Find the Hidden Clues in This AVENGERS 4 Set Photo

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Avengers 4 co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo have shared an image from the set of the current reshoots for the film, showing Joe Russo sitting on a part of the set with four objects shaped like the letter "A" hidden in the frame - along with a message urging fans to "look hard" at the image presumably for hidden clues about the still untitled Avengers 4 and/or the future of the MCU. 

Check it out:

First there's the ladder standing behind Joe, then there's the easel across from him. There's what looks to be a boom arm leaning against a wall on the far left side of the frame, and finally an "A" hidden in the position of the duct work in the upper right of the image.

But there may be a second hidden letter in the image as well - "X."

There are multiple iterations of the letter "X" hidden in the image - there are two Xs in the staging marks taped onto the set floor that is leaning against the back wall, an X in the legs of Russo's chair, two Xs in the duct work in the upper left corner of the image, and another one hidden in the middle of the far right side of the frame, formed from two pieces of crossed equipment.

With the still untitled Avengers 4 currently undergoing additional filming - a process that was paused before the Disney/Fox merger was approved and restarted just a few weeks ago after the merger was finally approved - it's hard not to wonder if those Xs hidden in the set portend one potential reason for the delayed shooting.

There's also the matter of the object on the table behind Russo. It appears to be a bottle of liquor - perhaps scotch, judging by the shape of the bottle and stopper - though the writing on the label is not legible. Could the bottle be a signal that Tony Stark's drinking problem may rear its head in Avengers 4? It wouldn't be much of a stretch to imagine Tony picking up a bottle after Spider-Man turned to ash in his arms and half the universe died.

Many questions about Avengers 4 - including the film's final title - still remain. It's due for a May 3, 2019 theatrical release.

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