'Avengers: Infinity War' Spoilers Hint at Return of Tony Stark's Arc Reactor

'Avengers: Infinity War' Spoilers Hint at Return of Tony Stark's Arc Reactor

New Avengers 3: Infinity War spoilers have come thanks to its cast. Real-life Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr., shares a photo of himself on the set of Infinity War. Joining him are his co-stars: Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), and Benedict Wong (Wong). Though the image indicates some fun was taking place behind the scenes, it also hints at some potential spoilers for the upcoming Avengers flick.

Avengers 3: Infinity War Spoilers: What is Going on With Tony Stark’s Shirt?

Though the photo shows the cast members getting together for a meal, a small detail teases at Avengers 3: Infinity War spoilers for Tony Stark in particular. As some fans point out, the shirt Downey Jr. sports in the photo has a circular hole in the middle. This is reminiscent of his time with an arc reactor in his chest.

Some may recall that Tony later removes the arc reactor from his body as of Iron Man 3, leaving him to become more reliant on his suits later on. This thus poses the question of what his shirt in the recently shared photo might suggest.

Could Tony be installing an arc reactor in his chest yet again? Some speculate that this indeed might be the case. With the threat of Thanos looming over the Avengers’ heads, perhaps Tony turns to enlisting more power in the form of the arc reactor. Such a decision to do so may manifest early on in Infinity War.

Alternatively, there is a possibility that Tony may think differently of the arc reactor as of Spider-Man: Homecoming, thus prompting its return in Infinity War. This is, of course, mere speculation for now.

Another theory suggests that the arc reactor may be necessary for Tony to head into the cosmos. His only other experience in doing so was in the first Avengers film, though this nearly cost him his life as his suit broke down while he was still in the air. Perhaps Infinity War may see an improvement on this venture — an improvement that may deem the arc reactor necessary.

Will Tony Rely on the Arc Reactor to Stay Alive Again?

There is another speculation that discusses the possibility of Tony becoming reliant on the arc reactor in order to keep himself alive. This theory pitches the idea that Thanos acquires Doctor Strange’s Eye of Agamotto. With this, he may send the Avengers somewhere back in time — particularly, back when Tony still needed his arc reactor to survive. Whether or not this may be the case is still a mystery.

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— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) June 21, 2017