Fans Think 'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer Contains Hint On How Thanos Will Be Defeated
After months and months of cold hard speculation, Marvel finally dropped the trailer and name for the Avengers: Infinity War sequel, Avengers: Endgame.
As you'd imagine, the couch detectives have been hard at work trying to squeeze out as many clues and hints about the plot from the 2.5 minute trailer as possible, ahead of the film's release in April 2019.
The latest turn from the speculation train has spread across the internet, and it concerns how the Avengers will defeat the evil villain Thanos.
As you'll remember (if you don't, then spoiler alert!) Thanos managed to wipe out half of the population of the universe in the final scenes of Infinity War with his almighty finger snap massacre.
It was a devastating moment, and one that left fans in pieces - however, this is a superhero franchise we're talking about and so of course the evil titan will receive his comeuppance at some point soon.
Many reckon the key to resolving his purge has to do with time travel - and this theory was strengthened when fans spotted a tiny yet significant detail hidden in the trailer.
Eagle-eyed viewers have noticed that the CCTV footage of Scott Lang aka Ant-Man outside the Avengers HQ appears to be archival footage from 1983.
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"Is this an old message?" asks Captain America. Damn straight it is; try about 35 years old, if the time tag is anything to go by. Just look closely to the top left of the screen and you'll see the date.
So what does this all mean? Well, already fans reckon Paul Rudd is here to save the day. Anyone who's seen Ant-Man And The Wasp (and particularly its post-credits scene) will know that the actor's goofy hero somehow survived Thanos' snap by going subatomic and entering the Quantum Realm - a place where concepts of time and space become irrelevant.
The 1983 time tag means he could've travelled back in time, perhaps by falling into a 'time vortex', which Janet aka Wasp had already warned him against before he entered the realm.
The latest theory reckons that Ant-Man might use the Quantum device to travel forward in time, finding his now adult daughter Cassie Lang and the other Avengers, before travelling back in time to defeat Thanos and save the universe. Bish, bash, bosh.
Although this theory has legs, the Russo brothers have been known to throw a few red herrings in trailers in order to throw fans off track. So the whole 1983 thing could just be a detail designed to lead us away from the truth. Or it could be the answer to the beatdown of Thanos. Or it... you get the picture.
April 26 can't come soon enough.
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