Avengers 4: Why Doctor Strange Had To Use The Time Stone To Bring Captain Into Marvel
One of the most accepted theories that developed after ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is that Doctor Strange planned something after looking at the millions of possibilities of the fight against Thanos. Some speculate that it had to do with time travel and even Tony Stark, but it could also be something regarding Captain Marvel, who will be introduced to the MCU soon. Let's dive into space to unravel this theory.
By now, most people in the world have seen ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, the first time a villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seemingly defeated the superheroes and achieved his goal of wiping out half the universe. In his mind, it was a selfless endeavor as it was meant to save everyone who was left from future famine and scarce resources.
Many favorite superheroes turned to dust after the Mad Titan finally obtained all six Infinity Stones such as Black Panther, Spider-Man, most of the Guardians of the Galaxy and even the Winter Soldier. Other victims were Vision, Gamora, the Scarlet Witch, and Doctor Strange, who probably saw what would happen during his exploration of the future.
THE ONLY WAY
After Doctor Strange gave the Time Stone to Thanos in order to save Tony’s life, he told Iron Man that it was “the only way”. Earlier, he said that out of millions of outcomes he was able to witness, the Avengers would only succeed in one. Many fans took his surrendering of the Time Stone to mean that Tony Stark was a vital part of that winning future because he had explicitly told him that he would not give it up for any reason.
Though he broke his promise of protecting the stone, it is very likely that Doctor Strange had a bigger plan in mind than what was seen in the film. Some fans think that he might have revealed his idea to someone on Titan off-screen, but there is no way to find that out until the release of ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
After all, a person that can see into the future might not just take his fate sitting down, but rather, he would choose to do something to make the winning moment come to fruition. On the other hand, “winning” might not be the happily ever after that everyone expects. Some sacrifices probably have to be made along the way.
That is why several theories about Iron Man and Captain America dying in the next movie seem very plausible, aside from the fact that both Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans’ contracts with Marvel expire after ‘Avengers: Endgame’. However, Doctor Strange might have seen someone no one in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen before except Nick Fury.
In the post-credits scene of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, Nick Fury and Maria Hill are driving around the city when things start going crazy as people disappear due to the Decimation. Cars crashed, and even a helicopter smashed against the side of a building. When they get out, and Maria starts turning to dust, Fury realized what was going on and paged Captain Marvel right before disappearing himself.
Doctor Strange’s plan might have to do with Carol Danvers, but also with ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’. Chronologically, during the events of that movie, Doctor Strange was still the egomaniacal surgeon that only cared about his fame and fortune. However, Nick Fury clearly mentioned him, which leads to another theory.
After witnessing the outcomes, Doctor Strange could have traveled back in time to warn Fury about what was to come and tasked him with gathering the original Avengers, all of which are still standing after Thanos’ snap. By now, all fans know that Marvel does not work with coincidences, and there has to be a reason why the new heroes are gone while the original remained.
The first ever female solo Marvel film premieres next month, and people wonder what her role in ‘Endgame’ will be. Captain Marvel is incredibly smart and powerful. She can not only absorb energy to make herself stronger, but also has a unique sense that predicts what her enemies are planning. Doctor Strange could have seen that the original Avengers would need Captain Marvel to win this battle.
While fans still have a few weeks left to discover why she has not been mentioned in the MCU all this time, as her movie is set in the mid-90s, it’s not hard to speculate that she might not even be on Earth. It’s possible that she went to outer space for reasons that her film will surely reveal, and Nick Fury did not want to call her unless it was a big emergency.
Although the Chitauri invasion during ‘The Avengers’ might have been considered a great moment to call her, Nick probably wanted to see the Avengers finally united towards a common goal, becoming the superhero team they were supposed to be. Captain Marvel will presumably help the team during ‘Endgame’, but Nick needed to make sure they were gathered in the first place.
Unfortunately, the team is in disarray after the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, and everyone is dying to see Steve and Tony make up because they have bigger problems. However, there is a chance that they might still argue over the next move or ideas on how to defeat Thanos, and Captain Marvel could be exactly what they need to see in order to stop their arguments.
Carol Danvers could also become the next leader of the Avengers, and finally shine a light on female superheroes and empowerment for female fans. It’s about time that women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stop being there for decoration. Captain Marvel is more impressive than all the male characters they have shown so far, and it will be a delight to behold.
All female fans might actually feel empowered by her solo film and her appearance in ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Let us know what you think about Captain Marvel coming to the rescue. If you liked this article, share it with your friends who want to see Carol Danvers defeat Thanos. See you next time!