Iron Man's Role In Avengers 4 Will Change, New Theory Reveals How
The MCU has given the world many things like Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr. However, the best part about this franchise is that every film leaves us wanting more, and that is how theories are born. The following article explores a couple of arguments regarding the man in the iron suit, and we want to know what you think. Let’s dive into it.
First Theory: Stark will change Loki’s timeline
There have been countless time-travel theories running rampant since the release of Infinity War, as most fans see it as the only way to bring back everyone that Thanos destroyed. We have seen a bunch of photos from the set of Spider-Man: Far From Home, which means that Tom Holland has to be brought back at some point.
The primary evidence pointing at the possibility of going back in time is a few pictures of the main heroes such as Iron Man, Captain America, and Hulk leaked online were they seem to be in New York. The scene looked like the first Avengers when Loki came to Earth in an errand from the Mad Titan to take over Earth.
Tony Stark clearly looks older, and Ant-Man is there as well, and we all know he was not part of the infamous Battle of New York. Another thing to note about these pictures is the fact that they are wearing their old uniforms. If you notice details carefully, you might also be thinking about the time vortexes in the quantum realm that were discussed in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
The main thing here is why are our heroes going back to that specific part of the story? Some people speculate that the Avengers are time traveling to collect the Infinity Stones before Thanos can get his hands on them. However, if we know anything from movies like Back to the Future and The Butterfly Effect, is that no one can change things like that easily.
Even changing one small thing could have severe repercussions in the future, but trying to stop the Mad Titan from getting the stones in the first place? Well, we think that could change the whole universe and maybe not for the better. Furthermore, some of the timeline from phase two and three of the MCU would be altered completely.
For example, Doctor Strange necessitated the time stone for his origin story, and the Guardians of the Galaxy became a team because of the power stone. Ultron would not have existed, which would be fine, but Vision would not have been created either. It would be lazy for Marvel to do that, and it could destroy their precious saga.
Our theory states Tony will go back in time, but he is not going to take risks. We know that he is intelligent beyond measure, so to ensure that his plan works, he probably spent a lot of time designing it. Stark would have pinpointed exactly what needed to change in the past that would work for the future.
Some evidence has appeared that could prove our theory, as set pictures of Robert Downey Jr. wearing a S.H.I.E.L.D. vest have also surfaced. Fans speculated that Tony would become director of the group in the future like the comic books show, but this scene also seems to take place during the Battle of New York. We saw them when the guards were taking Loki to the Helicarrier.
Moreover, those uniforms have a face mask, which Stark could put on to get what he needs to be done, but the main thing we are theorizing is that he needs to get to Loki. This means that Loki could be a crucial part of defeating Thanos in the next movie, which we would love to see because he was killed rather quickly in Infinity War.
So, why is Loki needed? Well, the God of Trickery might know where Thanos is or a crucial detail about how to defeat him. However, it could be the exact opposite, and Loki needs to learn something from Stark which could potentially save the universe. Now, that is placing a lot of faith on this mischievous God, but we hope Tony knows what he is doing.
Second Theory: The curse of the Mind Stone
A Reddit user, brosf2576, came out with this following concept, but first, it’s important to note that the idea comes from an older theory that states that the MCU has been battling the wrong villains this whole time, and the Mind Stone is actually their biggest enemy. Apparently, every time the Avengers had to face a bad guy, the Mind Stone was strangely involved.
We know that Thanos had this crystal before the first Avengers in 2012, and he gave it to Loki in order to destroy New York. We see Thor defending his brother throughout the whole film, stating that this is not like Loki, which could mean that the trickster God was under the influence of something and not acting like himself.
Granted, Loki seemed pretty evil in Thor, but the God of Thunder was convinced that Loki would not usually do what he did in Avengers. Another detail that backs up this theory is that all the protagonists started arguing with each other when the stone was nearby. There is a scene where Bruce Banner gets really angry, not noticing that he was holding Loki’s scepter.
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we see HYDRA in possession of the Mind Stone, but they had infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. for years, so why did they revealed themselves right after getting a hold of this crystal? Moreover, the Scarlet Witch got her powers from the Mind Stone and basically convinced Tony to make Ultron, and the android immediately wanted to annihilate the Earth.
Now, you might be thinking that Vision has not done something crazy, and he literally exists because of it. Another user on the Reddit thread argued that only corruptible people go mad, and we know that Vision is good because he can pick Thor’s hammer. Therefore, there is ample evidence to support the theory that the Mind Stone might have an agenda of its own.
Our theory started from a line in Infinity War, when Thanos meets Stark and knows his name. Naturally, Iron Man asks, “How do you know my name?” and the Mad Titan responds, “I know your soul. It is much like mine. Cursed with knowledge.” Most people paid no mind to it, assuming it was just another typically cryptic answer from a villain.
However, something deeper might be going on, and the curse could come from the Mind Stone, and it made them self-fulfilling prophecies. Tony was shown the end of the universe during Wanda’s enchantment, so he worked tirelessly to find a solution to something that had not happened yet, creating Ultron in the end.
Additionally, he was the reason the Avengers broke up, and the planet was much more susceptible to attacks. The Mind Stone could have done something similar to Thanos, showing him a time where everyone starves to death, so the Mad Titan comes up with the craziest solution to avoid the end of the universe: remove half of it.
What did you think of these two theories? Which one is more likely? Do you have another that would fit better? Reading all these ideas only makes us more anxious for the next release from Marvel. If you liked this article, share it with your friends who have not been cursed by the Mind Stone yet. See you next time!
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