The entertainment media world was rocked today when a Twitter account purporting to belong to Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo posted what appears to be a photo of a thing that will probably appear in Avengers: Infinity War. The thing, which is round and metallic, surely plays a key role in the upcoming film, though what that role might be we have no idea. A vault of some sort? A fancy shower fixture? Your guess is as good as ours.
The Russo Bros Twitter account first popper up back in 2015 during the buildup to Captain America: Civil War, posting numerous cryptic photos that did seem to legitimately line up with things from the actual film. Though the account claims to belong to the Russos, it's just as likely that it belongs to someone else on the crew for these Marvel flicks leaking the images, or that it's a viral marketing account managed by Marvel to provoke exactly these kind of articles from exactly these kinds of websites, or even that it's someone who has figured out how to post photos of things that are so vague and random that, eventually, journalists can connect them to the movies if they try hard enough.
This image, for example, appears to have been referencing The Slovakia Accords:
And this is a portion of the album art for This Is All Yours, an album by the band Alt-J whose song, Left Hand Free, plays during Spider-Man's introduction in the movie:
Back in 2015, website Birth. Movies. Death. noted that some of the account's first followers were high ranking Disney marketing execs, which lends credence to the viral marketing theory, whoever is actually running the account. The account now has over 17,000 followers, many entertainment journalists looking for clickbait story fodder.
And so, we're fairly confident that the thing posted by the Twitter account is extremely exciting and relevant, if only we could figure out what it is.