Near the climax of the Marvel epic Doctor Strange willingly traded the Time Stone for Tony Stark’s life.
The result saw Thanos successfully murder half the universe, but the Sorcerer Supreme clearly knew what he was doing.
After all he had viewed the only possible future where the Avengers win and before turning to ash said, “it was the only way.”
But now a new fan theory claims that in Avengers Infinity War Doctor Strange gave Thanos the Time Stone from the future – the version from the end of Avengers 4.
WeBug_Spidey writes: “Doctor Strange was using the Time Stone all the time in the movie, but not in this time.
“The Time Stone that was given to Thanos was actually [from] the future, a future in which [the] Avengers won.
“And that’s why at the end when Thanos snaps his finger[s] the gauntlet got damage[d].
“According to this, Doctor Strange can send [the] Time Stone in[to the] past or future.”
They continued: “That’s why when Thanos was giving his final blow to Tony, [that] only [then did] Doctor Strange bring the Time Stone in front of him, but at that time it was glowing.
“Normally an Infinity Stone glows when it is being used, which means at that time only [the] Time Stone was brought back from [the] future.
“After the final snap of Thanos the Time Stone will return [to] Titan and will be in the hands of Tony.
“And Tony is the only one who can guess how the Time Stone had [come] back on Titan.”
They added: “And he is capable to use it to rescue Scott [Lang] and to time travel.
“Also with the Hank Pym technology he can reverse the effect of Thanos’ snap.
“Doctor Strange has seen all the possible outcomes, and that’s why only he saved Tony and made this step.”
Avengers 4 is released in UK cinemas on April 26, 2019.