Marvel executives who participated in Avengers: Infinity War have repeatedly told us that the deaths were final and we should better deal with them, because Avengers: Endgame it will not have the happy ending that Marvel fans expect. It will be the end of an era, and we expect many surprises, even the less pleasant ones. Since then, however, we've seen plenty of evidence stating that the heroes who died after Thanos snapped his fingers in revived the mighty Infinity Gauntlet in Avengers 4 . And we've seen many leaks that say the Avengers would travel through time to pick up the snapshot. Well, a brand new fan theory says that in a scenario, the Avengers will beat Thanos out of more than 1
Reddit's theory user Enervata is near perfect, as it provides a way to revive the dead without breaking the snapshot, and some older characters have the option of leaving the MCU without going to to die. We say "almost perfect" because it has some problems. The redditor believes that Thanos did not kill half the universe. Instead, he has just created an alternate universe in which all the "dead" are now:
Everyone is obsessed with "undoing" the snapshot. What if they do not do it? What if Thanos did not really snap out half of the inhabitants of the universe instead, instead creating an alternate universe and throwing half of the inmates over the "dusting" into that other universe. This alternative universe is the one that drives Marvel forward in the future. What if the people who lived at the end of the Infinity War are really the ones left behind?
Anyone who has been "dusted off" has the impression that he is still alive in the Marvel franchise (Spider-Man, Nick Fury), dr. Strange, Black Panther, Wasp, Most Guardians, Bucky, etc.). Anyone alive at the end of the Infinity War will have very uncertain future in the movies (Cap, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Mist, etc.). If you look at the list of "survivors" it would be sad not to see them on screen anymore, but they already had a run. All new guys were caught, all veterans were left behind.
When the snapshot is undone, we still have super heroes (Cap, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, etc.), all waiting to take action to save the day again. This is a problem based on the future scheduled movie schedule. This means that you must end the game or explain why each major surviving character retires after End Game's end. That's hard to achieve. With 3 hours almost impossible to reach.
The theory is that the survivors would either sacrifice themselves to save the other half or defeat Thanos just to make sure that the infinity stones can never be used in a similar way again. But the universes will remain divided.
I agree that the theory is great. It offers a happy, yet heartbreaking ending to the movie, where everyone can live. Characters like Ant-Man and Captain Marvel could always travel through the Quantum Realm into the new dimension, which would explain how they stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition, Marvel could easily introduce the X-Men and the Fantastic Four into the MCU with 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? Finally, new Guardians films will take place in the new universe. The same question concerns Rocket, who is still among the living.
In addition, the theory implies that the avengers must somehow decide that reality sustains this split, which seems like a tremendous undertaking. So many people mourn on earth and the same happens on other planets. It would be incredibly cruel for the Avengers to make this sacrifice, knowing that their loved ones live in a new universe. But what about anyone who can live in the old? How are they informed that their relatives have not died and yet can they never see them again?
That is, the theory makes sense if you consider the first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer. The next film Spider-Man takes place after Endgame and the first trailer tries too hard to conceal this fact. There is some evidence that tragedy could come at the end of the Infinite War . But the clip usually makes it look like it would be common on Earth in Far From Home . However, if the film takes place in a new universe, the new planet will be populated by only half of the world's population.
There's no clear trace of the suffering that these people could go through in the first trailer – and of course, of course, Sony tried to prevent Endgame spoilers in the clip Far From Home be recorded. But the people who were kidnapped into a new universe according to this theory would also have to deal with the same pain. They too would lose so many people who were important to them without knowing what happened. In other words, if this theory is indeed correct, Marvel should find a way to make it possible for every single being in the MCU to complete, not just the superheroes who have access to that privileged information.
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