Unless you live under a rock, you probably have heard that the next installment of Marvel’s Avengers was released Thursday at midnight. Fan or not, the buzz for this film has been absolutely undeniable.
Having seen every Marvel movie, I obviously have some thoughts about what may or may not happen on-screen when I sit down in that theater this weekend. I pulled 5 of those theories out of my brain and chose to share them with you here:
- At least two main heroes will be dead (for real this time) at the end of the movie.
At the end of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, half of the world’s population is toast. (Screw you, Thanos.) Most fans seem to be generally on the same page that some sort of time jump will happen, restoring all of those lives in ‘Endgame’. However, I think that by the time the movie wraps, at least two of our favorite good guys will be done-zo. My prediction as to who? Captain America (duh) and Tony Stark. Honestly, Hawkeye will probably die too because everyone forgets about him anyway.
2. There’s still hope for Gamora.
Gamora was killed in ‘Infinity War’ before the fatal snap even happened. Her death was necessary for Thanos to obtain the Soul Stone. I think that in ‘Endgame’, the assumed time jump will go back far enough that Gamora will make her grand return. (Plus, we already know that Zoe Saldana is credited as being in the movie. Let’s hope it’s in more than just a flashback capacity.
Side note: There’s also a slight implication that her spirit somehow is living on inside the Soul Stone. That’s not what I’m talking about when I say ‘hope’. If that theory is true, then my prediction is that she’ll find a way to break out of the stone… Somehow.
3. All of the infinity stones will be destroyed (allegedly) by the end of the movie.
In order for us as an audience to have some resolution with all of this, the directors are going to want to wrap things up with us ~believing~ that all of the infinity stones are gone forever. Maybe there will be a moment in the post-credits scene where they show or allude to that fact that one or more of them actually still exist, but maybe not. Either way, when those credits start to roll, we’ll have seen their demise (whether it’s real/temporary or not).
4. Peter Quill will have a redemption arc in ‘Endgame’.
I think I speak for all of us when I say that Peter Quill/Chris Pratt in ‘Infinity War’ sucked big time. Blinded by grief, he just couldn’t focus on getting the job done – which led to Thanos killing half of the people on the planet. Let’s not point fingers, but like, if we did… I’d be pointing all of them at him. My prediction (and hope) is that he will have a huge moment of redemption in ‘Endgame’. Of course, this requires him coming back from the snap first.
5. Nebula will play a big part in defeating Thanos.
For her to have grown up feeling inadequate of every level in the eyes of Thanos, there’s no better way to bring her story line full circle than to have her able to contribute majorly to Thanos’ demise. Poetic justice doesn’t even begin to describe it. Not that Nebula has exactly been a fan-favorite-type character, but she’s due for at least a little bit of redemption.
What do you think? Will my predictions come true? Guess we’ll find out on April 26, 2019.