Wow... did you see the new... you know what? Never mind, just watch this:
Now this new trailer is packed with a bunch of new material as well as action sequence to make your heart explode, but the thing that stood out to me was this:
It's been speculated that Thor will return to Asgard sometime after the Avengers first confront and do battle with the Maximoff twins. I've been thinking, how? Of course, I have a theory. At the end of Thor: The Dark World, Loki is revealed to have usurped Odin and has set out to take over Asgard. Loki has also explained that he has the knowledge to move between realms but only at certain places. He cannot willingly transport himself to Earth, however. It's been revealed that the events of Age of Ultron will tie in directly to Thor's next solo film [Thor: Ragnarok](movie:956858), the Phase 3 film is said to hold much importance to the future of the MCU all together. And will be the most important movie building up to Infinity War. Idris Elba has also confirmed that both he and Tom Hiddleston will reprise their roles as Loki and Heimdall respectively, in the Avengers sequel. Marvel has it's long term plan all mapped out and in mind. This upcoming film will definitely begin setting up plot points and introducing new characters for the sequels to come.
This is the Enchantress, an accomplice to Loki and one time love interest to Thor, after he chooses Lady Sif over her she vows a never ending hatred for the thunder god and aids Loki in his vendetta against his brother. Why is this relevant you ask? because the Enchantress (who's name is Amora) can travel between realms willingly through the use of her powerful magic. Her abilities rival Loki's, she can do what he is capable of and more, she has subdued thor many times and introducing her now would give a reasonable explanation as to how he returns to Asgard, as well as to what is it that The Scarlet Witch may have shown him during the attack by her and her brother Pietro (Quicksilver) that prompts him to leave the Avengers without explanation as pointed out by Tony Stark in this clip.
What has really happened - I think - is that Thor has fallen into an elaborate trap.
If you watch the trailer again, the woman is moving in somewhat of a ritualistic fashion, and what is happening to Thor is against his will. What I'm getting at is this: after [The Avengers](movie:9040) get served by the Maximoff twins, Thor is shown (in my opinion) either a vision of Asgard under the rule of the tyrant Loki, or some other universe endangering threat about to invade the realm of Midgard - or Earth as us regular folk call it. I sound like a nerd, yes, but it could be a vision of Surtur:
Norse mythologies version of The Devil and an integral player in the Ragnarok storyline during the disassembled event in Avengers comics where Thor has to leave the team to prevent Loki from bringing Agard to ruin. He actually learns the true meaning of Ragnarok being an unstoppable cycle of life and death of the Norse gods all so that higher beings can feed off of their energy as well as the energy of the Apocalypse. That's how I remember it at least... Safe to say that after gaining Odin's power, Thor brings about the Apocalypse himself and destroys the World Tree to stop the cycle from continuing to destroy these "Higher Gods" in the process. It's possible that this is the vision that Thor sees before rushing to Asgard's aid.
When Thor contacts Heimdall to use the Bifrost... is instead met by:
The Enchantress? Who, using her magic, subdues Thor (with lightning of all things, which displays the strength her abilities) and sends him to Asgard where a triumphant Loki makes his reintroduction aside a broken and enslaved Heimdall? Proving that he is now the ruler of Asgard!
Obviously, Thor will return before the end of the film to fight Ultron in a final battle, so my idea is that Loki who rules Asgard is watching what is happening to Thor on earth when whatever grisly scene Thor envisions prompts him to return to Asgard. Loki uses the opportunity to reveal that he is alive and well and the new All-Father. After this - he simply threatens him with a display of strength and sends him back to Midgard... damn it, I mean Earth! With no way of getting back to Asgard with Heimdall's absence from the board. There's no doubt that Avengers: Age of Ultron will set the stage for Phase 3 films. I'd like to think that this is the best way to do it in Thor's case! If my theory is correct, at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor will be looking for a new means to reach Asgard, and this is where Eric Selvig steps in:
In the first Avengers - even though he was under Loki's influence - Selvig still developed and constructed a successful doorway enabling technology that could open gates to different planes or realms in space. In Thor: The Darkworld he did it again and was able to spilt open, merging different planes of existence and opening doorways to other planets as well as aiding Thor by separating Malekiths body. Allowing him the opportunity to finish the villain off. He can get Thor to Asgard with either of these wonderfully advanced devices as seen in the trailer for Age of Ultron. There are still Tesseract powered weapons, this energy could be used to temporarily power the reactor allowing it to open a portal long enough for Thor to return to Asgard in time for Ragnarok.
I happen to think that none of us will get the answers until [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) comes out, so make sure your at your local movie theatre on May 1st.
Is this a sound theory?
Having read this what do you think?