Iron Man might be using his Proton Cannon in Avengers 4. It's safe to say that no one is more eager to take down Thanos than Tony Stark. Not only did the thought of the Mad Titan torture the genius billionaire for six years, the villain's victory in Avengers: Infinity War also forced to Stark to watch his worst nightmare finally coming to fruition. Which is why if given another chance to take down Thanos once and for all, fans can bet that he'll do everything in his power to ensure his and the rest of the Avengers' success. And while that could mean that he might be willing to sacrifice his own life for the greater good, it could also simply mean that he'll devote most of his time building suits and weapons that could help him in his endeavor.
Initially, people believed that the Proton Cannon could be War Machine's given that it was an iconic weapon for the character in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes game. Additionally, official promo art for Avengers 4 revealed that his armor will get significant upgrades, an additional weapon makes sense considering that the remaining heroes are gearing up for a rematch against the Mad Titan. But digging deeper into the history of the Proton Cannon, it seems like it could actually be Iron Man's.
As it turns out, the Proton Cannon made its first appearance in Capcom's 1995 arcade game, Marvel Super Heroes as Iron Man's weapon of choice. And now a new image from the set of Avengers 4 courtesy of Instagram user geekpowerbackup offers a closer look at the movie version of the weapon, backing claims that fans might actually see it in action on the big screen in next year's ensemble flick. Check out the photo below:
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It took a while before fans noticed the weapon lying in the background at the Avengers headquarters in Infinity War. In the scene, Rhodey welcomed Captain America, Falcon, and Black Widow in the building after Tony has gone missing while Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt) appeared via some form of holographic call. At first, it seemed nothing more than a fun Easter egg - something that the MCU is known for. But it made another appearance in the cryptic social media post from directors Joe and Anthony Russo asking people to "look harder" at the image and insinuating that there's something of significance to Avengers 4 in the monochromatic snap. While it's still yet to be confirmed what exactly the directing duo wants people to find in the photo, some claim that it's a clue that the Proton Cannon will make a more memorable appearance in the film.
What's more interesting about the possibility that the Proton Cannon might be used in Avengers 4 is that Marvel Super Heroes is actually based on The Infinity Gauntlet comic book event which inspired the narrative for Infinity War and its sequel. Whether or not the game and its mechanics, particularly how it utilizes the Infinity Stones has anything to do with the movies remains to be seen. Fans would just have to wait and see when the much-anticipated blockbuster hits theaters next May.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019