Marvel's Infinity War To Avengers Endgame: Everything We Know
We finally have a title for Avengers 4: Endgame
The second trailer for Avengers: Endgame has arrived, and we caught our first glimpse of Captain Marvel interacting with Thor--who is impressed with her. There is a lot to breakdown when you pick through the newest trailer, from the new outfits the team is wearing to the appearance of Scott Lang--which we have a few theories about.
However, these aren't the only things we know about the movie. After piecing things together from the Infinity War audio commentary and the special features from the movie's home release as well as Ant-Man and the Wasp--alongside the trailers--there are plenty of things we now know about the fourth Avengers movie, which will hit theaters on April 26, 2019.
Whether it's wondering if your favorite superhero is dead or not or finding out what the heck happened to Hawkeye, there are plenty of burning questions every single Avengers fan has about the movie. Very slowly, we are learning more and more about the movie with will change the MCU forever.
We're kicking this off with everything we know about Infinity War that either wasn't in the movie or most people might have missed.
What Were Groot's Final Words?
Obviously, he said, "I am Groot," but what does that translate to? According to James Gunn, his final words, before disintegrating, translate to "Dad." Considering the only core Guardian member to survive was Rocket, it makes the scene all the more sad.
Thor Purposely Didn't Kill Thanos
Why didn't Thor throw Stormbreaker at Thanos' head instead of his chest? According to Joe Russo, it was so Thor could brag that he was getting his revenge to the man he was trying to kill. How will this decision affect Thor in Avengers 4? Better yet, how will Star-Lord feel--if he comes back to life--knowing his anger over Gamora's death led to Thanos killing half the life in the universe?
One Scene That Didn't Make The Cut Was A GotG Joke
Usually, the Director's Cut is exceptionally longer than the Theatrical Cut. However, the Russos revealed that most of what the brothers shot was used for the movie, with one exception being a Guardians scene. In the scene, the Guardians are deciding where to go but don't know what to do. It was more of the Guardians being comedic. Personally, I would have been fine with that staying in.
There Almost Wasn't An End-Credit Sequence
End-credit sequences have become a big part of Marvel's movies. We all know they're coming. However, Infinity War almost didn't have one. Joe and Anthony Russo debated not having one as the film's ending was already so heavy that it didn't need an extra tag on the end.
Infinity War Is Filled With Easter Eggs
Fans of Marvel Comics probably realized there are a ton of references to specific comic book stories within Infinity War, including how Mantis and Drax's bodies were warped when battling Thanos on Knowhere. Additionally, there are tons of pop culture references as well, including one for Arrested Development.
Mark Ruffalo Completely Spoiled Infinity War Last Year
During an interview with GMA in July, 2017, Mark Ruffalo completely spoiled the ending to Infinity War by saying, "Wait till you see this next one, half... everybody dies." Obviously, none of us believed him at the time, but after the third Avengers film came out, we realized Ruffalo totally blew it. So, make sure to watch every Ruffalo interview between now and Avengers 4 just in case he accidentally leaks something again.
Guardians Member Kraglin Is Still Around
One of the newest members of the Guardians of the Galaxy didn't appear in Infinity War. Kraglin, who was wearing Yondu's mohawk to control the Yaka Arrow during the mid-credit sequence of Vol. 2, is still a part of the team though, according to Guardians director James Gunn. His whereabouts will eventually be revealed, but we don't know, at this time, whether it will be in Avengers 4 or Guardians of the Galaxy 3.
Hulk Shots From The Trailer Weren't In The Theatrical Cut For A Reason
If you watched all the trailers for Infinity War, you probably remember the Hulk--not Bruce Banner--at the battle in Wakanda, which took place at the end of the actual film. However, if you saw Infinity War, Hulk refused to come out after Thanos beat him up early on in the movie. There's a reason for that. Co-director Joe Russo stated those scenes were only meant to be in the trailer, never the actual film. That's actually a pretty genius move, which throws off people trying to figure out the entirety of the movie from the trailers and promos.
If Dead Characters Are Revived, It Will Come At A Great Cost
While Infinity War ended with 26 well-known characters dying off--along with half the life in the universe--and considering Black Panther and Spider-Man have sequels coming out sometime in the future, we know some of these characters are coming back to life. However, it won't be as easy as Thanos snapping his fingers again. Joe and Anthony Russo both said there are real stakes to what happens at the end of the movie, and while this is a fantasy world where anything can happen, remarkable feats come at a great cost.
Many Infinity War Deaths Are Very Real
Infinity War was a pretty big departure from the two previous Avengers films. There wasn't a lot of hope to it. Screenwriter Christopher Markus stated that many of the deaths in Infinity War are very real, so there won't a 100% happy ending to Avengers 4. Looks like the next Avengers film will break our hearts as well.
Warlock Won't Be In Avengers 4
Although Adam Warlock's cocoon appeared in the mid-credit sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the character is a major part of the Infinity Thanos saga in the comics, he will not be appearing in Avengers 4. Additionally, the character isn't even confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy 3, but who knows if that movie is even happening anymore?
There Won't Be Any 20th Century Fox Surprises
While there were a lot of rumors surrounding whether or not Silver Surfer was going to appear in Infinity War--he didn't--don't expect any big surprise characters whose movie rights are owned by Fox. While Disney has been working on buying assets from the company, which includes X-Men and Fantastic Four, the deal is not finalized, and Comcast just stepped in and made a $60 billion bid. Fox could scrap the deal with Disney and accept Comcast's offer, but as of this writing, it's unknown what Fox will do. Regardless, Infinity War and Avengers 4 were shot back-to-back, and the chances of them including a character whose rights they don't own are slim-to-none.
Captain Marvel Will Make Her Avengers Debut
While Captain Marvel's solo film comes out on March 9, 2019, Avengers 4 will be her team debut. The post-credit sequence of Infinity War was our first indication of Captain Marvel's existence, as her logo appeared on Nick Fury's pager. Considering her solo film takes place in the '90s, what's she been up to for 20 years?
Gamora May Be Dead For Real
Going back to dead characters, one hero that died during Infinity War did so in an unsual way. Thanos sacrificed Gamora in order to get the Soul Stone for his gauntlet. Her soul became trapped in the stone, but does that help her chances to come back to life? While there's no confirmation of Gamora's future, it's not looking bright. Actress Zoe Saldana discussed learning about her character's death early on, and she said she suffers from "fear of missing out." That's not confirmation, and while this is pure speculation, it's not looking good for Gamora's return.
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 Title Revealed
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 officially has a title, but it was completely revealed by "accident." Star Tom Holland was discussing the upcoming movie in an Instagram video and claimed there's no real news about the movie. Then, he held up an iPad with the title of the movie on it: Spider-Man: Far From Home. He did this twice, so we're thinking this accident wasn't much of an accident. Additionally, Peter Parker was one of the heroes that died after the Thanos Snap, so we can all assume he'll be coming back to life in Avengers 4. Spider-Man's next solo adventure, Far From Home, hits theaters on July 9, 2019.
Drax Will Live On After Avengers: Endgame
Everyone is wondering who will continue forward in the MCU after the fallout of Avengers 4. One character we know will live on is Guardians of the Galaxy character, Drax. During a recent interview, actor Dave Bautista revealed that he will be in Avengers 4 as well as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Additionally, we learned that GotG3 won't take place between GotG2 and Infinity War. Director James Gunn recently wrote on Twitter that the third film in the Guardians franchise will take place after Infinity War. Drax lives!
Note: Guardians of the Galaxy is up in the air and no one knows if the movie will actually happen now.
Brand-New Types Of Heroes Post-Avengers 4
Don't expect everything to return to the status quo in a post-Avengers 4 world. Things are going to be different, but we don't know how different yet. GameSpot recently spoke to Movie Studios boss Kevin Feige about the future of the MCU, and he said fans will see "brand-new heroes, new types of heroes, continuing what we see in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Black Panther, and Captain Marvel. Who a hero can be, and should be, and seeing all different types of heroes."
The Avengers of the past films will no longer be the focus and the spotlight will be elsewhere for Phase 4, which is actually pretty awesome.
Hawkeye Has A Whole New Look
As seen in the Endgame trailer, Clint "Hawkeye" Barton is in a whole new costume and killing people with a sword in Japan. He had this costume change--very briefly--in the comic books, when he worked under the name Ronin, which you can learn a bit more about here. Is he working undercover because he's mourning the loss of his family after the Thanos snap and just lost himself or is he--as we crazily proposed--actually a Skrull? We'll find out next year.
Steve Rogers Has Shaved
The saddest moment in the Endgame trailer was seeing a clean-shaven Steve Rogers crying. It wasn't a somber moment because of Rogers' tears. It was horrifying to fans that Rogers no longer had a beard. We were hoping it would get its own spin-off movie, but it looks like Cap's beard was another victim of Thanos' snap.
Ant-Man Has Escaped The Quantum Realm
At the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott Lang was stuck in the Quantum Realm with all his friends getting snapped out of existence. During the Endgame trailer, he's back in the real world, but there is no explanation of how he got there. However, we have a theory that he was helped out by Doctor Strange, which seems pretty likely.
The Avengers Get New Suits
As to why the Avengers have brand-new suits at the end of the second trailer, we're not entirely sure, but we do have a theory. We're speculating that they are for the team to travel to the Quantum Realm. Each member is sporting a white and red outfit, and this is the first time in the history of the MCU that a team of superheroes is wearing matching costumes. However, this won't be for the whole movie.
The New Avengers Team Lineup
The matching costumed Avengers are quite an eclectic group of heroes from various parts of the MCU. Captain America and Tony Stark are working together again, after their fallout from Captain America: Civil War. Scott Lang and Hawkeye are no longer on house arrest, and with them is Nebula. Additionally, we saw Rocket in a closing shot of the Super Bowl TV Spot. Marvel is throwing a couple of cosmic characters into the mix. Speaking of cosmic, we're not sure where Captain Marvel fits into this. She appears in the second trailer but not in scene.
Wong And Happy Hogan Are In It
We still don't have a complete grasp on everyone who was affected by Thanos's Snap at the end of Infinity War. For instance, Shuri's fate was not explicitly shown, and she's listed as missing in one of Endgame's trailers. The status of two other fan-favorite characters, Wong and Happy Hogan, are also unknown, but based on a new poster released alongside the second trailer, it appears both will be in the movie in some capacity, thanks to credits listing the names of actors Jon Favreau and Benedict Wong.
Captain Marvel Shows Up Early On
If you've seen Captain Marvel by now and stuck around for the first of its post-credits scenes, you know how Carol Danvers first appears to the Avengers. As they attempt to use Nick Fury's pager that he leaves behind in Infinity War's stinger scene, the device's battery dies and seemingly all hope is lost of contacting whomever is on the other end of the line. In fact, they turn around and Danvers is standing there, presumably having received the distress signal. Combined with the Thor-Danvers interaction from the second Endgame trailer, where Black Widow can be seen still sporting her blonde hair from Infinity War, it seems clear that Captain Marvel's presence won't wait for the endgame of Endgame.
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