Come on in and *MARVEL* at these fan theories!
As a human woman, I have two very specific, very distinct interests: movies based on Marvel comics and absolutely wild fan theories that are just so ~out there~, they HAVE to be true!
So, with that in mind, I once again took to my absolute favorite subreddit, r/fantheories, to collect some of the wackiest, wildest, most marvelous Marvel movie fan theories — guaranteed to blow your darn mind — and compiled them into this easy-to-enjoy list! Ready? Here we go:
1. S.H.I.E.L.D. didn't make a mistake by playing the wrong baseball game when Steve Rogers woke up in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) — they did it on purpose because they were testing him.
2. The reason why everyone in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) sounds like they're in a PG-13 film is because we're hearing all of the dialogue through Peter Quill's universal translator.
3. Matilda (1996) is actually a stealth X-Men movie.
4. Peter Parker's ability to create and repair his own high-quality costumes in the original Spider-Man trilogy are just another facet of his new superpowers.
5. John Walker from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is one of the many failed sons of Ego from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).
6. Natasha Romanoff didn't die in Avengers: Endgame (2019) — she's still alive and waiting on Vormir.
7. Also, Tony Stark didn't ~fully~ die in Avengers: Endgame (2019) — instead, he uploaded his consciousness to his own technology and is now an A.I. version of Tony Stark.
8. Drax cannot see things that do not move, and realizing this about himself gives him the "invisibility" idea in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
9. Matt Damon wasn't some random Asgardian playing the role of Loki — he was literally Matt Damon in Thor: Ragnarok (2017).
10. The weapon Stormbreaker in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) was made to break Thor, not be wielded by him.
11. M'Baku became the king of Wakanda in the five years during the snap in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
12. The Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and in Avengers: Endgame (2019) are the same Thanos.
13. Captain America in Avengers: Endgame (2019) proves that Vision was never "worthy."
14. Thanos "adopted" Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) specifically to sacrifice her for the Soul Stone, but — when he grew too attached — he adopted Nebula, planning for Nebula to be sacrificed by Gamora instead.
15. And finally — this very meta theory concerning Dr. Strange in Avengers: Infinity War (2018):
Which of these wild fan theories was your favorite? Do you have a theory of your own about your favorite Marvel movies? Share yours in the comments below!
Some theories were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.