were supposed to be looking hard at.
@Russo_Brothers Homer? https://t.co/FoGEcKTk12— MarvelStudiosMovies (@MarvelStudiosMovies)1537368242.0
@Russo_Brothers @KindaCulty Dude.. I am up at 2am and I think I actually just discovered the real title to A4. Aven… https://t.co/nj9WxnTULJ— MisterrFriday (@MisterrFriday)1537514026.0
@Russo_Brothers We like to think of ourselves as superheroes to business travelers. We're here to get you back from… https://t.co/VIED1BwSw2— Hertz (@Hertz)1537468275.0
Perhaps the message was hidden in plain sight...
@Russo_Brothers Awkward. https://t.co/Z0kyNVUbIC— Comix Writer Phantom Keithensteinula (@Comix Writer Phantom Keithensteinula)1537464761.0
@Russo_Brothers Hmmm.... https://t.co/IApGoTT1Xt— Samuel Rodarte (@Samuel Rodarte)1537401635.0
@Russo_Brothers I figured out your secret code. #Avengers4 https://t.co/jJXFiixpLI— Charles Skaggs (@Charles Skaggs)1537377767.0
Or perhaps the detail is a small one, nearly hidden from view.
@Russo_Brothers Last pic is of the flight test robot from iron man 1, where it kept blowing the fire extinguisher.… https://t.co/cTkbDzrMFU— 💀Rxzer 🎃 (@💀Rxzer 🎃)1537474142.0
@KING_RAZER11 @Russo_Brothers This is from the last avengers movie, and could be a quantum machine. Also, the chapt… https://t.co/P07V0ZDlHg— Kyle J. Stallard (@Kyle J. Stallard)1537507833.0
The theories went on and on!
@Russo_Brothers 9 spots, 9 living avengers? wasp dead on the floor? an alien at the bottom? a hint of 4 of fantasti… https://t.co/dKmfFta06I— Big_Ero_sennin (@Big_Ero_sennin)1537519116.0
Only one thing is certain: Avengers 4 is going to be a blockbuster cinematic event. No one knows which heroes will emerge triumphant and which will bite the dust, but fans are going to turn out in droves to find out. Prepare yourselves, world!
@MCU_Tweets If Iron Man dies I’m Done https://t.co/8mIGnYAeEm— DEQ SEELY🍁🍂🎃🎃 (@DEQ SEELY🍁🍂🎃🎃)1539570890.0