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Mark Newton

Fan theories are all the rage these days. Often, they tend to range from, "Ahhh, actually that makes a lot of sense" to, "No, that literally makes no sense because of [enter logical here]."

Despite this, fan theories are always fun to read, even if their creators only prove they've watched their favorite movie maybe one too many times. Let's take a look at some of the more 'interesting' fan theories below.

Aladdin Is Actually Set in the Far Future


There’s a scene in Aladdin where Genie calls Aladdin’s clothes “so 3rd century.” However, as we all know, the Genie was locked inside a lamp for the past 10,000 years, meaning that there is no way he could have known what the 3rd century was like.
This means that Aladdin actually takes place in the FUTURE, in at least 10,300 AD. The movie itself is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, one where only some Arabic culture has survived. The things called “magic” are actually just some of the technological marvels left behind by the previous civilization. These include flying carpets and genetically engineered parrots which can comprehend human speech instead of just mimicking it.
How else could the Genie do impressions of ancient, long-dead celebrities like Groucho Marx, Jack Nicholson, etc?

Of course, this isn't completely water tight. During 'A Whole New World,' we see the Egyptian's building the Sphinx, which was constructed about 2500 BC. But if that's true, how can the Genie know about 3rd Century clothes and Groucho Marx? Ahhh. My head hurts now...

Pokemon Takes Place After a Major War


The Fresh Prince Died in the Opening Titles

Will actually died in the fight on the basketball court in West Philly.
The taxi driver is actually God, who drives a “rare” cab. He takes Will to heaven, where he works out all his issues with his wealthy Aunt and Uncle.
Will only sees his mother and father on special occasions, because that’s when they come to visit his grave.


The Kids from The Magic School Bus Eventually Became the Kids from Captain Planet

James Bond Is Just a Codename, And the Bad Guys Know This

As we all know, James Bond is a terrible spy in reality. He sticks out like a sore thumb, he's constantly taking time out of the mission to copulate with exotic ladies, and worst of all, he always reveals his name when asked.

But what if James Bond is just a codename used by MI6 for a series of a super-spies? What's more, what if they know the bad guys know this, and they simply use the name to intimidate them on his arrival? Can you think of a single Bond movie where the antagonist is actually surprised that Bond turns out to be a spy? I can't. In fact, usually they figure out who he is straight way (often while playing poker). Bond is such a badass, it doesn't even matter if you know he's a spy. He's still going to kick your ass in the end.

Samurai Jack Takes Place in a Post-Apocalyptic Version of The Powerpuff Girl's Townsville

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Which of these theories makes the most sense to you?


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