With Avengers: Endgame just over a month away, we’re starting to learn more about what’s probably going to be the biggest superhero movie of all time. Anticipation reached a fever pitch last week when Marvel Studios dropped a new trailer and poster for the film. And with a handful of MCU staples rumored to be exiting the shared universe after this, emotions are running high. Now, Marvel and Disney have released their official synopsis for the film. You can check it out for yourself via ComicBook.com below.
“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.“
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As expected, the summary is vague and doesn’t give away any new concrete information about the movie. (It could be worse: the Russo Brothers previously admitted that they considered having no marketing whatsoever). However, the phrases “one final stand” and “grand conclusion” are sure to tug at the heartstrings of anyone who’s followed the MCU from the very beginning. Obviously, life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will go on with films planned for at least the next 10 years. Still, the film may see the departures of flagship characters like Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America. That will leave a void that’s going to be felt long after Endgame’s credits roll.
On the bright side, relatively new MCU additions like Spider-Man, Black Panther and Captain Marvel have demonstrated themselves capable of carrying the Avengers’ torch into the next decade. Plus, Disney’s recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox presents countless opportunities for exciting tales featuring the X-Men and Fantastic Four. It all depends on how soon Kevin Feige et al. want to get the ball rolling on those new franchises.
Avengers: Endgame rockets into theaters on April 26. You can share your thoughts on the film’s synopsis in the comment section below!