Avengers: Endgame Set to Hit Theaters April 26
Avengers: Endgame will conclude one of the greatest superhero story arcs in movie history.
On April 26th, every (living) Marvel hero will team up to rescue the universe from darkness, once and for all.
What’s in store for movie-goers?
In terms of plot, Endgame will pick up right where Infinity War left off. The movies were shot back-to-back and are basically one very long narrative.
Spoiler alert! Stop reading now to avoid Infinity War spoilers.
At end of Infinity War, half of the universe is wiped out by the now all-powerful Thanos, who has gathered all six Infinity Stones and completed the Infinity Gauntlet.
Among the fallen are a host of heroes, including Bucky Barnes, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Scarlet Witch, Star Lord, Groot, Drax, Mantis, Quill, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and Shuri, plus Loki, Heimdall, Vision, and Gamora earlier in Infinity War.
As a result, the Avengers team in Endgame will be considerably smaller than the one in Infinity War. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The number of characters in Infinity War was unwieldy and unsustainable, and the corps of the Avengers is still intact.
The heroics in Endgame will still include:
- Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr)
- Thor (Chris Hemsworth)
- Captain America (Chris Evans)
- Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)
- Captain Marvel (Brie Larson)
- Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)
- Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)
- War Machine (Don Cheadle)
- Okoye (Danai Gurira)
- Ant Man (Paul Rudd)
- Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper)
- And still more.
In terms of mass appeal, there is more than enough star power remaining to reel in moviegoers by the thousands.
Infinity War had a domestic opening-weekend box office total of $257.7 million. According to sportsbettingdime.com, Endgame is projected to do even better, with the box-office over/under for opening weekend set at $270 million.
The trends for the Avenger movies certainly point to Endgame surpassing Infinity War monetarily. Infinity War’s $257.7 million opening weekend crushed the previous Avengers entry, Age of Ultron (2015), which didn’t even crack $200 million.
Given the way Infinity War concluded – or rather, didn’t – most fans are on pins and needles waiting for the story to finish. And all the deaths in the last film raise the stakes for Endgame and make the ultimate ending considerably less predictable.
While it’s still likely that the good guys win in the end, there’s really no telling which of said good guys will be around to taste victory.
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