New Theory Suggests Thor's Vision Predicted Infinity War's Ending
Following Avengers: Infinity War, it is logical to think about the devastating aftermath it had, especially how it was possible for Thanos to win. What if we told you that some of the film's events were predicted? When looking back at previous MCU films, there are some clues that we can get from them.
The most explicit foreshadowing comes from the God of Thunder. In the most maligned scene of the whole franchise, Thor had a vision that could tell us a lot. We will delve into this in the article below; you will be shocked to know how everything makes sense now.
The Avengers' visions
In case you've forgotten, during the movie Age of Ultron, Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a Scarlet Witch, takes her powers from the mind stone and gives almost all the Avengers weird visions, being Thor's the most significant one. However, before we go through the Asgardian's trance, let's recap his colleagues' ones in detail.
Iron-Man sees that all his buddies are dead on an asteroid plus a Chitauri army coming to Earth through the portals that the tesseract created. Needless to say, this thought strengthened his Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and led him to create Ultron.
As for Natasha, she flashes back to the time when she was forced to kill someone during her training as a spy. This thought could have prevented her from taking away The Vision's life to save the universe. She also remembered the moment where she got a surgery to get sterilized.Perhaps, that is why she seems mouthless children that could symbolize the ones she would never get and also silence in the face of evil. Steve Rogers, on his side, imagines that he finally gets to dance with Peggy Carter while celebrating the end of the World War II.
There is even a moment in which he can dance silently with her, but out of the blue, the crowded and cheerful room is changed to an empty one. This could be foreshadowing the eradication of half the universe that Thanos caused, which included his two best friends, Bucky and Falcon.
Thor's vision part I
The God of Thunder had his vision in two different moments, and one of those seemed to be the most superfluous of the five. At one moment, he is a party in Asgard where people are wearing weird masks. A blind Heimdall with white eyes shows up saying, "they see everything; they see you leading us to hel."
We write "hel" because this is the Asgardian variant of the afterlife. Do you remember Hela, Thor's sister? She is the goddess of death. Thus, Heimdall's words foreshadowed the genocide that occurred in Asgard during the God of Thunder's leadership.
A new power
In the opening scene of Infinity War, we can see how Thanos wiped out half of the Asgardians, including Heimdall. This ultimately got Infinity War underway, but that is not all. Heimdall goes on to call Odinson a destroyer, which is followed by Thor's body emitting lightings that kill a random Asgardian at the party.
Does the scene look familiar? It does because it foretells the ability to create lighting from his body that Thor learned he had during the events in Thor: Ragnarok. Moreover, at another point, Heimdall says, "see where your power leads us." This could be telling us in advance Thor's journey in Infinity War.
A crucial trip
As you might remember, the Asgardian returns to the realm of Nidavellir, hoping to find dwarves that could help him create a new hammer to fight against the Mad Titan. However, we cannot forget that Wanda was the one that created all these visions, and she gets her power from the stones.
Are they smart?
Now we know that these gems are intelligent. How? In Infinity War, the Red Skull says that the Soul one has wisdom. The Space one sent him to Vormir as mere punishment. In Thor: The Dark World, Odin explains how the ether is sentient.
So we have pretty good evidence to believe they are intelligent. If that's the case, it is very likely that the very gems could have tried to warn the Avengers about the imminent threat, but the messages got confused in their convoluted subconsciousness.
Thor's vision part II
Now, apart from the vision that Wanda caused, Thor had another one that was self-induced. He left his buddies to look for an old friend called Erik Selvig, a scientist in MCU that has appeared in a couple of movies, and requested his help. They both then appeared walking into a cave that has a pool of water.
Thor takes a bath
There, the God of Thunder permits that Norns, which are ancient witches, possess him. While he is in that state, he sees Idris Elba's Heimdall again proclaiming Thor to be the destroyer of Asgard. However, what not everybody knows is that there is a deleted version much better than the one we ended up within the film.
In this one, the witches tell Erik Selvig that the reason why Ultron is so powerful and dangerous is that he owns one of the Infinity Gems. That scene could have shown us way more! But among what we could actually see in the movie, there is another presage.
Still possessed by the witches, Selvig asks Thor, "how do we stop Ultron?" "Sacrifice," the Asgardian replies. Now, this foreshadowing is more obvious because, although sacrifice was not the key to stop Ultron, it was the one to halt the evil Mad Titan.
In Infinity War, some of the characters such as Peter Quill, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and Wanda had four different occasions in which they could have made a sacrifice for a greater good. Doctor Strange could have let Iron-Man died, Starlord could have killed Gamora before Thanos took her.
Wanda could have destroyed The Vision before the Mad Titan got his hands on him. Either of them could have stopped Thanos by killing someone innocent, but they all hesitated. Thanos, on the contrary, did not think twice when he had to sacrifice Gamora by throwing her off a cliff to obtain the Soul Stone.
At the end of Thor's revelation, he sees the Infinity Gauntlet and The Vision with one of the stones. This is crucial because it inspired him to give the android life and his name. The climax of Infinity War has the AI humanoid in the center, just as Thor anticipated it before.
If all these aspects are not good forecasts, then we don't know what would be. What are your thoughts on Thor's visions? How about the rest of the Avengers? Do you think that the screenwriters had all this planned or are these presages mere serendipity? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!