Spider-Man: Far From Home Theory - Thanos Unleashed The Elementals

Could the villains of Spider-Man: Far From Home have come to Earth as a result of Avengers: Endgame? The first trailer for the Spider-Man sequel confirmed that the wall-crawler will be faced with some dangerous new threats; at least three (possibly four) Elemental beings who are wreaking havoc across Europe.

The trailer is silent as to the origin of these Elementals, and as a result there's heated discussion online. Some maintain that they don't actually exist at all, but are created by Mysterio, some suggest they could be loosely inspired by classic Spider-Man foes like Hydro-Man, and still others point to an obscure group of Marvel villains known as the Elementals, arguing that's who they really are. Right now, Marvel and Sony are remaining silent on this point.

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But a new theory claims that the Elementals could have come to Earth as a result of Avengers: Endgame, with Thanos and the Avengers damaging the fabric of reality itself. It's certainly an interesting idea, and it fits surprisingly well with the ongoing narrative of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Avengers: Endgame Could Damage The Fabric Of Reality

Thor and Rocket in the Quantum Realm in Avengers 4

The first synopsis for Avengers: Endgame teased that the stakes could be dangerously high for the last surviving Avengers. "Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is," the synopsis cautions, "and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it." Attention was understandably focused on the second half of that sentence, which seems to suggest some of the Avengers will die. That should hardly have been a surprise, though, given contracts are expiring. Instead, the more interesting idea is that reality itself is at risk in some way.

Doctor Strange established that it is indeed possible to damage the time-space continuum. In one scene, Stephen Strange experimented with the Time Stone, using it to manipulate time around an apple. It was an incongruous demonstration of the Time Stone's power, but when Wong and Mordo stumbled upon it, they were horrified. "Temporal manipulations can create branches in time," Mordo warned furiously, "Unstable dimensional openings. Spatial paradoxes, time loops!" All Strange was actually doing in that scene was using the Eye of Agamotto to experiment on an apple, and yet Wong could warn, "You weren't manipulating the space-time continuum, you were breaking it."

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If simply adjusting time around an apple risks breaking the entire time-space continuum, then what damage did Thanos cause when he used the Time Stone at the end of Avengers: Infinity War? He successfully reversed the destruction of the Mind Stone, and then combined its power with the other Stones to wipe out half the life in the universe. If Wong and Mordo's warnings were valid in Doctor Strange, they were surely even more valid here. Worse still, there's abundant evidence that Avengers: Endgame will be a time travel movie, with the Avengers attempting to rewrite history and prevent the snap ever happening. And according to Samuel L. Jackson, Captain Marvel is able to travel through time under her own power. Time is in flux - and as a result, it's entirely possible the fabric of reality itself will sustain irreparable damage.

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Key Release Dates
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
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