Between the recent TV spot, the odd interview comment, and the various toy leaks that continue to make the rounds, we’re getting more Avengers: Endgame material than ever these days for fans to scrutinize for potential clues. But as we take the time to process each new development, it can be all too easy to lose track of the intel that was dropped on our laps many months ago.
One big moment that some of you may recall, for instance, came in April of last year, when Tom Holland dropped one of his patented spoilers during an interview with Access. The revelation came after the Spider-Man actor and his co-star Benedict Cumberbatch were asked which of the two of them flubbed the most lines during the filming of Avengers: Infinity War.
While Cumberbatch quickly offered himself as the answer, Holland then jumped in with this accidentally revealing defense of his co-star:
“He has the most difficult lines, though. He has to talk about so much Quantum Realm… stuff.”
Seeing how the Quantum Realm was never brought up in Infinity War, and the movie was filmed back-to-back with Endgame, many fans soon came to the conclusion that Holland was actually referring to this year’s release. Sure enough, developments in recent months seem to have confirmed those suspicions, from the cliffhanger ending of Ant-Man and the Wasp, to Michael Douglas’ claim that the mysterious microverse is an “integral” part of Endgame.
What makes this spoiler fairly unique after all this time, however, is its suggestion that Doctor Strange in particular will have lines about the Quantum Realm, despite his demise in last year’s release. While it’s long been assumed that we haven’t seen the last of Cumberbatch’s character, Holland’s comments imply that Stephen Strange is somehow returning to the action in time to be involved in the team’s adventures in the region.
Fans have already had a good few months to come up with their theories for what this might mean, but it’s not long now until we get some official answers when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019.