Last Tuesday, Marvel released a 1-minute trailer for Avengers: Endgame that finally gave us our first proper look at Thanos in this month’s release. And as the Mad Titan makes his entrance, some fans suspect that Marvel is hiding a spoiler in plain sight.
As you may recall, the recent preview shows Thanos appearing before our heroes bathed in blue light, as though a ship is beaming him down to a rubble-strewn location. What’s unusual about this moment, however, is that the villain previously used the Space Stone to travel around during last year’s Avengers: Infinity War. And since this object emitted a red light, the implication here is that the purple tyrant is no longer using the Infinity Stone.
Others have made this observation before, and suggested that maybe Thanos’ trusty Infinity Gauntlet is no longer functioning. It’s certainly a plausible idea, given how burnt out the accessory looked at the end of Infinity War. But in a new article from BGR, the alternative theory is suggested that Thanos isn’t using the Space Stone because he hasn’t acquired it yet.
To elaborate, as many of you are likely aware, the most popular prediction for how Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are going to reverse the snap has long been time travel. Indeed, the evidence for this claim is certainly stacking pretty high, and according to the new theory, one of the points in MCU history that the team might revisit is Thanos’ invasion of Xandar.
As you may recall, Thanos attained the Power Stone from this planet and left it in ruins, which ties in nicely to the devastation seen around him. You could therefore argue that our heroes are hoping to either take the stone before the Mad Titan gets to it, or target the villain at a time before the Infinity Stones have made him all but invincible. Granted, this is all just speculation for the time being, but we’ll find out what’s really in store for Thanos when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th.