WARNING: The following article contains potentially major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, in theaters April 26.
A new toy for Avengers: Endgame could foreshadow the way in which Earth's Mightiest Heroes defeat Thanos.
On Twitter, a picture has surfaced of a metallic-looking gauntlet toy from Hasbro that bears a striking resemblance to Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet, which he used to harness the power of the Infinity Stones in Infinity War.
That it looks so different from Thanos' gauntlet, including the fact that it's right-handed instead of the Mad Titan's left-handed version, lends credence to a popular fan theory about how the endgame of Endgame will play out. The speculation states that the Avengers construct their own Infinity Gauntlet to take on Thanos, essentially fighting fire with fire.
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The fires of this long-running theory were fueled even more when the first clip from the film released on Tuesday. In it, Brie Larson's Captain Marvel simply suggests to her new team that they take the Infinity Stones back to undo all the damage Thanos has caused. As incredulous as the others act towards this ambitious plan, the proof that this toy gauntlet exists seems to allude to the Avengers pursuing that unconventional path. It also matches with a voice clip from the upcoming Thanos plush from Build-a-Bear, which has him saying, "How are you doing this? You do not have the will to wield the power of the Infinity Stones!"
Considering his mechanical ingenuity, all fingers would point towards Tony Stark as the lead candidate for wielding the new gauntlet. The toy is even colored red, silver and gold, which corroborates with the colors of Iron Man's armor. Say want you will about the billionaire playboy philanthropist, but if he is going to exact some revenge on the man who tore him to shreds emotionally and physically, he's going to do it in style.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 26.