– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If you’ve been following all the leaked set photos for Marvel Studios’ Phase 3 capper, Avengers 4, then chances are you’ve, like us, come to the conclusion that there will be some real time-travel elements in the film.

In some of the set photos, we’ve seen Captain America in his suit from the first Avengers film, we’ve seen Black Widow wearing her Captain America: Civil War outfit, and some others that allude to past events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But is there really a time-travel element, or is it something else?

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Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Avengers 4 co-director Anthony Russo gave a hint as to what could actually be going on.

“It’s interesting, because yes, there are photos that always leak, and then there’s lots of conjecture about what those photos mean. Certainly there is a five-minute sequence in Civil War around a piece of technology that was laid in for a very specific reason. So if you go back and look at that film, you may get a hint as to a direction.”

If you’ll recall in Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark’s intro sequence shows some tech that allows him to look back on moments in time and sort of relive them in a way he wished he actually did in real life. This tech was called Binary Augmented Retro-Framing (aka B.A.R.F.).

With that in mind, is it possible that all these scenes are being looked back on in some sort of simulation? To what end? And does this discount the possibility of Doctor Strange using the Time Stone?

So many questions!

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SOURCE: Happy Sad Confused

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.