Fans of comic book movies like MCU simply love to theorize what’s going to happen in future of their favorite franchises due to the massive success of and a huge number of movies.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MUC), fans are always coming up with theories about what’s going to happen in future installments.
In this post, I’ll take you through some of those Marvel theories that actually turned out to be true. Even though very few people actually took them seriously when they were originally formulated.
#1 Stanley’s Cameos
Stanley appears in most but not all Marvel live-action productions whether it be in movies or TV shows. But he has, in fact, appeared in every single Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to date from Stan the man’s first cameo as the guy mistaken for Hefner in 2008 Iron Man 2.
This year’s Avengers Infinity War. he hasn’t missed a single installment in the 19 movie franchise. Years ago he had already led fans to believe he was playing the same character in each movie with some believing he was actually the MC used version of Uatu the Watcher.
In 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 it was confirmed that he was indeed playing the same character in each movie and while he was into Watsu he was an informant for the watchers of the MCU. He was seen having a discussion with them on a distant planet telling them of his adventures in the franchise up. Until that point, we loved Lee’s cameos and we can’t wait to see what roles his character will be playing in future movies and hopefully we’ll see more of the watches as well.
#2 Loki’s Sceptre
The first Avengers movie in 2012 had the tesseract as its MacGuffin. When the movie was first released it was widely believed that Loki’s scepter was powered by the item. Which as it turns out is the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the space. However, given that it was used to mind-control people. Fans started to theorize that the scepter was actually powered by the mind stone as it turned out in 2015’s Avengers Age of Ultron. It was confirmed that the mind stone was indeed inside Loki’s scepter and of course it would later be used as part of the complex recipe that would bring the vision to life in the same movie.
It’s hard to know whether or not it was originally the intention of the scepter to house the mind stone or whether it was something. Marvel Studios only decided on after the release of the Avengers. Either way, there were two infinity stones in that movie. Only Avengers infinity war has featured more since then.
#3 Asgard’s Destruction
In 2015’s Avengers Age of Ultron, the then-villainous Scarlet Witch used her power to induce a vision on the Mighty Thor. The vision in question saw Heimdall telling the god of thunder that he’d ultimately lead Asgard hell while his eyes turned completely white.
First and foremost this led fans to theorize that Heimdall possessed the soul gem as his eyes were usually orange and the theory suggested he must have lost it in the vision but another theory came from it and it was the theory that Asgard would really fall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That it would literally be Thor’s doing a cart was an integral part of the MCU and destroying the home of so many important characters would be very out of character for the folks at Marvel Studios but the theory turned out to be true as Asgard’s destruction did indeed come in 2017.
When Thor Ragnarok was released and it was indeed Thor himself who triggered the apocalyptic event in order to defeat Hella and save the Asgardian civilians that she hadn’t already brutally massacred from her otherwise inevitable wrath.
#4 Red Skull’s Status
2011’s Caption America: the First Avenger saw Steve Rogers going up against his iconic comic book for Johann Schmidt who is otherwise known as the Red Skull. At the end of the movie, the Nazi villain attempted to lay his hands on the tesseract or the space stone as it’s known and he appeared to be killed in the process. However, countless fans theorized that he wasn’t actually dead at all and that what had really happened is he’d been transported across the cosmos.
An Avengers infinity war of that theory was revealed to be true when the red skull appeared on the planet as the keeper of the soul stone. He explained that he had been cast out by the tesseract all those years ago as it had deemed him unworthy of wielding it and he had now been cursed to lead others to the soul stone and given that it wasn’t as simple to obtain as the others he informed Stannis of what he had to do to get his hands on it which was to sacrifice somebody he loved.
#5 Planet Hulk
From the moment the Hulk appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have been hoping that he would ultimately go on the rampage resulting in a world war hulk movie. That would require a Planet Hulk movie first assuming it followed the plot of the comics which meant fans also theorized a plan Planet Hulk movie would happen in the MCU. At the end of 2015’s Avengers Age of Ultron, the Hulk took to a Quinn jet turned off all means of communication and headed off to parts unknown. Fans immediately theorized that this was leading to a Planet Hulk story arc in the MCU with the Quinn jet taking the big green guy into space.
Although there wasn’t exactly a whole arc devoted to it the Planet Hulk story-line was partially adapted as a subplot in Thor Ragnarok when the god of thunder found the Hulk fighting gladiatorial battles on the planet Sekar. How exactly he got there in a quid jet remains a mystery. He has in spite of the fact that there were wormholes leading to Sekar it’s not as though the earth is surrounded by that the Quinn jet would have needed to go deep into space to reach one and we weren’t led to believe Quinn jets had the ability to do quite that.
#6 The Soul Stone’s Location
Before the soul stones location in the Marvels Cinematic Universe was finally revealed in Avengers infinity war fans of the MCU came up with all manner of different theories regarding where it might be in Wakanda and the possession of Heimdall or maybe it was the eternal flame for example.
In general most fans were convinced that it would either turn out to be an items that we’d already been introduced to with another name or that it wouldn’t be in a place already familiar with but small number of fans simply theorized that we hadn’t been given any indication of the whereabouts of the last infinity stone up to that point. It was that minority of fans who turned out to be correct as its location was revealed to be the distant and barren planet of war. Mayor for mayor hadn’t yet explored or even introduced up until then in the MCU. That’s where Gamora revealed it was to fan o’s in infinity war as it turned out it was being guarded by the Afra mention Red Skull. Who expressed his frustration at not being able to possess it himself before giving Thanos the knowledge required for him to obtain it.
#7 Banner In The Hulk Buster
The trailer for Avengers infinity war confirmed the return of the Hulkbuster armor, which was last seen in 2015’s Avengers Age of Ultron but Tony Stark was in the trailers wearing his new nanotech armor so fans began to theorize who was wearing the hulkbuster. The trailers also show the Hulk in action which generally means the character has no need for full body armor as he’s ridiculously durable without it.
Regardless, Bruce Banner, the man the hulkbuster was designed to fight against was the popular theory regarding who was inside it and that was confirmed. When the movie came out the hulk’s refusal to re-emerge after taking a beating at the hands of the Thanos in the movies opening scenes forced banner to look for an alternative way to fight and in the final battle in Wakanda he took to it like a duck to water after a minor hiccup in the form of a stumble. When he first started using it anyway granted some toys showing banner in the armor helped with the theory but toys don’t always reflect what happens in movies. The fact that hulk appeared in the trailer seemed to rule the possibility out for most people.
#8 The Finger Snap
As soon as Thanos made his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the mid-credit scene of 2012’s Avengers movie fans started hoping to see an adaptation of the iconic Infinity Gauntlet comic book arc on the big screen.
However the more Infinity stones started appearing in the franchise the less likely it seemed that the truly faithful version of the Infinity Gauntlet could be made in live action to put it simply the stones simply aren’t as powerful as the infinity gems from the comics soap the scale of what they could do just didn’t seem as larger. That didn’t stop fans from theorizing that Thanos’s ultimate goal in the MCU would still be to snap his fingers and wipe out half of all life in the universe using the stones. However, but very few people truly believed it would happen but in Avengers infinity war, Thanos showed that previous infinity stone wielders and the franchise just weren’t using them to their full potential and he did indeed use them to erase fifty percent of all life with a simple snap of the finger.
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