The producer of Spider-Man: Far From Home has come out and said that the film takes place very shortly after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and since Peter Parker very much doesn’t exist at the end of Infinity War, we know that he’s going to come back in Endgame.

But how?!

It’s long been assumed that time travel was going to be used in by the remaining Avengers to get the disintegrated ones back, since that really seems like the only logical explanation, but there’s apparently another way.

People are citing that the quantum realm – of Ant-Man fame – as one of the few ways the heroes can be recovered, and that would mean not getting time travel involved.

Reddit user joethehamface claims that with Thanos’ snap (now officially called the Decimation), half of the universes population wasn’t killed, but rather transported to another realm.

This realm would typically be impossible to reach, but the Quantum Realm could act as a bridge between the two. Scott was even in the Quantum Realm at the time of the snap, so there’s a 50/50 chance that either he wasn’t one of the ones to be killed, or that the snap had no effect in there.

He explains:

Much of the speculation of the post snap universe has been about if the dissolved peoples fates. What if the snap killed none of them. Its possible. We have all been making fun of Thanos by saying that death wasn’t necessary with the near infinite power of the gauntlet, What if it simply split the reality in two taking half of everyone into each version missing the other half but retaining the same resources. The two parallel realities could be joined by a sort of bridge in the quantum realm. Since Scott was in the quantum realm at the time of the split he was unaffected by the snap and not bound to either reality leaving him free to travel from one to the other over this bridge. Maybe this leaves him free to travel through to the parallel dimensions created by Thanos splitting the time stream. He would be the only way for them to communicate with the other. Maybe he exists in both realities and gains knowledge from both due to some strange form of quantum entanglement. As to why the snap potentially didn’t affect him:

1. The quantum realm is another dimension. In marvel comics the quantum realm – the microverse – is a parallel dimension that is only reachable through magic, like a sling ring, or Pym particles. 

2. The quantum realms time works different. A common theory is that he time traveled but maybe he just got “stuck” in time and so the snaps effect are delayed.

3. The quantum realm is going to appear in Captain Marvel according too several news sources.

I have a few other ideas on how this could affect End Game. In one of the Marvel mobile games whole premise is that two universes are colliding and one must be destroyed to save the other. Maybe one dimension will need to cease to exist to prevent the end of everything. Maybe the two dimensions are entangled with each other and the infinity stones are scattered across the two dimensions meaning they will need to gather their respective stones in the same place. This would only be possible due to Scott’s abilities.

Maybe if there are two universes colliding, everyone is transported to the one that’s to survive, whilst the old Avengers (Cap, Iron Man, Hulk, etc) stay behind to close the portal? I’m riffing here, I could be way off. I’m just wondering how their arcs would be ended.

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