Marvel execs who worked on Avengers: Infinity War duty us time and again the deaths were final and we'd better deal with it, because Avengers: Endgame will not have the happy ending that Marvel fans expect. It's the end of time, and we're in plenty of surprises, including the not-so-pleasant ones. Since then, however, we have seen plenty of proof that says the heroes who died after Thanos snapped his fingers inside that powerful Infinity Gauntlet will be resurrected in Avengers 4 . And we saw plenty of leaks that said the Avengers would travel through time to the snap. Now, a brand new theory says that the Avengers will indeed beat Thanos in one scenario out of more than 1
The theory, penned by Reddit user Enervata is almost perfect, as it is a way of resurrecting the dead without undoing the snap, and a way for some of the older characters to leave the MCU without dying. We say "almost perfect" because it does have a few problems. The Redditor thinks that Thanos didn't kill half the universe. Instead, he just created an alternate universe where all the "dead" now reside:
Everyone is obsessed with "undoing" the snap. What if they don't? What if instead Thanos didn't actually go out half the universe's inhabitants with the snap, but instead created an alternate universe and went half the occupants into this other universe via the "dusting." And this alternative universe is the one that Marvel moves forward with in the future. What if the people who lived at the end of Infinity War are actually the ones who get left behind?
Everyone who got "dusted" is strongly implied to still be alive moving forward in the Marvel franchise (Spider-Man, Nick Fury , Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Wasp, Most of the Guardians, Bucky, etc.). Everyone who is still alive at the end of Infinity War, has very uncertain futures in the movies moving forward (Cap, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Nebula, etc.). Looking at the list of "survivors," while it would be no longer see them on the screen, they've either had their run already. All the new guys got snapped, all the veterans were left behind.
If the snap gets undone, we still have headlining superheroes (Cap, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, etc.) all waiting to launch into action to save the day again. That's a problem based on the future planned movie schedule. That means you have to kill off or explain why every major survival character becomes retired after End Game's credits roll. That's difficult to achieve. Almost impossible to achieve even with 3 hours.
The theory says that the survivors would either sacrifice themselves to save the other half, or defeat Thanos only to make sure that the Infinity Stones can never be used again in a similar fashion. But the universes will remain split.
I agree that the theory is great. Where everybody gets to live. Characters like Ant-Man and Captain Marvel could always travel to the new dimension through the Quantum Realm, which would explain how they remain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Moreover, Marvel would have an easy way to introduce the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the MCU, using this new universe. She-Hulk would replace Hulk, while Bucky or Falcon would become the new Captain America.
One glaring problem is Gamora. How would she be saved? After all, new Guardians movies will happen in the new universe. The same question concerns Rocket, who's still among the living right now.
Furthermore, the theory implies that the Avengers would somehow have to decide that reality will maintain this split, which seems like a massive undertaking. So many people are grieving on Earth and the same thing is happening on other planets. It would be incredibly crucial for the Avengers to make this sacrifice, knowing that their loved ones get to live in a new universe. But what about everyone who gets to live in the old one?
Spider-Man: Far From Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer. The next Spider-Man movie takes place after Endgame and the first trailer tries too hard to hide that fact. Infinity War There are some hints that might be some tragedy at the end of . But it mostly makes it look like it's life as usual on Earth in Far From Home . If the movie happens in a new universe though, then the new planet is only populated by half of the Earth's population.
There is no clear trace of the suffering these people may be going through in the first trailer – and yes, of course Sony tried to prevent any Endgame spoilers from making it into the Far From Home clip. But the people who have been snapped away to a new universe, according to this theory, would also have to deal with the same child of pain. They too would lose so many people who mattered to them without knowing what happened. In other words, if this theory is indeed accurate, then Marvel had better find a sacrifice to every single being in the MCU, not just the superheroes who have access to this privileged information.
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