10 Hugely Popular Movie Fan Theories That Were Completely Wrong

Was there anyone who didn't think Supreme Leader Snoke was really Darth Plagueis?

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In the build-up to the release of a highly anticipated movie, there will always be rumours and theories as to what exactly is going to happen. Fans love trying to connect the dots for themselves and piece together a story or a particular moment before it actually happens.

Of course, this always comes with varying success. It was pretty much a given that Thanos would snap his fingers at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, or that Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison was actually Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness, while other times fans were certain something would happen but were proven very wrong in the end.

Fan theories can often reach every corner of the internet, and more people than not will believe them going into the movie. This is never a guarantee though, as a theory will always be just a theory until proven or disproven, and no matter how many people believe them or how popular they are, they can always be wrong.

Fans might think they know everything, whether it's what's to come, or things that have already happened and not been fully disclosed yet, but these ten theories prove that they don't know nearly as much as they would like.

10. The Whereabouts Of The Soul Stone - Avengers: Infinity War

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Avengers: Infinity War was to be the culmination of everything that came before it in the MCU, but one giant piece of the puzzle was missing. Right up until the release of the third Avengers movie, every Infinity Stone had been revealed but one. The Soul Stone remained a mystery to MCU fans, and though answers were always going to come, most felt they didn’t need to wait, as they had already figured out.

There were several theories as to where the Soul Stone was, and though one popular school of thought was that it had something to do with Heimdall, based solely on the colour of his eyes, most believed it was in Wakanda.

From the trailers it was clear that T'Challa's home would play host to a huge battle, and the most obvious thought behind that was that this was over an Infinity Stone. None of the previously revealed stones were in Wakanda, so this had to be the Soul Stone.

This linked to another popular theory in that the six Stones themselves would spell out T.H.A.N.O.S, as Wakanda's Heart-Shaped Herb would join the Tesseract, the Aether, Doctor Strange's Necklace, the Orb, and Loki's Secptre as an acronym of the Mad Titan's name. This was believed by a lot of fans. No one however, theorised that the Stone lay on a previously unseen planet guarded by the Red Skull.


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