Avengers: Endgame Synopsis Released

We’ve got our first look at the official Avengers: Endgame synopsis and two key lines make it worth a think. Disney’s Australian website has revealed the boilerplate for the Russo Brothers finale to their two-part epic. There’s nothing truly surprising here, but the bolded bits will give Marvel-heads something to consider:

“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”

Fans have been speculating ever since the somber conclusion to Infinity War that our surviving Avengers would find a way to undo the Thanos snap. This speculation was bound on sound reasoning; there was no way the likes of Black Panther, Spider-Man and the entire Guardians of the Galaxy (save Rocket) could be wiped out indefinitely considering they’ve got their own ongoing franchises to lead. Yet the above language is the first time we’ve gotten something official from Disney that hints at what the very existence of Spider-Man: Far From Home confirms; our departed heroes will be resurrected in Endgame.

The second bolded line in the synopsis is also worth parsing; no matter what consequences may be in store. We have known for a long time that Endgame would be Chris Evans last film as Captain America. The consequences for restoring order—and resurrecting lost lives—just might be Cap’s life.

The Endgame Super Bowl teaser showed us how bleak the world is after the Thanos snapped half of it into oblivion. We saw an eerily quiet New York City and our surviving Avengers looking shellshocked and furious. However they might undo what Thanos has wrought, it will take the old guard to do it; the returned Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, and Thor. They’ll have extra help from Rocket, War Machine, Nebula, Ant-Man, and perhaps most crucially, Captain Marvel. It’s also worth noting that Iron Man and Nebula were stranded on Titan at the end of Infinity War, so getting them back would likely be the first order of business. Luckily, they may have three hours worth of runtime to pull it off.

We’ll know soon enough how they might undo Thanos’ actions and what consequences they will have to face—Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26.

Featured image: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’ Courtesy Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios.


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