Infinity War’ cake tweet sparks speculation
Okay, we’re all officially hype-hungry fiends when a cake sends us spiralling into a whirlpool of speculation. And that’s exactly what’s happened.
Avengers: Infinity War has wrapped and its directors the Russo brothers delivered a photo of a cake from the wrap party which has induced some fan theories.
Analysis time: so the purple guy on top of the cake, that’s Thanos. Thanos is the big bad wolf of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU for short) and he has been a shadowy presence in the Marvel films for a long time, having already popped up in the post-credits scene for the first Avengers film.
Scattered around him are infinity stones, which he is seeking to amass for nefarious purposes.
Like the way you put the Infinity stones all over the cake and my favorite part you the superheroes logos and symbols on the side of the cake I want to see the other sides with the other symbols.
— Dylan Daly (@DylanDalyRocks) January 11, 2018
So far no revelations, all this is old news as far as your average Marvel fan is concerned. More intriguing are the arms that support the gateau in question. We can see at least two, possibly three – who do they belong to?
3 arms = 3 Survived? Oh no, maybe, maybe not
3 arms = 3 Heros that save the day?
3 Arms = 3 people Lost?
3 Arms = 3 Avengers Teams?
3 Arms = The 3rd Avenger Movie?
— @marclee (@Thatmadmarc) January 11, 2018
Looks like Black widows hand, maaaaybe visions (just because of the maroon coloring) and black panthers claw???
— Kahealani Lua (@KahealaniLua) January 12, 2018
Maybe those are the ones that have movies that are about to come out and one being made, like black widow? B.W. B.P., Hulk. and either Iron Man or Spiderman as the other (couldnt trek the shading was red or burgundy, lol)
— Dawn McQueen-Shaw (@madshaw) January 12, 2018
The most prominent appendage seems to belong to Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow.
So what significance could this have for the character of Black Widow?
natasha romanoff will save the avengers
— carol laufeyson (@blaskwidow) January 11, 2018
Of course interrogating the intricacies implied by the cake could be overthinking it. Three arms could just be the most structurally sound way of supporting cake-Thanos, and perhaps the baker is just a big Black Widow fan. Or of course the entire plot to the movie could be hidden in subtle pastry clues… Then again maybe it’s a mislead. Could the cake be a lie?
All of these cake-based questions will have to go unanswered until Avengers: Infinity War comes out later this year. Until then, at least we have cake.