We are just six months away from the release of the penultimate finale of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3 and the climatic resolution to the events of Infinity War, the still untitled Avengers 4. However, Disney and Marvel Studios have been exceptionally mum when it comes to any details or potential spoilers. This has led to hundreds of various fan theories, as people have scoured through 10 years worth of footage from over 20 MCU films. These theories have ranged from the fairly obvious to the downright insane.
However, the latest theory is one that has some merit, and it ties back to one of the more maligned films in the MCU; Thor: The Dark World.
Reddit user, leafinferno, posted a simple statement that seemed like such a ‘Duh!’ moment that it’s amazing so many people have missed the connection, myself included. Read the comment below and then we’ll break it down.
Now, this scene may have just been more of a ‘magic and science are the same’ that was established in the first Thor film. But, as we all know, Marvel has been planting seeds throughout all of their films heading into Avengers 4. And, the prevailing theory has been the significance of the Quantum Realm and its important part in the Phase 3 Finale.
Also, there is another theory that explores the Mid Credits scene from Ant-Man and the Wasp where, during what would be the ‘snap’, there is a sudden influx of countless glowing orange spheres practically engulfing the Quantum Realm around the stranded Ant-Man. This new Dark World revelation adds so much credence to this previous theory that it feels like the most obvious direction for the still untitled A4 to go in.
Every one has wondered what exactly has happened to their favorite heroes that were on the fatal end of the snap, especially since the Russos and Marvel Head, Kevin Feige, have stated on numerous occasions that the deaths were real. These theories proves that their deaths were very much real, as it is only their souls that exist in the Quantum Realm.
Most of the plausible theories all state that the Quantum Realm is the key to this final film. How better to save the countless souls that were ‘dusted’ in the snap than to have them in a place that only a select few have the ability to access. This makes their survival that much more difficult, especially since most of the brilliant minds that could access the realm were wiped out, like Hank Pym, Doctor Strange, Janet Van Dyne, etc.
As theories go, this one is one of the best. And it was right in front of our faces all this time. We’ll find out for sure if this one rings true come May of 2019, when Avengers 4 hits theaters.
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