For those who don’t know, the Quantum Realm is a subatomic world where Janet Van Dyne was trapped in the 80’s. She ultimately got rescued by Hank Pym, Hope, and Scott Lang during the events of Ant-Man & The Wasp.
After spending a lot of time in the realm, Janet came out with a lot of new abilities that allowed her to neutralise Ghost’s condition of being stuck in a constant quantum flux. And this is where the key to this theory resides.
The theory suggests that like Janet Van Dyne, Johnny Storm, Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Ben Grimm and even Victor von Doom may travel to the Quantum Realm and emerge with their powers:
“Okay, so we know that the quantum realm can change people’s biology, like how it changed Janet after staying in the quantum realm for so long, my idea is that Reed Richards doesn’t take Susan, Johnny, Ben (and maybe even Doom) to space, he takes them on a trip to the quantum realm, where a mishap with their ship or equipment cause them to have to abort their mission and try to leave the quantum realm in a hurry where the ship or something explodes, causing a wave of devastating quantum energy to hit them, I’m not exactly sure how each of them get their powers but stay with me here- Johnny could be the mechanic of the team and is closest to the engine room where the explosion happens, giving him is fire powers.”
This sounds pretty similar to 2015’s Fant4stic reboot where they travel to the Negative Zone where even Doom was the part of the group, before becoming their greatest foe.
The user also suggests that the circumstances might explain why each member gets their own unique set of powers. For now, it’s safe to assume that the Quantum Realm does have a major role to play in the future of MCU, most likely in next year’s Avengers 4.
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As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War is now on Digital and Blu-ray, while the Untitled Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3rd, 2019.