Fans are wondering just how the Avengers will find a way out of Thanos destroying half the universe and these new photos seem to indicate that it will all depend on time travel.
A few photos had previously surfaced showing Marvel’s heroes in their original Avengers gear, like Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), and Chris Hemsworth (Thor). We assumed it was probably just a flashback, especially with the unresolved issues between Tony and Steve in Civil War. A new photo has brought in a new theory that shows Stark in a SHIELD uniform.
Stark is in a full SHIELD uniform in the photo, and that happens to be the same uniform that the SHIELD agents wear in other photos. These agents are accompanying an Avengers costumed Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in other photos. A Marvel fan by name @Lokieed spotted what looks to be the same door in the two leaked photos, one with Stark and one without, suggesting that Tony Stark somehow went back in time and is currently going undercover as a SHIELD agent.
“I’M LATE BUT I just realized that this has to be time travel and not a flashback because there are two Tonys in the same place?? (see the door behind loki and tony) ALSO someone removes the muffle and the shackles from loki’s wrists I swear if present Tony talks to past loki IM-”
In another photo, Loki is in shackles but looks to be holding a bright white object, which could very well be the Tesseract. That could end up being the key to changing the universe back to pre-Thanos kills, and it also looks like Tony will have help.
Another element that can be seen in the photos is a sort of time device on certain characters’ hands. Tony, Cap, and Ant-Man are all wearing them. Another photo shows Mark Ruffalo in his pre CGI Hulk gear also sporting a similar looking shape in the form of a patch on his hand.
Thor is also seen wearing his original gear, but it isn’t known if he has a device on his wrist. He can be seen leading Loki down a hallway though, so perhaps this Thor is just one from the past.