First is N atasha Romanoff aka Black Wido w (Scarlett Johannson), who sacrifices herself on Vormir so that the Avengers can attain the Soul Stone. It does not pan out, and Thor pretty ruthlessly kills him. 3. Avengers: Endgame ended with Tony Stark snapping his fingers and wiping out Thanos and his army, much in the same way that Thanos wiped out half of the Avengers. Here, we'll break downevery character who died in Avengers: Endgame (and if you'll ever see them in the MCU again).  Despite being filmed with IMAX cameras and released in IMAX theaters in the 1.90:1 aspect ratio, the home media release only includes the cropped 2.39:1 aspect ratio version that was used for non-IMAX screenings. He questioned if those characters would appear on posters and in toy campaigns and if the actors portraying them would participate in press events leading up to the film's release. , Avengers: Endgame was released in the US on digital download by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on July 30, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 13. It also means that Steve Rogers was married to Peggy all along in a time travel loop though time travel loops confusingly dont exist in the rest of the movie. Still from 'Avengers: Endgame' featuring Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). 2014 Nebula dies but 2023 Nebula survives (more on that later). Next:Avengers: Endgame's Post-Credits Surprise Explained. First there's Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who was chokedto deathby Thanos early in Infinity War.  It also became the fifth film to surpass this threshold (after Avatar, Titanic (1997), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and Infinity War), and the second film to surpass the threshold of $2.5billion, doing so in just 20 days, outpacing Avatar's record of 72 days. Additionally, several characters from Infinity War remain dead (even if alternate versions of them exist). Nebula (Karen Gillan) from 2014 also dies, killed by the present Nebula. IBT Fast Start - Let the best of International News come to you. Romanoff sacrifices herself, allowing Barton to get the Stone. the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), returns for the final battle to fight alongside Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). They likely return to the Sanctum Sanctorum. It received a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 92nd Academy Awards, among numerous other accolades. Part of the journey is the end. He said, "The Russos have peculiarly little sense of visual pleasure, little sense of beauty, little sense of metaphor, little aptitude for texture or composition; their spectacular conceit is purely one of scale, which is why their finest moments are quiet and dramatic ones". Black Panther/TChalla: Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) makes a regal reappearance right when Captain America looks like hes about to face Thanos alone. Kang (Jonathan Majors) asks Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, a line that will . The same goes for the remaining Asgardian. Banner notes that altering the past does not affect their present; any changes create alternate realities. Hawkeye/Clint Barton: Hawkeye is back in action sort of.  Reshoots began by September 7, 2018, and concluded on October 12, 2018. You have reached your limit of free articles. In Tokyo, Romanoff recruits Clint Barton, who became a vigilante after the death of his family. Some of the deaths, however, arestill hard for the audience to deal with.  James D'Arcy reprises his role as Edwin Jarvis from the MCU television series Agent Carter, marking the first time a character introduced in an MCU television series appears in an MCU film. Avengers: Endgame has changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever. Reveals Kraglin's Unseen Appearance in New Avengers: Endgame Photo", "Avengers: Endgame explained: Does Natalie Portman's Jane Foster return? Presumably, Valkyrie will take Thors place in any future superhero team-up movies.  Location shooting also took place in St Abbs, Scotland, which doubled for New Asgard in Norway. Image: Marvel Studios. , The New York Times reviewer A. O. Scott gave the film a positive though guarded review, stating, "Endgame is a monument to adequacy, a fitting capstone to an enterprise that figured out how to be good enough for enough people enough of the time.  Natalie Portman appears as Jane Foster through the use of footage from a Thor: The Dark World (2013) deleted scene, as well as new voice over that Portman recorded for when Foster appears talking in the distance. The Thanos that the team fights in the finale is a version from 2014, just before Guardians of the Galaxy.  The film grossed $120140million in pre-sales alone. Hulk uses them to bring back everyone who disappeared half a decade prior just as Thanos jumps forward in time himself and attacks Avengers headquarters.  Overall, the film made $169million on the first day from international countries, the highest total of all time. After an extended fight over which one of them will make the big sacrifice, Black Widow jumps to her death. This began to change with the likes of Killmonger, Vulture, and finally, Thanos, the villain fans were waiting patiently for, and who lived up to all the hype, exceeding even the highest expectations. Captain America/Steve Rogers: After the final fight with Thanos is over, Captain America travels back in time to return the Infinity Stones to the spots where the Avengers stole them from. Still from 'Avengers: Endgame' featuring Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper). Ned: Peter Parker spots his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) during his first day back at school. employee, respectively. Thanos crushed Visions (Paul Bettany) skull in order to gain the Mind Stone in that movie, and Vision does not return to Avengers: Endgame.  Ken Jeong and Yvette Nicole Brown cameo as a storage facility guard and a S.H.I.E.L.D. A lot of characters die or stay dead in Avengers: Endgame. Seitz stated that Endgame is "a heartfelt and satisfying experience", along with being a "surprisingly relaxed, character-driven, self-aware yet sincere comedy [for] two-thirds of [the film]. The epic battle sequence that provided the movie's climax certainly featured the most deaths, but not every one is of the hard-hitting or emotional variety. Because of this, McMillan urged Marvel not to release any trailers for the film since "the advanced level of enthusiasm  [was] likely to build" before the film's release. But there arefar sadder deaths. They were not of any significance likeother villains in the movie, and there is zero thought or care given to any one of their deaths, never mind sadness. 'Avengers: Endgame' Crushes $1.2B+ Global & $859M Overseas Record Bows; Propels MCU Pics To $20B WW International Box Office", "Russo Brothers Break More Records With 'Avengers: Endgame' As FandangoNOW Reports All-Time Home Presales: A List Of All B.O. 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The first happens early on in the film; after the Avengers attack him in the Garden, he reveals he's destroyed the Infinity Stones, putting an end to their plan, so Thor corrects his Infinity War mistake and goes for the head.  Streaming is exclusive to Disney+ since November 12. Published Apr 4, 2022 Avengers: Endgame co-director Joe Russo explains why Iron Man died in the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster instead of Captain America. Natasha has always had red in her ledger, so it wasnt surprising to see her want to sacrifice herself for the greater good. That same day, Fandango announced the film became its top-selling pre-sale title for the first 24 hours, topping Star Wars: The Force Awakens's previous record in just six hours.  In February 2022, the Avengers assembling moment was named one of the five finalists for Oscars Cheer Moment as part of the "Oscars Fan Favorite" contest for the 94th Academy Awards, despite the film not being eligible for other Academy Awards that year. During the battle with Thanos, 2023 Nebula confronts 2014 Nebula and shoots her. There is no seeming impact on the timeline from this. Black Widow isn't exactly broken up about it when she witnesses the death, so the audience isn't either.  During the re-release, which occurred over its tenth weekend, the film was added to 1,040 theaters and made $6.1million, an increase of 207% from the previous weekend.  In China, pre-sale tickets became available on April 12 and sold a record one million tickets in just six hours, outselling Infinity War's first 24-hour total within the first hour, and made $114.5million (RMB 770 million) just from pre-sales. " Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 78 out of 100 based on 57 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Before Avengers: Endgame comes to theaters, we figure out if Captain America and Iron Man will die using action figures and Nerf blasters, the way it was meant to be decided. After over a decade of storytelling throughout 23 movies, the Infinity Saga has finally reached its finale with Avengers: Endgame.The Marvel Cinematic Universe went through some major changes over .  Production wrapped on January 11, 2018, although additional filming took place in Dutchess and Ulster counties in New York in June 2018. 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It also set records for Friday ($157.5million, including $60million from Thursday night previews), Saturday ($109.3million), and Sunday ($90.4million) totals, as well as was more of a total gross alone than the previous box office high of all films combined ($314million).  The film was initially projected to gross $250280million in China in its opening weekend, but made a record $107.5million (RMB 719 million) in the country on its first day, including $28.2million (RMB 189million) from midnight, 3 AM and 6 AM screenings, beating The Fate of the Furious's (2017) previous record of $9.1million. , Also reprising their roles from previous MCU films are Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne / Wasp, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, 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, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Linda Cardellini as Laura Barton, Maximiliano Hernndez as Jasper Sitwell, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow, Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce, Callan Mulvey as Jack Rollins, and Ty Simpkins as Harley Keener. It also passed the $700million mark, tying The Force Awakens's record of 16 days. " Anthony Russo originally felt it made more sense to shoot the films simultaneously due to financial and logistical reasons considering the large number of cast members, and had suggested that "some days we'll be shooting the first movie and some days we'll be shooting the second movie. All Rights Reserved. 114K views 3 years ago #AvengersEndgame #EndgameSpoilers We've all been wondering, who's going to die in Avengers: Endgame? Its unclear if Bruce can or would return to his human form, but we see him at Tony Starks funeral, arm in a sling after suffering an injury from using the Infinity Stones, still in his half-Hulk-half-human form. " Shortly after the film's premiere, the Russo brothers said they were not opposed to returning to the MCU in the future due to their positive relationship with Marvel Studios, but did not plan to do so at that time. Thanos overpowers Stark, Thor, and a Mjolnir-wielding Rogers and summons his army to retrieve the Stones, intent on using them to destroy the universe and create a new one. In a sense, the original lineup of teams that fans were familiar with "died" in Avengers: Endgame. Wong: Wong (Benedict Wong) and Doctor Strange reunite during the battle against Thanos. Status: He survives, but then is shown, after time travel, to be an old man close to the end of his life. After Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War came out last year, I ranked every death in the movie from least to most tragic .  Shortly after, Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), was confirmed as director of The Kang Dynasty. Thanos (Josh Brolin) is unequivocally defeated in Avengers: Endgame, to the point he dies twice! The trailer also set a record for Twitter conversation for a film trailer in the first 24 hours, generating 549,000 mentions. She and Hawkeye later reminisce about Black Widow and Vision during Tonys funeral. All Rights Reserved. 3. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the film features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin. " The trailer was viewed 289 million times in its first 24 hours, becoming the most viewed trailer in that time period, surpassing the record of Avengers: Infinity War (230 million views). All 13 actors featured on the poster received top-billing except for Danai Gurira, whose name still appeared in the poster's bottom billing block along with Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, and Gwyneth Paltrow (none of whom were featured on the poster). [c] At the Sanctum Sanctorum, Banner convinces the Ancient One to give him the Time Stone after promising to return the various Stones to their proper points in time. , On May 4, the film's earnings at the global box office passed the entire theatrical run of Infinity War and became the fastest film ever to gross $2billion worldwide, amassing the amount in only 11 days (beating Avatar, which did so in 47 days). 2023 Nebula: 2023 Nebula (Karen Gillan) kills the 2014 version of herself. It truly changed the game for superhero movies, building on the foundation created by Sam Raimi'sSpider-Man trilogy and, more so, the Dark Knight trilogy, making superhero moviesa near unrivaled box office monster. On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. The 2018 versions of Ebony Maw, Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, and Proxima Midnight all got killed in various ways inInfinity War. However, in Endgame, the timeline gets very screwy. The convention center also held the premiere's red carpet arrival and after-party.  The IMAX Enhanced version of the film was made available on Disney+ beginning on November 12, 2021.  The film's other nominations include an Annie Award (which it won), a British Academy Film Award, and three Critics' Choice Movie Awards (winning two). And it is also worth noting that my count doesn't include those in Thanos's Endgame army, not even Thanos himself. Thor: Thor decides he no longer wants to rule the Asgardians and passes his former duties to Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). Hulk attempts to bring her back when undoing Thanos' snap using the Stark Gauntlet but says it is impossible. First is Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson), who sacrifices herself on Vormir so that the Avengers can attain the Soul Stone. Thor then boards the Guardians of the Galaxys ship and prepares to take off with them. Not that it's really over, of course: Disney and Marvel are still working out new wrinkles in the time-money continuum. " J. R. Kinnard of PopMatters wrote, "Big budget action filmmaking doesn't get much better than this. Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Valor, Uncle Drew, plus the Marvel film that got away", "Exclusive Interview: The Russo Brothers address the possibility of a new Captain America after Avengers: Infinity War", "All of the Coolest Trivia Revealed on the Avengers: Endgame Blu-ray", "Durham Cathedral transformed for filming of Marvel's Avenger: Infinity War", "Avengers 4 Reshoots Officially Begin As Directors Post Set Photo", "Avengers 4 Reshoots: Russo Brothers Announce Filming Has Wrapped", "Avengers: Endgame Reshoots Bring Back Two Guardians of the Galaxy", "St Abbs 'twinned' with Avengers village", "Scarlett Johansson Lands $15 Million Payday for Black Widow Movie", "It's finally here! Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange: Doctor Strange uses his ability to create holes in the space-time continuum to bring all the Marvel characters who once disappeared back in the fight against Thanos after Thanos jumps forward in time to attack the Avengers. In that timeline, Loki steals the Tesseract and escapes with it. Among the fallen (or, as the film refers to them, the Vanished) who are resurrected in Endgame are: Spider-Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, nearly all of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Scarlet.  Anthony Lane of The New Yorker gave the film a compromising review, finding it to be overdeveloped and overwrought, stating, "The one thing you do need to know about Avengers: Endgame is that it runs for a little over three hours, and that you can easily duck out during the middle hour, do some shopping, and slip back into your seat for the climax. Bucky Barnes, Black Panther, Groot, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Mantis, Drax, Star-Lord, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Maria Hill, Nick Fury Marvel With all the Infinity Stones in place on his gauntlet,. , Internationally, Endgame was projected to gross around $680million over its first five days for a global debut of $850950million. " Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times wrote that "Avengers: Endgame achieves and earns its climactic surge of feeling, even as it falls just short of real catharsis". Updated on November 18th, 2021 by Amanda Bruce: There is certainly a lot of death and destruction in Avengers: Endgame, but maybe not as much as some fans expected. Many characters perished and some deaths were sadder than others. , The first trailer for the film was released on December 7, 2018. Tony Stark: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) sacrificed himself in order to save the universe at the end of Avengers: Endgame. A past version of Gamora (Zoe Saldana) is running around, and a past version of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) managed to sneak away from everyone after the Battle of New York using the Tesseract, meaning they can both show up again. Enraged, Thor decapitates Thanos. Write to Eliana Dockterman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Filming began in August 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, shooting back-to-back with Infinity War, and ended in January 2018. Tony Stark akaIron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.)dies in the finale of Avengers: Endgame using the Gauntlet to wipe out Thanos and his army: the power of the Infinity Stones, almost too much for Hulk, kills him. The focus is on seeing the heroes prevail, not seeing if Thanos' team can survive.  He presented a behind-the-scenes video from the film at CineEurope, and said that the official marketing campaign for the film would begin at the end of 2018. Among the fallen (or, as the film refers to them, the Vanished) who are resurrected in Endgame are: Spider-Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, nearly all of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Scarlet. It was the fastest film to ever pass the $600million milestone, beating The Force Awakens's 12 days and less than half the 26 days it took Infinity War. So Loki, like Heimdall, dies at the hands of Thanos at the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War. He tells Tony Stark that he woke up on the planet where he disappeared, and that Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) helped bring them back to Earth. Originally in 2012, Loki was apprehended and .  In September, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) writer Jeff Loveness was revealed to be writing the screenplay. Iron Man. The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election. Steve's decision nearly caused the death of the symbol of Captain America and set up the events of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. When returning the Infinity Stones (and Mjolnir) to their right place in the timeline, Steve decided to stay in the past to dance and grow old with Peggy Carter. The Infinity Stones werent meant to be used by the average human. [That means there are Avengers: Endgame spoilers below.]. Barton, Romanoff, Nebula, and Rhodes travel to 2014; Nebula and Rhodes go to Morag and steal the Power Stone before Peter Quill can,[e] while Barton and Romanoff travel to Vormir. MARVEL [Extreme spoilers for Avengers: Endgame turn back now, or else]. Its largest markets after China were India ($9million), South Korea ($8.4million; the largest non-holiday single day gross ever), Australia ($7.1million), France ($6million), and Italy ($5.8million). Twomain characters die in Avengers: Endgame. So 2023 Nebula is killing a parallel version of herself, not an earlier version of herself. Published Feb 28th, 2023 8:31PM EST.  Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal acknowledged the unique achievement that Avengers: Endgame accomplished as the conclusion of the Infinity Saga, calling the final battle "inevitably unwieldy  but thrilling all the same, and followed by a delicate coda. Now that the movie is out and dominating at the box office, we. Its unclear, however, if she survives the encounter.  The film was released in Australia, China, and other parts of Asia and Europe on April 24, in the United Kingdom on April 25, in the United States and India on April 26, and in Russia on April 29, in IMAX and 3D.  In April 2015, Marvel announced that Anthony and Joe Russo would direct both parts of Avengers: Infinity War, with back-to-back filming expected to begin in 2016. So many stories. 1 Film of All Time", "Gone with the Wind Still Beats Avengers: Endgame at the Box Office When Adjusted for Inflation", "Oh, Snap! Still from 'Avengers: Endgame' featuring Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd). Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame trailer, Marvel Studios, 2019 Is Iron Man Dead? This has no effect on her 2023 self: Tony Stark explains earlier in the movie that changing actions in the past doesnt have a butterfly effect in the present but rather creates a new, totally separate timeline. 2014 Gamora: The Gamora who traveled with Thanos from 2014 to 2023 helps defeat her father. he returns the Time Stone to the Sanctum Sanctorum in 2012.) Jeremy Renner played the character for the first time in 2011's Thor, and he appeared in three out of four Avengers movies, Captain America: Civil War, and his own Disney+ series.While the fans speculated that the series could be the end for him since it also introduced his protegee Kate Bishop, the . Its unclear whether Rhodes would return in the movies as War Machine or even take on the name Iron Man himself. were simply foot soldiers. Rogers and Stark travel to Camp Lehigh in 1970, where Stark obtains an earlier version of the Space Stone and encounters his father, Howard. It was, however, a bit surprising that Nat never got a funeral while Tony had a big service with every hero in attendance. She kills 2014 Nebula, who, unlike her sister, remains on the side of her father in the colossal battle.  Sean Gunn reprised his role as Kraglin and was credited for the role, though footage of his appearance is not clearly visible in the film. A lot of the sense of sadness inEndgameas it pertains to death did not come in the form of people actually dying inEndgamebut through other circumstances related to death. What made this death feel worse, however, was that both parties were willing to sacrifice themselves so the other could go on. Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers: Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) returns from space to fight against Thanos and easily destroys his ship.  Emma Fuhrmann portrays an older Cassie Lang, Scott's daughter, after the character was played as a child by Abby Ryder Fortson in previous MCU films. Jarvis, the namesake of the Stark AI that helped create Vision, does appear inAvengers: Endgame played byAgent Carter's James D'Arcy.  Avengers: Endgame is part of Phase Three of the MCU. Going back to the other timeline of villains who traveled from 2014 to 2023, Nebula and Gamora joined their father, and with present-day Gamora gone, Nebula was the only one of the three to face their future self. He decides to stay back in time and live out a quiet life with Peggy. In theory, someone could build a new Vision using the Mind Stone and Jarvis. Locating Thanos on an uninhabited planet, they plan to use the Infinity Stones to reverse his actions, but discover Thanos has already destroyed them to prevent further use.  The film, along with Infinity War, were shot using ARRI Alexa IMAX 2D cameras, thus marking the first time that a Hollywood feature film was shot entirely with IMAX digital cameras. Throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have witnessed the demise of major players and seen them return to us in triumph. Thanos took the stone from him, but we dont know if Thanos killed the Collector or left him alive. In case you don't. Still from 'Avengers: Endgame' featuring Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). Of course, asharrowing as Natasha Romanoff's death is to watch, itjust misses out on the level ofsadness felt by one of the most heartbreaking moments in cinema history for superhero fans, the death of Tony Stark. Scarlet Witch is set to star in her own television series with Vision on Disney+. She does have an Iron Man suit though if she wants to use it. Toward the end of the movie all the Guardians board their ship, as does Thor, and Star-Lord tries to search the galaxy for Gamora, who may or may not have survived Tonys snap. "Have I killed you yet?". Fans of Marvel finally got to see Hawkeye take up the Ronin mantle inEndgame as he hunted criminals who survived the snap as an avenger of the dead, in a bid for vengeance and a way to take out his feelings about the loss of his family. ", Richard Brody, writing for The New Yorker, was more critical of the film, opining that the good acting was not matched by comparable skill from the directors.