The only plot details so far for Avengers: Endgame come from the recently released trailer.The Avengers plot synopsis reads: “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.”
What is the new fan theory about Tony Stark’s rescue?
The new theory was spotted by, of all places, Quattro Daily, a website dedicated to car news.
The website reported: “Immediately following the launch of the Endgame trailer, Audi released a video showing Robert Downey Jr. speaking with Audi’s chief designer Marc Lichte and he mentions that his character drives the Audi e-tron GT in Avengers: Endgame.
“Since then, there’s been much speculation about Stark’s potential rescue.
“How could he drive the e-tron GT if he’s about to die aboard a spaceship in the beginning of the movie, right? He must get rescued?”
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Then, Audi recently released a video revealing its partnership with Marvel which has resulted in a virtual reality experience.
Quatro explains the VR experience is “for the back of the Audi e-tron, which will debut at the 2019 CES (Consumer Electronics Show).”
The website said: “The Marvel VR experience is called Marvel’s Avengers: Rocket’s Rescue Run and it puts passengers in the passenger seat of Rocket’s spaceship, traversing an asteroid field.
“That could hint at Rocket taking a ship deep into space to save Stark.”
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The number of alive characters at the end of Avengers Infinity War who require ‘rescuing’ is pretty low – so could this VR experience point to Rocket Raccoon being the one who saves Tony from certain doom?
Tony Stark is one of the few surviving Avengers in need of rescue, so Audi’s promotional video may have spoiled a Marvel secret.
However it comes about, fans have no doubt Stark will be rescued.
Given the current slate of upcoming movies for the likes of Spider-Man and Black Panther, fans also anticipate the resurrection of their fallen favourites.
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The surviving Avengers include: Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula) Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America) and Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper).
The unaccounted for Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) and Letitia Wright (Shuri) may also show their faces.
Paul Rudd as Ant-Man will also appear, having been teased in the last minute of the trailer.
Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner, will also appear in Avengers: Endgame despite being left out of Infinity War.
Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan) has reportedly also filmed scenes for the movie.
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Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, is set to appear in Avengers: Endgame too, though she will make her first appearance ahead of Avengers: Endgame with her own solo movie.
Fan theories speculate the Avengers wiped out of existence by Thanos are not really dead, just trapped in another dimension.
The Ant-Man and the Wasp movie coming up adds credence to this theory given the prevalence of the quantum realm in its plot.
Of the Avengers cast, Chris Hemsworth also confirmed Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Chris Pratt “and more” will appear in Avengers: Endgame.
He also confirmed the fan theory Benicio Del Toro will be reprising his Guardians of the Galaxy role as the Collector for Avengers: Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame is out in cinemas on April 26, 2019.