What seems like months after an entertainment slump, we have both Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame to look forward to! I’ve asked around, both at the office and at home, for some Avengers predictions to see what the general feeling is.

Tasha

Fellow 9Lives editorial member, Tasha, is an avid Marvel fan and she was the first I asked to attempt a prediction. She knows the MCU quite well and we’ve discussed female characters in the universe at length. This is what she had to say:

To say that I’m a little apprehensive about the next, and last, Avengers movie is a bit of an understatement. In Avengers: Infinity War a number of really great characters were turned to dust, and here I’m talking about the likes of Groot (a personal favourite), Black Panther and, of course, the young Spiderman.

As horrified as I was by the end of the third Avenger’s instalment, and maybe because of how horrified the ending left us stuck to our overpriced cinema seats, I steadfastly believe that things have to get better. Somehow, they’ve got to make things right.
The reason I maintain this very idealistic belief is because we still have to see Tony Stark and Pepper Pots tie the knot.

Another point is that a lot of these characters still have upcoming movies. Spider-Man: Homecoming has its prequel destined for this year and Guardians of the Galaxy has a movie planned for 2020, to mention only a couple.

I am a little less optimistic about the characters whose deaths had nothing to do with the puff of dust caused by the Infinity Gauntlet. The likes of Gamora and *sob” Loki. But if the Avengers: Endgame is anything to go by, aren’t we being transported back in time? And if that is the case, can’t they just save everyone?

That being said, I also know that many of the actors that have made up the core of the Avengers gang, like Robert Downey Jr and Chris squared, are looking to complete their contracts with the MCU. So, where does that leave their characters, if not in trouble?

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Nur Memes (@nurmemez) on

Arno

So, I’m not really sure if my brother is a Marvel fan, but I’ve dragged him to enough of these movies that he’d at least have an opinion. My brother is actually a massive Batman fan and thinks that nothing else really compares. This is his opinion on the last Avengers instalment;

All good things come to an end and if you’re a DC fan, you’ll probably breathe a sigh of relief, as the Avengers and co. have been rampantly dominant since the Dark Knight Trilogy. Even though Gal Gadot and her metal-bikini clad Amazons provided some respite for their franchise, the Marvel dominance over the last couple of years have been (if you’ll excuse the pun) Stark.

But what to expect from the final instalment of the Avengers? With half of them (and the fifty percent of the universe) wiped out by the snap of Thanos’ fingers, the situation seems dire. However, their current predicament is likely to change, because let’s face it, who else is going to play Spider-Man in the upcoming movie this winter. Many will probably return, including Hawkeye, who was not part of the said finger snap, but rather left the Avengers for a normal life with his family. However, he was spotted in the trailer and theories are circulating that his family might be a part of the unlucky half that is no more, motivating him to re-join the fight.

Another theory doing the rounds is that the half that was wiped out is not necessarily wiped out, but is actually trapped in the Soul Stone. At the end of Infinity War, Thanos has a conversation with Gamora as a young girl on strange, orange world. This is set up to look like a dream, but what if this is an actual place. In the comic books, the Soul Stone “desires” souls of those still living and possesses an entire world filled with souls within the stone. If this is true, much of the plot could revolve around finding a way inside the Soul Stone to free just about half the universe.

Will every single Avenger make it out of this alive? Possibly not. Tony Stark was on the brink of death in Infinity War, but made it out alive, however he told Spider-Man that fighting Thanos is a “one-way trip” and in the trailer he adds “he was hoping to pull off one last surprise”. There is only one way to find out whether his words prove to be true.

Lastly, this is a superhero movie after all, and what happens in superhero movies? The good guys win. Although this certainly wasn’t the case in Infinity War, odds are Thanos doesn’t come out on top in Endgame. But then again, deep down you already knew that.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by kshanik (@arsenic_humour) on

Bertus

After those two more technical predictions, I turned to my fiancee, Bertus. He watches video after video on YouTube that predicts anything from parallel universes to possible quantum realm access, to the death of major characters. After trying to talk him into writing a paragraph on his predictions, what he told me, almost verbally, is that everyone exactly knows already how it is going to end. This is his abbreviated theory:

Somehow the remaining Avengers are going to travel back in time, using a combination of the Time Stone, the quantum realm, Captain Marvel and parallel universes. We know that most heroes will survive this fight and that we revisit the battle of New York at least once. Heroes most likely not to survive is either Iron Man or Captain America or both.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by marvel universe 🌐 (@lokisbutterknife) on

Cover image courtesy of BGR.

Author

Free State-girl, living in Stellenbosch. Love to explore small towns, read in Afrikaans and everything pop-culture. My favourite yoga move is 'The Pigeon' and one day I'd like to own my own vintage cinema.

Write A Comment