New Avengers 4 Fan Theory Suggests Deadpool Could Help Defeat Thanos

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

There are a lot of questions surrounding Marvel’s upcoming Avengers 4, but one of the biggest mysteries is which superhero will be the key to defeating the almighty Thanos? It’s a big job, after all, as the hero will need to not only take down Thanos but also help resurrect the lives of those lost in the deadly snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War.

While the job might go to Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel, as Nick Fury called her in the third film’s post-credits scene, a new fan theory explains why it might actually be the sarcastic Deadpool who saves the world instead.

According to the theory from Reddit, Ant-Man would be able to access various alternate realities due to his journey into the Quantum Realm. One of these alternate realities could be the universe in which Deadpool resides. Fans may recall that at the end of Deadpool 2, Wade Wilson gains access to a working version of Cable’s time travel device. If Ant-Man could find Deadpool and convince him to lend him the machine, he would be able to take it back to the MCU and use it to go back in time, allowing him to stop Thanos from killing half of the universe. (For the sake of argument, we'll conveniently ignore that both Cable and Thanos are played by Josh Brolin.)

If this theory were true, it would explain all of the time travel and flashbacks that fans are expecting in the Russo brothersAvengers 4. It would also throw the fun talent of Paul Rudd and Ryan Reynolds together into one MCU movie, which is a collaboration that we’re all dying to see. Unfortunately, however, there’s no way that these events can actually happen—at least not in time for Avengers 4.

Disney is currently in the process of purchasing 21st Century Fox, which would allow Deadpool and the other X-Men characters to appear in the MCU films. But the deal isn’t finished yet, which means that it's highly unlikely we'll see Deadpool helping Ant-Man any time soon. Avengers 4 has already been filmed, after all, and the earliest this deal will be completed is January 2019. So the timeline doesn't work.

The good news is that if the purchase does happen, we could see Deadpool make an appearance in the next MCU film—although we still don’t know which other Marvel heroes will still be around to welcome him.

Breaking Bad Movie's Title, Release Date, and Plot Details Revealed

Frank Ockenfels, AMC
Frank Ockenfels, AMC

While Better Call Saul has been a wonderful way to stave off Breaking Bad withdrawals, fans have been waiting months to get more details on the Breaking Bad movie that was announced earlier this year. And it has finally arrived. Netflix has just announced that the movie, titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, will drop on October 11, 2019.

According to the official synopsis, the film will "reunite" fans with Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman following the events of the series' highly acclaimed finale:

"In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad."

According to Variety, "It is unclear whether Bryan Cranston, who played main character Walter White in the series, will appear in the film. Cranston has previously confirmed that the film was happening but would not say whether or not he would be involved."

While Cranston's involvement may be unknown, based on the newly released trailer, it's clear that Charles Baker will be reprising his role as Skinny Pete. (We can only hope that this means Badger will be along for the ride, too.)

Though Breaking Bad aired on AMC, partnering with Netflix makes sense for the film, as the streaming network owns the rights to the series (which remains a popular binge-watch). And Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has credited Netflix with being a key reason for the show’s ultimate ratings success.

While accepting the show’s first Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 (it won again the following year), Gilligan took a moment to acknowledge the integral role Netflix played in helping Breaking Bad find its audience.

“I think Netflix kept us on the air,” Gilligan said. “Not only are we standing up here, I don’t think our show would have even lasted beyond season 2 … It’s a new era in television, and we’ve been very fortunate to reap the benefits.”

This Damn Fine Twin Peaks Box Set Is the Only One Fans Will Ever Need


Fans of David Lynch’s three-season drama Twin Peaks know there’s quite a lot to excavate. The series, which ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC and returned for a one-season engagement on Showtime in 2017, has been a perpetual source of ambiguity, red herrings, and the downright inexplicable.

Now there’s a centralized hub of all things Peaks to dwell on. Twin Peaks: From Z to A is a Blu-ray box set containing all episodes of the original series; 1992’s feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me; 2017's Twin Peaks: The Return; an international version of the 1990 pilot with additional footage; as well as an abundance of new and archival material totaling 20 hours in length.

The box for the 'Twin Peaks: From Z to A' Blu-ray DVD set is pictured

Inside the package, which is illustrated with the Douglas firs that are part of the show’s iconography, are mini-figures of Special Agent Dale Cooper and Laura Palmer, played in the show by Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee, respectively. The box acts as a diorama of sorts and opens to reveal the Red Room, a location where many of the show’s most surreal moments took place. A series of three-by-five index cards provide backdrops of key scenes. The only thing the set doesn’t have is Lynch’s hand-drawn map of the show’s Washington location, but you can find that here.

The set is limited to 25,000 copies. It retails for $139.99 on Amazon and is due for release on December 10.

[h/t Newsweek]

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