We've seen all the theories. There's Scott Lang time traveling through the Quantum Realm. There's Doctor Strange casting a time loop spell on the Time Stone. There's all the Captain Marvel possibilities back in the '90s. But a new theory suggests that something entirely different is going on in the embattled Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What if no one actually died when Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Avengers: Infinity War? Maybe he just sent everyone who turned to dust into an alternate universe. As one Reddit user suggested in a new post on r/FanTheories:
What if the snap killed none of them. Its possible. We have all been making fun of Thanos saying that death wasn't necessary with the near infinite power of the gauntlet, What if it simply split the reality in two taking half of everyone into each version missing the other half but retaining the same resources. The two parallel realities could be joined by a sort of bridge in the quantum realm. Since Scott was in the quantum realm at the time of the split he was unaffected by the snap and not bound to either reality leaving him free to travel from one to the other over this bridge. Maybe this leaves him free to travel through to the parallel dimensions created by Thanos splitting the time stream. He would be the only way for them to communicate with the other. Maybe he exists in both realities and gains knowledge from both due to some strange form of quantum entanglement.
Sure this might sound ridiculous, but it's no more headache-inducing than all those time travel theories. Plus, it could make sense.
As we've explained, the Quantum Realm is a separate dimension of many different dimensions. And there are only a few ways to travel through dimensions, whether it be through magic or Pym's science or being as powerful as someone like Captain Marvel. And since we know the Quantum Realm is likely going to be part of Captain Marvel, it's possible that the upcoming movie will have the character traveling between these dimensions.
Actually, this sounds like an extremely Leftovers situation-but with superheroes instead.
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