The X-Men, Fantastic Four, the Defenders, Deadpool and even Ghost Rider step up to help Earth’s Mightiest Heroes during their final showdown with Thanos, in this new Avengers 4 animated fan trailer. There’s only eight months to go before MCU’s Phase 3 capper hits theaters, and there’s still so little known about the film. Plot details remain scant at the moment, while its official title also remains a mystery. With Captain Marvel still scheduled to roll out before the blockbuster team-up, it’s safe to say that marketing for the movie won’t start until later this year.

With no official update to dissect, fans are spending their time trying to piece together their own theories as to what will go down in Avengers 4 based on what’s currently known about the movie, and what happened in Avengers: Infinity WarMany of them are convinced that time travel and the Quantum Realm (which will be further explored in Captain Marvel) will play a significant part in the narrative. There’s also no scarcity when it comes to fan posters and fan trailers like this latest one.

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Courtesy of YouTube content creator Bigoso Animations cromes a brand new fan trailer for next year’s Avengers 4, bringing all pockets of the Marvel universe together for an epic battle against Thanos. While mock videos like this aren’t really new – with a slew of other clips already imagining what it would be like if the X-Men teamed up with the Avengers – this one’s especially interesting. The artists animated the whole thing by themselves – not lifting footage from any official Marvel film, TV series or video game. Check it out below.

It’s important to note, however, that while the thought of seeing all Marvel heroes come together for Avengers 4 is exciting, the chances that it will happen in next year’s ensemble film are basically nonexistent. First, although the mutants are expected to join the MCU in the near future – via the in-process Disney and Fox merger – the deal won’t be finalized until summer of next year. Also, by the time Avengers 4 rolls out in theaters, Fox still has New Mutants on their docket, which will be released either by said film studio or Disney, depending on when the buyout is official. In terms of narrative, it also doesn’t make sense to shoehorn a whole lot of new characters into what’s supposed to be the culminating film of MCU’s first 10 years. As for the Defenders, Kevin Feige and his team could’ve already slowly introduced them to the films to set up their official debut, but that hasn’t been the case. Despite the MCU’s “it’s all connected” tag, the TV and movie divisions of the franchise remain separated.

Still, that doesn’t mean that the idea of bringing together the MCU in that final parting shot can’t be true. A version of the sequence is still very much possible – albeit exclusively with MCU film heroes – and is actually a very popular theory among fans. Not only would the proposed shot be the perfect ending for Avengers 4, it’s also a fitting way to visually represent everything that Marvel Studios has accomplished in the last decade, knowing that they took the time to introduce and develop all these characters that people now love.

More: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants Are Lame Duck Tentpole Movies

Source: Bigoso Animations/YouTube

Key Release Dates

  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019

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