That’s right, it’s another Endgame theory and this one could be a pretty huge suggestion as to how the fourth instalment of the Avengers franchise will pan out.
By now, I think we’re all pretty much convinced that time travel is going to play a pretty big part in the Avengers defeating Thanos. Though we may have our biggest indication yet that this will definitely be the case.
Thanks to Thanos’ wiping out half of the universe and leaving Marvel fans on the biggest cliffhanger in the MCU so far, people have been keen to dig into any theories they can find.
The movie’s first trailer barely gave anything away, and for all intents and purposes, the likes of Star-Lord, Spider-Man, and Black Panther are still piles of dust blowing in the wind. However, new information points to the Avengers literally rewriting history for their rescue attempt.
A leaked cast list has appeared on IMDb and lists newcomers Monica Mathis and Miles Webb as “70’s Car Girl #1″and “1970’s Scientist / Lab Worker”.
We should take not that the ’70s is an interesting decade to visit and is full of important MCU events. A brief history lesson reveals that Tony Stark was born in ’70s, Arnim Zola was transferred into his computer consciousness, HYDRA nudged world events from within S.H.I.E.L.D., and Howard Stark moved forward with his Arc Reactor technology.
There’s plenty to revisit here and an opportunity to change some of the MCU’s key events leading up to the cataclysmic Infinity War.
Thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch’s raised eyebrow as Doctor Strange met his maker in “The Decimation”, fans have guessed that the Sorcerer Supreme has something up his sleeve that involves either the Time Stone or Ant-Man’s visit to the Quantum Realm.
It’s important to remember that IMDb can be easily altered and that Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill was incorrectly labelled as a secret Skrull before The Avengers came out in 2012. Now it looks like time travel is officially on the menu, we just need to know how we get there. Will it be via Time Stone, Quantum Realm, or Samuel L. Jackson’s big reveal that Captain Marvel can travel through time.
Even if time travel isn’t that big Endgame twist, it still looks like we’ll be taking a trip to the swinging ’70s for a flashback sequence. Still, it seems like a lot of effort to go to just to throw superfans off the scent.
Either way, we haven’t got long to wait until Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas on April 29.