Web Address For ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Leads To Deadpool Troll Site—But It Isn’t Clear Who Actually Made It ????

Marvel fans have been going bonkers ever since the trailer for Avengers: Endgame dropped on Friday around 5:00 a.m. PST.

The trailer set a record by amassing over 289 million views in the first 24 hours of release.

But those looking for more info on the highly anticipated follow-up to Infinity War will not find anything relevant by typing in “AvengersEndgame.com” on their web browsers.

Instead, the URL will redirect eager fans to the Fox Studios’ page for Once Upon a Deadpool, which is a recut, family-friendly version of Deadpool 2.

Suspicious fans are understandably assuming this is a deliberate Deadpool hoax. But is it?

Mashable noted that a Twitter user by the name of @AGuyInChair came forward as the owner of the domains for both “AvengersEndgame.com” and “AvengersEndgameMovie.com.”

The anonymous user offered to barter the web addresses in exchange for Endgame premiere tickets.

The user’s Twitter handle is a reference to Spider-Man: Homecoming in which Peter Parker’s bestie, Ned, suggested being the proverbial “guy in the chair” partner-in-crime after discovering Spidey’s true identity.

Is there a link here?

@AGuyInChair joked about the future of the Endgame URL, suggesting he will redirect users to a different website of a kinky nature.

People don’t know what to make of all of this.

Interestingly, the “avengersendgame.com” domain name was registered on April 27, 2018, which was the same date Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters.

The Twitter user remained anonymous and told The Hollywood Reporter that he was aware of the title for the fourth Avengers movie back in April and that Disney has not contacted him about domain ownership.

The user also insisted that he is not Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds.

To further complicate matters, Disney is on the brink of acquiring 21st Century Fox, which owns the rights to Deadpool, The Fantastic Four and other X-Men characters.

With the merger, all the Marvel characters will be integrated under the Disney/Marvel Studios umbrella, which could also indicate that this is all just a great marketing stunt.

Marvel Entertainment tweeted their gratitude after the Endgame trailer made its debut with impressive numbers.

“To the greatest fans in the world, thank you for being there from the beginning til the endgame and making Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame the most viewed trailer in history with 289M views in 24 hours!”

Whether it was intended or not, Deadpool is making sure he has a leg up over the friendly competition by enticing moviegoers to flock to theaters for his bedtime story film well before the Avengers: Endgame‘s April 2, 2019 release.

It’s game on.

H/T – Deadline, Mashable, Twitter, THR