You can dread them and run from them all you want, but in the post-Infinity War world, the Avengers 4 rumours still arrive.
Marvel Cinematic Universe speculation has been running wild since Thanos pulled his finger-snapping trick at the end of the Russo Brothers' epic crossover. Theories about how this grim cliffhanger might be resolved dominate fan sites and some of the more compelling ones have set social media ablaze.
Avengers 4 is less than a year away, but the film is still shrouded in secrecy. Marvel remains unwilling to reveal so much as its title, adamant that such knowledge would be too spoilerific to handle in the pre-Infinity War age. Even now, the official info is scant, but that doesn't mean there's none out there at all. There have been dozens of set leaks from the movie, and they have in turn inspired yet more fan theories.
Some of the most credible fan predictions are based on a combination of these leaks, comic book lore and shrewd observations from the previous MCU films, but unfortunately, they aren't always the ones which gain traction.
Indeed, some of the Avengers 4 theories that have been doing the rounds of late might actually be a greater threat to the MCU than Thanos if they turn out to be true.