Warning: This article contains potential spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
Finally, an Avengers: Endgame theory we can all get behind. Fan theories for the highly anticipated film are a dime a dozen these days, but occasionally, one arises that requires a much closer look. After a special look trailer for Endgame dropped earlier this week, featuring almost entirely new footage, fans noticed two locations that are a blast from the MCU past.
Reddit user Alioramus7 gained quite the following on the platform after sharing some screen grabs from the special look trailer and the original Guardians of the Galaxy film. Besides the Battle of New York, it looks like the heroes will also be traveling back in time to two popular MCU locations in outer space: Xandar and Morag.
In the new trailer, the Benatar ship is seen leaving a planet which is almost identical to Morag, which appeared at the beginning of Guardians. Morag houses the Orb, which fans later found out contained the Power Stone. Those who saw the trailer are made to believe the surviving heroes, including Captain America, Rocket, Black Widow, War Machine and Captain Marvel, are aboard the ship when it exits the mysterious planet, but it could very well be inhabited by Nebula and Tony Stark.
A second moment in the trailer shows Thanos’s ship, Sanctuary II, hovering outside of a different planet, which many are speculating to be Xandar. It was revealed at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War that Xandar had been decimated by Thanos, which enabled him to gain the Power Stone, which was being held by the Nova Corps.
If this is indeed Xandar, this could be a point where the heroes travel to confront Thanos before he gains the Power Stone in the past. It’s possible the heroes travel to Morag to find the stone, see that it’s not there, and then track it to Xandar, where they encounter Thanos. It’s also speculated that the scenes in several of the trailers — where the heroes appear to be on a battlefield that is completely destroyed — is in fact Xander, decimated after Thanos’s destruction. This is where the first fight between the Avengers and the Mad Titan is rumored to take place, but it’s likely not the last.
“It’s not about how much we lost, it’s about how much we have left.”
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) April 2, 2019
The popular theory on Reddit has been upvoted over 900 times, making it one of the most popular Endgame fan theories on the platform to date.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26.