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Avengers 4 Trailer Description Reportedly Leaks Online

Well, well, well, look what the rumor mill spat out today.

In the lead-up to the launch of Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019, gossip has traveled through the grapevine faster than Spider-Man hopped off his school bus and headed to space to battle Thanos, against the advice of one Tony Stark. Fans have whispered amongst one another about what the forthcoming flick has in store, crafted bizarre theories musing what might happen to Earth's Mightiest Heroes next year, and played a part in getting a few behind-the-scenes snaps posted online for the world to see. 

Even amid the sea of speculation, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have all but super-glued their mouths shut in efforts to speak as little as possible about the movie and to hold off on revealing the film's official title, and Marvel Studios has yet to release so much as a 10-second teaser for Avengers 4

But was all that effort made in vain? 

The latest bit of Avengers 4 buzz is that the title and trailer description has apparently leaked online months ahead of time — posted, subsequently deleted, and later reshared by several users on Reddit

According to the description, which hasn't been verified in any capacity, the first look at Avengers 4 will set a dark and moody tone by opening on a shot of Thanos' (Josh Brolin) "damaged Infinity Gauntlet in a field on the farm planet." The camera zooms in closer to further focus on the Gauntlet, while Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) begins speaking in voiceover. "We were destined to lose," he reportedly says. 

From there, an "epic music score starts" as the footage shifts to show the Avengers' Quinjet "landing in a Wakandan wasteland." Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) then states in voiceover, "We have come so far." As Tony and Nebula (Karen Gillen) exit the Quinjet, the "remaining Avengers approach." 

Having not seen his fellow Avenger since the events of Captain America: Civil War, Steve gives Tony a "look of relief" and says his name. "Tony, seemingly defeated, shakes his head and gives a friendly smirk back to Cap," the rumored description reads. 

After Tony and Cap get the reunion fans have been longing for, the trailer will reportedly flash the Marvel Studios logo across the screen before swiftly turning back the clock to 2012's The Avengers. If this trailer summary is true — and it's impossible to tell at this point in time — it would confirm that the surviving heroes in Avengers 4 will use time-travel to undo Thanos' universe-killing snap. 

Based on this unconfirmed description, the Avengers 4 trailer will also see M'Baku (Winston Duke) on the Wakandan throne, Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) collaborating on a project, and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) visiting Hawkeye's (Jeremy Renner) home. 

"We get a glimpse of the Battle of New York from 2012 Avengers. Loki is shown looking shocked and baffled as he is on top of the Stark tower. There is a flash of a blue light as the camera pans back. (Cuts to black) Next we see the Wakandan throne with M'Baku at the helm. He's surrounded by his new kingsguard. (A mix of the hill tribe and Dora Milaje)," reads the description. "Shuri and Banner are seen working on a new project in the lab. Black Widow, in full gear, is in Hawkeye's family home from Age of Ultron.  Basically everything is thrown all over the place and broken. Nat is studying some type of map with multiple photos and locations on it. A quick shot of Thanos is shown with a long sword, walking down an alleyway in New York City. The next shot is a dark hooded figure with glowing eyes, aiming a bow and arrow before shooting towards the camera."

The Quantum Realm is believed to be a pivotal part of Avengers 4 (read any random theory, and you're bound to come across a mention of it), so it only makes sense that the alternate dimension would show up in the first trailer for the film. The description notes that audiences will see one or two "visuals of the Quantum Realm," followed by footage of a suitless Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) "running through a park dodging explosions."

Next comes a shot of space, followed by Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Valkryie (Tessa Thompson) — she's alive! — "aboard a Kree ship." Thor gets emotional in stating, "If the stories are true, you're our universe's last hope. If such a thing even exists anymore." It's unclear who the God of Thunder is talking to, but whomever they are, they sound damn important. 

The description continues, "The next shot is an older, determined Tony Stark walking through the new SHIELD HQ's (Avengers Facility in upstate New York). He's in full SHIELD attire and carrying an orange briefcase. Banner (wearing spandex) is seen running from something, looking terrified. The next shot is Ant-Man appearing out of a flash of light and landing in a desolate place. We see it from his point of view from inside his helmet. He looks left to right and to his left again and says: 'What in the–.'"

It wouldn't be Avengers 4 without the Guardians of the Galaxy, who get a little moment in the sun even with all the James Gunn-related chaos going on at the film franchise's camp. After the camera "focuses on Vormir and its stars," there comes a "shot of Rocket and Nebula modifying some new weapons in the lab. Rocket says, 'When can we try this bad boy out?' They both smile at each other and fist-bump."

The trailer, according to the description, then shows off Iron Man's upgraded armor and takes viewers to New York City and Japan. The Big Apple is, well, a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and previously leaked set photos from Avengers 4 confirm that the film will partially take place in Tokyo, Japan. Both of these locations totally check out.

"We get our first glimpse of Iron Man in his red and gold nanotech armor. Hulk falls from the sky and lands in front of him. Thanos, in full armor, smiles. Hulk smiles back. The next shot is in Japan. War Machine, Nat, and Steve (in their full Avengers gear) are surrounded by The Yakuza. Hawkeye (Ronin) walks through everybody from behind them and approaches the Avengers. There's an intense exchange of looks between Clint and Natasha," the summary states. "(Next shot is at the Sanctum) Wong is communicating with Dr. Strange's soul via portal. (Cuts to black) Grey haired Tony Stark and Ant-Man are in a post-apocalyptic NYC. The screen flashes back and forth multiple times through multiple scenes."

Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) and young Gamora (Ariana Greenblatt) are then said to appear, with Tony and Steve conversing in the Wakandan throne room thereafter. Tony is seen giving Scott "an illuminated bracelet," and the pair are later shown journeying through the Quantum Realm to revisit the battle of New York. 

"We see Captain Marvel floating with her fists on fire and her eyes lit up. Thanos in the soul stone with young Gamora screaming at him [and] Loki and Thor [are] fighting off Chitauri together. And Tony [is] handing Steve a brand new shield in the Wakandan throne room. (Cuts back to Tony and Scott) Tony opens the orange briefcase as Scott hands him an illuminated bracelet. Tony asks: 'How?... Is this even possible?' (Iron Man and Ant-Man are shown travelling [sic] through the Quantum Realm. Tony and Scott are back in the battle of New York from 2012."

The trailer then puts the focus back on Thanos: "The final shot before the title reveal is an Infinity Stone disappearing from Thanos' damaged gauntlet. He abruptly gets up and puts on his armor. His face goes from extremely infuriated to a menacing smile."

And then, the moment everyone has been waiting for: the trailer is said to reveal the official title Avengers 4 as Avengers: Annihilation. (Apparently, the "leaked" Endgame subtitle and actor Mark Ruffalo's mention of "The Last Avenger" weren't genuine.)

After that dramatic unveiling, the trailer wraps things up with a silly stinger: "The Hulk is training at the new SHIELD facility with Black Widow and Steve. Steve notices that Hulk has been training non-stop as of late, so he asks why. Hulk responds in Banner's normal voice with: 'My rematch is coming real soon, I can feel it!'"

To be frank, even with the slightly awkward dialogue, some of the more outlandish imagery, and that cringey closing line, the report sounds somewhat realistic. From the sense of danger that lingers throughout and the inclusion of so many familiar faces doing so many different things to all the popular theories it touches on and confirmed facts it includes, the summary could very well be legitimate. 

If this trailer description ends up being the product of one fan's overactive imagination, though, we at least have to give them props for their creativity. Contrarily, if this is all 100-percent true and representative of what Marvel will unveil in the coming months, we'll have no choice but to hand those same kudos to the studio and to the Russo Brothers for keeping this a secret for so long. Not talking about War Machine (Don Cheadle), Black Widow, and Captain America squaring off with members of an infamous Japanese crime syndicate? Yeah, that couldn't have been easy. 

Hopefully we'll get to actually see the Avengers 4 trailer instead of just reading about it soon. Until then, our time will be spent poring over this description and counting the days until Avengers 4 hits theaters in May. Gotta work with what you have, right?