When Marvel finally dropped the Endgame trailer, our theories switched from Infinity War to focusing on that two minute teaser.
It’s barely a surprise, the studio is the king of hidden messages and leave a lot of things open to interpretation, meaning we could clamber through these kinds of theories for hours.
However a new revelation has come about regarding one of the major final scenes from Infinity War.
If you can cast your mind back to shortly after that finger snap, you know the one that wipes out half of the universe – we see Thanos reunite with a young Gamora, in which most of us assumed was the Soul World.
Well it turns out it isn’t actually as straightforward as that, as Avengers: Infinity War VFX artists have revealed that the Soul World may not be what it seems.
Digital Domain’s Kelly Port and Marvel Studios’ Dan DeLeeuw have said that there’s no official name for the mysterious, orange-hued location.
Speaking to IGN, Port and DeLeeuw revealed that they actually referred to it as “the way station”, Port adding: “I don’t think it’s a place that actually exists.”
DeLeeuw also elaborated: “It was interesting, because Thanos being that lead character, normally… you can get very introspective.
“The metaphysical way station came along, and we think, that would be interesting. But from a storytelling perspective, I thought it was really wonderful that that sequence stayed in there, because [it’s] really a nice kind of pause.
“Like, it just goes straight from the snap to people flipping out.
“It had this moment of reflection, which I thought was really nice just in the narrative, reflecting about what he has done.”
As the countdown to the release of the fourth Avengers movie continues, fan theories are well and truly in full swing.
One of the latest suggestions doesn’t bode well for Captain America.
With Chris Evans ‘apparently’ bowing out after Phase 3, should we prepare for an emotional farewell for the star-spangled hero? The end of The First Avenger had Cap survive a brush with death when his plane crashed in the Arctic. In a tragic Endgame twist, the theory guesses tha Rogers won’t wake up after being defrosted in the future. Instead, he’ll fly to his heroic death while looking at a picture of Peggy Carter — *sob* get those tissues ready.
We did recently get one pretty big spoiler from a very unlikely source.
The theory in question relates to the fate of Stark. Obviously by now we’ve all seen him recording his goodbye message to Pepper Potts as he floats precariously through space, seemingly accepting his fate.
A four minute clip capturing Robert Downey Jr talking about a brand new Audi appeared online the very same day as the Endgame trailer. Obviously Audi is Tony Stark’s car of choice in the Marvel films, so there’s a bit of history there.
Towards the end of the clip, around the 3:40 mark, when Downey Jr is given the chance to test drive the new car, his Audi pal points out that this isn’t the first time he’s taken the wheel of the vehicle.
To which the actor replies that he only did that as Tony Stark in Avengers 4, which comes out in spring 2019.
So given that all we know so far of Stark is that he’s floating in space with no escape in sight, it would seem that he does manage to mastermind a way out after all.
Of course, we all kind of assumed Tony would somehow escape that pod throughout the course of the film anyway – though this appears to confirm that.