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Movie fans were confident that Avengers: Infinity War was going to be a good time at the theater, but The Russo Brothers went above and beyond, and shattered any expectations surrounding the massive ensemble film. A ton of characters were serviced, many of which ultimately fell to Thanos' might throughout the course of the movie. One of the fallen heroes is Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, who faded to dust in the wake of Thanos' finger snap of death. Before he went, Strange went through every possible result of the battle, identifying the only one where the good guys win. Fans know that Strange's decision to hand over the Time Stone was part of this plan, and now a fan on reddit think they've cracked the code to the plan. And it's epic as hell. Check out the image below, explaining it all.
Is anyone else's mind blown? While there are plenty of fans theories about how Avengers 4 will end up for its large group of superheroes, this above image may be one of the most plausible ones out there. Now we'll just have to wait until May to figure out if it accurate.
This new theory, which comes to us from Redditor comrade_batman, may have cracked the code to Doctor Strange's mysterious Avengers: Infinity War plan. Before Thanos arrived in Titan, Doctor Strange found the one possible way to win the day. Unfortunately, the good doctor wasn't kind enough to share it with everyone. But this new theory seems indicative of The Russo Brothers' meticulous storytelling, and a great way to feature some of the MCU's lesser known heroes.
The ending of Avengers: Infinity War was devastating, as both the fans and surviving heroes were left to wonder what could possibly happen next. Half the galaxy was wiped out, including Doctor Strange himself. Two Marvel movies were scheduled between Infinity War and Avengers 4, and their stars will likely have a big role to play in the battle to come. Paul Rudd's Ant-Man is currently trapped in the Quantum Realm, which has been teased to have time traveling and/or universe traveling powers. This could be a key factor to reversing Thanos' snap, and bringing back the fallen heroes.
Brie Larson's Carol Danvers will also enter the shared universe with Captain Marvel, after being heralded by Nick Fury in Avengers: Infinity War's mid-credits scene. That scene is referenced in the theory, claiming Doctor Strange saw the character's role in Avengers 4 before perishing. She's the most powerful hero in the MCU, so perhaps she'll be able to hold off Thanos while the rest of the heroes work on the plan to revive the dead. Just spitballing here, but it would be great to see Doctor Strange's vision fully fleshed out, and connected to the greater MCU.
All will be revealed when Avengers 4 arrives on May 3rd, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.