17 MCU Fan Theories That'll Possibly Change Everything You Thought You Knew About Marvel

    My mind continues to be blown!

    Hello, fellow Marvel fans! I'm sure everyone reading this has seen every movie and TV show that has come out of the MCU. I mean, it's only the biggest franchise in the world!

    War Machine, Iron Man, Black Panther, Black Widow, and Vision from "Captain America: Civil War"

    And what's even better than watching them all is making fan theories about each movie, TV show, and character!

    So here are 17 Marvel fan theories that you just have to see:

    1. Bucky Barnes was brainwashed into killing Peter Parker's parents while he was the Winter Soldier.

    Bucky Barnes in "Captain America: The Winter Solider" and Peter Parker in "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

    2. The Eternals created the Ten Rings in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

    The Eternals and Shang-Chi

    3. WandaVision and the Loki series are connected.

    Wanda and Vision, and another picture of Loki

    4. For Avengers: Age Of Ultron, there was a cover-up of the Avengers' involvement in creating Ultron.

    Ultron from "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    5. The Guardians of the Galaxy will retire and be born anew.

    The Guardians of the Galaxy from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"

    6. HYDRA is the reason there's no X-Men in the Marvel movies and no Avengers in Fox movies.

    The Avengers, a HYDRA flag, and the X-Men

    7. At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, SHIELD intentionally made the mistake of having dates that already passed.

    Steve Rogers waking up after 70 years in New York City in "Captain America: The First Avenger"

    8. Instead of the Mind Stone giving Pietro his powers, he actually got them from Wanda.

    A picture of Wanda, Pietro, and the Mind Stone from "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

    9. In Spider-Man: No Way Home, Peter will join the Venom symbiote to beat the Sinister Six.

    A picture of Spider-Man from "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and a picture of Venom from "Venom: Let There Be Carnage"

    10. Black Widow is actually alive and she just didn't return in Avengers: Endgame because she's waiting on Vormir.

    Black Widow in the movie "Black Widow"

    11. Tony Stark didn't completely die in Avengers: Endgame.

    Tony Stark standing in the debris of the fight in "Avengers: Endgame"

    12. M'Baku became the king of Wakanda and maybe Black Panther during the five-year time jump in Avengers: Endgame.

    M'Baku from "Black Panther" sitting on his throne

    13. Vision’s mention of the Ship of Theseus is not simply a nod to his character but to the MCU moving forward with variants, Skrulls, and multiversal versions of characters.

    Vision from "WandaVision" staring into a vortex

    14. Thanos adopted Gamora specifically as a sacrifice for the Soul Stone, but when he grew too attached to her, he adopted Nebula to be sacrificed by Gamora instead.

    Thanos, Nebula, and Gamora

    15. Bruce Banner's Super Soldier Serum wasn't the fail we think it was. He actually got it right.

    Bruce Banner being injected with serum in "The Incredible Hulk" and the Hulk in "The Avengers"

    16. Thanos gives Loki the Mind Stone in Avengers, not to get the Space Stone, but to further corrupt Loki and destabilize Asgard so Thanos could eventually invade an unprotected Nidavellir and force Eitri into making the Infinity Gauntlet.

    Thanos and Loki

    17. Loki was controlled by the Tesseract more than he let on.


    What are some kinda ridiculous yet majorly convincing Marvel fan theories that you believe?

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