Avengers: Age of Ultron foreshadowed Captain America, Iron Man's deaths in Endgame; Thanos in Wakanda?
Here are all the popular Avengers: Endgame theories that have been doing the rounds over the past week.
With Marvel keeping the details about the mega-event next year, Avengers: Endgame, tightly under wraps, fans have been theorising and speculating since they came out of the cinemas having watched the heartbreaking Avengers: Infinity War. With so many supposed 'leaks', rumours and theories going around Reddit and the rest of the Internet, we thought we would compile all the big ones that have been doing the rounds over the past week.
Avengers: Age of Ultron foreshadowed Captain America, Iron Man's deaths in Endgame
A Redditor claims Avengers: Age of Ultron foreshadowed the deaths of Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) in a scene from the 2015 film. The scene not only hinted at the title of the final Avengers instalment, as Iron Man reminds the superheroes about the “hostile alien army” from The Avengers (2012) and calls it "the endgame."
"Does anybody remember when I carried a nuke through a wormhole? Saved New York? A portal opened to another galaxy, to a hostile alien army came charging through a hole in space. And we're standing 300 feet below it! We're the Avengers, we can bust arms dealers all the livelong day, but that up there? That's the endgame." - Tony Stark
When Iron Man says they will probably lose, Cap says even if they do, they will lose together.
The Redditor concludes that this hints at Iron Man and Captain America's deaths in Endgame.
Thanos is in Wakanda?
While most believe Thanos retires after the Snappening and hangs up his armour (as seen in the Endgame trailer posted up as a scarecrow) in some distant planet to “watch the sunrise", a new theory suggests this is just Wakanda, a place known for "the most beautiful sunsets in the world."
"These are both quotes from the MCU in 2018. Both deal with the beauty of the sun’s rising or setting. I always found it interesting why they made these specific diction choices for Thanos. These quotes almost seem to tie Black Panther and Infinity War together in a specific way," the Redditor suggests.
Ghost helps Ant-Man escape from the Quantum Realm
The Endgame trailer left us wondering about many things, chief among them being how did Scott Lang/Ant-Man, who was trapped in the Quantum Realm in the post-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp, make his way out. A Redditor believes Ghost/Ava Starr (the antagonist in Ant-Man and the Wasp seeking redemption) helped him escape. Of course, this assumes Ghost survived the Snappening but it still makes for an interesting theory.
"She can probably figure out the equipment, although maybe not the equipment that gives them a real-time audio link with a person in the quantum realm, because that just seems impossible, or perhaps it’s magic. If so, or with her own phasing, if she can find him, she could bring him up to speed with what has happened, and perhaps together find a time vortex or other exit from the QR that will get them some help," the Redditor says.
Thanos did not kill any of the Avengers
Another intriguing Endgame theory suggests Thanos's Snappening did not kill half of the Avengers but merely shifted them to an alternate universe.
"What if the snap killed none of them. It's possible. We have all been making fun of Thanos saying that death wasn't necessary with the near infinite power of the gauntlet, What if it simply split the reality in two taking half of everyone into each version missing the other half but retaining the same resources. The two parallel realities could be joined by a sort of bridge in the quantum realm. Since Scott was in the quantum realm at the time of the split he was unaffected by the snap and not bound to either reality leaving him free to travel from one to the other over this bridge. Maybe this leaves him free to travel through to the parallel dimensions created by Thanos splitting the time stream. He would be the only way for them to communicate with the other. Maybe he exists in both realities and gains knowledge from both due to some strange form of quantum entanglement," posits a Redditor.
Captain Marvel saves Iron Man
Many fans have speculated Captain Marvel's importance in taking down Thanos. With the ability travel the multiverse and Quantum Realm, she could also potentially be the key to bringing back the Avengers who succumbed to Thanos's Snappening.
A new theory claims Carol Danvers will also help rescue Iron Man, who is seen adrift in space in the Endgame trailer, on her way to Earth.
According to Screenrant's Molly Freeman: "Captain Marvel, who's presumably heading to Earth already after receiving Fury's distress call, is the more obvious rescuer of Tony Stark. Further, Captain Marvel and Tony crossing paths before reaching Earth would also explain how she comes to join up with the team, since her point of contact on Earth - Fury - is gone. She's been gone since the 90s, so she wouldn't know about the Avengers. As a result, her running across Tony in space would solve both the problem of Tony being stranded and Carol not knowing what to do once getting to Earth and learning Fury was decimated. Instead, Tony can be the one to introduce her to Earth's Mightiest Heroes - before she officially joins the team herself."
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Marvel's Avengers: Endgame is one of the most anticipated movie releases of 2019.
Avengers: Endgame hits theatres in India on 26 April, 2019.