Avengers: Age of Ultron is still a month away, but already rumors have been pouring in. In typical fashion, I thought I would take a look at the rumors and see if they have any merit. Of course, if these rumors do turn out to be true, these would be considered spoilers, so be warned.
Also, last September I did an article like that for the rumors circulating at the time. Check it out here if you’re interested. My position has not changed on Banner space-bound, so I will not be covering it in this article.
The Soul Gem
One of the common rumors is that the Vision actually wears the soul gem in his forehead. This is due to the glowing piece on Vision’s head in the trailers. This would lead to Vision eventually becoming self-aware enough to choose the Avengers over Ultron.
Literally the only evidence for this is a single color in one image. The vision had a yellow piece on his head in the comics as well. This is a tremendous leap of logic. Also, it would involve an infinity gem finding its way to Earth for the fourth time, which is quite a leap in logic.
Like the Soul Gem, this bears most of its origin in one single scene from the trailer: Scarlet Witch screaming. Although she does look ticked, and it is possible it’s over the death of her twin, there’s truly just no way to say with any certainty that it is.
There have also been rumors of people seeing the film beforehand and confirming this, but they have been sufficiently vague that I am unconvinced.
There are the people who are convinced that Carol Danvers, the subject of the Captain Marvel movie, will first appear in this film. Moreover, they claim that she will be Captain Marvel already.
There is no evidence for this. It’s merely fan speculation. Moreover, Captain Marvel has not even been cast yet (officially, granted) and her film is years away, AFTER Avengers 3: Part 1. I say no. The evidence is not there and there is no need.
Other versions have Spider-Man in a post-credits. I think that the decision for a Spider-Man movie came too late to include him in anything this time around.
There are many who say that Thanos will make an appearance in this film. For now, I am open to the possibility. It would make sense, as he was first introduced in Avengers 1. I don’t believe he will play a large roll, but I am open to another cameo. I don’t know how it would work just yet, however.
Did I miss any? What do you think about these rumors? Do you think any will turn out to be true? For now, only time will tell.