Note: Possible spoilers ahead
We’ve speculated that a major component of Avengers 4 will focus on time travel and the Quantum Realm. Now, comments from actor Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man, may have confirmed our suspicions.
As pointed out by Emergency Awesome, Holland hints in an interview that the Quantum Realm will play a big part in the battle with Thanos. Here’s what he said when talking about the difficulty of delivering lines beside Benedict Cumberbatch:
He has the most difficult lines though. He has to talk about so much Quantum Realm stuff. I just have to talk about, ‘Yeah, man, that’s awesome!’ So mine is easy but his is so difficult!
That sounds like a pretty significant slip-up in the context of Avengers 4. And considering the events that unfolded in Ant-Man and the Wasp, it seems like a sure bet the Quantum Realm will play a big part in defeating Thanos.
It’s worth noting that Holland’s comments are from an interview conducted before Avengers: Infinity War came out. But seeing as how the Quantum Realm didn’t factor into that movie, he could have mistakenly been referring to Avengers 4.
Holland is notorious for leaking important information regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s so well known that he made it part of a gag when he “accidentally” revealed the name for Spider-Man: Far From Home.
We still aren’t sure how Doctor Strange will be able to deliver lines about the Quantum Realm when he’s dead, but that could be how this theory comes into play. It’s all very complicated, but it ultimately comes down to this: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes won’t stay dead for long, and Thanos’s days enjoying his farm will soon be over.