Mindbending Infinity War theory will topple your Avengers 4 expectations
A mindbending new Avengers: Infinity War theory hints at Captain Marvel’s importance in the Marvel Universe’s future, and even Tony Stark’s ultimate sacrifice.Avengers Infinity War Updated: Aug 15, 2018 18:57 IST
Why did Nick Fury wait till half the universe’s population had been killed before calling Captain Marvel for help? Two new theories that were shared this week on Reddit take different approaches but arrive at the same conclusion: Nick Fury has always been aware of the importance of Iron Man in the grand scheme of things, and Captain Marvel is in on the plan.
The first theory, posited by an account named sjvkrgr1, notes Fury’s calm expression when people around him begin disintegrating after Thanos’ snap. He doesn’t look worried or panicked when his partner Maria Hill also dies. In fact, the theory suggests, this is the moment that Fury has been waiting for. Notice that he has the pager on him, as if he was prepared for this day. So with a look of calm determination, he summons Captain Marvel.
The theory suggests that the Ancient One - played in Doctor Strange by Tilda Swinton - told Fury that an event like Thanos’ snap might happen, and then and only then should he call upon Captain Marvel. Remember, Doctor Strange said at the end of Avengers: Infinity War that he could foresee only one out of 14 million outcomes in which the Avengers defeat Thanos.
And we also know that Fury first encountered Captain Marvel in the ‘90s - events that will be shown in the upcoming Captain Marvel film, due out in March. “Who’s really dead, and who’s really in the flaky wind of Marvel dust, I don’t know, but I do know there’s a solution that they didn’t even have to tell me, just because I know who Captain Marvel is and what all that means,” Samuel L Jackson, who plays Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had teased to Vulture.
The theory continues that Nick Fury had recruited and groomed Tony Stark because he’d always known that he’d play an important role in Earth’s protection in Avengers 4. Perhaps the Ancient One had told him of Tony’s arrival in the MCU’s past?
The second theory, shared by bluecoloredlenses, suggests that Fury tracked down the Ancient One in the past, like Doctor Strange, and she told him her visions of the future. “Going back to the Dr. Strange movie there is an important conversation between the Ancient One and Strange. She knows she is dying and can’t see any part of her future beyond that point, but offers to tell Stephen what will happen in his future beyond that time. Rather than explicitly state what will happen she says ‘only possibilities’ and that he ‘has such a capacity for good’,” the theorist writes.
When Doctor Strange sees into the future on Titan, he uses language similar to the Ancient One’s. “I’ve spent so many years peering through time … I’ve prevented countless terrible futures, and after each one, there’s always another,” she had said. “I went forward in time to see all the possible outcomes of the present situation,” Doctor Strange says in Infinity War.
We’ll find out in less than a year, when Avengers 4 arrives at our screens and ends the MCU as we know it. These theories come courtesy Inverse.
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First Published: Aug 15, 2018 18:56 IST