Until we get to see the movie in the theatres, everyday people are going to come up with a new Avengers: Endgame theory that makes us look at the film from a new angle. While most theories usually end up predicting the fate of different characters that are going to show up in the film, there are some that actually highlight the entry of a new, or perhaps the return of an old character. Avengers: Endgame is already super stuffed with so many MCU characters, and still people feel the need to get some more new characters as well.
Reddit user Dyberzz gave us his own theory mapping the way for a new character to come in, noticing a little detail that no one really noticed in the Avengers: Endgame first trailer. He suggests that Cap’s old Compass will lead to a rather obscure MCU character to make a brief appearance in the film. Here’s what he wrote:
“In the first trailer, Captain America has that same object he had in the 1st cap movie, and in this movie, we can see its pointing Northeast! Assuming they went back to their base in New York and they would head Northeast, if we look in the map, we can see a place called Svalbard, and who can they find there? A guy called Adam Roderick! And what are his powers? Well, he has the power to influence his surroundings as well who listens to him and he can teleport everywhere he wants! Will he be the key to save Ant-Man?”
For those of you who have no clue of who Adam Roderick is, you’re in luck as he is one of the Inhumans who gets kidnapped by a subgroup of A.I.M. and then gets rescued by Karnak. As Karnak finds Roderick, the inhuman from Svalbard, reveals his true self, and his Inhuman abilities which allowed him to turn whatever he said or thought into a reality.
Someone like this could come in really handy when the Avengers go and take on Thanos, but we can’t be certain of the fact that he really will have something to do in Avengers: Endgame. After all, there are more than 30 Superheroes already listed to be in the film, and adding a new character out of nowhere, within a plot that is already too stuffed is very tough.
This goes for any new character, as we know that there is a new villain, even greater than Thanos, who is going to make his appearance in the MCU, so adding someone like an Adam Roderick might be too far of a stretch.
The Redditor bases his theory on a piece of very thin evidence, so it is unlikely that Roderick would show up even as a mere Easter Egg or a shout out to the comics. The problem with this character making a cameo is that people will not even notice who he really is as no one really has a clue. So, there is not a big reason for him to play a role in the film.
Avengers: Endgame is going to be a massive story that ends about 10-15 loose threads which are left hanging because of what has been shown in the previous 20 MCU films. This movie has to be bigger than Avengers: Infinity War in every way, and we can be certain that it will be. Here’s what Joe Russo had to say about this:
“Whether we top Infinity War or not, I don’t know. But we try to tell the best story we can with these characters. This is bringing to a close the first decade of stories. I think that alone has a dramatic power to it.”
Joe Russo even talked about how the film is inspired by the comics.
“I don’t think there are any comics that correlate to it. I think we’re in [a] pretty fresh territory with [Avengers: Endgame]. If anything, I think it’s interesting after to go back and look at some of the Marvel films and view them through a different lens. But I can’t think of any comics, in particular, that would have value.
Our job as we said a million times is to tell the story of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not to do direct adaptations of the comics because we’re comic book fans. I have no interest as a director in telling a story that’s already been told or in seeing one that’s already been told. If I know all the events story as they’re going to happen then what’s the point of going to the film? We want to keep surprising audiences and continue the story that started with Iron Man One a decade ago.”
Avengers: Endgame opens on April 26.