Avengers Endgame hit theatres on April 26th, 2019 garnering rave reviews from critics and fans alike. The movie showcased the carnage pulled off by the Mad Titan Thanos during the events of infinity war and deals with the aftermath of the snap and how the surviving Avengers decided to cope with it. The entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe stood in awe as the original Avengers (along with some stragglers including but not limited to Nebula and War Machine ) traveled through time and space to pull off a time heist (as mentioned by Ant-Man) and acquire time remnants of all the 6 infinity stones in order to reset all of the damage done by Thanos and the original snap.
What prompted this time heist in the movie is the fact that Avengers find out at the start of Avengers Endgame that Thanos has destroyed all the infinity stones so that they may never be used again to undo what he had done in Infinity War.
The somber start of the movie goes a long way to remind all of us just how Grimm Marvel can get at times. As the movie progresses though , it becomes redundantly clear that the Avengers are more than capable of resetting and saving the universe, however there are huge issues as regards to how they go about it.
Regardless, by the time the credits roll on Avengers Endgame we receive a neat little package of plot gift-wrapped for fans all across the world. Marvel closed off every major subplot they had started during the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the last 11 years and they make sure to highlight their star cast while doing so. Each and every character had their moments to shine, for a movie littered with characters like Avengers Endgame the directors did a fantastic job of allocating screen time and screen presence.
Thanos obviously steals the show by fighting multiple Avengers on equal terms but what if I were to tell you that the Mad Titan may have pulled off something way more sinister, something that will put the time heist (Endgame’s basic plot line ) to shame if its existence is confirmed. I am talking about a theory posted by u/JediMasterVasko on r/Fantheories that suggests that the events of Endgame never actually happened in Marvel Cinematic Universe canon. The theory has been reproduced below for your scrutiny, please take a look:-
It seems rather apparent from the text that the Reddit user is suggesting that we as fans are witnessing a dream universe created by Thanos for the sole reason of keeping the Avengers docile in the actual canon reality while Thanos cultivates the true aftermath of the snap by using the infinity stones still intact and in his possession.
The events of Endgame were absurd, to say the least and unconditionally epic to say the most. The mere idea that this is not our main reality but a reality created by Mad Titan to matrix-style control the Avengers is quite preposterous. But is it really so different from what we’ve seen up until now in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers Endgame is a beautiful collection of subplots that coalesces seamlessly to give us an epic climax to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The directors made it a point to stretch all of the known characters to their very limit in order to change the established meta in the genre of superhero movie making. It seems rather prudent to mention here that the Russo she may have pulled a fast one on all of us. As the Reddit user suggests it is entirely possible that Thanos snapped his fingers to create an alternate reality rather than to actually destroy the stones. This will make Thanos the only villain to actually continue his win and make it all the more epic when and if this plot is revealed at the end of phase IV.
However, in all honesty the chances of this theory ever coming to fruition are slim at best. It is highly improbable that Disney or Marvel will try to pull off such subterfuge to establish reasonable basis for retcon. But then again this is Marvel we are talking about, they have done it before and they will do it again. Avengers Endgame above all else, has a sense of finality to it that was never seen before in the MCU. What are your opinions about this theory, do let us know in the comments below.