After ten years, 22 movies, roughly a billion characters and a body count of approximately half of infinity, Avengers: Endgameis just about here to wrap all of that up. The shared universe that started with Iron Mancould very well be bringing Tony Stark’s story to a close in the new film. We’ve been watching from the start (especially the underappreciated ones), and we’ve got everything you need to know before it hits.
Avengers: Endgame Review
“After 11 years and 22 films, the ongoing saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has come to a turning point. Avengers: Endgame serves not just as the conclusion to the story started last April in Avengers: Infinity War, but it also works to wrap up character arcs and story threads that began seven, eight, or even 10 years ago. That it does so successfully, in a massive, incredibly entertaining epic that is as emotional as it is spectacular, is due to the craft, world-building, and devotion to character empathy and development that has marked the best efforts of this franchise.”
Avengers: Endgame 4 Release Date
Avengers: Endgamearrives on Friday, April 26.
This represents a date shift from May 3, as was originally planned. This strategy is similar to Avengers: Infinity War, which also got its release date bumped by a week.
Unsurprisingly, Endgame is tracking to make a buttload of money (don’t ask us how much that is,) when it hits.
Avengers: Endgame Tickets
Avengers: Endgame tickets are now on sale!
And for those of you who don’t need sleep and have exceptionally strong bladders, Fandango is hosting a 22 movie marathon in select theaters. More details on that right here!
Avengers: Endgame Trailer
Here’s all the Avengers: Endgame footage that has been released so far…
There are a couple of points worth noting in this trailer. First, there are those snappy new uniforms. We explained what they might mean right here. The other is the mysterious female archer that Hawkeye is training. Could that be Kate Bishop?
Below is a (large) string of official TV spots, which Marvel pumped out on a daily basis in the leadup to the release.
Avengers: Endgame Cast
Josh Brolin will also return as Thanos, of course. It’s expected that Tom Holland will return in some capacity as Spider-Man for Avengers: Endgame (but probably not until the end considering he didn’t feel so well the last time). Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige confirmed Holland’s Spidey for Avengers 4, albeit with the caveat, “for now.” After all, Spidey has a sequel of his own to get ready for.
Brie Larson will finally join the team as Carol Danvers after the events of Captain Marvel.
Chris Evans will certainly be there as Captain America, but it will almost certainly be his last time in the role.
And even though Dave Bautista hasn’t exactly been thrilled with Disney based on how they handled the James Gunn and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 situation, he has confirmed to us that he is definitely in Avengers: Endame, although we’re not sure in what capacity.
Gwyneth Paltrow will be here as Pepper Potts, but she has confirmed this is her last time in the MCU. What this might mean for Robert Downey Jr. and Tony Stark beyond this movie is up for you to speculate on.
Interestingly, a casting report seems to hint at a time travel/alternate universe situation for the movie. Emma Fuhrmann is apparently playing Cassie Lang. Her casting set off a wave of speculation that she was playing a future version of Cassie Lang, daughter of Ant Man Scott Lang and prominent member of the Young Avengers. We have more details on why this is such an interesting piece of casting and its larger implications right here.
And we’ll be seeing 13 Reasons Why‘s Katherine Langford in an as-yet-unspecified-but-probably-future-Tony’s-daughter role.
Ty Simpkins, the kid from Iron Man 3 will apparently appear, as well.
Avengers: Endgame Runtime
Avengers: Endgame is currently clocking in at a whopping three hours and 58 seconds, a Lord of the Rings-esque runtime. We have some more details on why that is right here.
Avengers: Endgame Story
Here’s the official synopsis…
“The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.”
The goal has always been to see a cosmic climax to the spectacular saga inspired by writer Jim Starlin’s 1991 Infinity Gauntlet Marvel Comics event series, centering on the celestial misdeeds of Thanos (Josh Brolin), who famously acquires all of the Infinity Stones, and there are lots of different ways that could go. We looked to the comics for ways Thanos could be defeated right here. But you might also find some clues in all of the different versions of Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet story, which we also outlined.
Avengers: Endgame Posters
Marvel isn’t keen on giving too much away…
But then there’s also this gorgeous piece of work…
As well as these new posters from the official Avengers Twitter account…
Avengers: Endgame Images
These all come from the first trailer, and we explained what most of ’em mean right here!
There’s a massive clue hidden in this photo. We explored it here.
With Renner’s Hawkeye makes the Ronin transition, this begs the question: what could make him undergo such a transformation? We spoke to the writers of Avengers: Infinity War about what the status of Hawkeye is here.
Avengers: Endgame Concept Art
Check out some looks at your favorite heroes right here!
We’ll update this when there’s more information!