‘Avengers: Endgame’ Theory States That Red Skull Will Become Mephisto

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One fan has theorized that Red Skull will soon be the demon himself and become Mephisto, thus being the one truly responsible for the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame, and beyond.

You’ve seen us report on some strange Reddit theories in regards to Marvel films, but this one just might take the cake and then some. So, how did one Reddit postulate this theory? Well, it starts with how Mephistopheles is one of the demons in German tradition who is responsible for collecting souls. As fans learned in Avengers: Infinity War, the Cosmic Cube transported Red Skull to Vormir- and turned him from Hugo Weaving to Ross Marquand in the process- and made him a slave to the Soul Stone.

Then there are some chess analogies thrown in there for good measure, matching up various MCU villains, more specifically Loki and the Black Order, with chess pieces. Usually, you save the chess conversation for X-Men, but alright.

In this crazy game of theoretical chess, Mephisto is apparently the black player. He is trying to overcome the will of the Infinity Stones through a link of many souls. And perhaps, at some point, Mephisto grabbed one of the Infinity Stones. But like Red Skull and the Cosmic Cube, it rejected him. So since then, he’s been making his moves, collecting souls, and waiting for the right moment when he had enough “linked-wills” to make his move. Check out the full theory in the post below.

Theory; Avengers: Endgame; Red Skull may become Mephisto and be revealed as the evil mastermind of the Infinity Wars. Possible ACTUAL *Spoiler Alert* from marvelstudios

Do you believe there’s any possibility that Red Skull would become Mephisto? In this instance, would it still be Ross Marquand? Or would we have yet another actor change in the process? Let us know your thoughts on this extensive Avengers: Endgame theory in the comments below.

Avengers: Endgame is set to hit theaters on April 26, 2019.

Source: Reddit

Here’s What We Learned From The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer

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Avengers Endgame Trailer Marvel StudiosToday, Marvel Studios unveiled the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and the preview offered fans more insight into the aftermath of Thanos' decimation.

After Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos using the power of the Infinity Stones to erase half of the population in the universe from existence, fans spent the rest of the year speculating on how our heroes could reverse the Mad Titan's decimation and what would have to be sacrificed as a result. Now, the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame offers fans their first look at how the surviving heroes have coped with the loss of their loved ones and may provide insight into how they plan to defeat Thanos.

You can click "Next" to continue the gallery and find out what we learned from the new trailer!

Tony Stark Is Adrift In Space After His Showdown With Thanos

Avengers Endgame Robert Downey Jr. Iron ManFollowing the showdown on Titan, Tony Stark and Nebula were left alone after Thanos eradicated the rest of the heroes who were present. While some assumed that the genius billionaire would find a way to return to Earth, it appears Tony is adrift in space on a vessel with limited supplies and oxygen.

Nebula Is With Tony

Avengers Endgame Nebula Marvel StudiosWhile Tony Stark may be lost in space with no chance of being rescued, it appears he will be accompanied by Nebula, the only other survivor of the showdown on Titan. How the two characters are getting along in what could be their final days remains unknown, though Nebula appears to be faring better than her new companion.

Scott Lang Escaped The Quantum Realm

Ant-Man Avengers EndgameDuring the first post-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott Lang found himself trapped inside the Quantum Realm after his friends were erased by the Thanos snap and some speculated that the Avengers would have to rescue him. However, it appears Scott Lang managed to escape the realm on his own and brought the van containing the way to the alternate dimension with him.

Possible Time Jump

Avengers Endgame Marvel_Studios_Captain America Chris EvansDuring the final moments of the new trailer, Captain America and Black Widow view a video of Scott Lang asking to be let inside Avengers headquarters. Captain America wonders if the message is old, meaning that some time may have passed since Thanos' decimation and Scott's escape from the Quantum Realm.

Hawkeye Is Definitely Ronin

Avengers Endgame Hawkeye Ronin

After months of speculation, the Avengers: Endgame trailer essentially confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns. Furthermore, Captain America line about losing family being said over footage of Clint Barton's appearance suggests that the archer's family perished in the decimation and their deaths prompted him to take on a new identity.

They Know Spider-Man Is MissingAvengers Endgame Marvel Studios Spider-ManDuring the trailer, Bruce Banner can be seen assessing a list of victims of Thanos' decimation and it appears the team knows Spider-Man is among the missing. This may come as a surprise to some considering Spider-Man was with Tony Stark during the events of Infinity War.

Captain America's Winter Soldier Suit is Back

Captain America Avengers Endgame Winter SoldierAfter returning in Avengers: Infinity War with a full beard and disheveled costume, Captain America will return to a more familiar look that includes the suit from The Winter Soldier.

Thanos Is Still Wearing The Burned Gauntlet

Avengers Endgame Thanos Marvel StudiosAfter Thanos acquired all six Infinity Stones and used them to accomplish his mission, the gauntlet he used to harness their power was severely damaged. However, it appears the Mad Titan continues to wear the worn gauntlet, perhaps in an effort to ensure no one else can wield the power of the stones and undo his actions.

The Avengers Have A Plan

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Though all may seem hopeless, our heroes aren't heading into their next showdown with Thanos without a plan. Hopefully, it will work, because Steve Rogers certainly seems concerned about what they will do if the Avengers fail for a second time.

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