No matter which way you slice it, desserts filled with spoilers are undoubtedly my favourite treat. For those of you who are either A) vegan and B) want nothing to do with Avengers: Infinity War (opens in new tab) or Avengers 4 spoilers then it’s probably best to look away now. Here be news of potential deaths. Everything after the Thanos GIF is possibly dark and full of spoilers.
So, here’s the deal: directors the Russo Brothers snapped a pic of Avengers 4’s wrap party cake. Thanos features with tasty Infinity Stones. So far, so normal (and pretty darn impressive). But wait, what’s that holding up Thanos’ layer of sweet treats?
Wrap cake. pic.twitter.com/cdanZXwL1e11 January 2018
Those are, unmistakably, three arms. I love reading into symbolism in pastries and cakes as much as the next person (don’t we all?), so let’s do some spitballing. Those arms clearly belong to familiar MCU heroes. The black-clad one is Black Widow, with her fingerless gloves, and the red arm is almost certainly Vision. Not only is he carrying one of the Stones, he’s also the only Avenger with red sleeves. They both check out and are pretty hard to refute, sadly. *Sob*
The sleeveless person is a little harder to decipher. But there’s only one Avenger who predominantly shows off his forearms: the God of Thunder, Thor. The pose of all three Avengers holding up Thanos also looks familiar; it’s almost as if they’re breaking out of their graves…
Again, this could all just be nothing but a baker having a little fun but cakes are serious business, people. The plot thickens, however, as people on Twitter have got their detective hats on. See those claws behind Thanos? That’s Black Panther. Surely he doesn’t die in only his fourth appearance, right?
t’challas claws at the back? pic.twitter.com/3M8yIAEd3012 January 2018
As you can imagine, Twitter is going gaga over the news:
Are those the hands of the people who die in Infinity War?! https://t.co/vG6vOOlS0V11 January 2018
@Russo_Brothers is this cake supposed to tell me that black widow is going to die in avengers 4? plzz no12 January 2018
the avengers wrap cake has me shook, I don’t know how I feel omgg12 January 2018
What do we reckon? A delicacy designed to throw everyone off, or something more than that? If nothing else, I want to know what the Time Stone tastes like. I’ll bet it’s minty.
For more on Avengers 4, check out Cap wearing his original suit in new set photos (opens in new tab). There's also a look at everything you need to know about Infinity Stones (opens in new tab), including whether they're edible. (Spoiler: They're not).