Towards the end of Avengers: Infinity War, we were shocked to see the characters who turned to dust and the big surprise came when we got to know about the ones who actually survived the snap. While it was easy to understand why the original 6 Avengers did survive the snap, the real surprise came at the survival of Rhodey, Nebula, and Rocket.
Every individual on Titan turned to dust and only Tony & Nebula were the ones who were left alive. Tony obviously has been teased to be the MVP of Avengers 4, but it seems that Nebula also has a major purpose to fulfill in Avengers 4. According to a new theory given by Redditor Ramennov, it has been suggested that Doctor Strange actually sent the Time Stone down the Timeline for Tony to use and that actually creates two different Timelines altogether. One will see Tony go back to the past and one will see Nebula continue her arc in the present. Have a look at the theory:
“One narrative will be Tony Stark travelling through time and correcting previous mistakes to better prepare Earth against Thanos; the second narrative will be Nebula seeking revenge on Thanos in the “present” timeline after the Snap.”
“Nebula will end up stealing the Gauntlet from Thanos (like she does in issues #5, #6 of the Infinity Gauntlet series in the comics) to attempt to undo the events of Infinity War. However, because she lacks the same will as Thanos necessary to wield the Gauntlet, she ends up posing a greater danger to the Universe than Thanos did with his specific, directed mission.
I speculate that Nebula will become an unwitting villain that the remaining Avengers on Earth must face, with the addition of Captain Marvel. Thanos may even become something of an ally similar to the comics, and seek the Avengers out for help. (This speculation comes from us having already seen Thanos give his peak antagonistic performance in fulfilling his mission. To continue being interesting, we must see an unexplored aspect of Thanos, at least in one of the two narratives.)”
Tony going back to the past will be the new timeline that will actually win the Avengers the big battle against Thanos. The theory continues:
“Both Nebula and Tony will try to prevent the Snap from happening, but only one may succeed. It has to be Tony. Nebula rewinding time to before the Snap leads to two results: an infinite loop in which the Avengers are still dissolved and ineffective against Thanos, and Tony prevented from going back in time. Tony will end up uniting the Avengers and in his timeline, Thanos will be defeated on Earth when he comes for the Mind Stone. The Snap will not only be undone, but will be prevented from happening in the first place.
The older heroes (at least some) will die bringing back the newer heroes, giving the audience a passing-of-the-torch moment. After their success, Doctor Strange will use the Reality and Space Stones to transport the Time Stone back to Titan, ensuring their current timeline will happen (Strange is willing to give the Time Stone away in this infinite loop because doing so also protects it). Tony’s success also prevents Nebula from seizing the Gauntlet and dissolves her “present” timeline.”
There is no doubt in the fact that both of these characters have a big arc to fulfill and the connection made with the comics does seem pretty plausible, but still, this theory seems pretty far stretched and we will see something different in Avengers 4.
The movie is going to completely blow our minds with what it has in store for us. It is currently going through reshoots and the Russos are still deciding the way this movie will end. Whatever it is going to be, we know for a fact that it will be truly amazing. Avengers 4 comes out on May 3, 2019, and here’s the official Synopsis:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”