The entire Marvel universe is hurtling towards an almighty climax.
Black Panther is about to devour the global box offic and the way will be open for the dramatic and potentially devastating ending of the MCU Phase Three.
The latest trailers have made it clear just how desperate it looks for the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and assorted superhero friends. But a huge new range of official LEGO toys and merchandise for the movie has just given a massive hint about how Thanos can be stopped.
A scene shows Star-Lord and Iron Man confronting the Mad Titan and could give some huge clues to Avengers 3 or 4.
One particular set shows what is called “Thanos: The Last Battle.” The thrilling title alone implies this is a hugely important scene.
The following box set description gives away even more: “Minifigures include: Thanos, Iron Man, Star Lord, Gamora.
“Together with the Avengers, start the fight for the Glove of Infinity!
“Shoot at Thanos from the ship’s thorns. Open the cockpit and attack the space bike along with Star Lord and Gamora. Avoid the blows of Thanos’s huge sword and use the Iron Man’s power units to defeat Titan’s supervillain. Having won, grab the golden glove of infinity and fly away.”
This clearly seems to imply that Iron Man’s ever-impressive gadgets and weaponry could hold the key to bringing down Thanos.
However, who could possibly hold the Gauntlet if they do manage to seize it? Vision already showed he has the power to bear a Stone but the trailer makes it clear he is about to lose the Mind Stone. Even gods like Loki have only wielded one of the Stones in a weapon or vessel.
Only one (half) human has managed to hold an Infinity Stone in his bare hands across the entire Marvel franchise. Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, did have the help of his fellow Guardians, but he has grown in knowledge and power since his exposure to his father, Ego.
Could he be capable of using the Guantlet and saving the galaxy, one more time?
AVENGERS INFINITY WAR IS OUT IN UK CINEMAS ON APRIL 27