Could Kronos Appear in Avengers 4?

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The ending of Avengers: Infinity War left audiences stunned. With over a year until the release of Avengers 4, a lot of fan theories are spreading. One viable theory is the possible appearance of Kronos, a minor yet powerful character in the comic books.

In Puerto Rico Comic Con 2018, writer/artist Jim Starlin mentioned that many of his creations will appear in Avengers 4. Starlin created the villain Thanos and his series, The Infinity Gauntlet, is the basis for Infinity War. Die-hard fans simply narrowed everything down to characters that appeared in the comics but weren’t included in the movie – Adam Warlock, Eros, Kronos, Pip the Troll, and Mentor.

Out of all these characters, the appearance of Kronos in the next Avengers film makes for a strong argument. Movie Web explains that Kronos is one of the founders of Titan, the home planet of Thanos. Kronos’ body was destroyed in a scientific accident, but he lived on as an energy being who could manipulate time. In the comics, he’s the grandfather of Thanos.

Kronos’ connection to Thanos and his time travel abilities may serve as a lead in for the character into Avengers 4. (Spoilers ahead) At the end of Infinity War, the Avengers failed to stop Thanos from killing off half the universe’s population. Granted, Avengers 4 will likely revolve around the survivors restoring the status quo. Still, it won’t be as simple as forcing Thanos to revert everything back to normal. Sharp-eyed fans noticed that the Infinity Gauntlet was seriously damaged. This means time travel through other means will be required. Maybe the Avengers will find Kronos who gives them a chance to change history.

Kronos has always been a character that evoked awe for centuries. In Greek mythology, he is the god of time and ruler of the cosmos. Theoi Greek Mythology describes him as “a destructive, all devouring force.” This is one of the reasons why to this day, comic book creators and game developers like to use the character as inspiration. Foxy Bingo uses his fearsome visage in their Kronos slots game and he looms over gamers as they play. The detailed depiction of the character demands the user’s attention. Ensemble Studios also incorporated Kronos in Age of Mythology: The Titans, and their version stays true to the myth. In the game, he’s a monstrous antagonist with the ability to shift time. With this kind of resume, Kronos could leave a lasting impression on MCU fans. And even if he doesn’t make his debut in Avengers 4, there will be other Marvel movies where he can be introduced.

Comics and movies have always been heavily intertwined. It’s getting to the point where many audiences can’t tell which medium these characters came from. This trend will likely continue with the arrival of new comic books based on TV shows/movies or vice-versa. For more news, check out Firewire’s report on the upcoming Stranger Things comic book series.

Kronos has always been a character that evoked awe for centuries. In Greek mythology, he is the god of time and ruler of the cosmos. Theoi Greek Mythology describes him as “a destructive, all devouring force.” This is one of the reasons why to this day, comic book creators and game developers like to use the character as inspiration. Foxy Bingo uses his fearsome visage in their Kronos slots game and he looms over gamers as they play. The detailed depiction of the character demands the user’s attention. Ensemble Studios also incorporated Kronos in Age of Mythology: The Titans, and their version stays true to the myth. In the game, he’s a monstrous antagonist with the ability to shift time. With this kind of resume, Kronos could leave a lasting impression on MCU fans. And even if he doesn’t make his debut in Avengers 4, there will be other Marvel movies where he can be introduced.

Comics and movies have always been heavily intertwined. It’s getting to the point where many audiences can’t tell which medium these characters came from. This trend will likely continue with the arrival of new comic books based on TV shows/movies or vice-versa. For more news, check out Firewire’s report on the upcoming Stranger Things comic book series.

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