Avengers: Endgame Theory Suggests Dr. Strange Has A Crucial Part To Play
With the release of Avengers: Endgame just a few months away, Reddit fan theories have gone into overdrive.
Not a lot of them hold up, but every now and again a Marvel sleuth stumbles upon something pretty convincing—as is the case with u/Schedonhardus take on Dr. Strange.
We know that Dr. Strange will play a big part in the upcoming movie, thanks to a revealing interview by Tom Holland ahead of Infinity War. This is despite the fact that Dr. Strange is, you know, dead.
In a Reddit post, Schedonhardus suggested how Strange could appear in Endgamein one piece, as well as mastermind a winning game plan for the Avengers.
The theory suggests that Doctor Strange had already used the Time Stone during Infinity War, and that it will dictate how things ultimately turn out in Endgame. The post read:
“In IW, strange says he went forward to view all the outcomes of the coming conflict. Yet, he didn't physically go, we see him sitting there tweaking out; he's there in the present, and is snapped out of the trance.
“What if he sends his Astral form into the future? His Astral form can reveal itself to Tony post snap, and guide/give Intel to he and Nebula.
“With the time stone, Strange literally has infinite time. It's irrelevant that he gave the stone to Thanos, bc his Astral form in the future is tethered to a point in time where Strange still had possession of the stone.
“Another angle you could spin it is say that the astral form is living on borrowed time and has to relay a few quick hints to stark before vanishing (say the amount of time from strange looking forward in time to when he hands over the stone).
“This could mean that all of strange's stalling on Titan was to buy his Astral form time to explain to future Tony what the actual plan is to defeat Thanos.”
Marvel fans were pretty taken with the theory. “A lot of really shitty fanfic-tier stupid ideas get posted here buddy”, replied Redditor ItsCornstomper. “But this is not one of them. That is a really good time stone point.”
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.
* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.