Avengers Infinity War came, we saw and it conquered the Box office left, right & center. The movie has struck a chord with a massive comic-book fan base and has become the highest grossing superhero movie ever. It is now incredibly poised to cross $2 Billion in Box office sales worldwide. It’s already become the fastest title to have breached Billion dollar mark in just 8 days.
The movie has been a decade in the making since the MCU officially made its debut with Iron Man in 2008. There have been 18 MCU movies prior to Infinity War and they all led to this epic showdown between the Mad Titan and Avengers assemble.
Needless to say, it was totally worth the wait and fans had one hell of a ride. It was a different experience for the audience as the movie followed a new direction in the sense that it had a darker tone, unlike the typical MCU light-hearted adventures and stakes, were impossibly high and real this time.
Here’s what Russos said prior to release and every word turned out to be true:
“This is it. Thanos is an unstoppable villain he’s virtually invincible, he’s highly intelligent – genius level intelligent – he’s like the Genghis Khan of the universe, and to stop him it’s going to cost them a lot. They’re going to have to see if they’re willing to pay that price, and that’s what these movies are really about. What we want is for the audience to be prepared, as there’s a lot of surprises – there’s going to be a lot of humor and a lot of heartbreak.”
Thanos has been the most terrifying villain that Avengers had ever faced. He was 20 times menacing than Darth Vader. He believed that only he is strong willed to take the hardest decisions for the entire galaxy. He wanted to bring balance back to the universe as overpopulation is rampant and resources are limited. And in order to do so he needed to wipe out half of all life in the cosmos.
And Guess what he did at the snap of his fingers. When Thanos finally got his hands on all the six Infinity Stones, all the Avengers could do then was watch as Thanos made the entire universe dance to his tunes using the Godlike powers he has just amassed.
There was nothing the Avengers could have done. The heroes watched as their loved ones and allies faded away into the void. These include Dr. Strange, Black Panther, Falcon, Bucky, Spiderman, Entire Guardians except Rocket etc. The co-incidence is somehow the original Team Avengers has made it out alive. Well, even if they have, it’s all too over for them. Right? Not by a long shot…
There is a new theory in town fellas. And it has something to do with a beloved Superhero (who was presumed dead) might be actually alive after Infinity War. A particular superhero was also one of the casualties that died a somewhat meaningless death. Or did he? Presenting Infinity War – New Fan Theory finally explains the Cliffhanger ending!!!
A new fan theory suggests that Doctor Strange might not even be dead after all!!! This Redditt user who goes by the name pdgenoa states an interesting theory which says that Doctor Strange never died in Infinity War. Remember the ‘Endgame’ that Strange warned Tony Stark about? This theory claims that Strange is still in control of the game. If that is true then Thanos never even won Infinity War in the first place.
In Doctor Strange of 2016, the original Sorcerer Supreme aka the Ancient One claims that despite her immense powers and control over the supernatural forces, she still couldn’t look past her own death. So how did Stephen Strange manage to look past his death in Infinity War?
The Ancient One was a highly accomplished sorceress who could bend the physical laws to her will. There was no way a rookie like Doctor Strange had the ability to compete against her when it came to commanding over the mystic arts. But Strange did ‘die’ in Infinity War. So how was he able to look past his own death? That is a feat not even The Ancient one was capable of.
This brings us to the point that is the whole topic of discussion right now. What Strange saw was not his death but the deaths of countless other allies. When Thanos snapped his fingers, Doctor Strange created an illusion and ‘faded away’ into nothing.
This was probably done to fool Thanos into thinking that the magical protector of Earth and one of the only beings powerful enough to go one on one against Thanos and win the match is dead. This would not only allow Doctor Strange to operate as the good guy and agent of chaos from the shadows but it will also keep Thanos and the minions of his tail. Worthy bait, this is.
If this theory is indeed true, then Doctor Strange not only managed to fool the Mad Titan but also his own allies, thus creating the perfect illusion and cementing his character’s one of greatest qualities from the comic books – deceptive trickery, something Stephen Strange is well known for in the comics. His lone wolf tactics may not be approved of by his allies but this is how he works his cases in the comics and the movies aren’t going to show him any differently.
This theory has one hole though. Remember The Ancient One never used the Time Stone. Doctor Stephen Strange has access to an Infinity Stone in Infinity War. Since the Time Stone can help its user traverse through time regardless of their point of death in the timeline, this theory could just be about to bite his own tongue.
But it is also not out of the realm of possibility if you ask us. The Ancient One is never seen using the Time Stone but since Kamar Taj’s vaults housed it long before Strange took shelter in it, she had access to the stone since way before.
So when the Ancient One says she could not look past her own death in Doctor Strange (2016), she could have also taken the Time Stone into account while giving this particular statement.
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Avengers: Infinity War is already in theaters. Directed by Russo Brothers who have earlier directed two Captain America movies for the MCU i.e Winter Soldier and Civil War.
Produced by Marvel Head Kevin Feige along with a bunch of EP’s including Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo etc. The screenplay has been co-written by a talented duo – Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The official film synopsis reads:
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.
The cast is stunningly amazing as it comprise of some of the biggest stars brought under single roof including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Peter Dinklage (Eitri), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill).