Perhaps the biggest moment of Avengers: Endgame is when Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, sacrificed himself to defeat Thanos. It was a powerful moment not just in that film, or for the Iron Man franchise, but for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. It essentially marked the conclusion of the Infinity Saga. But, according to a new theory, the Avengers: Endgame climax might actually be linked to the future of the MCU as well. More specifically, the theory suggests that Avengers: Endgame might actually tie into Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie.
The biggest clue comes from Tony Stark’s final monologue, in part of which he states the following:
“I’m hoping if you play this back, it’s in celebration. I hope families are reunited, I hope we get it back and something like a normal version of the planet has been restored, if there ever was such a thing.”
This is where the theory, via Inverse, comes into play. They’ve suggested that the group which acts as The Fantastic Four – Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm – are already in space during the events of Avengers: Infinity War. They’ve vanished as a result of Thanos’ infamous snap, but later return once Hulk snaps his fingers. At this moment, the theory insists that they could’ve been in trouble in the far reaches of space dealing with Thanos’ evil allies. At least, only until Tony Stark got a chance to snap his fingers – thus freeing The Fantastic Four, and actually possibly creating them in the process.
It’s an interesting theory, one they’ve described themselves as a “galaxy-brained theory.” While Avengers: Endgame is more than likely not the source of The Fantastic Four, there are always the possibilities that Marvel might’ve hid some important pieces of the puzzle there. Of course, only time will tell how they truly decide to introduce The Fantastic Four into the MCU.