The third part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe reached its climax in Avengers: Endgame and concludes with this summer time’s Spider-Man: Far From House, main many followers to marvel what’s subsequent. Now, a brand new spherical of rumors from a “Marvel insider” purportedly reveal all of Marvel’s secret Section 4 plans, however there’s a catch: They’re in all probability not true.
On Could 27, a YouTube channel known as The Cosmic Surprise posted a seven-minute video that allegedly spilled the beans on various upcoming Marvel tasks, together with additional particulars on some beforehand introduced movies and tv reveals. A lot of this info was credited to Roger Wardell, a mysterious Twitter person who accurately reported (or predicted) various Endgame‘s main plot factors and cameos. The rumors had been picked up by the press final week, and appear to be making the rounds once more (on the off-chance that a few of this info is correct, be cautious of potential spoilers).
The so-called “leaks” are full of tantalizing teases about the way forward for the MCU, together with the looks of the particular Mandarin in Shang-Chi, the big-screen debut of Thor ally Beta Ray Invoice, and a brand new Black Widow performed by Florence Pugh. Norman Osborne, aka the Inexperienced Goblin, is poised to be the MCU’s new huge unhealthy, the rumors say, whereas the Falcon and Winter Soldier collection on Disney Plus will finish with Sam Wilson changing into the brand new Captain America.
Right here’s the factor: Not solely has Wardell been unsuitable earlier than, however there’s no proof that the brand new intel truly comes from him. There’s nothing about these tales on Wardell’s Twitter feed, the place he sometimes shares his data. When the rumors started to choose up steam, Wardell responded by tweeting that “These journalists actually need to cease placing phrases in my mouth.”
The almost definitely supply of those rumors appears to be 4chan put up that was recirculated on Reddit. Neither of these are dependable sources, and it’s laborious to guage the unique 4chan message by itself deserves. It’s already been deleted.
Not that the entire info in these studies is fake, in fact. The checklist of rumors incorporates some beforehand confirmed particulars, like Spider-Man: Far From House‘s Mysterio being an interdimensional traveler. Others are straightforward leaps to make, particularly for anybody with a stable grasp of Marvel Comics continuity.
We all know that Recreation of Thrones star Richard Madden is in talks to seem in The Eternals, for instance. If he finally ends up being solid as lead character Ikaris, it wouldn’t be a shock. Equally, Adam Unusual was teased on the finish of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. If he performs a serious position in Vol. three, that solely is sensible.
In different phrases, many of those rumors are very believable. If they arrive true, nonetheless, it doesn’t imply that something “leaked.” It simply implies that somebody on the web is nice at connecting the dots and guessing.