To celebrate wrapping up the filming of Avengers: Infinity Wars, the cast and crew celebrated with a very special cake that has caused all sorts of speculation.
Wrap cake. pic.twitter.com/cdanZXwL1e
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) January 11, 2018
Brothers and co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo tweeted a picture of the cake, which features a miniature Thanos (for those who aren’t familiar, he is a big bad guy in the MCU and the villain in Infinity War) on top is surrounded by three of the infinity stones. Below him are three hands, which are surrounded by two other infinity stones. On the borders of the cake are superhero logos and symbols, though only one side is visible, so you can’t see the rest of the hero symbols.
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
But what has Marvel fans stressing out are the arms that serve as pillars for the cake. Who do they belong to? There looks to be 3 arms supporting the cake, and one of the most visible seems to belong to Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow.
— Janine ༄ (@janine_jks) January 11, 2018
That's Natasha's arm. pic.twitter.com/lpsRJqDJwE
— Meagan (@Writerchick10) January 12, 2018
— Missus Barnes (@Vingahunter) January 11, 2018
But what do the arms symbolize? And whom do the other two arms belong to? These are the questions fans are trying to figure out.
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
It’s unclear whether the cake offers clues as to what to expect from the Infinity War, or if it’s a cake whose appearance has no real meaning but to look good. So for now we’ll just have to patiently wait for the movie to come out, and then we’ll finally have all of our questions answered. The only question the movie can’t answer though, is what flavor the cake was, which is also a very valid question.