The ending of Avengers: Infinity War left us upon a major cliffhanger that was the big Snappening. Thanos did what he said he was going to do. He wiped out half the population of the Universe by just the snap of his fingers. His big motivation was to give the Universe a second chance of making things right, and using the resources that we have judiciously. But noticing that people would always resist this sudden change and hold on to the past even after 5 long years, his ultimate motivation became to destroy the entire Universe, and start from scratch!
Thanos’ motivation became similar to that of Apocalypse from X-Men: Apocalypse. He wanted to destroy everything that was built in his absence, only to create a much better world again. Thanos just wanted to do this on a Universal scale and that is what he was after in the real Infinity War, i.e. the final battle of Endgame. But now there’s a new theory which has come into play and it could have people convinced that the Marvel Cinematic Universe came into existence because of the Infinity Stones in the first place. Here’s a fact pointed out by a Reddit user:
What if the Big Bang was a snap? Thinking about this would really blow our minds away, as Wong did say that everything that exists is because of the Big Bang, including the Infinity Stones. But what if it was totally the opposite? What if the Big Bang happened because of the Infinity Stones, and then they were sent to the Universe later? It could actually be possible, and the worst part about it is that no one can really know, apart from the big Cosmic Entities in the MCU perhaps.
The future MCU movies may not address this even if it were true. But it is highly likely that those upcoming films could bring in the Cosmic Entities. What’s interesting is that the writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely did try to bring in one cosmic entity in Infinity War itself.
“Markus – We did try to put the Living Tribunal in the first movie. We wrote a scene in which he appeared during the Titan fight. And everyone was like, ‘What?’
McFeely – He’s got three heads. It would indicate a whole different level of architecture to the universe and I think that was too much to just throw in.”
Ultimately Living Tribunal’s appearance in Infinity War didn’t make too much sense for the other Endgame creatives and thus the idea was rested. But Markus did go on to say that “The idea’s still in Kevin [Feige]’s court.” So this does mean that we could be seeing Living Tribunal pop up into the MCU sometime in the future.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Ty Simpkins, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.
Here’s the synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War, and half the life in the universe instantly dissolved. Now a ragged group of surviving warriors, including Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk works to counteract the Mad Titan’s genocidal action.
Since our heroes couldn’t stop Thanos the first time, what makes them think they can win in a rematch? The answer may be in overwhelming power, thanks to Captain Marvel, or in the tiniest spaces between atoms accessible to Ant-Man. Avengers: Endgame will rewrite the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. When it’s all over, nothing will be the same.”