Because there's been more than enough meddling and destruction for one day
By the point that Iron Man defeats Thanos and his minions with his own 'snap', there has already been massive loss of life, risk to the Earth, and interferences in time.
There is an argument here that Doctor Strange could re-appropriate the Time Stone and attempt to use it to ...
This is exactly correct. Everyone using the Vision example as to supposedly suggest what Dr. Strange could do for Iron Man are disproving their own theory.
-> Thanos wants to turn back time for stone, but must bring back Vision to do so.
-> If strange uses time stone to turn back time for Iron man and undo snap, he must bring back Thanos in order to do so.
This is Gamora dead:
This is Natasha dead:
Let's ignore that similar dead posture for a moment :)
There seems to be a circle at the base of that cliff. And as Sam mentions in the comments, Red Skull brings them to the top of the cliff and then explains the Soul for a Soul concept. So it appears that the offering of the Soul has to be at the circle. And ...
As of close of Endgame, no-one (even herself) has referred to her as "Captain Marvel".
In Captain Marvel, she is referred to as "Vers", "Carol" and "Carol Danvers".
In Endgame she's barely referenced and then only as "Carol".
The trailer for "Spider-Man: Far From Home" does have Peter Parker calling her "Captain Marvel" but it's not yet known whether this ...
Nebula from 2023 time traveled with the Avengers to 2014. While there, due to the fact that she has a partially cybernetic brain, her memories became accessible to the Nebula that was already there in 2014. Similar to how 2 computers on the same network can see each other's files.
Taking advantage of this, Thanos was able to find out about the Avengers' ...
Nebula from 2023 travelled to the past with the Avengers and was captured by Thanos.
Under torture or due to the "network connection" the Avenger's plan is revealed and Nebula (2014 version) replaced her and travelled back to 2023 with the Avengers pretending to be Nebula 2023.
Nebula 2023 travelled with Thanos in his spaceship through time but escaped ...
My father is many things. A liar is not one of them.
Apparently, this is true.
I can't find a single instance of Thanos lying about anything.
Certainly, his motivations and reasoning are flawed but he holds his beliefs honestly and he's ruthless and powerful enough to follow through without the need to lie about it,.
As for the example you gave, Thanos ...
Thanos is never incapacitated long enough
During the fight with Captain America and Thor, Thanos is either on the attack or is never down long enough for Mjolnir to be placed anywhere.
Even when Captain America calls down lightning and floors Thanos for a second. At this point Cap attempts to (ahem) hammer Thanos by bringing Mjolnir down on his chest but ...
Actually, they didn't.
All they knew about the location of Soul Stone which was on the planet Vormir.
Avengers came to know about this from Nebula who wasn't aware of the sacrifice rule and only knew the location. In the Infinity War, only Thanos and Red Skull knew about the sacrifice thing.
especially after events on Titan, everyone knows that soul ...
The team was just supportive
There are no official sources for this and we don't see a scene on-screen where they do this, but I imagine they had a discussion of where Barton should go and Bartons' request being to go back to his house, to see his family again.
We should remember that Barton lost his family for 5 years now, it's natural that Barton would ...
Captain Marvel throws it towards the Quantum Tunnel, which Thanos stops by throwing his own sword, deflecting it at the last moment.
No, she doesn't
Am I missing something?
Captain Marvel is carrying the Gauntlet to the van, presumably to either take the stones back herself or for Scott to do it (as he has a Time/Space GPS and she doesn't).
I don't think he's struggling with the risk of death so much as he is with the possibility that his daughter might end up getting erased from history. That's ultimately what he's discussing with Pepper. Sure, he's found a way to maybe bring everyone back but it carries a risk of wiping out the last five years - including their marriage and daughter - and ...
Thanos is enraged when he finally breaks the shield. Prior to his angry onslaught, we see the shield deflect the sword several times. It's not necessarily that Tony's blade is stronger than Steve's shield, but it isn't being hit as hard.
Tony's blade is made up of his nanites, which are extremely durable. For example, We also see the nanites make a gauntlet ...
One of the ways to start a game of 'tag' is for participants to shout "Not it!". The last one to say it must chase the others (i.e. he or she "is it") until someone else is 'tagged', at which moment that other person "is it".
Scott was thus expressing his reluctance to volunteer for the mission.
The real world equivalent is pilots saying "Eject, Eject, Eject", either to their backseater, or another pilot who can see that a plane can't be recovered and is using the radio to tell the pilot in it to get out. (Whatever caused the plane to be unrecoverable might have dazed the pilot--he might be functional enough to fire his seat but not functional ...
It's called inference. Nebula says that Thanos went to Vormir with Gamora and came back without Gamora. The inference is that something happened to Gamora, and that in turn leads to the inference that there is something dangerous about Vormir: based on the information that Thanos and Gamora went to Vormir, and only Thanos came back, there's a 50% survival ...
Not all the Infinity Stones are harmful to human touch. As seen on screen only the power, reality and space stones have been shown to be damaging to touch. And the space stone is only harmful when taken out of working machinery while it was being actively used.
With that said its possible that the time stone has the magical aura since we see it primarily ...
Touching the space stone warps you away. Touching the power stone overloads you with power, killing weak beings.
Touching the time stone probably makes you infant or makes you old. That's why people choose not to touch it directly.
Nebula didn't ask for a deed, she was just telling the story. Why did Ant-Man use "not it" in this conversation?
He's saying..."Don't choose me to go there"
Scott knows they have to go there to get the Soul Stone and he's making the deliberate statement that he doesn't want to be the one selected.
NEBULA: "A dominion of death, at the very ...
The issue with them not working in alternate realities could be one of frequency alignment. Obviously there must be some sort of quantum vibrational difference that separates realities otherwise everything would all just be a soup of quantum energy with no sense to be made of any of it. The more different two realities are to one another, the more misaligned ...
There are no official sources for this, just some theories and speculations:
One speculation says it can be touched, but just like the power stone, you will suffer the effects of touching an infinity stone (Maybe it kills you, vaporizes you, etc).
And that's why the Eye of Agamotto was created:
The Eye was created by Agamotto, using the Time Stone as a ...
When the Avengers show up, Peter Parker says this to Tony Stark when they meet:
You will not believe what's been going on.
Do you remember when we were in space?
And I got all dusty? I must've passed
out, 'cause I woke up, and you were gone.
But Doctor Strange was there, right?
He was like,
"It's been five years.
Come on, they need us!"
once they have the time stone they can travel through time without needing the Pym particles?
There is no indication that the Time Stone allows travel through time.
Certainly the Time Stone appears to allow seeing the future and manipulation of time on a local scale...such as affecting an apple (Dr. Strange) and resurrecting the Vision (Infinity War) but ...
Ultimately I agree with Paulie_D's conclusion that Thanos didn't know he would need to explore that possibility. Also, he'd been planning the snap and his retirement for some time, and when it all went according to plan then it was time to stop. Additionally, the bit about temptation means that if he had a weaker will, he might have done exactly what you are ...
Excellent answer by Paulie_D and I would like to add one more thing.
Although there is a considerable amount of time between Hulk's (un) snap and all the Avengers returning through portals to fight, we immediately see the effects of (un)snap with the phone call from Laura, Clint's wife.
So, she returns to the same place in her home backyard along ...
Did the Unsnap in Avengers: Endgame put everyone back to the place they were when they were Snapped?
It appears so.
If you look through the "portals" opened by the sorcerers' sling-rings you can see where they are coming from.
GotG & Spiderman from Titan
Valkyrie & Asgardians from New Asgard
Black Panther & Shuri from Wakanda
Wong & ...
This is a bit out of left field.
The Ancient One contains in her knowledge futures that never came to pass, because she has avoided them.
Among them is going to be a future where Thanos gets the other infinity stones and comes for the Time Stone. The Ancient One would never, ever consider handing it over; so in examining futures from her perspective there ...
Any answer to this is going to be pure speculation, and continue to open up "what-if" scenarios, but here goes:
An important outcome of this Endgame is that the stones are GONE, and the avengers only suffered two losses (3, counting Cap). In any timeline where they use they defeat Thanos before he snaps half of reality, the stones still exist. In any ...
Foresight is not omniscience, and certainly not omnipotence. Although in the comics Doctor Strange is occasionally able to use time-magic to team up with versions of himself from other timelines, in the movies most of these characters are far less powerful -- mostly because it's easier to keep the plot somewhat tight that way.
Strange could not have acted ...
As you say, they could have handled some things differently.
By the middle of Endgame, the MCU has both time travel capabilities and the deus ex machina Infinity Stones.
So logically the heroes could have done anything and the events should not be fixed to just 1 possible outcome.
The movie simply decided to show us how it played out in that 1 timeline.
Paulie_D's answer is great and I think is the most satisfying one. I'd like to bring an additional argument to the table.
We don't know if the Time Stone is able to do that. (Or, even if it was, if Thanos is able to do the trick)
By memory (I can maybe later fact check a bit more), the Time Stone is used:
1. To forward time locally
Used by Dr. Strange in ...
He could have travelled to the future, especially to 2023, and prevented the Avengers from killing 2014's Thanos.
He didn't know he needed to travel to the future.
As far as he's concerned, he's won. He's achieved everything he set out to do, he's destroyed half of all life in the universe and "retired" to the Garden with the Infinity Stones.
He'd have no ...
how did they know where to open the portal and look for the help?
Strange said there was only one way to win
Strange, in knowing this, would know everyone's locations, IF the Avengers managed to achieve the single future that would lead them to overcoming Thanos and succeeding.
If they didn't succeed, then everyone would not be where they should be. So ...
The spin off series takes place without Steve Rogers and happens in 1946/1947 after Rogers crashing the Wing into the ice in 1945 (and in series 2 Carter has moved to LA).
So by the time they are reunited Steve has been away for at least 2 years and his yard is a bit overgrown.
There was no 'time' to stop and walk away between the time heist operation and the final battle.
Tony knows he is the key to everything. There is only one winning scenario, and that is with him alive to be there. Dr Strange pleas for Tony's life, and only Tony's life at the end of Infinity War. He doesn't know to what extent his role is in the end, but ...
It is the same, we just don't see the scenes
The directors confirmed there was a deleted scene where Tony went to the same place Thanos went when he snapped his fingers:
The Russos, in an appearance on the HappySadConfused podcast, said that a scene showed Tony interacting with a teenage Morgan immediately after snapping his fingers, similar to how ...