After over ten years of world building, Avengers: Endgame has finally been released. The film has gone on to become Marvel's most successful movie ever, becoming an overnight juggernaut at the box office. It's no surprise, given the hype leading up to the film's release.
It was over ten years ago when Iron Man kicked off the MCU, paving the road to where we are now. It also began the Thanos storyline as the Mad Titan set out to collect the Infinity Stones.
Does it live up to the hype? Is there a post-credits scene? Does Stan Lee have a cameo? Here's everything you need to know.
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The biggest movie event of 2019
Avengers: Endgame has finally been released, and it was well worth the wait. After over a decade of world building, Marvel brought all the heroes together to take on Thanos in an attempt to stop the Mad Titan once and for all. If you like superhero movies, you'll love the spectacle, plot twists, and action in Avengers: Endgame.
- All the latest news
- Avengers: Endgame spoiler-free review
- Here's where to find Stan Lee's cameo
- Does Avengers: Endgame have a post-credits scene?
- Check out the Avengers: Endgame trailer
- Here's how long Avengers: Endgame will be
- Everyone who survived the snap
- Time travel could play a major role
- Here's what comes after Avengers: Endgame
- Don't forget to pick up some Marvel toys
- When can you buy Avengers: Endgame?
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Avengers: Endgame is the highest grossing movie of all time
Just when hope seemed lost, Avengers: Endgame pushed a little further and usurped Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all time. It is now up to $2.795 billion, besting Avatar's $2.789 billion which stood as the top mark for nearly a decade.
The acheivement is a testament to the power of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, as the dust settles from the events of Avengers: Endgame (and Spider-Man: Far From Home), we can look foward to the future of Marvel, which has some crazy surprises in store for us.
July 2, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame fails to defeat Avatar as top-grossing movie
The Avengers saved New York City, got into a bitter feud, and then defeated Thanos. Yet, the superheroes failed to take down an even bigger foe: Avatar, which is still the top-grossing movie of all time.
The latest figures are in, and Avengers: Endgame still trails behind Avatar despite being re-released in theaters on June 28. Marvel gave it its best College Try, but came up agonizingly short.
Is that a big deal? No, not really. With a gross of $2.76 billion at the worldwide box office, Avengers: Endgame is still a phenomenal accomplishment, both narratively and commercially.
With Spider-Man: Far From Home now in theaters, it's looking unlikely that Avengers: Endgame will overtake Avatar's $2.78 billion take, which was earned during its initial release and re-releases.
Fans will be able to pick up Avengers: Endgame on digital and Blu-ray on July 30 and August 13, respectively.
June 28, 2019 - Marvel teases exclusive re-release content in new Avengers: Endgame TV spot
To coincide with the re-release of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel has released a new TV spot teasing "exclusive content."
Of course, Marvel has already said what fans can expect in the re-release, out this weekend. In addition to a message from director Anthony Russo, fans will get a peek at an unfinished deleted scene and an early look at Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Are you going to watch Avengers: Endgame in theaters again?
June 26, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame on digital and Blu-ray now available to preorder
Marvel has finally revealed when you can purchase Avengers: Endgame on digital and Blu-ray: July 30 and August 13, respectively.
The home release of Avengers: Endgame will be filled with extras, bonus features, and even a tribute to the late Stan Lee. And if you purchase the film on digital, you'll get an exclusive featurette starring Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter.
Avengers: Endgame is the biggest movie event of the last 10 years, and it deserves a spot in your home when it becomes available later this summer.
June 25, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame re-release details revealed by Marvel
On Friday, June 28, Avengers: Endgame will be re-released in theaters with new footage. What will that new footage consist of? We finally have our answer.
Fans will see a new introduction from director Anthony Russo, an unfinished deleted scene, and a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Far From Home ahead of its July 2 release.
Additionally, fans will get a free poster that features the Power Gauntlet and a now famous line said by Tony Stark, "I love you 3000." It's a sleek poster and a nice homage to the MCU's founding father.
Whether that's enough to entice people to watch the movie again remains to be seen. We'll find out of Avengers: Endgame can defeat Avatar soon enough.
June 19, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame returning to theaters with a "few surprises"
According to Marvel's Kevin Feige, Avengers: Endgame will return to theaters on June 28 and feature a "few surprises."
In an interview with Screen Rant, Feige had this to say:
Not an extended cut, but there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push with a few new things at the end of the movie. If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there'll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.
With Spider-Man: Far From Home coming out in just a few weeks, it makes sense for Marvel to re-release Avengers: Endgame. After all, Far From Home picks up soon after Endgame concludes, so it'll act as a refresher before Spider-Man embarks on his new adventure.
As for the surprises Marvel has in store, it'll probably be a scene from Spider-Man: Far From Home, but that's just a guess. Perhaps it'll tease what's to come after Spider-Man, but that seems like a bit of a stretch.
In addition to preparing folks for the arrival of Spider-Man: Far From Home, one can't help but think that Marvel is doing this in an effort to break Avatar's record of $2.788 billion. Avengers: Endgame is around $40 million short of that, so enticing viewers back to the theaters with a few surprises could finally see Avatar's record fall.
We'll see what's new when Avengers: Endgame returns to theaters on June 28.
May 10, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame adds post-credits scene to new showings
When Avengers: Endgame debuted on April 26, there was no post-credits scene attached. It was a creative choice, given the finality of the film. But hungry fans need something to look forward to, so Marvel has obliged.
Marvel's decision to add the trailer to the end of Avengers: Endgame makes sense. Putting it before the movie would obviously be a big spoiler, but adding it to the end is a nice reminder of what's to come.
Deadline says Avengers: Endgame viewers will also get a pre-film message from Tom Holland about sticking around to watch the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home once Avengers: Endgame is over.
May 9, 2019 - Marvel releases hilarious Hulk clip from Avengers: Endgame
Marvel just released a clip from Avengers: Endgame featuring the new version of Hulk. If you've seen the movie, you already know what unfolds in the scene featured in the clip.
As Hulk is explaining his new form—a blend of Bruce Banner and Hulk—a group of kids ask to get a picture of him. Hulk obliges and acts as his charming self. But things turn awkward when a seemingly jealous Ant-Man asks if the kid want a picture with him as well.
The kids either don't know who Ant-Man is or aren't impressed, because they don't know how to handle Ant-Man's request.
It's a fun scene, because it displays Hulk and his new fun side while acknowledging bit of meta, which is that nobody really cares about Ant-Man. At least not when a big green monster is eating pancakes.
May 8, 2019 - Disney just revealed when you can begin streaming Avengers: Endgame on Disney+
It's been less than two weeks since Avengers: Endgame arrived in theaters, but Disney already revealed when fans can begin streaming the movie on its Disney+ streaming platform. The date is December 11, eight long months from now according to Reuters. The news was revealed during Disney's earnings report.
If you are unfamiliar with Disney+, it is Disney's new streaming platform that will launch on November 12 with all kinds original titles, including Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series. That also means that a ton of Disney movies are making their way onto the platform including Avengers: Endgame.
Up until now, MCU movies first appear on Netflix to stream as part of a deal the two reached years ago, but with Disney creating its own service, Captain Marvel will be the last MCU movie to appear on Netflix with all future MCU movies beginning with Avengers: Endgame appearing exclusively on Disney+.
If you are one of the few people that hasn't seen Avengers: Endgame and don't plan on seeing it in theaters, now you know when you can begin streaming it from the comfort of your home.
May 4, 2019 – Avengers: Endgame is now the second highest grossing movie in history
In just a couple of weeks, Avengers: Endgame is now the second highest grossing movie in history with $2,188.7 billion in sales globally. This places it higher than Titanic ($2,187.5 billion), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($2,068.2 billion) and last year's Avengers: Infinity War which achieved $2,048.4 billion.
Avengers: Endgame Now has just one target remaining: Avatar which achieved $2,788.0 billion and is the highest grossing movie in history. What's most impressive is how long Avengers: Endgame took to achieve this, in comparison to the rest of the movies in the top 5.
- Titanic: 5,233 days
- Star Wars: Force Awakens: 54 days
- Infinity War: 48 days
- Avatar: 47 days
- Avengers: Endgame: 11 days
Yep, 11 days to outmatch all of them. Given Avengers: Endgame will likely be in the theaters for weeks to come, it's safe to say that it'll probably be the highest grossing movie in history in pretty short order!
April 25, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame crushes it on Rotten Tomatoes
The Rotten Tomatoes score for Avengers: Endgame has been revealed, and it's confirmed: the movie rocks. The movie is currently sitting at a 96% (as of this writing), confirming that people absolutely love Marvel's latest movie.
Of course, nobody needing confirmation, because millions of people around the world were going to see it anyway. But seeing a positive Rotten Tomatoes score is an affirmation that Avengers: Endgame was worth the wait.
We have our own spoiler-free review, which you can check out in the link below.
April 24, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame TV spot teases new look at Thanos and his army
With one more day until Avengers: Endgame is released in the US, Marvel has introduced a new TV spot that teases a few look at Thanos, with what appears to be a massive army behind him.
Otherwise, the TV spot is filled with footage we've seen before, with quick glimpses of the core Avengers on their impossible mission to undo the devastating damage done by Thanos.
"Everything has led to this," the video's tagline says. Indeed.
April 15, 2019 - Defeat Thanos with new Avengers: Endgame Playmoji
To celebrate the arrival of Avengers: Endgame, Google has introduced new Marvel characters to its collection of Playmoji.
Pixel owners can now have fun with War Machine, Thor, Black Widow, Rocket, and Captain Marvel. Their arrival follows the availability of Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Nebula, and Okoye.
Google released a video alongside the new Playmoji, which imagines what "would happen if Pixel 3 was launched into a world in need of a little assistance, alongside the Avengers."
April 11, 2019 - Captain America goes to space in new Avengers: Endgame clip
Marvel on Thursday dropped a new TV spot for Avengers: Endgame, in which the Avengers assemble for one last fight against Thanos.
In the clip, Captain America can be heard giving a speech about their mission to defeat the Mad Titan. It's one of those inspiring speeches a captain might give before a big game. "Look out for each other," Cap says.
While the clip doesn't reveal much in the way of new footage, it does see Rocket interact with Ant-Man, as well as Cap looking mighty uncomfortable in space.
"This is the fight of our lives," Cap says, before the Avengers all put their hands together as a show of solidarity before their mission.
April 8, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame clip sees Captain Marvel clash with the Avengers
We've been wondering why Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel) wasn't around to protect Earth when Thanos began his invasion party. Now, we have an answer.
In a clip unveiled by Good Morning America, we get a more extended look at Captain Marvel interacting with the Avengers. Never one to back down or mince words, she wants to waste no time when it comes to going after Thanos.
When the Avengers see an energy signature that indicates Thanos has once again used the Infinity Stones, the team debates whether or not they should go after him. Bruce Banner and James Rhodes are apprehensive, while Black Widow and Captain Marvel are ready for a fight.
Seemingly frustrated by her gung-ho attitude, Rhodey asks Captain Marvel where she's been all these years.
"There are a lot of other planets in the universe, and unfortunately, they didn't have you guys," Captain Marvel answers.
My question is: Why is Thanos using the Infinity Stones again? I thought he'd be watching sunsets and admiring a grateful universe?
April 5 - Avengers: Endgame barreling towards record-breaking opening
Avengers: Endgame tickets went on sale earlier this week and made one thing abundantly clear: it is going to have a blockbuster movie. It is tracking ahead of almost every other movie, crashing AMC Theaters servers and wrecking Fandango, so you know anticipation is high, but how high is it?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, early tracking for Marvel Studios pegs the opening weekend for Avengers: Endgame somewhere between $200 million and $250 million. That would be a massive top-5 all-time opening. If it came in closer to the high mark, that would make it only the second moving to gross $250 million on a domestic opening weekend.
However, it should be noted that when Avengers: Infinity War was tracked, it was came in around $185 million to $225 million before grossing $257.6 million, the biggest domestic opening of all time. All things even, it sounds as if Avengers: Endgame will top that figure and set a new record. Here's where it would stand on the all-time domestic opening weekend.
- Avengers: Infinity War - $257.6 million
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $247.9 million
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi - $220 million
- Jurassic World - $208.8 million
- The Avengers - $207.4 million
This should not come as a surprise. Avengers movies have been setting records since the first one opened in 2012 and that will continue with the next movie when it opens on April 26.
April 4, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame footage reveals tense exchange between Avengers and Captain Marvel
Note: If you want to go into Avengers: Endgame without knowing anything, turn back now. This post will describe a scene in the movie and reveal why Captain America hasn't helped until now.
At CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week, Disney shared more footage of Avengers: Endgame behind closed doors. In it, a tense exchange occurs between the Avengers and Captain Marvel—and we finally get an answer as to where she has been all this time.
IGN has the description:
The footage opens mid-scene with Carol Danvers about to walk out on Cap, Banner, Natasha, Thor, Rhodey, Rocket and Nebula. No sign of Tony Stark or Scott Lang here. When asked where she's going, Carol says matter-of-factly, "To kill Thanos."
The Avengers tell her they usually work as a team, not that it fazes Carol. Rhodey, mind you, doesn't seem to like Carol -- you'd think he'd be cool with a fellow former USAF officer -- and grills her about where she's been all this time. Carol says there are a lot of planets out there who don't have Avengers to help them. That answer seems to suit Cap fine.
Carol says she knows someone who may be able to tell her where Thanos is. But Nebula does one better and says she knows exactly where he is. Nebula recalls how, even when she was disassembled, she wanted to please him. Thanos would explain his plan to her and he would always give the same answer about where he would retire to after it was accomplished.
Rocket uses a hologram to show a planet where, two days prior, the same energy signature that was recorded when Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet on Earth appeared again. That means Thanos has used the Stones again. "So let's use them to bring everyone back," it's brought up during an exchange between Carol and the Avengers.
Some of the Avengers seem apprehensive about going after Thanos, especially after what happened last time, but Captain Marvel assures them that things will be different, because she's around to help this time.
Then, the scene ends with an all-time line from Captain America.
"Let's go get this son of a bitch."
I'm telling you right now, that's going to get a lot of applause during screenings on April 26.
April 2, 2019 - New Avengers: Endgame trailer brings the fight to Thanos
Marvel has released another short trailer for Avengers: Endgame, and it's made up of primarily new footage. But even though the footage is new, it doesn't tell us much. All we know is that the Avengers are assembling to bring the fight to Thanos.
Oh, and Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are once again friends, as Tony asks, "Do you trust me?" Then the two do a Bro Shake and it hits me right in the feels.
The Avengers seems a little desperate and at the wit's end as they struggle with how to move on from Thanos's snap. It would seem they have a solution for how to avenge the fallen, but as Bruce Banner points out, they'd be going in short handed.
"You mean cause he killed all our friends," James "Rhodey" Rhodes retorts.
In case you missed it, tickets are also now available for Avengers: Endgame, but scoop them up quick, because showtimes are selling out.
April 1, 2019 - Marvel shares India anthem for Avengers: Endgame
Marvel has teamed up with A.R. Rahman to create an anthem for the Indian market. You can watch the full video above, which sadly doesn't feature any new footage for the upcoming movie.
March 28, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame poster hints the dead will soon rise
The other day, Marvel unveiled 32 character posters for Avengers: Endgame—16 characters who were dead and 16 characters who survived. It displayed a perfect balance, as all things should.
Marvel has now released a poster destined for display in China, and it hints that the dead will soon rise.
It's a very slick poster because it features the Avengers front and center, including Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man. More interestingly, below them are some of the fallen heroes, many of whom (all of whom?) will likely return from the dead by the time Avengers: Endgame is finished.
At the very least, we know characters like Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and the Guardians will return, since they have sequels coming up.
Avengers: Endgame is said to clock in at just over three hours, so there will be plenty of time to see the Avengers do whatever it takes to avenge the fallen.
March 27, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame feature is filled with dread and defeat
Let's face it: In Avengers: Infinity War, Earth's Mightiest Heroes lost. And there's no prize for coming in second place when lives are at stake.
But even though the Avengers didn't win, they're not ready to give up just yet.
In a new featurette released by Marvel, some of the surviving Avengers talk about the lessons learned from defeat—a concept they're not used to, having come out victorious over the past 20+ movies.
Audiences aren't used to the concept of heroes losing either, which is what made Avengers: Infinity War so shocking. Luckily, in just under a month from now, our heroes will have a chance to avenge the fallen by doing whatever it takes.
We'll see how everything unfolds when Avengers: Endgame hit theaters very soon.
March 26, 2019 - New "Avenge the Fallen" character posters drop one month before release
Avengers: Endgame is coming out in exactly one month, and to commemorate the occasion, the cast and crew dropped a ton of new "Avenge the Fallen" character posters. Like the name suggests, the posters are meant to highlight the fallen comrades as they regroup to enact revenge upon Thanos.
There are two series to the posters: the colored posters are those of the alive characters, and the black and white are those for the fallen Avengers. It's a similar aesthetic to what the trailers have done by contrasting footage of the fallen character with black and white footage.
In all, every major character is accounted for, even some that didn't appear in Avengers: Infinity War such as Happy Hogan and Valkyrie. This also confirms that the two characters did survive the snap. Take a look at all the posters and let us know what you think. My personal favorite is Rocket Raccoon. He looks very peaceful, as opposed to his usual self.
March 25, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame is likely over 3 hours long
Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo recently teased the film would be long—really long. Now, thanks to an AMC listing, we might actually know the movie's final runtime: 3 hours and two minutes.
Considering the stakes involved in the upcoming film, hearing that Avengers: Endgame is long is no real surprise. The Avengers have to undo the damage done by Thanos, and it's not going to be a cake walk.
If the movie is entertaining, audiences won't even realize the length when they're sitting in the theaters. Avengers: Infinity War was 2 hours and 29 minutes long, but it hardly felt like it. My guess is three hours will fly by.
In addition to listing the runtime for Avengers: Endgame, AMC also lists a short 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.
March 21, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame TV spot teases crucial moment in fight against Thanos
Marvel has introduced the first TV spot for Avengers: Endgame, and while it doesn't include any footage we haven't seen, it teases a big moment in the fight against Thanos.
"Today we have a chance to take it all back," a voiceover from Steve Rogers says.
"Take it all back," of course, refers to the devastating snap from Avengers: Infinity War. But how, exactly, will the Avengers take it all back?
With time travel a rumored plot point in Avengers: Endgame, this new TV spot could hint at a plan to hop into the Quantum Realm, where a time vortex could be utilized to undo the snap by Thanos.
The Avengers will take it all back when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26.
March 19, 2019 – Don't believe what you see in those Avengers Trailers
The Avengers: Endgame trailers have us anxious for the film's release on April 26, but as it turns out, they might be a misleading. Director Joe Russo has confirmed a long-running theory that the trailers contain extra scenes that won't make it to the final cut, in a bid to keep fans in suspense.
Speaking to Empire Online, Joe Russo confirmed:
We talked about all scales of marketing. The thing that's most important to us is that we preserve the surprise of the narrative. When I was a kid and saw The Empire Strikes Back at 11am on the day it opened…it so profoundly moved me because I didn't know a damn thing about the story I was going to watch. We're trying to replicate that experience.
All of this means we're going to have to wait until April 26 to know exactly what happens. Which shots do you think are misleading us? Check out the trailer below and let us know on Twitter.
March 14, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame trailer features a glimmer of hope in Captain Marvel
Marvel has released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame, and while it continues to paint a dire picture, there's the faintest glimmer of hope: Captain Marvel.
It seems that now that her solo movie has been released, Marvel has no problem revealing that, yes, she will be joining the fight come April 26. I guess you don't have to watch that post-credits scene in Captain Marvel to see her with the Avengers.
Much of the trailer recaps where the Avengers have been and the kind of loss they've encountered. But the thing that makes them heroic is that they persevere. They continue to fight.
In this case, the Avengers aren't content to move on from their defeat and want to undo the astronomical damage done by Thanos. How they're going to achieve that remains unclear, but their new white suits and the Quantum Realm might have something to do with it.
You can watch the new trailer up above.
March 7, 2019 - Disney shows off new footage to shareholders
With about two months until Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, Disney is starting to unveil more of the movie. At a shareholders meeting on Thursday, the company showed off more footage to those in attendance. Comicbook has the scoop:
According to our source, the footage starts out with the Avengers sitting in the room at the Avengers compound we saw in the first teaser and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is in attendance. Nebula (Karen Gillan) mentions that she thinks Thanos would go to "the garden" after he completed his plan.
Captain Marvel speaks up and tells the group they need to go there and use the stones to undo everything. The footage then showed Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Nebula, Captain America (Chris Evans), War Machine (Don Cheadle), and Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) in space. Rocket says something along the lines of, "Who has never been in space before? Raise your hand."
The footage then closes with Rocket warning those who haven't been in space to not puke on his ship.
February 7, 2019 - The official synopsis for the movie revealed
As April gets closer, we are finding out more and more details about Avengers: Endgame. We just got a new and somewhat limited TV spot (which you can see below) during the Super Bowl that gave us some new footage of the Avengers and now, thanks to Disney's Australian site, we know the official synopsis for the movie, and it is all about retribution.
Avenger the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of the remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.
That last part is the most interesting. One of the popular theories surrounding Avengers: Endgame has been who can possibly die. Judging from the last line in the synopsis, death may take a heavy toll as the Avengers take on Thanos and undo the damage he has done.
January 29, 2019 - Avengers: Endgame merchandise reveals new "space suits"
Earlier this year, we got a glimpse at some of the original Avengers wearing new "space suits." Now, a new toy leak purports to confirm the sartorial changes coming to the Avengers universe.
Images shared by Stephen Parker on Twitter reveals Thor, Rocket, Valkyrie, and Black Widow all wearing new suits, which will apparently be for time traveling purposes.
The images don't reveal much else—and it's always difficult to ascertain a movie's plot details based on toys. Oftentimes what's included in a toy set isn't what is found in a movie.
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Avengers Endgame review
After 22 movies and over a decade later, Marvel's Infinity Saga has finally ended—and it was worth the wait. Avengers: Endgame is everything we could have hoped for and more. You can read our spoiler-free review at the link below.
Avengers: Endgame has a Stan Lee cameo, here's where to find him
As has become custom, Avengers: Endgame features a cameo from the legendary Stan Lee. This is actually Lee's last cameo ever, due to the beloved figure's untimely passing. So, cherish this one, folks, because it's extra special.
Avengers: Endgame post-credits scene
Since 2008's Iron Man, it's been tradition for Marvel to include a post-credits scene with each of its movies. With Avengers: Endgame concluding a 22-movie arc, many people will be wondering if Marvel's latest movie keeps that tradition alive. We have the answer.
Avengers: Endgame trailer
When Marvel released the first trailer for Avengers: Endgame, there was still a lot of secrecy surrounding the film. You can re-live that moment by checking out the trailer above.
Avengers: Endgame release date and runtime
Avengers: Endgame hit theaters on April 26, 2019. The official runtime is three hours and two minutes, making it the longest Marvel movie yet.
Marvel Cinematic Universe recap
The MCU began all the way back in 2008, so you may have forgotten what's happened up until now. All you really need to know is that Thanos successfully wiped out half the universe after collecting all six Infinity Stones. He said he did it for the good of all life, as a way to ensure prosperity across the universe.
After Tony Stark's introduction, Marvel spent Phase 1 introducing the founding members of the MCU, including Bruce Banner/Hulk, Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Thor, and Steve Rogers/Captain America. In 2012, the Avengers teamed up to take on Loki and a Chitauri invasion of New York. They ate shawarma and call it a day.
In Phase 2, the Infinity Stones become a more important part of the narrative. The Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man make their debut and give Marvel the chance to explore the complexity of the Quantum Realm.
Then, in a mid-credits scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thanos wields an Infinity Gauntlet and vows to personally collect the Infinity Stones, rather than hiring others to do the work for him.
Phase 3 is easily Marvel's most important phase, because it features the most drama, action, and destruction. In Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers become divided over the Sokovia accords, a document that would have given a panel power to control the team. It's this movie we're introduced to Tom Holland's Spider-Man.
Marvel then introduces Doctor Strange and Black Panther, before we finally get to Avengers: Infinity War, where Thanos successfully collects the Infinity Stones and wipes out half the universe. Some of the MCU's biggest characters died, including Spider-Man, Peter Quill, and Black Panther, to name a few.
Avengers: Endgame cast
Quite a few characters perished by the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Luckily, with plenty of determination, they still played a role by the end of Avengers: Endgame. Here's the giant list of actors who appear in the movie.
- Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
- Chris Evans as Captain America
- Paul Rudd as Ant-Man
- Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
- Mark Ruffalo as Hulk
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Don Cheadle as War Machine
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
- Benedict Wong as Wong
- Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan
- Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
- Danai Gurira as Okoye
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie
- Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
- Josh Brolin as Thanos
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange
- Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
- Tom Holland as Spider-Man
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Evangeline Lilly as Wasp
- Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch
- Anthony Mackie as Falcon
- Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis
- Dave Bautista as Drax
- Leititia Wright as Shuri
- Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
- Michele Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne
- Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
- Linda Cardellini as Laura Barton
- Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Ebony Maw
- Vin Diesel as Groot
- Chris Pratt as Peter Quill
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
- Rene Russo as Frigga
- John Slattery as Howard Stark
- Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One
- Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
- Marisa Tomei as May Parker
- Taika Waititi as Korg
- Angela Bassett as Ramonda
- William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross
- Winston Duke as M'Baku
- Jacob Batalon as Ned
- Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce
- Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow
Avengers: Endgame plot
Avengers: Endgame picks up shortly after Avengers: Infinity War. After Captain Marvel rescues Tony Stark and Nebula from deep space, the Avengers assemble and discover Thanos on a quiet planet, where he is living out a life of peace.
When the Avengers confront Thanos and attempt to take back the Infinity Stones, the Mad Titan reveals that he destroy the stones for good. Thor, angered by Thanos' actions, then decapitates Thanos.
Skip five years ahead, and the Earth isn't prospering like Thanos predicted; it's in shambles. But hope soon arrives when Scott Lang escapes from the quantum realm and explains to the Avengers that time travel is possible.
With this newfound knowledge, the come up with a plan to travel back in time to retrieve the Infinity Stones and reverse Thanos' snap. Stark and Bruce Banner, who is know "Smart Hulk," manage to build a time machine, and the Avengers use it to go back to key moments throughout the MCU.
The Avengers travel back in time to retrieve the Infinity Stones, but it comes at a big cost.
The Avengers are ultimately successful in collecting the different Infinity Stones, but their meddling in the past leads to the death of Natasha Romanoff, while Thanos from the past learns of their plans.
When the Avengers return to the present with the six Infinity Stones, they're place into a new gauntlet created by Stark. Hulk wields the gauntlet and snaps his fingers, which ultimately resurrects those who perished in Avengers: Infinity War, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, and many others.
After a huge battle at Avengers HQ, Stark uses the stones again, this time to disintegrate Thanos and his army. The power of the Infinity Stones proves to be too much for Tony and he dies from his injuries.
In the end, Thor joins the Guardians of the Galaxy, leaving Valkyrie in charge of New Asgard. Meanwhile, Steve Rogers travels back in time to return the Infinity Stones to their original places in time, and opts to remain in the past and live happily ever after with Peggy Carter.
An elderly Rogers then shows up in the present and hands his shield to Sam Wilson, making him the new Captain America.
What comes after Avengers: Endgame?
Although Avengers: Endgame is set to conclude the Infinity Stone saga, this won't be the end for Marvel Studios. In fact, Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to in the future, including new movies and TV shows, the latter of which are coming to Disney+.
Where to buy every Marvel movie
Whether you're new to the MCU or have seen every movie multiple times, now's a great time to get caught up on the Infinity Stone saga. We've put a post together of every MCU movie you can buy right now.
Make sure to pick up some Marvel toys
There's no better way to show your Marvel fandom than with a slew of toys and accessories. Luckily, there are plenty to check out, from figures of Iron Man to figures of Thor. We've also rounded up the best Funko Pop! for Avengers: Endgame, so you can easily adorn your desk or bookshelf.
Best Marvel gifts
Best Marvel Funko Pop!
Best Marvel action figures
- Best Captain America action figures
- Best Loki action figures
- Best Captain Marvel action figures
- Best Thanos action figures
- Best Iron Man action figures
- Best Spider-Man action figures
- Best Vision action figures
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- Best Hawkeye action figures
- Best Hulk action figures
- Best Thor action figures
- Best Nick Fury action figures
- Best Black Widow action figures
Best Marvel LEGO
Where can I buy Avengers: Endgame?
Marvel is bringing Avengers: Endgame home on digital on July 30 and Blu-ray on August 13. You can preorder the movie now.
Whatever it takes
The most epic movie of the past decade is finally coming home. Marvel announced Avengers: Endgame will be available on digital on July 30 and Blu-ray on August 13, with plenty of extras to keep viewers coming back for more. The film wraps up the Infinity Saga and features plenty of great payoffs for fans who have stuck with the franchise all these years.
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