Avengers: Endgame


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Savanna Nielsen, Photographer

Since 2008, when Iron Man first hit the box office, people around the world have been looking forward to building the Marvel Universe.

When Avengers came out in 2012 it was the first live action movie of its kind. Marvel became the first to place superheroes together without the use of animation, and they didn’t stop there. According to Nerds On Earth, “[Marvel] invented the shared universe model. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has made more money faster than any other movie franchise. What’s more, the quality of the movies stack up against genre stalwarts like Harry Potter and Star Wars.” With Marvel becoming popular, more movies were made with large budgets and even bigger profits for Marvel.

Nerds on Earth continues, “But the greatest achievement is that Marvel has done this by weaving a narrative through… their movies. When a character is introduced in one movie, you can bet you’ll see them later in another story. Each story stands alone but [also] adds up to a greater whole. All this is done using the same actors with zero reboots.” Marvel is also the first to have so many movies with the same characters, apart from the change with Rhodey from Terrence Howard in Iron Man to the Rhodey we know and love now, Don Cheadle.

Avengers: Endgame is an exciting wrap to a long developed story. With 22 movies in whole, there is an anxiety that accompanies the Marvel Universe’s Avengers movies, but no one is really ready for Endgame. Robert Downey Jr., who has been a part of the journey since the beginning, says, “Infinity War was nuts, but this one is going to be our finest hour.” The excitement that backs Avengers: Endgame sits with an uneasiness for spoilers. The hashtag “don’t spoil endgame” has taken over social media in the past few months. Unexpectedly, the actors have done well at holding back details of the story. Chris Evans, otherwise known as Captain America siad, “Just when you think Marvel has pulled every trick out of the bag, they actually saved the best stuff for this movie.” Twists and turns are around every corner and leave you laughing and gasping at the perfect casting for the final movie.

Recently it has been announced that T.V. shows will be joining the ranks of the 22 movies: Loki, The Scarlet Witch, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Fans around the world are ready for the journey to continue and expand in new and exciting ways. The prospects of new stories and sooner availability has brought more to the box office than ever before. Marvel has made a whopping $1.2 billion in just one weekend, surpassing Captain America: Civil War’s opening profits.

Marvel has made cinematic history and is only planning to continue blowing our minds. Enjoying the idea of so many superheroes in one movie makes Endgame an exciting and new adventure. So free yourself for the weekend and enjoy three hours of your favorite characters on screen.