The new Avengers movie, titled Avengers: Endgame, is the continuation of the Infinity War saga. The movie will show us the immediate events right after the infamous Thanos Snap moment took the lives of half of all lives in the universe. In many ways, Endgame will be about the aftermath of the cliff-hanger at the end of Infinity War. And it is confirmed to be more than three hours long. A movie this long is also loaded with tons of twists and surprises, says the Russo Brothers – Directors of Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers Endgame movie. But wait, there is more. A new theory might have revealed to us who the big bad wolf in the next Avengers flick could be. And it has nothing to do with Thanos!
The basic gist of the Endgame storyline would be the Earth’s Mightiest heroes taking on the mad Titan and trying to undo his actions in Infinity War so as to bring back their fallen comrades from the dead. But there have always been people that speculate that the actual villain of the movie might not be Thanos this time. It could be someone bigger, greater and more powerful. Some claim that it would be Galactus while others claim that the new Villain would be a cosmic entity like the Living Tribunal or the Celestials. But according to this theory, the new villain of the Endgame movie is none other than Kronos – the master of Time in the Marvel Universe.
This theory plays out in two phases. The first phase claims that the Avengers Endgame logo points to the fact that there might be another Jim Starlin character coming into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The second phase states that there have been several Behind the Scene images showing that Doctor Strange has been filing on the sets along with a guy wearing a CGI suit which will become a CGI generated character in Post Production. This means that Kronos could be a possibility. But what would be his story?
Remember the Avengers are going to use time travel in a big way in the Endgame movie. The Quantum Realm is pivotal in doing that. What if Kronos is an entity that is trapped within the Quantum Realm and the Avengers take his help to travel back and forth in time? What if, in doing so, they accidentally reveal Kronos from his dimensional prison and he decides to go on a rampage after being set free into the mainstream universe and try to hunt down the people that caged him within the Quantum Realm Universe in the first place?
There are more facts to support this theory. Remember it was Jim Starlin himself who reiterated his claim that he will be getting more credit in the Credits sequence of endgame. Jim Starlin never lies and Marvel Studios has later confirmed his claim in another interview. Starlin is notable for extending the Marvel Cosmic Universe to its present state. He was the one who came up with the idea of Thanos, Gamora and Drax along with a lot of other space-based characters. Kronos also happens to be one of them. So, all evidence points to the fact that the Master of Time is coming to the MCU.
But what we actually want to know now is that whether Kronos (who is also an Eternal and the biological grandfather of Thanos), is a good guy or another evil entity that has come to terrorize the MCU?!?!?
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 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.