Captain Marvel fan theory

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is overflowing with easter eggs and references to its comic book counterparts, but putting aside the obvious cameos and plot links that are baked into the stories, there are more subtle winks as well. Now one fan thinks they may have found a link between Captain America: Civil War and next year’s Captain Marvel in a throwaway piece of dialogue.
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Star Wars Episode 9 theory

After Star Wars: The Force Awakens took great pains to establish the mystery of Rey’s parentage, Rian Johnson came along with Star Wars: The Last Jedi and created one of the all-time best mic drop moments in the franchise’s history: Rey’s parents are nobodies. It was a reveal that clearly removed the film’s heroine from a famous family lineage, making it clear that heroes don’t need a specific last name to be one of the most important figures in a galaxy far, far away.

But this new Star Wars Episode 9 theory may have found a way for writer/director J.J. Abrams to reverse that reveal and make Rey’s parents two characters with whom audiences are already very familiar. In the words of Alec Guinness’s Obi-Wan Kenobi, “I fear something terrible has happened.” Read More »

Westworld theory

“Are you watching closely?”

That line from The Prestige could just as easily apply to HBO’s Westworld, since both are written by Jonathan Nolan, a writer who loves seeding surprises and twists into his work. Two episodes into Westworld season 2, the story seems more straightforward than in the enigmatic first season, but there are still plenty of unanswered questions on the table. Now a new Westworld theory indicates that a repeating symbol seen in the show may be a key to one of season 2’s biggest mysteries.
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Stranger Things Thessalhydra

We’re only a few days away from the release of Stranger Things 2, and an old fan theory has been given new life thanks to last week’s second and final trailer for the new season of the supernatural series. In the show’s first season, the kids’ Dungeons & Dragons game foreshadowed their interactions with creatures like the Demogorgon, and if you recall, season one ends with them reuniting on Christmas Eve and playing D&D one more time in the closing minutes of the eighth episode. Did the events of that game predict what will happen in season 2? Read on to explore the Stranger Things Thessalhydra theory.
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stranger things theory

We’ve been assuming for so long that the Upside Down in the hit Netflix genre show Stranger Things is just that — an alternate dimension that exists on an opposite plane than we do. But what if it wasn’t?

A new theory posits that the Upside Down could be more than just another dimension, but an alternate future. One that Will Byers and the rest of the Stranger Things crew can access because Eleven, with all her raw, psychic power, accidentally ripped a hole in the space-time continuum. It’s definitely possible.

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