Avengers: Endgame‘s release date is just around the corner, and there are a multitude of fan-theories about the ending. But directors Anthony and Joe Russo claim that none of the theories are quite right.
Avengers fans are not known for holding back on the theories. Social media sites are groaning at the seams with posts about what has been the most secret Marvel film project ever.
Theories about the ending include time-travel, possible Skrull involvement, Ant-Man expanding in a very unusual place (you know the one), it’s all in [insert character name here]’s head, Star Wars crossover with S.H.I.E.L.D. digging up a carbonite encased Darth Vader who defeats Thanos (it’s Disney, it could happen) the list goes on and on.
The Russo Brothers have been keeping a close eye on the theories, and they say, no-one has come up with the right one yet.
Which is great, because the Russo brothers want people to go into the movie with a pre-internet sense of wonder and excitement and interest in what is going to happen.
The lack of spoilers and the fact that the studio has managed to keep the lid on the movie so successfully is actually quite a testament to the respect with which this big franchise finale is held. (In the spirit of this respect, the header picture I’m using gives away nothing but the (US) release date.)
So many people involved have kept quite about it, there have been so few leaks, that the fans have, in effect, been given free reign to play with ideas and theories without anyone shutting down the fun with spoilers about the end.
In a press interview with Jake Hamilton from Jakes Takes, directors Joe and Anthony Russo discussed the fan theories, and their importance to the fandom:
Anthony Russo: “Here’s the thing, the fans are so passionate and they spend such a long time living with these characters, thinking about these characters, and they’re using their imaginations to follow where these stories could possibly go. Sometimes they’re wildly off, sometimes they’re kinda next door to what might happen. …. Here’s the thing, nothing’s ever THAT close. You can get kinda close, but it’s never exactly.”
Joe Russo: “Our mission’s always to surprise people. So we try to make really surprising choices.”
So, whatever your theory is, expect the unexpected.
Avengers: Endgame is bearing down on a cinema near you. UK release date is currently set for 25th April, USA 26th April.