One particular Avengers theory has hit the internet recently and it suggests Nick Fury, agent at spy organisation S.H.I.E.L.D, has known about everything thats gone down throughout the whole MCU series thus far.
The Snap, Thanos arrival, the death of Tony Starks parents – the lot.
One Redditor has come up with the grand and incredibly deep theory that Nick in the 90s-based Captain Marvel will be told about the events of Infinity War – and more likely the happenings of other MCU films before they come to fruition – and will use his knowledge help Dr Strange save everyone who was obliterated at the end of the last Avengers flick.
Thats in its nutshell. Shall we dive deeper?
After the fateful snap wiped out half the population and left the remaining dear Avengers in shock, well travel back to the 90s for Captain Marvel where Fury may begin to gather the intel he needs to save the universe via time travel when we revisit Avengers next year.
In further detail, user sfmarch07 said: I believe Nick Fury in the 90s in the Captain Marvel movie will be shown or made aware of the future and future events, potentially even by Dr. Strange coming back in time from Infinity War, and he will be shown specific things that he and other characters have to do throughout the entire MCU to ultimately set up future events for how they need to be in order for the Avengers to win in Avengers 4, per Dr. Stranges end game plan from the possible 1 out of 14 million outcomes. Meaning everything that has happened in MCU so far had to happen the way it did but more importantly was set up in certain cases to happen the way it did partly by Fury himself.
Side note: remember at the end of Infinity War, right as he was pulverized, Nick was sending a message on a fancy pager – believed to be to Captain Marvel…
Borrowing many elements from past theories about time travel, the Infinity Stones and The Snap, the Redditor continued along a different vein as they then incorporated a Tony Stark theory suggesting Iron Man had to travel back in time and order the hit on his parents, Howard and Maria, to secure the Soul Stone and help defeat Thanos.
Big call, but he seemed to have the insight to back it up…in theory – but his main idea supports the notion Tony was the creator of his own origin story.
I think in A4 the Avengers will try and retrieve the stones from different points in time as has also been heavily speculated. In order to retrieve the soul stone though, Tony is going to have to sacrifice something, the same way Thanos had to sacrifice Gamora, they began.
But instead of sacrificing Pepper Potts, what if Tony instead has to go back in time to 1991 and infiltrate Hydra or seek out the Winter Soldier, and order the hit on his parents himself, sacrificing the thing he loves most, to enable him to get the Soul stone to fight against Thanos, knowing all the while what it will cause in the future and all the anguish it will personally cause him along with the events of Civil War, breaking up the Avengers, and everything that happens after that.
They continued: I dont think its a coincidence either that Captain Marvel takes place in 1990 and Tonys parents are killed in 1991.
In doing this, they said a time loop or bootstrap paradox could have then been created, which means the original time line couldnt have taken place without the time travel we might be seeing in the next instalment.
This also, according to the theory, could ultimately be a big part of Dr Stranges end game plan to ultimately defeat Thanos and undo the snap, just like he did against Dormammu.
Sheesh theres a lot to unpack there, but fans of the series were behind the theory as they took to the comments section and added their own thoughts.
Damn dude, that made me sit up in my chair. idk if this will happen but its certainly a fascinating concept. props to you for thinking this all up, one said. Also fury knowing the future would help to explain a lot of his actions, which you addressed. i like that part, even if some of the rest of it might not happen, i think thats probably true [sic].
Another said: This is really good. Even if some of the specific points dont become canon, your idea that things were set up at various points especially by Nick Fury is pretty solid.
One added: I have to agree, Stark ordering the hit on his parents might be the best theory/ plot line Ive heard through all of this post infinity war discussion. If that isnt a plot point .. it needs to be.
Guess we will just have to wait and see.
Only 6 months to go.
Avengers 4 opens 26 April 2019.
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