Marvel Reveals Avengers: Endgame Plot Synopsis

Marvel Studios has released the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame.

The plot synopsis, which was announced in a press release reads:

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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Wondering Where Thanos Has Been Hiding Since Infinity War? He's Off Getting Some R&R

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At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, the few Avengers left standing face worldwide — and personal — devastation. Their entire objective has been to stop Thanos’s mad mission and defeat him before he collects all six Infinity Stones needed to complete the Infinity Gauntlet. Of course, things don’t go to plan, and Thanos ends up following through with his fatal snap, turning half of the universe to dust. With his ultimate mission complete, Thanos seemingly disappears, leaving behind a lot of pain and confusion.

Now, we don’t know where everyone who was dusted has gone — though we have our suspicions — but we have a fairly good idea of where Thanos disappears to after his work is done. The last time we see Thanos, he’s on a lush, beautiful planet in a hut. He limps to the entrance of the hut and sits down, gazing out into the sunset. Once seated, a small smile graces his face. He’s genuinely at peace for the first time, because, as the Russo brothers explained to Complex magazine, “Once he puts his armor down in that movie he becomes like a holy warrior and this is his resting place for him.”

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We don’t exactly know what planet Thanos retires to (they never give it a name in the comics), but in the first trailer for Avengers: Endgame, we see that he has quite literally hung up his suit of armor. The big man walks through a field, his arm — seemingly battered and still wearing the remains of the Infinity Gauntlet — brushing through the plants as he strides along. Whatever planet he’s on looks incredibly tranquil, which we guess he needs after doing all that traumatizing work.

Thanos retiring to a planet completely on his own is similar to what he does in the Infinity Gauntlet comic. In that story, he retreats to a planet where he can live in solitude after faking his death to avoid defeat. In the comics, Thanos lives peacefully as a farmer (until he gets up to no good again), but we’re pretty sure the Avengers aren’t going to let him live out that particular fantasy in Endgame.

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‘Avengers’ Fans Are Shipping Captain Marvel & Thor After Her First Appearance In New Trailer

Move over Stucky. Here comes Thorvel. After the new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer, some fans are loving the chemistry behind Thor and Captain Marvel. Is this the great new geek ship of 2019?

Though Thor (Chris Hemsworth, 35) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson, 29) only spend 13-seconds on-screen together in the new Avengers: Endgame trailer, that was all some fans needed in order to make them their new OTP (one true pairing.) Four words (“I like this one”) and one confident smirk may have launched what could be the biggest Avengers ship since fans – particularly Stucky shippers — demanded that Marvel/Disney give Captain America a boyfriend. “I SHIP THOR AND CAPTAIN MARVEL DON’T @ ME,” @oxygjen proudly tweeted.

“Imma need Thor and Captain Marvel to do it,” @StephenSmithgal tweeted, summing up the feels of many. “Me: Don’t ship Thor and Captain Marvel Don’t ship Thor and Captain Marvel Don’t ship Thor and Captain Marvel. *watches trailer* Well, the trailer made me ship Thor and Captain Marvel. I’m gonna get hurt aren’t I? #AvengersEndgame,” tweeted Delia Enriquez. “I’m not into shipping but if Captain Marvel and Thor want to go find an uninhabited planet and power bang on it until it implodes I wouldn’t be opposed to it,” @ProbNotThatGuy tweeted, while Bertie Gilbert was less tactful about their feelings. “THOR AND CAPTAIN MARVEL WILL F*CK SEND TWEET.”

“YALL IVE LITERALLY BEEN SAYING THAT THOR AND CAPTAIN MARVEL WOULD BE A HOT COUPLE FOR A WEEK NOW AND NOW THEY DROPPED A TRAILER WITH THIS IN IT,” shouted @liaxlc. “Thor and Captain Marvel are definitely going to slap skins, right? Or else, what are we doing here?” @RealLifeKaz asked. While some were already writing Thorvel (or whatever fans want to call them. Until something comes better along, Thorvel it is) fanfiction in their minds, other fans were more into a friendship between two of the most-powerful Avengers. Some even weren’t impressed by it. “this is going to be an extremely unpopular take but i kind of hate the thor/captain marvel moment in the new trailer because i’m very irritated by the notion that what would impress thor most is a woman standing silently and not emoting,” podcaster Alex Flanigan tweeted.

Though, perhaps one of the reasons Captain Marvel was so successful is that it bucked the trend of giving a superhero – specifically, the first female Marvel superhero to get her own feature film – a romantic lead. “It makes me really happy because I don’t think there’s anything missing from this story because of it,” Brie said when speaking EXCLUSIVELY with at the film’s NYC premiere. “It doesn’t mean that movies should always be this way, it’s just saying, we can diversify even that aspect of things.”

At the time of publication, Captain Marvel has pulled in $179 million at the domestic box office ($541.6 million worldwide.) With a 79% score and Certified Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is doing something right with both critics and audiences. Perhaps maybe Captain Marvel and Thor can hit it off in Captain Marvel 2?

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The Surprise Marvel Character Who Could Show Up in Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Infinity War featured the largest superhero cast we’ve ever seen, with Earth’s mightiest heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy running all over the screen.

And Avengers: Endgame promises to bring back even more familiar Marvel Cinematic Universe faces like Valkyrie and The Ancient One, as well as Brie Larson’s newcomer Captain Marvel. Assuming all the dusted characters return, that’s an awful lot of spandex-clad warriors.

But if a new theory is to be believed, another classic (if little-known) Avengers could make his debut too: The Black Knight.

(Not to be confused with Moon Knight.)

What’s the evidence?

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Marvel Comics recently announced a series of ‘True Believers’ reprints of old comics arriving in April and clearly related to Endgame. The links to the Infinity War/Endgame story are obvious in some—Avengers #260 features the first appearance of Nebula, and New Avengers #30 reveals that Hawkeye has returned under his new identity as Ronin.

Two are ‘classified’, presumably because they might give away too much about Endgame, but one comic in particular had people scratching their heads. Avengers #343 was the beginning of a story called ‘The Gatherers Saga’, a story about alternate-reality heroes united by a mysterious figure called the Proctor.

It centred on a love triangle between Black Knight and his teammates Crystal (an Inhuman princess) and Sersi (who is expected to star in Marvel’s upcoming Eternals film).

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‘The Gatherers’ has no obvious links to anything we know about Endgame, but Black Knight crops up again in the reprint of Avengers #71 aka ‘Endgame!’ The story involves the team splitting into smaller groups and sent through time on a mission by the villain Kang.

They are eventually saved by—you guessed it—The Black Knight, who then joins the team for the first time. Apart from the story’s name, and a nod to the suspected time-travel plot, there’s no immediate connection to anything we know about Endgame. But there’s Black Knight again.

There have been other rumors about the character coming to the MCU which, though not particularly plausible on their own, could be taken as supporting this theory. One report claims that Black Knight will appear out of the miniature Quantum Realm (though it’s not clear how that is supposed to work).

There’s been some hinting and talk about Black Knight recently. Apparently Marvel does have a plan for him in the MCU, and they already know how he’ll be introduced.

We do know that his sword, the Ebony Blade, was supposed to appear as an Easter egg in Doctor Strange. A prop was created for that purpose but was, according to the film’s prop master Barry Gibbs, “taken out of the script.” Could that indicate that Marvel decided that the Ebony Blade couldn’t be in Strange’s keeping because it needed to show up elsewhere later? Were they trying to avoid another Infinity Gauntlet situation?

Or are these Black Knight hints just a coincidence or a red herring?

Who is the Black Knight?

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The physicist and inventor Dane Whitman is a longstanding Marvel character, having first appeared in 1967’s Avengers #47. He is actually the second Black Knight, following in the footsteps of his uncle, Nathan Garrett, an Iron Man villain who on his death bed asked Dane to redeem their family name.

The line of Black Knights were the descendants of Sir Percy of Scandia, who lived during the time of King Arthur, and inheritors of his Ebony Blade.

The Ebony Blade is a magical, indestructible weapon that can cut through anything and protect its owner from mystical attacks. Oh, and did we mention that it’s also cursed, thanks to the amount of blood Sir Percy shed with it? The curse has various effects, principally driving its user slowly mad. Still, it can cut through anything, so what’s a bit of madness between friends?

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Dane rides a genetically engineered flying horse called Aragorn with ‘enhanced intelligence’. No downsides/curses here, as far as we can tell.

Black Knight has been a member of the Avengers, Defenders, mercenary Heroes for Hire and magical British intelligence agency MI-13 among various other teams. He has also lifted and re-inherited the Ebony Blade curse once or twice and has occasionally swapped the blade for different magical weapons (including Excalibur at one point) and even a ‘photon sword’ (basically a lightsaber) that he invented himself.

If he does show up in the MCU, we would expect the story to focus more on his tortured history and the curse rather than his connections to all thing King Arthur – although, given the mystery surrounding Phase 4 and beyond, that could change.

Avengers: Endgame will be released on April 26 in the US.

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8 Things in the Avengers: Endgame Trailer That We Need to Talk About ASAP

8 Things in the Avengers: Endgame Trailer That We Need to Talk About ASAP

Marvel has finally released the first trailer for the long-anticipated fourth installment of the Avengers franchise, which means it’s time to obsess over every single detail until we know it like the back of our hands. The film isn’t dropping until April 26, but that’s more than enough time for us to overanalyze every piece of information that comes our way and create our own theories on what everything means.

Our first proper look at Avengers: Endgame is so full of hints about what Marvel has in store for us, we can’t help but try to make sense of it all. Of course, we won’t have any real answers until the movie comes out — and the sequels afterward — but that’s not going to stop us from coming up with ideas anyway! Keep reading as we dive into what we learned from the first trailer and where we think the MCU could be taking us.

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Captain America and Black Widow Lead ‘the Fight of Our Lives’ in First ‘Avengers 4’ Trailer

The highly-anticipated trailer for “Avengers 4” is finally here. Officially called “Avengers: Endgame“, the title is one of the major reveals obtained from the more than two-minute video that mostly focuses on how the remaining heroes deal with the loss after the end of “Avengers: Infinity War“.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is drifted in space after their attempt to stop Thanos in Titan failed. Running out of food, water and oxygen, he leaves a message to Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) with his semi-wrecked Iron Man helmet. He’s not alone on the spaceship though, as Nebula also (Karen Gillan) survives Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) snap and is later seen in the trailer.

All are mourning, including Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Bruce Banner a.k.a. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), who flips through the images of those who are missing. “All of us,” Steve Rogers a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans) says, as tear runs down his face. “We lost friends, we lost family.”

Elsewhere in the video, Thanos enjoys peaceful solitude after reaching his goal. His armor is propped up like a scarecrow and he walks through a field of plants that he seemingly grows.

But when all hope seems lost, Steve and Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) are not ready to give up yet. They seem to hatch a plan, with Steve saying, “This is the fight of our lives.” Natasha hopefully adds, “This is going to work, Steve.”

While it’s unclear what they’re planning for, it may lead Natasha to meet Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), who in the trailer appears to take the mantle of Ronin instead of Hawkeye. Another old friend unexpectedly returns when Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) shows up in the front door of the Avengers headquaters. Scott was stuck in the Quantum Realm in “Ant-Man and the Wasp“, but he appears to have found a way out to escape.

Marvel has not released an official synopsis for the movie and only accompanies the trailer with a logline that reads, “Part of the journey is the end.”

Anthony and Joe Russo direct “Avengers: Endgame”, which is set for a U.S. release on April 26, 2019, a week before its initial release date.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer May Tease Captain America Death, Per ‘Comic Book’

The Avengers: Endgame trailer debuted on Friday morning, and the internet has been analyzing every single tiny detail of those two minutes and 25 seconds ever since. From step-by-step breakdowns of everything the trailer definitely tells us, to potential hints at what may be to come, no virtual stone is being left unturned by Marvel fans.

And one theory that has come out of the trailer has been shared by Comic Book, and it’s not a theory anyone really wants to be proven true. According to the publication, the small snippets in the trailer could be foreshadowing the death of a major original Avenger: Steve Rogers, aka Captain America.

It has long been speculated that Chris Evans, who has played the role since Captain America: The First Avenger was released in 2011, would be departing the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the end of the upcoming superhero movie. For starters, his contract with the studio to play the role was up, and then the actor himself penned an emotional tweet on his final day of filming that many fans believed to be his confirmation that he would not be returning.

“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”

He later clarified, saying that he would have been emotional on that day regardless of the outcome, almost as though he were backtracking from his announcement after the fact.

But now Comic Book thinks that the scene showing Captain America in the trailer is a grim foreshadowing of what will happen to the First Avenger come April.

In the scene, viewers get a look at his old photo of Peggy Carter, his love interest from the first film. You know, the same one he placed on the dashboard of Red Skull’s ship as he said goodbye to her over the radio when he told her he was going to have to put the ship into the water to avoid the bombs heading for New York. The pair said a tearful goodbye, and everyone thought that he had died, including Cap himself.

Standing there, with that exact same photo in the exact same compass with the exact same look on his face? It seems that he may be relieving those same feelings he had when he was forced to down the ship, knowing he was going to die in the process of whatever was about to go down.

And although Cap has that same look on his face, it’s not actually him holding the compass. By the look of the dainty hands in the picture, it’s more likely to be Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) looking at the image. Which could mean a number of things, but the prevailing two theories seem to be that either Cap is telling Nat about how he felt when that ship went down and he thought he was losing Peggy, or she’s found it after he dies.

The fact that Peggy died back in Captain America: Civil War only seems to strengthen this sense of foreboding.

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