This year’s Infinity War saw Thanos wreak havoc on the universe; ultimately collecting all six Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all living things. It’s been indicated that the stakes will be even higher next time around – so is this how? Taking to Reddit, user Reinheart23 posted a theory that has been 89% Upvoted by readers.
“In interviews with the Russo brothers I’ve heard Anthony explain that one of Infinity War’s main plots was about Thor’s loss, his journey to avenge those losses, and his failure to stop Thanos,” they said.
“We’ve already seen so many leaks that infer a ‘greater threat’ that seems to imply someone more dangerous than Thanos.
“I recently rewatched Infinity War and like many others I noticed that Thor referred to Hela as his ‘half sister’. That inclusion was intentional on the parts of the directors and the screenwriters.
“What if Hela was the goddess of death because her mother bestowed the title? Her mother, who we will learn is actually Death?
“Why else would Hela have been so much more powerful than Thor in Ragnarok?”
They added: “The entire trailer seems to point to ‘the end’, so what is more final than Death itself?”
The theorist even had a previously-announced actor in mind.
“Remember how Katherine Langford joined the cast? I think she would make a truly memorable choice as a villain, Lady Death,” they wrote.
“That’s the End Game, facing universal extinction. Just a thought…”
Avengers: Endgame is likely to become one of the biggest films of all time when it releases next year, cementing Marvel‘s status as the powerhouses of Hollywood.
The trailer, released earlier this month, broke records with its number of views in its first 24 hours.
Avengers: Endgame is out on April 26 in the UK.