Binge-watching Marvel flicks during lockdown has led to the rise of an “appropriate for the times” fan theory. During a scene in Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers finds himself in Times Square in New York City. The billboards behind him reflect a bottle of Corona beer and what looks like an image of a virus. Immediately, a theory was born that claimed the movie had predicted the current coronavirus pandemic.
The theory was short-lived, however. Film critic William Mullally did a little investigating and found that the picture of the “virus” was a top shot of dry spaghetti sticks. Even though this theory was debunked on the Internet for all to see, some people are adamant that the virus theory is true.