The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the most profitable franchises of all time. Kickstarted by Iron Man in 2008, the MCU has now become a global phenomenon after a decade. As the MCU rapidly grew to ascension, wild theories started circulating the internet prior to a movie’s release. Though most of them faded into obscurity, a few surprisingly came to life. Here, we have compiled 10 craziest MCU rumors that actually became true.
10. Hulk Rides The Hulkbuster
In the first trailer of Avengers: Infinity War, the famous Hulkbuster made its appearance again. However, rumors soon spread that the Hulk is actually operating the armor instead of Tony Stark. Lo and behold!
9. Spider-Man: Homecoming To Have Vulture Using Chitauri’s Technology
Devin Faraci’s scarily accurate rumor of Adrian Toomes (The Vulture) joining Spider-Man: Homecoming along with using advanced Chitauri technology for his armor and equipment did sound crazy. It then became one of the craziest MCU rumors to turn true.
8. Odin Comes To Earth
Geek.com created this rumor back in 2016, twenty-two months prior to the release of Thor: Ragnarok. Interestingly, they also predicted that Anthony Hopkins would reprise his role in the movie.
7. Professor Hulk’s Debut In The MCU
During the promo for Avengers: Endgame, Mark Ruffalo appeared without his Hulk persona in many interviews. This speculation led to the speculation of Professor Hulk’s debut in the MCU.
6. Hawkeye Being Left Out In Avengers: Infinity War
One of the craziest MCU rumors, the absence of Hawkeye from any promotional material or posters led to the speculation of Hawkeye being left out of Infinity War. Truly enough, the archer did not make his appearance in the movie.
5. Death of Vision and Loki
The heartbreaking deaths of Loki and Vision left fans reeling during Infinity War. However, as part of the MCU rumors that came true, Bustle had made a list about why Vision would die in the movie. Similarly, Screen Crush had also suggested that Loki’s death would be permanent.
4. Thor Wields The Stormbreaker
Before the release of Avengers: Infinity War, a few toys were released with Thor wielding the Stormbreaker. And the next we knew, Thor didn’t go straight for Thanos’ head.
3. Time Travel In Avengers: Endgame
The release of set photos where Ant-Man was standing alongside the Avengers in the Battle of New York pretty much summed it up. Also, a clean-shaven Captain America further fuelled this speculation.
2. Spider-Man In The MCU
The Sony e-mail leak left fans of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man heartbroken. However, the rumors of Spider-Man coming to MCU become one of the most talked-about MCU rumors which blew everyone’s mind when it actually turned true.
1. Captain America Says ‘Hail Hydra’
A twitter source named Roger Wardell cooked up a storm that Endgame would show Captain America saying ‘Hail Hydra’. Undoubtedly one of the craziest MCU rumors to date, it became true when Steve Rogers smartly evaded HYDRA agents by using the line.