The Russo Brothers Weigh In On ‘Avengers 4’ Time Travel Theories

Avengers Infinity War Iron ManWith Avengers: Infinity War fast approaching, it’s hard to imagine what the future for the Marvel Cinematic Universe might have in store. Lucky for the internet, set photos from the untitled Avengers 4 have started to pop up. Images from what looks like the 1940’s, Captain America in his suit from The Avengers, and destroyed New York streets have had fans speculating about the possibility of time travel. The theory itself isn’t without its merits–of the two Infinity Stones Thanos is confirmed to have, the Time Stone is notably missing. It isn’t out of the realm of possibility for the heroes left standing after the events of Avengers: Infinity War to harness the power of the Time Stone as kind of reset button.

While The Russo Brothers, directors of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, like the fan theories, they suggested there may be something else behind the scenes in question. While speaking as guests on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, Anthony Russo had this to say:

“It’s interesting, because yes, there are photos that always leak, and then there’s lots of conjecture about what those photos mean. Certainly there is a five-minute sequence in Civil War around a piece of technology that was laid in for a very specific reason. So if you go back and look at that film, you may get a hint as to a direction.”

The technology he is referring to is Tony Stark’s Binary Augmented Retro-Framing, or B.A.R.F. if you want to use the greatest acronym ever made. Stark presented this technology to a crowd of MIT students in an early scene of Captain America: Civil War, reliving the last time he saw his parents alive.

The Russo Brothers suggest that this is the cause of the Avengers 4 scenes set in the past. With this new bit of information in mind, fans have been looking at the previous set photos through new eyes. New theories that have cropped up revolve around B.A.R.F. being used as a training program for new team members (which could explain why Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man is seen in set photos that seem to take place during The Battle of New York).

Of course, all of this is still speculation, and we won’t get any real answers until Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters May 4, 2018.

Source: Happy Sad Confused

5 Things We Want To See In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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Avengers Infinity War Things Want To SeeAvengers: Infinity War is arguably one of the most anticipated superhero films going into 2018. It’s the culmination of the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a massive event that will shape the course for future films in the series. Since the formation of this cinematic universe there was a hope and dream that the years would allow for a film of this magnitude would be made. It was beyond a lot of what people expected of superhero films of the time, but now it’s finally happening.

There are a lot of specific expectations for the film. It’s going to be a film that is highly scrutinized whether or not it is well received. Most of the fans have their own theories and things they’re hoping to see, so now is a perfect time to talk about our own expectations

Here are 5 things we want to see in Avengers: Infinity War. Click Next to continue.

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  • Matias Gagliardone

    The B.A.R.F. lets you see events that happened before from your mind.

    • Ruben C Barron

      He only mentioned it because photos of the box labeled “B.A.R.F.” were taken from the set and posted online. We already knew B.A.R.F was invoked. He’s literally giving no new information, but his comments have made it into the news cycle as if he’s confirming or spoiling some huge plot point.

  • Vegas82

    We already know time travel plays into things thanks to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.