Marvel fans might have seen Thanos turn half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s living population into dust at the very end of Avengers: Infinity War, but a new fan theory suggests that all of those that were dusted during the Mad Titan’s massacre are actually still very much alive.
Last Friday, Marvel Studios dropped the very first trailer for Avengers: Endgame, giving fans their first look at the final installment in Joe and Anthony Russo’s two-part Avengers movie. In one of the most surprising scenes in the video, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), one of the many who had ended up turning to dust after Thanos massacre, appears right outside the Avengers headquarters well after the decimation.
While many assume that this all has to do with time travel and the quantum realm, a Marvel fan on Reddit suggests that Scott’s appearance on Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Captain America’s (Chris Evans) screen might actually mean that Infinity War’s victims aren’t actually dead. Instead, the dusted were placed in another reality.
According to the fan theory on Reddit, when Thanos snapped his finger, he didn’t literally kill off half the universe; he just split reality into two. Each part has their own set of missing people. In one set Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Ant-Man are “dead.” In the other its Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America, Black Widow, and the others.
Being alive and well in the alternate universe, the theory states that Ant-Man and the Quantum Realm may very well be the key to bring these two realities together.
What do you think of this new fan theory? It’s a pretty plausible one, though we’ve yet to see how accurate it might be.
Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas April 26, 2019.