Avengers Endgame Doctor Strange Plan Breakdown! Ancient One Scene Explained!

  • Published on May 15, 2019
  • Avengers Endgame's final battle with Thanos played out exactly according to Doctor Strange's plan in Infinity War -- but what exactly did Stephen Strange SEE in his vision of the one victorious future? How crucial were characters like the Hulk, Ant-Man, and the Ancient One to Doctor Strange's Plan? Erik Voss breaks down the most mysterious moments of Endgame and Infinity War for the interesting details that you might have overlooked. In what ways were all of Strange's words to Tony Stark clues for Stark's ultimate sacrifice? What subtle choices did actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton make to foreshadow the Endgame ending? What secrets were Doctor Strange and the Ancient One hiding?
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  • Rum Have
    Rum Have 12 hours ago

    Why couldn't Banner snap away thanos when he snapped everyone else back? Stupid story.

  • sparta23dh
    sparta23dh 14 hours ago

    Why didn't Strange talk about Captain Marvel if he seen the battle, get the strongest person closes to the gauntlet that would not die doing the snap after 14 million tries..??? Marvel give us Endgame redo!!!

  • Cory Christner
    Cory Christner Day ago

    No one other then the collector. He had 2 stones at once.

  • Shady Shinichi
    Shady Shinichi Day ago

    My question is Did Hulk snap create the mutants? Or have some effect on the universe.

  • /Kuid \
    /Kuid \ Day ago

    But you can’t see past your death with the time stone I’m pretty sure

  • aalever
    aalever Day ago

    Bet that GoT afterparty was a bit salty..

  • Yes Yesdoubled
    Yes Yesdoubled 2 days ago

    Why’d they bench the best sorcerer, he just held up water and had 2 min of screen time

  • Smash Hit Network Kapamilya

    Avengers: Endgame
    Disney/DreamWorks A Comcast Company/Marvel Studios

  • Yanchan Bee
    Yanchan Bee 3 days ago

    In the first Avengers movie, Loki got hold of two stones too (the scepter and the Tesseract) so he accomplished much as Thanos did in terms of collecting the stones.

  • kaleb pebley
    kaleb pebley 3 days ago

    Holy shit Howard the duck was there he would of one hit thanos in a 1v1

  • Soum Bhaery
    Soum Bhaery 4 days ago

    Lol, kinky superheroes 0:20

  • Dinh Ma
    Dinh Ma 4 days ago

    If professor hulk is two minds taking 1 away means hulk should of woke up.

  • sanju raghuvanshi
    sanju raghuvanshi 5 days ago

    But he still could have used the time stone to bring stark back what about that? Huh?

  • shakenama
    shakenama 5 days ago

    Umm... well.... this is easily explained as both Infinity War and End Game were shot back to back. It was a full year of filming for the cast and crew. The storyline was in place already. Some cast members (like David Batista) weren't sure of the outcome of thier characters. However it's pretty much guaranteed Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr knew of the script timelines.

  • Elijah Ervin
    Elijah Ervin 6 days ago +3

    This would of never happened if starlord just controlled himself

  • mj23allday247
    mj23allday247 6 days ago +4

    True MVP was the rat that brought Lang back, right? That rat set everything into motion!

  • David Edmon Jr.
    David Edmon Jr. 7 days ago

    Its Strange for sure.🤠

  • G SW
    G SW 7 days ago

    Why hulk suffered more than tony to snap?????

  • Kenyatta Street
    Kenyatta Street 8 days ago

    But didn’t Thanos say “the avengers” when he was downloading Nebulas memory ?

    • Joshua Ridgway
      Joshua Ridgway 7 days ago

      Yes, but at that time, they were seven strong, exclusively Earth based, and had only interfered in one of his plans, a mild setback to him. He probably did basic recon and then got back to his not quite genocides.

  • j Martinez
    j Martinez 8 days ago

    stop mocking the dialogue.

  • Xtian Gabr1el
    Xtian Gabr1el 8 days ago

    At 0:20 Hulk's Gamma Nipple Stone

  • splendid1207
    splendid1207 8 days ago

    Hydra saw Dr. Strange as a threat because of Doctor Zola's algorhythm. It considers your decision-making patterns, achievements, test scores, everything that you made so far and predicted path that you may choose. In short, it calculates and predicts your future well-being. That is how Hydra determines the threat that they may face. At least that is what I understood when I watched Winter Soldier.

  • FalcoTheGreat
    FalcoTheGreat 8 days ago

    The time in which Doctor Strange held up a 1 and Tony’s snap was also one minute. This could possibly symbolize that Doctor Strange meant that there was only one minute left for Tony to save the universe.

  • Clash Of The Horns
    Clash Of The Horns 8 days ago

    I believe it

  • GhostHostMemories
    GhostHostMemories 8 days ago

    What about the line when Strange was like, If it comes to saving your live or saving the stone, you die, the stone lives. So Strange wasn't saving Tony's life, he was actually ending it... creepy

  • Zero zone
    Zero zone 9 days ago

    And this is why we should thank Dr. Strange -.instead of Starlord.- for making another Avengers movie happen.

  • DinO 's
    DinO 's 9 days ago +1

    In infinity war. The time stone was glowing. The stones only glow when someone is using them. What if... Strange didn't send the time stone to the past...but instead to the future...to himself in Doctor Strange 2?

  • Robert K
    Robert K 9 days ago

    0:19 is the ancient one holding hulks nipple?

  • Stefan Berger
    Stefan Berger 9 days ago

    Another interesting point - in Infinity Wars, Strange told Stark he would not hesitate to let either stark or the boy die if it meant protecting the infinity stone. Turns out that that is basically what he did.

  • mitchquadrupletree
    mitchquadrupletree 9 days ago +2

    You neglected to mention that Strange signalling to Tony that this was indeed the timeline they win was immediately preceded by Thanos removing the Power Stone from the gauntlet and using it with his left hand to deliver a massive punch to Captain Marvel. This was a signal to Tony that the stones weren't permanently affixed to the gauntlet, they could be removed. Tony's nanotech armor made for the perfect way to do it "sleight-of-hand" style, needing only to come into contact with the gauntlet for a fraction of a second to swipe all the stones at once.

  • Harmageddon
    Harmageddon 9 days ago

    so....why wasn't strange in endgame?

  • Da Bridge Effect
    Da Bridge Effect 9 days ago

    Ahhh, shouldn't the Russo brothers be breaking down this confusing mess? There's no need to speculate.

  • Avatar Raptor
    Avatar Raptor 9 days ago

    when doctor strange started to get dusted he was totally ok with it cause he knew the avengers were gonna reverse the snap

  • Putins Cat
    Putins Cat 9 days ago +2

    He knew if Stark put on the glove he wouldn't have to. Well played Dr. Strange. Besides, Dr. Strange might mess up the snap with those fingers.

    TRINITYTM 9 days ago

    0:20 green niples and 7:28 wow

  • Noavier
    Noavier 10 days ago

    Why couldn't strange take advantage of the time stone in IW and reverse time to save Starks life then Parker could kill thanks with his insta-kill web. Then everyone would win (with the exception of marvel for not making endgame because thanos is dead.)

  • The Salty Potatoe
    The Salty Potatoe 10 days ago

    They should make 14 million movies about all the possible outcomes

  • DarkDragon Control
    DarkDragon Control 11 days ago +2

    This is a joke,Loki has wielded two infinty stones too...

  • GLIDER yt
    GLIDER yt 11 days ago

    Wait a second. If doctor strange said every single possible outcome except the one they win then they will actually win

  • Jeckalis Anthony
    Jeckalis Anthony 11 days ago

    Duck ......wonder what special power

  • Charles W Jansen II
    Charles W Jansen II 11 days ago

    Who is the High School valedictorian in Iowa City?

  • lil.reddy
    lil.reddy 11 days ago

    Sweet Rabbit

  • MrFirehouse22
    MrFirehouse22 11 days ago

    Ok, now everyone needs to go back to the first Avengers movie to see if they can find the Ancient one or Intelligent Hulk in the background...

  • jimv1983
    jimv1983 11 days ago

    Dr Strange didn't know for sure that giving up the Time Stone would result in victory. He only knew that Tony would be part of the only timeline that resulted in victory. He gave up the stone to save Tony which at least gave the possibility of winning.

  • Fancy Bryant
    Fancy Bryant 11 days ago

    Hydra has mystics as well. Hydra has leader that still haven’t appeared.

  • Bokuwa KiRA
    Bokuwa KiRA 12 days ago

    That Screenshot with Hulk and the ancient one, looks like she's pinching hulk's nipples haha! :D

  • Imran Immu
    Imran Immu 12 days ago

    Howard the duck is also an avenger🤣

  • Robert Kovacs
    Robert Kovacs 12 days ago

    I think y'all are grasping here. Marvel is just a very well made franchis and it leads us to even post theorize about additional connections that may have been unintended

  • Robert Neal
    Robert Neal 12 days ago

    I thought that the Ancient One implied in the Dr. Strange movie that a being couldn't see past their own death (paraphrasing). If that's the case, how was Dr. Strange able to see any of the futures beyond the "snap" which he dusted away. Shouldn't he have only been able to see the futures that he didn't die during the "snap"?

    • Jonathan Patterson
      Jonathan Patterson 12 days ago

      Possible explanations:
      Death by snap is more of a limbo between existence and absence, and therefore subject to different rules than the “natural death” experienced by the ancient one.
      OR - The ancient one is just not as strong as Strange is, he simply is the “best of (them)” and can use spells in ways none else can, like peering into alternate dimensions rather than the probability of a particular permutation and its consequential branches from one dimension.

  • Kronos
    Kronos 12 days ago

    Your eyes look like two buttholes.

  • vhunte
    vhunte 12 days ago

    You forgot the rat!

  • Kyle Kisner
    Kyle Kisner 13 days ago

    Tilda squishing the shiny hulk nipple

  • OnlyGoodSHHH
    OnlyGoodSHHH 13 days ago +1

    0:19 HAAAAAAAAA!!! XD

  • flavwhite
    flavwhite 13 days ago

    Question... how did Cap know he was able to wield Thor's hammer?

  • batmanfanforever08
    batmanfanforever08 13 days ago +4

    C'mon Marvel give us a reboot of Howard the Duck movie! Y'know it would work. lol

  • Oppa BEAR
    Oppa BEAR 13 days ago


  • Sam w
    Sam w 13 days ago

    You are the only person to not understand that in the film 😂 and you have to make a video for that.....😒

  • Justin Why?
    Justin Why? 13 days ago +4

    Basically, he knows everything. Just saved you 8 minutes

  • Bob Rella
    Bob Rella 13 days ago +5

    Howard the Duck - true MVP" PRICELESS!!

  • Samson Otieno
    Samson Otieno 13 days ago +2

    The rat... you forgot the rat! Without it, non of the events would have taken place. The rat!

    • Death By Design Graphics
      Death By Design Graphics 12 days ago

      The question is was strange manipulating event's so they would play out as they did? If so how many times did he have to loop time to get the rat to step on the right button? A piece of cheese here, a piece there, the right kind of cheese. I imagine that took several thousands of loops itself and that's just for the loops that went that far. I can see why it took so many loops to get to one they win.

  • Dale Penano Tech
    Dale Penano Tech 14 days ago

    Donald duck

  • samuel altingul
    samuel altingul 14 days ago

    Can anyone explain why Gamora come back to life but not Black Widow. Both died in same way?

  • Night ghost
    Night ghost 14 days ago

    Good question

  • Casey Foster
    Casey Foster 14 days ago

    I still, to this day, don't see why Dr. Strange couldn't just stop Quill from hitting Thanos on Titan when they almost had the gauntlet off Thanos. I mean they almost had it won right there!!!!

  • Hosoi Archives
    Hosoi Archives 14 days ago

    They killed the franchise

  • MåyMåy ÇråyÇråy
    MåyMåy ÇråyÇråy 14 days ago +7

    We should be thanking the rat that saved Scott lang 😂

  • Haxwell Eddison
    Haxwell Eddison 14 days ago

    Everything. Strange knew everything that went down. That's it. It was explained in Infinity War. Make better, more meaningful content.

  • Charles E
    Charles E 14 days ago

    They’re characters.. they don’t ‘know’, only the writers know and what they what them to ‘think’. It’s a movie.

  • Eddy Jin
    Eddy Jin 14 days ago

    Thanks captain. Without this explanation no one would know the obvious.

  • ChrisJ Fox
    ChrisJ Fox 14 days ago

    Oooookkaayy, what was said here that we didn’t already understand from the first viewing?

  • Jarred Rusch
    Jarred Rusch 14 days ago +1

    Also: Strange specifically said that Tony needed to survive as a condition of him giving the stone to Thanos.

  • Abdul HuSsain
    Abdul HuSsain 14 days ago

    Howard the duck??? Seriously?? 😂😂

  • SNGaming
    SNGaming 14 days ago +2

    If doctor strange died after the snap, how was he able to see past his own death?

  • punit girdhar
    punit girdhar 15 days ago

    If he would have told him they would fail maybe this was also a probability he saw....

  • Gooncaptain
    Gooncaptain 15 days ago

    Hulk gets the time stone in 2012. No more time stone for thanos in that timeline

  • Its Karl
    Its Karl 15 days ago


  • brylidan
    brylidan 15 days ago

    why dr strange didnt go back in time with the time gem to revive tony after the snapped

    • Kay Zihle
      Kay Zihle 13 days ago

      I think he knew by then that many alternate timelines had already been made by them going back in the past and changing things like getting the stones then putting them back. Maybe he didn't want to create another alternate timeline with Tony in because Tony - being a smart ass - (and knowing that he figured out time travel) would go back to the moment he snapped and try to change it so that he lives. So him being dead might have been the best thing for the main timeline to stay in tact and unchanged where Thanos is eradicated for good.

  • anavan7
    anavan7 15 days ago

    That Shirt though...

  • Jozhua Mendoza
    Jozhua Mendoza 15 days ago +2

    Dr. Strange only need to utter the words “Thanos I’ve come to bargain”, it worked against a God perfectly fine.

    • mastermind tan
      mastermind tan 13 days ago

      it doesn't work when thanos have collected other infinity stones as shown in infinity war

  • yin shah
    yin shah 15 days ago

    Knock thanos astral projection out, game over. Or close a portal halving Thanos. The problem with not keeping track of superpowers of heroes by writers is that you really can’t think too about it. It’s made up and not coherently so. Stop trying to make sense of it.

  • my tits
    my tits 15 days ago

    very good video, makes a lot of sense all around 👌

  • sskiller664 steven
    sskiller664 steven 15 days ago

    Lol, a stoned less thanos

  • Pierre Lamothe
    Pierre Lamothe 15 days ago

    Howard the duck yea!

  • Sysaphys
    Sysaphys 15 days ago

    I despise that scene with strange looking into the future. It took all of the tension of the movie away because we now know that Strange saw a path to success and was going to set things in motion. It also ruined the plot that Ironman was pivotal to that success. That scene would have been so much more powerful if Dr. Strange had simply deflected when asked what he was doing.

  • dranm2
    dranm2 15 days ago

    Very well explained! Well done!

  • Yoav Mor
    Yoav Mor 15 days ago

    Now we need 16 000 604 comic issues where Thanos wins

  • Tord Iversen
    Tord Iversen 15 days ago

    Nobody has accomplished two infinity stones!
    Eehm Odin?
    Eehm Loki?

    • Badge Man
      Badge Man 15 days ago

      Odin & Loki are somebody..;)

  • emman castillo
    emman castillo 15 days ago

    Did somebody notice that hulks nipples glow when you pinch them?

  • Terri Zavaleta
    Terri Zavaleta 15 days ago

    You didn't mention that Strange knowing Tony was required for a victory explains WHY he traded the time stone on condition that Tony was spared. And as for the emotion, not only was Strange looking at someone who was going to have to die --- but he'd just been watching (over 14 million times) the death and destruction of himself and everyone else over and over.

  • Hitesh Mourya
    Hitesh Mourya 15 days ago

    Who else thought thanos was right.

  • notMax Awa
    notMax Awa 15 days ago +1


  • Douglas Jessop
    Douglas Jessop 15 days ago


  • therealjclap
    therealjclap 16 days ago +2

    One mistake Marvel made was not having the militaries of the world band together and fight Thanos and his army

  • RAGE killer
    RAGE killer 16 days ago

    If avengers back there's no time gem or eye of agamoto for dr.strange

  • Sahil Bhagat
    Sahil Bhagat 16 days ago

    The most weird thing that people don't notice is that strange took 5 year observation to conclude that there is only one way when he saw that he wiped out half the population and 2 weeks after it all stones were gone. Any sane perskn call on it that this outcome is a fail.

  • Joshua Clifford Reyes
    Joshua Clifford Reyes 16 days ago


  • pankaj ranga
    pankaj ranga 16 days ago

    But how does Hydra knows in 2014 that Dr. Strange is a threat? Did they also can saw the future somehow?

  • Galaxy Gacha’s
    Galaxy Gacha’s 16 days ago

    This make me realise how good of an actor Benedict Cumberbatch is

  • Ralph Ocava
    Ralph Ocava 16 days ago

    What does Thanos said? Ine... what? Watched the movie but still wondering...

  • Kapil Verma
    Kapil Verma 16 days ago

    @ Avengers Infinity War --- Doctor Strange :- Stark Can You Get Us Home(Earth).
    @ Avengers Endgame --- Doctor Strange Brings Everyone To Home(Earth) From Portal...???
    Portal To Doctor Strange :- Am I A Joke To You 😒