15 essential Avengers: Endgame theories to know before the premiere

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Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Wong (Benedict Wong)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018

Time traveling could create time breaches

Like Wong said in Doctor Strange, messing with the timeline can disrupt the natural order of the universe and even create rips in the current reality, leaving the universe susceptible to other dimensions and the threats that come with them. If any of the time travel theories are remotely correct, there’s a lot that could go wrong — especially if the heroes travel through time and space without an expert like Wong, Doctor Strange, Goose, or Carol as an advisor on the expedition.

Given there are certain forces in the universe that balance the universe itself. Any improper time traveling, either by the Avengers or via Thanos’ Gauntlet, could attract them to the focal point of the plot. Naturally, we hope any of Thanos’ time-traveling ventures in Infinity War or in the upcoming fourth Avengers film will draw them to him because the Avengers have plenty of obstacles to deal with at the moment (and all the time).

Challenges, death, and overall tragedy are common themes in the MCU, so we can hope for the theoretical best with any time traveling, but we’ll likely see the worst. And yes, we mean worse than Thanos because the Titan isn’t even close to being the most diabolical villain in Marvel comic media history.

Any timeline alterations could create some openings in the heroes’ dimension, which might introduce some new enemies. Sure, these new interdimensional traveling baddies could fight against any remaining Avengers at the end of Endgame. However, we have a feeling any paradoxical villains, thanks to timeline manipulations, won’t become an official threat until after Avengers: Endgame.