Shocking Avengers: Endgame Theory Sets Up Phase 5’s Darkest Twist

Shocking Avengers: Endgame Theory Sets Up Phase 5’s Darkest Twist

A surprising theory about the Russos’ Avengers: Endgame paves the way for Rhodey’s storyline in Armor Wars in such a devastatingly dark way,


  • An Avengers: Endgame theory suggests that War Machine may have already been a Skrull, setting up a dark reveal in Armor Wars.
  • Marvel Studios is focused on preserving Iron Man’s demise and legacy, choosing not to bring him back despite the existence of the multiverse.
  • Armor Wars will explore whether Stark’s inventions are beneficial or detrimental to humanity, examining the dangers of Stark Tech falling into the wrong hands.

An Avengers: Endgame theory sets up a dark aspect of Armor Wars. After returning in Disney+’s Secret Invasion, Don Cheadle’s Rhodey is expected to spearhead the Armor Wars movie next. Based on the comic book storyline of the same title, Armor Wars‘ story focuses on Iron Man keeping his creations secure from those who want to use them for the wrong reasons. With Tony Stark now dead in the MCU, however, that responsibility now lies on Rhodey.

Reddit user Ravenwolf18 shares a shocking Avengers: Endgame theory that claims to explain how the 2019 film sets up a dark reveal in Armor Wars. Read the hypothesis below:

As explained in the post, what seemed to be Rhodey’s way of saying goodbye to Tony in Avengers: Endgame is now viewed differently after Secret Invasion heavily hinted that War Machine may have already been a Skrull back then.

Armor Wars Could Further Damage Iron Man’s MCU Legacy

Iron Man in the Q-Ship in Avengers: Infinity War

Despite clamor to bring back Iron Man following his death in Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios seems keen on preserving his demise. This means that even with the existence of the multiverse, Kevin Feige and his team aren’t jumping on the opportunity to re-incorporate him into the MCU. There are a couple of good reasons for this. Firstly, bringing Iron Man, in whatever form, distracts from the franchise’s current storytelling. Secondly, it will only make it difficult for the universe to fully move on from his shadow.

Unfortunately, ignoring Iron Man to preserve the dignity of his death has some drawbacks. The fact that Stark Industries didn’t help Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home or offer assistance to Ms. Marvel when she was harassed by Damage Control already taints the character’s legacy. Marvel Studios can no longer get away with sidelining Iron Man and the legacy he leaves behind in Armor Wars, because the film will re-examine whether Stark’s inventions are actually more beneficial or detrimental to humankind. It will fully explore the dangers that Stark Tech, such as armored superhero suits, poses in the MCU if the wrong people get their hands on it.

For context, Marvel Studios hasn’t officially revealed when exactly Rhodey was replaced by a Skrull. However, Secret Invasion heavily implied that he was abducted after the events of Captain America: Civil War. If this ends up being true, then the ramifications of War Machine’s Infinity Saga will be significant. More than that, however, it will drastically change the way Iron Man’s final moments in Avengers: Endgame are viewed.

Source: Ravenwolf18/Reddit

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