The closer we get to theAvengers: Endgamepremiere, the more details we get from those involved with the making of the movie, whether they’re cast members or Marvel executives. At the same time, an ever-increasing number of theories continue to hit the web, since fans love to hit the ground running with new information that Marvel recently make available inCaptain Marveland the secondAvengers 4trailer, as well as thatEndgamefootage that only a few people saw.
Some of the top execs involved in the making ofEndgamehave revealed additional details about the movie, telling us what the film will be about. In the same interview, Marvel also reminded us thatEndgameis the epic conclusion of 10 years of Marvel Cinematic Universe films, teasing an emotional finale forAvengers 4when it hits theaters next month. And it just so happens that we found a fan theory that fits perfectly with this new Marvel revelation.
When the dust settles afterEndgameand you want to buy all the 22 movies in a single package, you’ll have to look forThe Infinity Sagain stores. At least that’s what Marvel’s Kevin Feige referred to the first 22 movies in that interview withEmpire Magazine(viaComicBookMovie):
We wanted to bring to a conclusion a series of movies in a way that had never been done before. Harry Potter had an ending because there were only so many books. Lord of the Rings too. But we thought, 22 movies in, wouldn’t it be fun to bring some finality to the storyline?
Infinity Sagadoes sound like an appropriate name for the first three phases of the MCU. After all, in one way or another, all these stories have Infinity Stones in them and everything culminates withInfinity WarandEndgame.
But Feige’s need to bring some finality to this storyline implies that an emotional finale is in store for us inEndgame. He doesn’t have to say it at this point, but we’re well trained in the ways of the MCU, especially when it comes to the Russos. TheEndgamevictory will not be without sacrifice. Even if nobody dies inEndgame, which I think is extremely unlikely, we’re still looking at an emotional end of an era since several of our favorite superheroes will not appear in future films.
More MCU adventures will follow and they’ll include a richer universe now that the Disney-Fox merger is complete, so the original saga did need an epic finale. This brings us to a fresh theory from Reddit that says theInfinity Sagawill have to end in a time loop for some of the original Avengers, so that everyone else gets to survive the snap and move on with their lives:
I think they’ll figure out a way to save everyone at the sacrifice of themselves being stuck in a loop within the first saga of the MCU. Feige recently revealed that the first saga is called “The Infinity Saga” so it would make sense that the “Infinity” isn’t just a reference to the comics but also because it represents a time loop as a whole.
Reddit userCinnaSoldraws a parallel with British TV showMisfits, where a similar example of a time loop exists:
If you’ve seen the showMisfits, then you’ll understand the concept. For those unfamiliar: In Series 2 ofMisfitswe learn that the man in the mask who continued to interact with the group from afar was Simon from the future.
In Series 3 we finally learn why Simon went back in the first place. In an effort to save Alisha, he goes back in time. However, because his plan doesn’t go seamlessly, he and Alisha are continually stuck in a time loop.
Meanwhile, time flows normally from the point Simon leaves in the present. Meaning that because he and Alisha are stuck in their loop, they can be thought of as simultaneously being dead and alive. As long as the loop doesn’t break, then they’ll be stuck in it. They can never join their friends in the present but they technically live on.
Such a scenario would allow Marvel to dispose of many of the original Avengers without having to kill them all. We still expect some superhero deaths inEndgame, a movie that will close character arcs for several, if not all of the original six Avengers.
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