It's been barely a week since Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters, and fans learned just how big a monster was waiting for them at the end of this movie. While the film has been breaking records right and left, fans have been running home and breaking fanfic sites right and left, trying to write an ending to this cliffhanger that will fix everything. From these hundreds of ideas come some of the best fan theories, all of which might turn out to be the real answer. Parsing through the Avengers 4 theories, I've found five that seem the most plausible answers. Obviously, spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War follow.
Before diving in, readers should note the following: The writers of Avengers: Infinity Warcurrently insist all the deaths at the end of the film are real. Fans should not spend the next year assuming that Spider-Man and Dr. Strange aren't really dead, that the Guardians are all fine and will pop back to life. These characters are dead, they will be dead when the next film begins, and Marvel fans should go through their stages of grief now so they aren't shocked by this next May when Avengers 4 arrives.
With that in mind, here are the most plausible theories of how Avengers 4 will solve this crisis.