10 Movie Theories The Internet Got Completely Wrong

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In today’s day and age, one of the pastimes of movie fans is theorizing on the Internet. With so many big projects being produced under the watchful eye of social media users, everybody’s got a hypothesis of what might happen in the latest Hollywood tentpoles. Speculating is a great deal of fun, but there are times when it doesn’t amount to anything. Learn why it’s always important to keep those grains of salt handy in our video, 10 movie theories that fans (or the Internet) were completely wrong about.

WARNING. This video will contain spoilers for Captain America: Civil War and Batman V Superman.

Captain America: Civil War

Since the third Captain America film was a loose adaptation of the Civil War comic, many were curious to see how far the Russos would go in bringing the panels to life. The famous story arc ends with the death of Steve Rogers, and there were rumors suggesting the Civil War movie would be bookended by funeral scenes. This led many to believe that Rogers would perish on the big screen – before a triumphant revival in a later film. But when the credits rolled, the Star Spangled Man was still alive, hiding in Wakanda as a fugitive. Chris Evans is so great in the role, we’re happy he’s sticking around.

Batman V Superman

With the DCEU introducing viewers to a grizzled, experienced Batman, it’s evident that this Dark Knight has been through a lot and lost some allies along the way. The marketing made it clear that Jason Todd’s Robin had been killed at some point, but some reports indicated Gotham’s police commissioner Jim Gordon was also gone by the time the film started. Thankfully, that wasn’t true, and the character will appear in Justice League, portrayed by Oscar winner J.K. Simmons. Gordon is such an icon in the Batman mythos, it would be a waste if the DCEU never featured him at all.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Luke Skywalker was noticeably absent from all the marketing materials for this anticipated sequel, and many fans were wondering why. Some theorized that the original trilogy hero had succumbed to the Dark Side, and Disney was saving that as a massive reveal for the final film. A popular belief was that Luke had become Kylo Ren, and the announcement of Adam Driver’s casting was just an elaborate bait-and-switch. Turns out, Luke is still a Jedi Knight and the reason for him not being in any trailers was that he’s just in one scene: the last one. That would have been a big spoiler to share in promotional materials.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Back when the basic plot to Episode 7 was unknown, fans were left to their own devices to concoct a story. One bit of speculation proposed that Kylo Ren was trying to resurrect the villain Darth Vader since he idolized the Dark Lord so much, and the heroes would have to work to stop that from happening. Bringing people back from the dead doesn’t appear to be in Kylo’s plans, as he just craves the power of the Dark Side. In the end, it’s good this was false. Vader is an intricate part of Star Wars history, but it’s time for the new generation to shine.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Back when the basic plot to Episode 7 was unknown, fans were left to their own devices to concoct a story. One bit of speculation proposed that Kylo Ren was trying to resurrect the villain Darth Vader since he idolized the Dark Lord so much, and the heroes would have to work to stop that from happening. Bringing people back from the dead doesn’t appear to be in Kylo’s plans, as he just craves the power of the Dark Side. In the end, it’s good this was false. Vader is an intricate part of Star Wars history, but it’s time for the new generation to shine.

Captain America: Civil War

Audiences met Hawkeye’s family in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and some thought they could be brought back for a tragic return in Civil War. Reports indicated that the villain Crossbones, played by Frank Grillo, would murder Hawkeye’s wife and children, leading to a fight between Crossbones and the sharp shooter. Hawkeye would eventually win by killing his enemy with four arrows – one for each dead family member. Civil War was heavy enough as it was with collateral damage and superhero guilt complexes. The last thing we needed was a takeout of an entire family, so it’s good this was false.