Why ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Fan Theories Will Never Be Correct, According to the Russo Brothers

The Avengers: Endgame fan theories are pouring in ahead of the movie’s release on April 26, but it seems that no one has gotten the details quite right, according to the directors, the Russo Brothers. There’s a good reason why no one can crack the major plot points, though that’s not going to stop people from trying. Isn’t that half the fun?

Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" Global Junket Press Conference
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The Russo Brothers talk fan theories

During an interview with Brandon Davis of ComicBook.com, directors Joe and Anthony Russo chatted about some of the Avengers: Endgame theories and explained why no one can guess what will happen.

In discussing one particular theory, involving Ant-Man shrinking in size to get inside of Thanos’ body to defeat him from inside, the Russo Brothers had a laugh. Joe shared: “Listen, here’s the thing. Thanos is incredibly strong. His skin is almost impervious. The question would be what would happen to Ant-Man if he did that. Would it work? Would it not work? If it didn’t work, it would be really bad.”

Have any fans come close to predicting what happens?

When asked if it’s even possible for fans to correctly predict the ending of Avengers: Endgame, Anthony explained: “I don’t think so,” adding, “The amazing thing is how many people are paying very close attention to these characters, understand these characters on a very deep level, and have imaginations that are really active and surprising in terms of where they can take these characters.”

Anthony added that developing the film involved a lot of time and different scenarios, noting: “Look, we spend months and months and months thinking about all the possibilities. So there are a lot of ideas that we run down that are nothing like what the movie ends up being. It’s just part of the process.”

He continued: “There’s so many different places you can go with a narrative, that sometimes some of them get somewhat close, but nothing is ever exactly what the movie is, just because there is a level of detail in the movie that goes way beyond. Most theories you read online, they take three or four sentences to convey. The movie is a very dense document.”

Avengers: Endgame spoilers are in short supply

One of the issues with fans developing theories about the film is that the Avengers: Endgame stars are sworn to secrecy, so there won’t be any spoilers coming out in interviews.

The fear of potentially revealing a plot point, in fact, makes some of the cast uneasy, for fear of saying too much. At the recent Avengers: Endgame press conference, Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula, did explain: “It’s maybe safe to say [Nebula] suffers from some daddy issues because her dad is Thanos, so who wouldn’t? She added: “I’m excited for her to face the source of this abuse. She’s talked about how she wants to inflict revenge, so we all know about that. I’d like to see her try to face that.”

Gillan didn’t, however, want to speak about the movie beyond that, remarking, “I don’t know if she will. Maybe she won’t. I just got really nervous I gave something away, so I’m going to stop.”

Paul Rudd, who plays Ant-Man, added: “I’m terrified to say anything. I did see the trailer, so I do know that I’m in it. As for how he fits in, that remains to be seen.”