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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...



What on Earth is the shiny blue shape in the Russo brothers' tweet? Fans immediately began sleuthing.

So I darkened it and everything, and this is what a got... still have no idea. twitter.com


I did it again, wtf is this. twitter.com

Most remained confused, however.

pic.twitter.com/v0s0HFlqJ3 twitter.com

There were prominent theories, some more feasible than others.

I knew it!!! twitter.com


Why does the shape remind me of this? I'm I just running off of that little sleep? twitter.com


Proton cannon twitter.com

Many seemed to believe the image was some sort of coffin or body chamber.

Or is it maybe this I see? Is it too soon to say a resurrection for Vision? twitter.com


I'm guessing something familiar. twitter.com

Of course, a large portion of Marvel fans found the only way they could express their perplexity was through some well-chosen images.

pic.twitter.com/K899krQ3OA twitter.com


AHHHHHH twitter.com


Omg what's that....pic.twitter.com/Cf6nds60oa twitter.com

This isn't the first time the Russo brothers have teased fans with hidden messages. In September they tweeted this image:

Look hard... twitter.com

Fans then had to figure out what on earth they were supposed to be looking hard at.

Homer?pic.twitter.com/FoGEcKTk12 twitter.com


@KindaCulty Dude.. I am up at 2am and I think I actually just discovered the real title to A4. Avengers Anarchy. check out my image.pic.twitter.com/eFZYDyf7Uu twitter.com


We like to think of ourselves as superheroes to business travelers. We're here to get you back from Titan. #Marvel #Avengerspic.twitter.com/1ycZ6NWr2I twitter.com

Perhaps the message was hidden in plain sight...

Awkward.pic.twitter.com/Z0kyNVUbIC twitter.com


Hmmm....pic.twitter.com/IApGoTT1Xt twitter.com


I figured out your secret code. #Avengers4pic.twitter.com/jJXFiixpLI twitter.com

Or perhaps the detail is a small one, nearly hidden from view.

Last pic is of the flight test robot from iron man 1, where it kept blowing the fire extinguisher. Boom its all connected twitter.com


This is from the last avengers movie, and could be a quantum machine. Also, the chapter this seen is in on the Blu Ray is called "Avengers Assemble) twitter.com

The theories went on and on!

9 spots, 9 living avengers? wasp dead on the floor? an alien at the bottom? a hint of 4 of fantastic 4, what the MBSE means? double A on ladder, Avengers Assamble? the papers on your seat? a bottle or perfum? twitter.com

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!

If Iron Man dies I'm Done twitter.com

H/T - Uproxx, Huffpost

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