Foxborough, MA– Warning: Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame will follow!
When discussing the potential of time travel to bring back those who vanished at the end of Avengers: Infinity War in the exposition phase of Endgame, the logic behind the science fiction process is called into question by characters. This line of questioning results in the revelation that traditional time travel theories are misguided. Essentially, the events of the classic time travel series, Back to the Future, may not be entirely scientifically accurate. Who could have guessed, right?
Regardless, one of the core elements of the story of the Back to the Future films revolves around a sports almanac that those in the past use to bet on sports matches and become rich, as a result. It is a pretty genius get-rich-quick scheme, but according to Marvel’s logic, not actually all that plausible.
However, just because characters like Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) Ant-Man and Bruce Banner’s (Mark Ruffalo) Hulk are aware of what a potential truth to time travel might be like in their universe, that does not necessarily mean it would be true for the actors in real life. This is most obviously evidenced by a recent tweet from one of the stars of Endgame, Chris Evans (Steve Rogers’ Captain America), in which he responds to a question from fellow thespian Joseph Gordon-Levitt that asks, “What advice would you give to your former self?” Evans’ answer can be seen below.
Obviously, if traditional time travel motives are to be believed, this is one of the smarter moves. Six Super Bowl titles in 17 years and 13 AFC Championship appearances in that window would definitely help someone get rich if they were to routinely and repeatedly cast bets in favor of the Patriots. The logic just does not quite track if Evans is to think that his own character’s experiences with time travel would be the template. Beyond all that, though, I am obviously just reading way too much into things.
Evans is also no stranger to betting on the Patriots. A Boston sports fan for life, Evans once bet his Marvel co-star, Chris Pratt (a Seattle Seahawks fan), for New England supremacy during Super Bowl XLIX. Of course, he’s from New England, so he’s always the winner!
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