Simply as was theorized beforehand, Avengers: Endgame sees the surviving heroes journey again in time to pinch the Infinity Stones from the previous to be able to recreate Thanos’ snap and reverse the consequences of the Decimation.
As soon as they’ve found out methods to traverse the Quantum Realm, they spend a while understanding the very best intervals to go to to gather the six Infinity Stones and decide on 4 cut-off dates: New York 2012 for the Time, House and Thoughts Stones, Vormir within the latest previous for the Soul Stone, Asgard 2013 for the Actuality Stone and Morag 2014 for the Energy Stone.
From a plot perspective, these all make sense. Revisiting Thor: The Darkish World permits the God of Thunder to have a heartfelt reunion along with his mom, whereas going again to The Avengers brings issues full circle and dipping into the occasions of Guardians of the Galaxy means the plot thickens when 2014 Thanos reveals up. Nonetheless, from the characters’ perspective, these are fairly poor selections that make issues infinitely more durable for themselves.
For example, Iron Man and Ant-Man fail to select up the Tesseract from 2012, which is truthful sufficient as a result of this can be a difficult time to steal it, so why didn’t they go together with Thor to Asgard in 2013, the place it’s safely locked in Odin’s vaults? Little question it could have been a cinch to swipe it from there, proper?
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In the meantime, as Nebula tells Battle Machine after they arrive on Morag, a number of of us are after the Energy Stone in 2014. With that in thoughts, why didn’t she or Rocket counsel visiting Xandar later the identical yr then, after the Guardians had returned it to the Nova Corps? A fast chat with Glenn Shut they usually may have simply retrieved it with none Thanos-related problem.
Apparently, each of those conditions have been prevented within the first draft of Avengers: Endgame‘s script. Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have revealed that initially, Tony Stark battled Heimdall for the Tesseract on Asgard whereas Battle Machine and Nebula fetched the Orb from Morag previous to the occasions of GotG, leading to a cool underwater motion sequence.
In the end, the completely different places have been later chosen for the additional dramatic problems they supplied. In-universe, although, this doesn’t change the truth that the heroes appear fairly bone-headed for choosing the time intervals that they did.