Stan Lee’s passing hit the world hard, not just the comic and entertainment industry. And one staple of many Marvel films has been his cameos. We don’t know how his cameo for Avengers: Endgame will be implemented into the film and if his death will be a factor into that. However, one fan theorizes that Stan Lee could be a factor in Iron Man’s survival.
Based on the ending of Infinity War and the trailer for Avengers: Endgame, we see Tony drifting about in space as he’s low on resources. Plus, he’s no doubt still got a nasty wound from when Thanos stabbed him. So what’s an Iron Man to do? We saw Tony leave a message for Pepper Potts in the trailer, but there’s no telling how, if at all, Tony will return to Earth. So one Reddit postulated the theory that Stan Lee will save Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame. They don’t state how, though, just that Lee’s cameo would be utilized to save Iron Man’s life.
Again, the user doesn’t expand on the theory, but let’s toy around with this for a moment. Consider the fact that, among his many cameos, Stan Lee was alongside the Watchers in the end credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, though not actually a Watcher himself. Given that the Watchers keep a watchful eye over the Multiverse, perhaps Lee could convince the Watchers to lend Tony a hand or any help that would lead to his rescue in Avengers: Endgame. It’s speculation, sure, and there have been other theories thrown around. However, given Lee’s first cameo way back in Iron Man when Tony mistook him for Hugh Hefner, this could bring things full circle.
What do you think of this theory, though? Do you believe that Stan Lee’s cameo could be utilized as a way to save Iron Man’s life in Avengers: Endgame? Let us know in the comments below. Here’s the synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
“Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.”
Avengers: Endgame will hit theaters on April 26, 2019.
Here’s What We Learned From The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, 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.
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Tony Stark Is Adrift In Space After His Showdown With Thanos
Following 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
While 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
During 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
During 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
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 MissingDuring 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
After 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
After 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
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.