Avengers 4 fan theories propose Iron Man sacrifices himself to undo deaths in Infinity War

Two Redditors theorise Iron Man will need to sacrifice himself in Avengers 4 to restore order to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

FP Staff September 13, 2018 17:48:47 IST
Avengers 4 fan theories propose Iron Man sacrifices himself to undo deaths in Infinity War

There are about as many as 14,000,605 fan theories floating around on the Internet — each conjecturing how the deaths in Avengers: Infinity War can be reversed in Avengers 4. While most seem to agree time travel will be involved, there's still a lot of dispute among the Redditors on how exactly it will be used in the plotline.

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Avengers 4 fan theories propose Iron Man sacrifices himself to undo deaths in Infinity War

Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man in Avengers. Image via Twitter

Regardless, for Thanos' Snappening to be undone, you would think some of the MCU's mightiest will probably have to be sacrificed for the purposes of the story or contract.

Two Marvel fans have offered their take on who will potentially sacrifice themselves to restore order to the universe. Thought they agree on who, they have different answers to how and why?

On one hand, Pluralizes believes:

"Post Infinity War, Tony has settled down with Pepper and they have a son. Soon thereafter, Ant-Man shows up and time travel is introduced, so now Tony hatches a plan to reverse the snap... However, this means forfeiting the current timeline where he has his son.

After they arrive on Vormir with direction from Nebula, they will be told a sacrifice needs to be made. It was introduced Red Skull can see everyone's soul as the Stonekeeper when he addressed Thanos as "Son of Alars", so it is possible he will peer into Tony's soul and learn he is in a harrowing quandary: sacrificing the timeline where he has his son to save half the universe. As the Stonekeeper explains this, a tear rolls down Tony's cheek."

On the other hand, Amian246 theorises:

"There is one elephant in the room though: in order to acquire the soul stone, Tony has to sacrifice what he loves the most. The popular line of thought is that Tony will sacrifice Pepper; but what if he has to sacrifice himself because that’s what he loves the most?

Throughout the MCU, Tony has been built up to be this narcissistic person, so what if he is going to give himself up in order to save everyone else?"

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We'll find out when Avengers 4 opens in theatres on 3 May, 2019.

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