15 essential Avengers: Endgame theories to know before the premiere

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Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..Thanos (Josh Brolin)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018

The victims of the snap aren’t necessarily gone

If you’ve read any dusty comics, emphasis on the dusty storylines within the panels, then you probably already predicted the great snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War — just like you already guessed that the dusted heroes aren’t permanently dead. Their existence was just retconned from the visible universe and timeline, but that doesn’t mean they’ve ceased to exist.

Just as the comics prepared us for the temporary outcome of Thanos’ reign (minus his weird crush on Mistress Death, and thank the Allfather for that), the comics might also suggest that the half of the universe that befell the Infinity Gauntlet might be sequestered in the Soul Stone. More specifically, the Soul World within the Soul Stone.

Since the Infinity Gauntlet arc illustrated how snapped souls are preserved in the Soul World, it could imply the on-screen character counterparts also have their souls protected within the Soul Stone. This way, they might not have physical embodiments, but they aren’t necessarily dead, which gives the non-dusted Avengers a chance to reverse their fate.

While some theories suggest the souls reaped from the decimation went to the Soul World, we have a feeling it would get pretty crowded for Gamora there. A conflicting theory suggests that decimated souls might be trapped in the Quantum Realm. If that’s the case, Scott Lang might have been able to talk to some of the trapped former heroes, which could mean he’s a glorified scholar on everything Thanos-related by the time he escapes the Quantum Realm.