The 21st film in the Marvel Universe is the apex of the Avenger story that fans have been waiting for. Featuring a foreboding, and probably foretelling title, Avengers 4: Avengers Endgame, this will more than like mean the end of the cast we’ve come to love.
We began our Marvel Cinematic Universe journey together back in 2008. The epic conclusion to Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is upon us, and some of your answers can be answered in the first official look at the 21st Marvel Studios film. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo shared the trailer this morning, and you can watch the trailer now, below.
In the last film, we as watched Thanos fulfill his objective with a snap of his fingers in what the filmmakers are calling the “decimation”. (Which, when broken down, means every tenth person is killed according to the Roman military discipline code, but that’s neither here nor there. As AJ Knox so keenly pointed out, it should have been called the “Snappening”.) But as any good comic book fan knows, what has been done can easily be undone, changed, or completely ignored for the sake of a new storyline. What does this mean for those characters left behind? More than likely, the answer lies in which characters will be the most lucrative to resurrect.
We lost quite a few main characters in The Infinity War, and with contracts expiring for Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey JR., there is a definite change in the air. The rest of the cast has rumors swirling around possible stand-alone projects for their Marvel characters. Only a few, like Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow, have confirmed their deals.
The Marvel Universe is expanding and evolving as Disney broadens the reach of comic-based stories. Set to open on April 26th, 2019, Marvel is calling this movie the “the culmination of the last decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe”. We can’t believe that with the amount of revenue being generated by the Avenger series, that would just cease to be, but then again, all good things must come to an end.
No matter what happens, we can still hold out hope for Ryan Reynolds lobbying Hugh Jackman for a Wolverine vs. Deadpool showdown.