The MCU had released its very first movie, Iron Man in the year, 2008 and during the next 10 years, they released 20 movies, and every film has a loyal fan base. Marvel Studios has then very remained persistent when it comes to keeping all the fans entertained. What kept all the fans at the edge of their seats was the complex characters who learned, developed and evolved over the course of time. It is not really a surprise that with a huge fan-base, fan theories make their way onto the internet. Here we have for you 15 fan theories that came to pass:
1. The return of Kilgrave
Jessica Jones stars Kristen Ritter, the young female detective with superpowers and this show was fresh and dealt with severe subjects like emotional abuse and also post-traumatic stress. David Tennant’s Kilgrave was excellent, and the character got justice served, and he had died by the end of season 1. But the fans kept saying that he would return. For season 2, Kilgrave returned just like the fans had predicted.
2. The Quantum Realm and Time Travel
The Ant-Man in the year, 2015 had introduced the “Microverse” as the ‘The Quantum Realm’, and this consisted of elements from quantum-dynamics and also trippy visuals. Since Scott Lang had entered the realm and coming back, it became pretty evident that he will visit the realm again. Since the Quantum Realm had existed way beyond the laws of time and space, it had been theorised that Ant-Man would get Janet out of the realm in the movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
3. Peter Parker was the young boy in Iron Man 2
In the movie, Iron Man 2, a child with an Iron Man mask was seen standing up to Whiplash’s drones with his toy blaster. Iron Man then lands, blasts the drone and says “Good job kid!”. This child’s face had not been revealed, but with Spider-Man joining the MCU, fans theorised that this child was Peter Parker. In one interview with GermainLussier of Gizmodo, Tom Holland had confirmed this theory.
4. Someone else lifts Mjölnir
All throughout the MCU, Thor’s hammer, the Mjölnir was a weapon of respect and power, given that only if someone “worthy” of it could they actually pick it up. Only Thor had proven himself to be worthy and the fans had speculated that soon, someone else would wield the Mjolner. It had been speculated that Captain America would pick it up but in the movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Vision lifted the hammer.
5. Loki tries to trick Thanos
Loki is known as the God of mischief, and he is a very famous trickster. When the fans had seen his eye on the Tesseract in the movie, Thor: Ragnarok, they had assumed that he would take it and Thanos would force Loki to hand it over. The fans also theorised that Loki would trick Thanos. In the movie, Avengers: Infinity War this had been proved correct as Loki had tried to stab Thanos.
6. Skye turned out to be Quake
In Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we had been introduced to Skye, a computer activist in a group called “The Rising Tide”. She had been revealed to be an orphan and was picked up by for S.H.I.E.L.D. As the seasons had progressed and all the plot points it was becoming more clear to draw the parallels between Quake and Skye.
7. The inevitability of Civil War
Since the Avengers had been formed, there had been many altercations that threatened to destroy the integrity of this superhero group, and by the time Ultron had come, the team had been distraught. The fans had seen all this as a setting for a much larger plot like the superhuman registration act and the superhero civil war like in the comic books and finally, Captain America: Civil War had been announced.
8. Red Skull’s Survival
The Red Skull had been introduced in Captain America: The First Avenger and when he held the Cosmic Cube, he had been destroyed. It had been theorized that this Cosmic Cube was a facade to protect the Space Stone and Red Skull was teleported ad and this had come true in the movie, Infinity War.
9. Gamora’s fate
In the comic books, Gamora had been adopted by Thanos after half the race was wiped out, but Gamora leaves him and even tries to kill him. During the battle, Gamora had suffered a lot of fatal wounds, and she had been saved by Adam Warlock, and he absorbs and also preserves her soul in the Soul Stone. Fans had then theorised that Gamora would meet with a bad fate in the movie, Infinity War and this came to pass as well.
10. Hulk in the Hulkbuster
Tony had created his 44th Iron Man suit, the Mark XLIV Armora.k.a the Hulkbuster with Bruce Banner and this was a device to restrain the Hulk and had done so to some extent in Ultron when the Hulk had fallen victim to Scarlet Witch’s powers. When it had made an appearance in the Infinity Wars trailer, all the fans began to suspect who had been operating it. One theory had suggested that it was Banner and this turned out to be true.
11. Valkyrie’s backstory
Valkyrie had been introduced in Thor: Ragnarok as a pretty badass, and alcoholic warrior who helps Thor and the fans had theorized that maybe the blonde-haired woman who laid down her life for Valkyrie was her lover and the Brunhilde herself. Tessa Thompson had confirmed this and said that her character was bisexual.
12. The arrival of Doctor Strange
In the movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it had been mentioned that Hydra had been tracking anyone who was deemed as a threat and this included Tony Stark, Stephen Strange, and many others. There was no mention of Stephan Strange or any movie, and the fans had assumed that they would soon get a Doctor Strange movie and this came true when Doctor Strange had been released in the year, 2016.
13. Stan Lee is one of the Watchers
A few fans had assumed that Stan Lee would be a Watcher-Uatu.
Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige had discussed the theory at a press conference for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and had also mentioned that he and James Gunn had agreed that this idea would be fun. This too came to pass.
14. Vision’s fate
The very fact that Vision’s head had one of the Infinity Stone, it had become obvious Thanos’s would kill Vision. Many fans had assumed this, and it came to pass but it was his lover, Wanda had first destroyed Vision but Thanos brought him back left Vision dead.
15. The Eye of Agamotto is an Infinity Stone
Before the release of the movie, Doctor Strange, many stones had been confirmed – the Space Stone (Tesseract), the Reality Stone (Aether), the Power Stone (Nova Corp’s Orb), and the Mind Stone (Scepter). This left two stones- the Soul and Time and all the fans had been searching harder than Thanos, and they theorized that the Eye of Agamotto would house the Time Stone and this was true.