Far From Home:
The villain brigade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting more and more complicated and connected. Just like Marvel is making a shared universe where all the characters some connection to their backstories, the supervillains of the Marvel movies also share a similar element of backtracking. The heroes may join hands and fight together in the light but the intricacies of the connections of how the evil within the MCU is being drawn over is something that still manages to astound us.
The latest example is Spider-Man: Far From Home and the latest Avengers movie Avengers: Infinity War. Apparently, this fan theory traces a connection to the emergence of the Elementals in Far From Home to the Mad Titan’s reign of terror in Infinity War. How, you ask? Presenting – New Fan theory states Thanos released the Elementals in Far From Home!!
The Elementals have been the centre of the talk of the town for quite some time now. Who are these guys? And why are they in Europe? Why did they show up only now? And how is Mysterio connected to them all? Some claim that the Elementals are actually separate villains modelled after classic super villains from Spider-Man’s Rogues Gallery. Hydro-Man, Sand Man and Molten Man all check out this theory.
Another theory claims that Mysterio is the real villain of the movie and he has used his powers as a mystic master or his skills as a special effects expert to deceive the public into thinking that he is a Superhero. Another theory that has long been termed as actually pretty comic book accurate is that the Elementals are actually extra-dimensional beings from another reality that have somehow broken into the mainstream universe and are trying to take control of it after Thanos’ snap wiped out half of all lives in the universe, along with a lot of the heroes that could have kicked the Elementals’ asses.
This theory is further extended by claiming that the snap of Thanos at the end of Infinity War weakened the very fabric of reality and destabilized the planes of existence. This was the reason how beings from another dimension could pass through the dimensional barrier through these weakened links and get to Earth. This most certainly is an interesting read and we would like to add on more to the subject.
Let us discuss the facts proposed by this theory in detail.
In Avengers: Endgame, there are going to be long-lasting consequences for the surviving heroes when they put up another stand against the Mad Titan. The official first synopsis for the movie reads that the reality is at stake and as for the heroes there are “sacrifices that must be made to uphold it”. The stress was more on the last part.
This means that a lot of our beloved Avengers, including fan favourites like Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man might end up dying in Avengers: Endgame. ‘Tis might not come as much of a surprise since the contracts of most of the founding members of the Avengers are actually expiring. But no one had managed to put more emphasis on the fact that there is also a bigger picture out there – reality, the very element of existence as we know it, is also in danger.
In 2016’s Doctor Strange movie, we come to realize that the time-space continuum is not invulnerable. It can be damaged and even destroyed to its very core with the correct amount of effort. When Stephen Strange was using the Time Stone to create temporal anomalies around an apple, everyone saw it as a fairly simple demonstration of the powers of the Time Stone. But it was Wong and later Mordo who warned Strange not to play with the time.
Using temporal anomalies created by the Time Stone also means that you could potentially create unwanted time branches and paradoxes like Time Loops, a tool that could be used to break time and space. This would not be a favourable scenario since the damage of the space-time continuum means that our universe could now be influenced by other realities and dimensions.
Imagine this – simply fooling around with time trapping an apple could potentially risk time. Just how much damage Thanos would have done in Infinity War when he outright reversed the destruction of an Infinity Stone by reversing time and even used the full power of the Time Stone in conjunction with the rest of the stones to wipe out half of all life in the universe? The consequences could be catastrophic. And that is what the theory is banking on. In a quest to make this universe a better place to live in, Thanos ended up making it worse.
The Connection between Infinity War and Endgame with Far From Home
There have been instances in Marvel Comics where too much playing around with time led to disastrous results. In Age of Ultron storyline from the comic books, too much time travel and resetting of time by the Avengers leads to a fractured reality where all the universes and timelines merge together to create a mutilated version of the original universe. And believe it or not, that was the best case scenario since the Avengers actually managed to exist in this one.
In that story line, a being called Angela managed to escape her dimension and become a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy team. Angela was later found to be the long lost sister of Thor, who was thought to have been killed by the Angels, a race that Asgard went to war against a long time ago and banished them to a prison dimension. If Angela could do it then, the Elementals could certainly do it now.
The Elementals, if we are talking about the Supernatural Thrillers version, are a race of extra-dimensional entities that once ruled Egypt and were worshipped as Gods. They were exiled but vowed to return when the time was right. Each Elemental could control one aspect of nature. They were all selfish and arrogant villains. They could be portrayed as such in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well.
In Spider-Man: Far From Home, they could be entities that managed to enter this reality just like Angela did in Age of Ultron, after Thanos weakened the time space continuum with his rampage in infinity War. Remember there is going to be a lot more time travel in Avengers: Endgame and even Captain Marvel. It is not just the Time Stone that allows you to play with time anymore. If the Avengers keep trying to conquer the time aspect of the universe by changing it as they saw fit, the reality just might be in grave danger. The heroes need to act fast and tread carefully. This is going to be a bumpy ride for all.
The last Avengers movie to be released under the MCU banner was Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie 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 artefacts 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 first Spider-Man movie to be released under the MCU banner was Spider-Man: Homecoming. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.