Ever since Avengers: Infinity War concluded, we’ve been pining for it like rabid, thirsty wolves:
Having mercilessly broken our hearts in IW’s conclusion, we’ve looked forward to Endgame to heal them. And finally, the time has come.
With only a month’s wait to the highly anticipated sequel’s release, every Marvel fan out there’s surely shaking in their boots, trembling at the feeling that comes with prolonged wait:
And so, without further ado, I shall chronicle these 10 Facts about Avengers: Endgame because really…
What better time to know everything than now?
NOTE: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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NO, LIKE REALLY, STAY BACK.
I WARNED YOU. IT’S NOT MY FAULT.
YOU CHEESEPIE WHY’RE YOU STILL HERE-
Editor: GET ON WITH IT ALREADY, YOU BUMBLING IMBECILE.
Lest you’re unaware (which I really hope not), Avengers: Infinity War concluded with the iconic finger snapping scene, in which evil villain
Cable Thanos sent half of the earth’s population into oblivion.
And seeing how Endgame‘s a direct sequel to the 2018 film, it’s only natural to presume that Endgame will pick up the pieces left by its prequel, and as it is the synopsis proceeds as follows:
Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers – Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner – must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos – the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.
Well, what a surprise.
With Endgame being a movie of such humongous proportions (budget or popularity wise), you would expect it to have more than one measly trailer. And in that sense, we, or I, are not disappointed.
And just recently, as the release date neared ever closer, another trailer was revealed.
All different trailers, all with differing plot devices, all with one purposeful similarity:
They’re all resonating sad undertone vibes.
However, do take the trailers with a grain of salt, as Marvel has cultivated a habit of misleading audiences throughout the years. Take, for example, the deliberate concealment of Spider-Man from an airport fight shot in the Captain America: Civil War trailer, as well as a shot of Hulk running with Team Wakanda in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer that never even happened in the film.
This year’s Captain Marvel, too, led audiences into believing that the lead character is an asshole who goes around punching old ladies; when the actual context’s a lot different.
Update: According to slashfilm.com, it has been confirmed by film directors Anthony and Joe Russo that they’re deliberately misleading audiences with Avengers: Endgame trailers.
3. Cast members
To illustrate the full complexity of Endgame, here’s the full list of cast members present in the movie:
- Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
- Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
- Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
- Don Cheadle as James Rhodes / War Machine
- Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man
- Brie Larson as Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel
- Karen Gillian as Nebula
- Danai Gurira as Okoye
- Benedict Wong as Wong
- Jon Favreu as Harold Hogan
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia Potts
- Josh Brolin as Cable
Editor: Wait, Josh Brolin as Cable?
- Josh Brolin as Thanos
Now, notice something? They’ve not included the names of those who turned into ashes.
4. Official Release Date
According to Wikipedia, Avengers: Endgame is set to be released in the United States and the United Kingdom on 26 April 2019, in IMAX and 3D.
It was originally scheduled to be released in the United States on 3 May 2019.
Over in Singapore, it’ll be released on 24 April 2019. Boss, if you’re reading this, just take this as an application for leave. Or you can expect an MC that day.
5. Captain Marvel will be in, but she won’t be saving the day
If you’ve watched Captain Marvel (and stayed for the first after-credits scene), you’ll know that the titular character will be making an appearance in Avengers: Endgame.
But unlike what most of us have predicted, she will apparently not be the one saving the day.
According to bgr.com, Marvel boss Kevin Feige has revealed that rather than leaving Endgame in the hands of Captain Marvel (a character who’s actually not all-powerful and immortal), it might be up to the original six.
Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, Thor and Hawkeye.
And even then it’s still not confirmed, as elsewhere, a monstrously strong critter lurks in the horizons, apparently waiting to save the Earth.
6. Yes, I’m talking about that cat, from Captain Marvel
According to cbr.com, and my boss, the one who saves the world might not even be human.
It might be a pussy. Cat.
Goose, as you might recall from Captain Marvel, isn’t just your everyday, haughty cat. In reality the last surviving member of an alien race known as the Flerken, Goose, apart from possessing multiple monstrous tentacles only the Japanese could dream of, is able to access pocket dimensions inside itself, in both space and time.
And considering how the Endgame trailers are not-so-subtly packed with time travel ideologies, we’re calling it.
A cat’s gonna save the world.
Well, just another day whereby a cat saves the world. Nothing’s new.
7. ‘Hero deaths?’
We all want to see our favourite characters reprise their roles time and time again, but reality’s that it’s impossible, whether it’s down to age, a lack of interest or contractual disputes.
And in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, things aren’t any different. With Chris Evans already announcing his departure from the Cinematic Universe, and various sources indicating that Endgame will be Robert Downey Jr.’s last Marvel film, theories have arisen:
Will Captain America and Tony Stark finally meet their match in Endgame, and submit to the mistress that’s known as Death?
I guess only time will tell.
8. Multiple fan theories
Because Avengers: Infinity War left everyone hanging, fans started conjuring their own endgames, theorising how the Marvel film will go.
With conjectures ranging from how Ant-Man’s appearance’s but a misdirection, to how infinity stones will create mutants, to how Endgame takes place over the course of one year or more, fan theories are running wild, and I’m not complaining.
But should you want to ‘spoil’ yourself before the film’s premiere, by all means, check them out here.
9. Endgame parodies
In light of the film’s premiere next month, multiple parodies of Avengers: Endgame have already sprung up.
And since we’re reaching the end of the article, why not entertain yourself with some Spongebob Avengers action?
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Hawkeye Ironman!
10. End of MCU Phrase 3
In case you’re not aware, Marvel Cinematic Universe is divided into phrases. Here’s a breakdown of the different phrases:
Phrase 1 (2008 to 2012):
- Iron Man
- The Incredible Hulk
- Iron Man 2
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- The Avengers
Phrase 2 (2013 to 2015)
- Iron Man 3
- Thor: The Dark World
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
Phrase 3 (2016 to 2019)
- Captain America: Civil War
- Doctor Strange
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Black Panther
- Avengers: Infinity War
- Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame would be the last movie in Phrase 3, and it’s unknown how Phrase 4 will pan out: maybe Goose would get his own movie, or maybe Captain Marvel would be promoted to Major Marvel.
However, here’s something more interesting: you might have released there are two universes in the Marvel world: the MCU that we’re familiar with, and the X-Men version (yeah, X-Men is also under Marvel).
Long story short, due to business and character rights, you’ve never seen Wolverine meeting Iron Man in the movies, though that’s common in the comics. With Disney (parent company of Marvel) buying over Fox, the company that owes the rights of X-Men on the big screen, Phrase 4 could mean a new range of characters altogether.
So killing off Captain America, Iron Man or Thor isn’t going to hit Marvel’s bottom line #justsaying
But they should just kill of Starlord lah.