Theory Time: Peter Parker Helped Tony Stark Solve The Time Travel Mystery In Endgame

Avengers: Endgame has been out for months now and that means it has been closely scrutinized by fans for as many easter eggs and metas as possible. But for being a superhero flick, Endgame did pack in a lot of references and callbacks to previous movies which fans are still excitedly unravelling.

One of the most intriguing plots of Endgame is definitely the whole time heist and how it was done. But that doesn’t mean that the time travel aspects of the movie haven’t come under scrutiny. As such fans are trying to come up with their own explanations to understand some glossed over or key moments of the movie. One very observant Redditor tried to look into this matter more and found the key to how Tony Stark actually solved the mystery of time travel.

The Picture Which Helped The Avengers In Endgame

Peter Parker helped Tony Stark solve the time travel mystery. Pic courtesy:

Peter Parker helped Tony Stark solve the time travel mystery. Pic courtesy:

At the beginning Tony Stark rebuffed the team’s requests to help them with their time heist. But his scientific curiosity ultimately got the better of him and moreover, after seeing a photo of him with Peter Parker, he decided to solve the issue. But a redditor called r/discr33t_enough has theorized that the picture above the sink has much more meaning and weight to it than previously believed. Check out the theory in the link below:

Tony only cracks the time travel model after seeing a picture of him and Peter holding an "inverted" diploma. from marvelstudios

When Tony picks up the photo, the Reddit post explains, that Peter is holding the diploma upside down. Shortly after seeing that, Stark tries to make sense of the mobius strip. There he realizes that inverting the structure is the key to everything. Peter may have been dusted but he did his bit in helping the Avengers even before he came back for the final fight.

The Peter Parker And Tony Stark Reunion Hug

Spider-Man deserved that hug in Endgame from Tony. Pic courtesy:

Spider-Man deserved that hug in Endgame from Tony. Pic courtesy:

Fans always want to learn more about what goes on behind-the-scenes at MCU. Thanks to the recent audio commentary which was released for Endgame, new details about the story keep on coming. The commentary featuring the Russo Brothers and co-writer Stephen McFeely makes one thing clear- that everyone had a great time making Endgame. There’s a lot of little details which fans are sure to find intriguing. There’s also a little tidbit about Peter and Tony.

Avengers: Endgame co-writer Stephen McFeely said about the hug that Spider-Man got from Iron-Man when they were reunited:

“Yeah this gets a big moment of cheer. There’s so much going on here. He gets back the kid that he lost. He never hugged that kid before. There’s actually a great joke in the beginning of Spider-Man about it.”

So Spider-Man did get the hug he always wanted whether he knew or not. Spider-Man and Iron-Man’s bond will keep on going forward as after the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Stark entrusts a lot of his tech to Peter in hopes that he can be better than his mentor.

If you want to know what Tony meant by that letter to Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home then click on the video below:

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