15 essential Avengers: Endgame theories to know before the premiere

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We aren’t over the temporary and permanent deaths in Avengers: Infinity War yet. But Avengers: Endgame is almost here, and we’re reviewing some critical fan theories about the upcoming film.

Whether they’re weird, bad, distressing, or laughable, we love detailed fan theories. After we regained our composure and stopped sobbing over Avengers: Infinity War, we’ve been busy crafting hundreds of our own Avengers: Endgame theories.

Our fan-theorying is definitely a way to cope with Thanos’ decimation and that scene with Gamora (because she deserves better). However, our coping-mechanism-turned-hobby has become a mandatory part of our Endgame preparation routine. Thankfully, we’ve gone through seemingly countless fan theories about the upcoming film to find our favorites and the most probable plot hypotheses.

We can’t rely on any Avengers: Endgame promotional material to narrow down our theories. Given the MCU’s habit of distracting us from our sleuthing habits, the cinematic universe has adopted some misdirection in the trailers that would make the God of Mischief proud. While we could take this as proof that Loki never actually died or died and was reborn into a different form only to fulfill his passion for marketing at Marvel Studios, it just makes our self-imposed fan theory duties more difficult.

The fan-theorying journey has brought us a lot of weird theories, to say the least — including somet that seriously tip the scales for believability. (Seriously, the haunted theory that Bruce Banner is actually Loki in disguise still ritually plagues Twitter feeds every other week.)

Odd theories aside, we’re getting closer and closer to Avengers: Endgame each day, and we’ve rallied some notable theories that could inevitably help the remaining heroes fight Thanos and save half of the universe.