Avengers Endgame Easter Egg Hints At Even More Time Travel
A brand new Avengers: Endgame easter egg emerged earlier today: a hint that time travel has been (or will be) used to travel to times not shown in the movie. Who could be traveling to these exotic time periods? What could they possibly want? Let’s break it down into chewable pieces and figure it out.
The Egg Itself
July 30th saw the release of Avengers: Endgame on DVD and the Internet took to doing what the Internet does best: pouring over every second of a Marvel movie for tiny easter eggs. This is parr for the course when it comes to these movies, which have become a cultural phenomenon, unlike anything we’ve seen before.
With thousands of eager eyes trawling HD copies of the summer’s biggest blockbuster at the same time, you can bet someone’s going to find something interesting. And “find” Reddit did, this week, when user “u/kobikwahbz” posted the following screenshot from the movie:
Not sure what you’re looking at? Not to worry: it’s generic space nonsense, for the most part (and I love it). But what you’re looking at here is an actual thing. Or, rather, the right-hand side of it is. Zoom and enhance (or just get really close to your screen) and you’ll see three sets of dates laid out in a sort of “history” of the ship’s space travel.
Specifically, we see three dates: 2012, 2988, and 2009. These are time vectors for the machine Nebula and Thanos are using and, in the case of 2012, everything is aboveboard. We know that our core group head back to Avengers’ battle of New York in 2012 to retrieve half a dozen magical stones that happened to be in town around that time.
There’s strong evidence to support Nick Fury and SHIELD moving the tesseract to secure storage in 2009. And it’s cannon that the First Battle of Svartalfheim between the denizens of Asgard and the Night Elves took place in 2899 BC. As Reddit user /u/MarvelInfinityComics notes: “[The 2899BC battle] is when Asgard defeated the Dark Elves and Malekith. The Aether was there.”
But Who Visited These Time Periods?
This is the question of the hour and, as of yet, one without an answer. Obviously, when we’re dealing with time travel, any future culprit could be behind the time travel cookies seen in this slick screenshot. Certainly, nobody on screen can take the blame right now, so chances are we’ll have to wait for some future Cable-type character to take the blame for the wildly speculative numbers.
Who do you think it could be? Comment below!