Robert Downey Jr. once told Anthony Russo and Joe Russo about how one of his children said "I love you 3000" to him. The directors liked the phrase so much that they decided to include it in the film.
The idea of showing the autographs for the original The Avengers (2012) actors in the end credits came from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), which was also a finale for its cast.
In the scene where Black Widow coordinates the remaining Avengers, her ballerina shoes can be seen on a chair. This is a nod to Natasha's past in the Red Room where she was trained (Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)).
Robert Downey Jr. officially surpassed Hugh Jackman's record for most appearances in film as the same superhero, with ten. He set this record in only 11 years, whereas Jackman did it in 17.
Natalie Portman's appearance in the film was created with leftover footage from Thor: The Dark World (2013), and she also did voice-over work for a scene when she is talking in the distance. Although Portman didn't shoot any new scenes, she attended the film's premiere.
Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd were filming Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and this film at the same time.
When Avengers: Endgame (2019) passed Titanic (1997)'s box office total, James Cameron sent a congratulatory message to Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios on dethroning his film - with a photo of the Avengers 'A' being the iceberg that sinks the Titanic.
As they did with the previous film, the Russo Brothers wrote a letter to fans, asking them not to spoil anything about the movie, as part of a viral campaign on the internet. The hashtags were #DontSpoilTheEndgame and #ThanosDemandsYourSilence.
Even though Captain Marvel (2019) was released one month before this film, Brie Larson shot her scenes for this movie first. The scene at Avenger's Headquarters was Brie Larson's first day on set as Carol Danvers. The directors of Captain Marvel had to be present on-set during the filming of her scenes to ensure consistency of portrayal.
Director Joe Russo's daughters Ava Russo and Lia Mariella Russo portrayed, respectively, Hawkeye's daughter (Lila Barton) and one of Professor Hulk's fan wanting autographs and selfies.
This is the first (and, given his announced "semi-retirement", presumably the only) film where Robert Redford has returned to play a role for a second time. In his 59-year career, Redford has otherwise never played the same role twice in a franchise.
This film earned $60 million in Thursday night previews, breaking the $57 million record held by Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
Avengers: Endgame (2019) became the biggest pre-sale title ever on Fandango and Atom Tickets sites, causing them to crash minutes after the sales were announced. It accomplished this feat in only six hours. Some theaters across the globe had so many sold-out showtimes on the opening weekend that Cinemark, Regal, and AMC theaters chose to add new overnight screenings so that they would be working around the clock to accommodate extra shows. Endgame would go on to become the highest grossing film of all time, at little under $2.8 billion worldwide.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige credited "Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things... (1994)", the series finale episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), as inspiration for this film.
Filming officially began on August 10, 2017. It was shot after a three- to five-week break once Avengers: Infinity War (2018), which started filming on January 23, 2017, wrapped.
"Avengers: Endgame" is the first film to reach over a billion dollars during its opening weekend in theaters.
Avengers: Endgame and its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War (2018), were filmed entirely on digital IMAX cameras, making them the first Hollywood films shot entirely on IMAX cameras, in an exclusive open-matte aspect ratio of 1.90:1. Unfortunately, standard theaters and Home Media Releases of the film are cropped to the Letterbox ratio of 2.39:1.
Scott Lang's storage unit number is 616, which is the same number used for the primary continuity (Earth-616) of the Marvel Comics Universe.
Robert Downey Jr. hid his own personal snacks all over set. The scenes where he's eating snacks and offers them to his costars were all improvised.
Upon the memorial for all the snap victims is the name Roberto de Costa AKA Sunspot. The first real confirmation of an X-Men character in the MCU.
In September 2018 the Russo Brothers posted a picture on social media of the film's set with the caption "Look Hard." This led many to speculate that the title of this film was hidden somewhere inside the photo. (In fact, the film's subtitle, "Endgame," can be made out by the shapes and layout of the objects in the image.)
Marvel Entertainment titled the first trailer as "Marvel Studios' Avengers - Official Trailer," without the film's title in the name of the video, in order to surprise the fans with the title's reveal at the end of the trailer.
This is the fourth time the MCU movies visit Norway, and the third time visiting the Norwegian city of Tønsberg. Tønsberg appears in Thor (2011), and is the place where the Tessaract is found in the beginning of Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). In Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Tony Stark visits Oslo, the capital of Norway. Tønsberg is the oldest city in Norway, dating back to 871, and has roots in the Norse era.
When we see Hank Pym in his lab in the past, we can clearly see a large, rounded, metal helmet with eye holes and antennae. This helmet resembles the Hank Pym Ant-Man's helmet out of the original Ant-Man comics and Avengers comics.
The North American release date was moved up a week earlier, from May 3rd to April 26, 2019, after the first trailer and title released on December 7, 2018. There was much speculation that Marvel Studios would do this, as they moved Avengers: Infinity War (2018)'s release up a week as well, in order to reduce the possibility of major plot leaks from countries that released the film earlier.
Korg (Taika Waititi) is seen wearing the same Hawaiian print shirt that Waititi wore at San Diego Comic Con while promoting Thor: Ragnarok (2017).
This was the twenty-second film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The 573 area code shown for Laura Barton's phone number suggests that the Barton family farm is located in central/eastern Missouri, as this is the area code for most of the eastern half of the state outside of the St. Louis metro area. This is confirmed when we see a truck at the Barton farm with a Missouri license plate.
The jokes about "America's ass" were apparently the most controversial in the film. "It was hotly debated."
Paul Rudd never actually wore the Ant-Man suit while filming, it was added with VFX. This is a lie
In Marvel Comics, there was a period of time where Bruce Banner's consciousness embodied the Hulk's physical body. This however, was achieved through a joint effort of Doctor Strange and Bruce's longtime friend, Dr. Leonard Samson (who was also irradiated by gamma rays). The result, however, was different than what's seen in the film. Instead of a balanced Bruce Banner/Hulk as we see in "Endgame", Samson and Strange managed to merge the three consciousnesses of Hulk (Green), Joe Fixit (Grey), and Bruce Banner so that whenever Bruce was in control, the Hulk's body would surface. But if he lost his temper and the Savage Hulk persona came out, he would transform into the diminutive body of Bruce Banner. In another storyline, Samson and the villainous Ringmaster merge the of Banner's separate personalities into a being who closely resembles the film character. Banner's intellect controlled a body that looked more like Banner than the Hulk's monstrous form.
Carol's new look after the time skip is inspired by the comics on two counts. Her short hair has been carried over from her modern design, as has the red sash she wears as a belt. Her new red costume with black shoulder-pads is lifted directly from Captain Mar-Vell's, Carol's predecessor. Additionally, it's subtle, but Carol showing concern for Rhodey and telling him to be safe is a reference to their recent romantic relationship in the comics.
The opening Hawkeye scene was originally conceived as part of the finale of Avengers: Infinity War (2018). However, because Hawkeye had not been featured throughout that film, the Russo Brothers moved the scene to the beginning of this movie.
Much of the dialogue in the debate scene about time travel came from conversations with real quantum scientists.
Karen Gillan appears in the scene where the characters discuss all the films that have involved time travel. She later said she wished she had thought of making a reference to Doctor Who (2005), on which she had appeared. The "Time Heist" premise is the title of a "Doctor Who" episode, and Bill & Ted travel around in a phone booth, similar to the Doctor's TARDIS.
Thanos being Iron Man's antithesis and personal archenemy for the MCU lies on Thanos's original appearance as an Iron Man villain back in 1973.
This is the first film in the series to feature the original line-up of the Avengers from the comics: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Ant-Man (Hank Pym) and The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne).
The scenes in New Asgard were shot in St. Abbs, a village on the southern coast of Scotland.
Opening night tickets were resold on eBay for thousands of dollars, with a pair of IMAX tickets in New Jersey selling for $15,000.
As declared by himself on set, Robert Redford's last movie role. The legendary actor declared this was his final acting performance the day he arrived for filming.
Back to the Future is mocked very often in this movie. Alan Silvestri, who scored every Avengers movie (Except Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015))including Avengers: Endgame, also scored the Back to the Future trilogy.
The subtitle "Endgame" had been speculated due to the phrase "We're in the Endgame now" by Doctor Strange in Avengers: Infinity War (2018). This theory seemed to be confirmed after someone looked up cinematographer Trent Opaloch's profile and noticed "Avengers: Endgame" in his list of projects; however, that was automatically changed and the Russos denied the title. The first trailer released on December 7th, 2018 officially confirmed Endgame to be the title.
The Russo's find value in serialized storytelling with scenes like Stark giving Rogers his shield as part of his apology and their renewed friendship. "If you make choices that take years to resolve the audience feels that because they too have waited years for this to resolve."
This film marked composer Alan Silvestri's fourth time composing a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with his first three being Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), The Avengers (2012), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
After the five year time skip, Natasha gets a report from Okoye about an earthquake under the Atlantic Ocean. In the Marvel comics, the Atlantic is the home of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, ruled by the Marvel hero Namor the Sub-Mariner. When asked if this was meant to reference the character, co-writer Christopher Markus confirmed that it was unintentional.
The Russo's love that genre films and technology can allow this kind of storytelling. "You have the opportunity to take a son and put him in a scene with his own father where the son is older than the father, the son has a child so has more experience in parenting than the father whose wife is pregnant with the son."
Iron Man's Mark 85 armor resembles a somewhat modernized but otherwise completely accurate recreation of his classic Mark 2 Armor (the first red and gold one) in the comics, while Cap's new suit finally incorporates the classic chainmail design of his comics outfit. The Mark 85 armor also has a built-in energy shield that resembles the one Iron Man has in the Marvel vs. Capcom video games.
The Russo Brothers thought of making 2014 Thanos massacre all the Avengers in another timeline and decapitate Captain America, then bring his decapitated head In the original timeline to taunt the Avengers. However, the thought was considered too violent and was ultimately dropped.
Athens, Georgia, brewery Creature Comforts is featured in both the trailer and the movie. Thor is seen drinking an Athena Berliner Weisse and later seen drinking a Tropicalia IPA. Joe Russo was paying homage to his favorite local brewery in Georgia (where the movie was filmed) by featuring their beer in the movie.
Scarlet Witch's powers are directly influenced by her internal struggle. She has grown more powerful as she deals with the death of Vision.
The Russos praise the writers for crafting dialogue that continually feels true to the character speaking it. "If you find yourself having your character say something anybody in the room could have said then it's time to go back to the drawing board."
The end of Infinity War left the writers trying to write their way out of a corner, and while they considered time travel as the answer they also knew that was "the stupidest idea" they could possibly have. The Ant-Man films argued otherwise, though, as they offer up the seeds of a time machine, and ultimately it won them over as time travel allowed for multiple scenes highlighting the emotion of loss, reunion, and redemption.
The first poster released featured Okoye, but did not include Danai Gurira's name among the rest of the cast members' names at the top of the poster. That poster was quickly recalled and replaced with one that did include her name.
The Smart Hulk appearance originally occurred in Wakanda during Infinity War which had him rip out of the armor suit and beat the crap out of Cull Obsidian. They canned it because "the movie could not handle this weird success." The film needed to stay focused on losses, so they cut the sequences out of Infinity War even as they were editing Endgame. A handful of preview audiences saw it before the scene was cut and apparently didn't love the tonal confusion.
The Stan Lee cameo is based on his own actual look in the 1970s. They used Lola Visual Effects to de-age Lee back to his 70s self.
When the Russo Brothers tweeted out a photo of the re-shoot cast, Yvette Nicole Brown from Community (2009) was in that photo, making her at least the fourth cast member from "Community" to appear in a Russo Bros. MCU film, following Danny Pudi and D.C. Pierson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Jim Rash in Captain America: Civil War (2016). (Fellow "Community" star Ken Jeong also appears in this film, as does Brie Larson, who guest-starred in a few episodes of the show.) Before their work with Marvel Studios, directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo were known for their work producing and directing TV comedies, including "Community", where they served as executive producers during the first three seasons. (Elsewhere in the MCU, "Community" star Donald Glover appears in the non-Russo Bros. film Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), as Aaron Davis, the criminal Spider-Man tries to interrogate about the Vulture's weapons ring and uncle of future Spider-Man Miles Morales.)
The Asgardian soldiers in pursuit of Rocket call him a rabbit, just as Thor did in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
On September 11, 2017, the production of the movie was temporarily shut down because of Hurricane Irma.
During an event for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) in April 2017, Zoe Saldana revealed the title of the film as "Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet". Following this, James Gunn announced that was not the title.
Not counting her cameo in Captain Marvel (2019) or the recycled footage in Thor: Ragnarok (2017), "Endgame" marks the seventh time that Scarlett Johansson plays the character of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
One of the Russo's favorite shots in the film is seeing Captain America/Steve Rogers go to space for the first time.
A lot of scenes had to be left on the cutting room floor. including an aerial battle, which would have featured Sean Gunn's Kraglin. Kraglin is a quirky side character in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, played by James Gunn's brother Sean (who is also the stand-in for Rocket during filming). After Endgame was released, a set photo was revealed of Sean Gunn filming as Kraglin, revealing that the Ravager leader was somewhere in that final battle against Thanos. He recently opened up about that deleted sequence, saying: "All I can tell you is really what we shot. Obviously, some of the fragment footage was cut from the final battle for good reason. From a narrative standpoint, they didn't want to cut to the Battle of the Sky, which makes sense, but I all I can say is that Kraglin was wearing his fin. He had the Yaka arrow on him, but it was sheathed and remained sheathed. So, I think all of that qualifies as canon, and the rest of it is up to anyone to speculate on that one." Not only did Kraglin have a deleted role in Avengers: Endgame, but we also would have gotten a brief appearance from Youndu's signature arrow. Even if he didn't actually use it in the battle.
Thanos uses his discarded armor as a scarecrow, just like at the end of "The Infinity Gauntlet".
Screenwriter Stephen McFeely has stated that at one point during development the story would have seen Tony Stark visiting Asgard during the events of Thor: The Dark World (2013) as both the Aether (Reality Stone) and the Tesseract [Space Stone] were located there at the same time. He went on to add that as part of this sequence Stark would have had an invisible stealth suit and had to fight Heimdall Idris Elba who could see him despite his invisibility. Ultimately the Russo Brothers decided to set the main time travel events of the movie during The Avengers (2012) and this plan was abandoned.
Robert Downey Jr. was born in 1965, making him 54 (and only just at that) at the time this film was released. Tony Stark was born in 1970, making him 53 when this story takes place.
The very premise of the Avengers splitting up into several smaller groups to travel across time and space seems to have been inspired by Kurt Busiek's "Avengers Forever". The official sampler that Marvel released for new readers who might be interested in getting into comics after seeing "Endgame" even listed "Avengers Forever" alongside other stories that were relevant to the movie, like the original "The Infinity Gauntlet" mini-series.
When Tony calls Rocket a Build-A-Bear, Rocket says, "Maybe I am." Rocket is a raccoon-like mammal that was torn apart and rebuilt...in essence a mad scientist's version of a Build-A-Bear.
During the scenes set in 1970, Howard Stark mentions Arnim Zola, revealing that the former war-time enemies were working together at S.H.I.E.L.D. at this time.
Natasha pulling Clint out of his murderous spiral is payback for his having saved her from her own life as an assassin.
There was a version of the scene written that saw Hawkeye attack Hulk out of anger after being pulled out of the past.
The Russo's were thrilled once they hit on the idea of revisiting past films through the "time heist" because it offered opportunities to talk about and comment on them directly. "This is a good example, Thor: The Dark World (2013) has a kind of confusing back story."
Mantis can be seen swaying during the funeral scene, which is a thing praying mantises actually do.
Half of the instruments used in the opening title card to Avengers: Infinity War (2018) are not present during the "Endgame" title card.
The post credits scene that is added for the rerelease of this film consists of a tribute to Stan Lee, a deleted Professor Hulk scene, and a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
In the 2012 elevator scene, Agent Sitwell mentions Dr. List. This was Baron Strucker's lead scientist seen in the end credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and at the start of Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). He was not identified by name in either film, but this was revealed when he made a series of crossover appearances on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).
Barton being the first person after Scott to enter the Quantum Realm via shrinking is a nod to his time as the size-changing Goliath.
Banner managing to join his consciousness to the Hulk's bodies has happened multiple times in the comics, most notably with the "Merged/Professor Hulk" incarnation from Peter David's run.
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel has less than ten minutes of screen time. Screenwriter Stephen McFeely explained that they purposely limited the character's presence, because they wanted to focus on the old Avengers coping with the events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Another reason was that when Endgame was filmed, Captain Marvel (2019) had not even been written, so Brie Larson hadn't fully developed her character yet.
The opening scene with Hawkeye's family disappearing was originally intended to appear at the end of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), but they felt his sudden appearance was "too disorienting." Here, though, it works to re-establish the emotion.
It's meant to be understood that Captain Marvel's arrival outside the spaceship carrying Iron Man and Nebula occurs after she's visited Earth, spoke to the remaining Avengers, and then followed a homing beacon emanating from the ship. This reveal wasn't part of earlier cuts, and instead, they had her first appearance as she brings the ship to Avengers headquarters.
On the planet Morag, Natasha kicks a squawking alien rat, just like Star-Lord did when he first landed there in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Cap refers to Spider-Man as "Queens" during the race to retrieve the Nano Gauntlet, calling back to their playful banter from Captain America: Civil War.
The suits that the Avengers used to travel through the Quantum Realm are similar in design and color-scheme to the space suits worn by the Avengers from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010).
Rocket wears a new outfit that is very similar to what he wore in the beloved Guardians of the Galaxy run by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning.
Haley Atwell, who plays Peggy Carter in numerous Avengers projects, shared with IGN whether or not Chris Evans' Steve Rogers would have told her character about kissing Sharon Carter, Peggy's great-niece. "Probably, in a very awkward way, that probably meant there was a domestic," Atwell explains. "Words were said, voices may have risen. Wouldn't that be hilarious? If they had a proper argument about it and she just slams the door and he goes off fishing for the weekend for something, I don't know," she says laughing. See gallery Atwell continues, "Because it's the '40s I think it can have such a beautiful, wholesome, kind of screwball comedy tone to it, rather than a soap opera. Let's write it now, let's do it," she adds
Of all the infinity stones to appear in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe both the Space and Mind stones make the most appearances with seven and six movies respectively. For the Space stone, Thor, Captain America the First Avenger, The Avengers, Thor Ragnarok, Avengers Infinity War, Captain Marvel, and Avengers Endgame. For the Mind stone, Avengers, Captain America the Winter Soldier, Avengers Age of Ultron, Captain America Civil War, Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame.
Joe Russo had a talk with Google about his career and his hit Marvel Cinematic Universe film. During the audience Q&A, one person compared Avengers: Endgame's success to the backlash of Game of Thrones' final season, and wanted to know where the Russos went right. "Obviously Endgame was an amazing movie," the audience member began. "The culmination of a ten-year storyline that either met or exceeded the wildest expectations that we had. There's another series that just recently finished, Game of Thrones, which actually followed a very different path did not meet any expectations-" "That's your opinion," Russo interjected. "I just want to make that clear. That is not my opinion." "Where do you think you went right with the Avengers storyline and where did Game of Thrones go wring," they asked. "This is like 20,000 headlines for the next three weeks if I answer this question," Russo joked. "Look, it's interesting being an artist in today's world with social media because it's an unprecedented level of ownership that the viewer feels over the material. When I grew up, Ernest Hemingway wanted to write a book, he wrote a book and you read and went 'that's great' and 'amazing' and 'thank you, Ernest Hemingway, for writing an incredible piece of literature.' You're very grateful for it. Today, rightly or wrongly, there is an intense amount of ownership and opinion, and opinions fly fast and furious. I've learned this about social media, that there's a minority of opinions that are very loud, and they tend to drive the media cycle in a way where it's not healthy because you're not getting a true sampling of everyone's opinion." He added, "It takes energy to go online and bitch about something, you know, and not all of us have that energy or care to do it. You know, it's also a little bit of narcissism that's involved with getting online to complain about something, so you have to have the combination of those things in order to do that and I don't think that's evocative of a large segment of society. I'm sorry, I'm not answering your question directly. I'm trying to give you a version of an answer." However, Russo did conclude with his own opinion about the final Game of Thrones season: "They made the choices that they wanted to make with that show and people felt, what I think that they felt, was that they didn't feel it was seeded properly throughout the series," he shared. "I loved all the choices. I thought they were crazy and unexpected, and that's what I want out of a narrative, but I see where people feel like they were upset." "I'm glad we didn't get as beat up," he added with a laugh.
As of July 21 2019, "Avengers: Endgame" has become the top grossing movie of all time (inflation not adjusted), beating out Avatar (2009) (which has made $2,789,700,000) after its re-release, with $2,790,216,193.
They had been debating how to handle the Thanos side of the story this time around as he's "comically powerful" and has already beat them silly once. "What is a two-hour movie where you're playing cat and mouse with that guy?" The comics work past this by essentially having Thanos "tie one hand behind his back," but they didn't want to go that route here. The answer came from producer Trinh Tran who said one day, "Kind of really wish we could just kill him." That opened their eyes and ultimately allowed for a different and unexpected film.
One sequence cut from the second act took place while the team is watching the Battle of New York. Rocket makes a crack asking Rogers "how long did you fight these guys?!" Rogers replies that it took a couple hours and Rocket gives him grief for not immediately blowing up the mother ship.
Rogers fighting his slightly younger self is meant to influence the decision he makes later in the film "because he sees his past self and what a hard nut he is."
Three actors from Avengers: Endgame (2019) have portrayed Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) starred in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2012). Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Stephen Strange) was BBC's Sherlock (2010-2017). And James D'Arcy (Edwin Jarvis) appeared in the TV movie Sherlock (2002).
Brie Larson (Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers) and Chris Evans (Captain America/Steve Rogers) had previously starred together in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) before either of their appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Larson played the rock star Envy Adams (Scott's (Michael Cera's) ex-girlfriend), and Evans played the action movie star Lucas Lee (one of Ramona's (Mary Elizabeth Winstead's) Seven Evil Exes). In addition, that movie was directed and co-written by Edgar Wright, who wrote the original screenplay for Ant-Man (2015) (a character who also appears in this movie), but dropped out as director for that movie due to his creative clashes with Marvel Studios.
Smart Hulk was originally supposed to come out during Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War", but was removed during editing.
The writers and directors toyed with the idea of giving Hulk his rematch with Thanos. Concept art for the scene idea was shown at the D23 Expo. A fan took a photo of the artwork and shared it to Reddit, along with similar artwork for other scenes, including one showing Iron Man, War Machine, Rescue, and Spider-Man flying into action and another showing a battlefield kiss between Tony Stark and Pepper Potts. In an interview, writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus explained why the rematch didn't happen. "The battle had all sorts of stuff in it. I don't know how long that battle is now, but it's not as long as you might think," McFeely said. "I know a lot of people were saying they can't wait for [Hulk and Thanos'] rematch. Well, that would've made sense had he not become Smart Hulk. He's a whole different thing, and that's not what drives him. So we never thought, 'Oh, he really is trying to get a crack at Thanos now.'" At San Diego Comic-Con, the writers revealed they'd planned to introduce Smark Hulk at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. They nixed that plan because they felt it was "completely the wrong tone for that moment in the movie," according to Markus. "It was this victory when we were headed toward a crushing defeat, and it was tone-deaf," Markus said. "But we had already shot Endgame, where he was already Smart Hulk." "Imagine the first act of Endgame, he's Smart Hulk in all of those scenes -- meaning when he goes to kill Thanos when they're sitting around the compound when Tony's returned -- so that required some adjusting," said McFeely. "And it also meant that we could use the five years as the transition, hint that he's got problems coalescing, and in the five years he figures it out. You have a couple of lines about gamma radiation and he's eating pancakes, and off you go."
Hulk holding up debris to save Rocket and War Machine was inspired by Hulk lifting a mountain in the comics.
They give a shout out to Russell Bobbitt, Marvel's resident prop master, for the vintage Ant-Man helmet seen at (1:42:10).
One fan on Reddit has zeroed into one of the funnier moments in the movie and theorized that Cap might have turned himself into a HYDRA agent accidentally. The poster then goes on to explain how this development could tie into the upcoming Disney+ Loki series. Fans will remember Steve Rogers using his knowledge of the future to his advantage in securing the Tesseract back in the past. The hero was in an elevator full of Hydra agents and caught them all off-guard by whispering "Hail Hydra" when they asked what he was doing with the staff. This of course results in Cap having to fight a past version of himself, as the older version believes that his future self is Loki in disguise. Rogers knocks his double out with the scepter and goes on his way. ConstantCompile proposes that by using the stone to knock out past Cap, the hero could have put himself on the road to becoming a double agent in that timeline. Those Hydra agents on the elevator could end up finding him laying there and take him back to their headquarters for debriefing. The poster even goes so far as to wonder if Captain Americacould end up being an antagonist in the Loki Disney+ series because of this small exchange.
Screentime for every character between Infinity War and this film Tony Stark/Iron Man: 50 mins., Thanos: 37 mins., Steve Rogers/Captain America: 35 mins., Thor: 31 mins., Bruce Banner/Hulk: 25 mins., Gamora: 21 mins., Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow: 18 mins., Clint Barton/Hawkeye: 16 mins., Scott Lang/Ant-Man: 14 mins., Rocket Raccoon: 14 mins., Peter Quill/Star-Lord: 14 mins., Dr. Strange: 12 mins., Rhodey: 10 mins., Peter Parker/Spiderman: 9 mins., Wanda/Scarlett Witch: 9 mins., Vision: 7 mins., Drax: 6 mins., Pepper Potts. 5 mins., Ebony Maw: 5 mins., Samuel: 5 mins.
The most time spent during the editing process was spent trying to balance the story during the time heist sequence.
When asked how does it feel to know that "Endgame" is the top-grossing film of all time, Anthony Russo stated: "It feels surreal; it's a very hard idea to process. Somebody wrote recently that for the first time in 45 years, the highest-grossing movie ever was not directed by [Steven] Spielberg, [James] Cameron or [George] Lucas. Those are all our heroes; those are all people [who] we grew up watching their movies, and studying their films to learn how to become filmmakers, so it's weird. It's hard to process."
The final showdown between Thanos, Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man was inspired by the end of Once Upon a Time in the West.
That's not newly shot footage of Jane getting out of bed, it's an outtake from Thor: The Dark World (2013).
The Infinity Stone to make the fewest appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the Soul Stone, which only appears in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
During battle, Thanos grabs Captain America's wrist because he isn't worthy of holding Mjolnir.
Elizabeth Olsen knows her character could take down Thanos by herself, as she explained in an interview with IMDB while appearing at D23 Expo. "Yeah, he brought out the big guns he didn't even mean to bring out. I was getting him good," Olsen said. "Hello, someone was angry, and had somethin' to say about it. And it was this one right here," she added, pointing to herself.
Given how the Russos along with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige fought tooth and nail to incorporate Tom Holland's Spider-Man into the MCU, they're sad to see him go, but enjoyed the ride. "We were extremely passionate about it. This is something we really wanted to happen, and fought a long time internally at Marvel to make it happen," Anthony Russo says of bringing Holland's Spider-Man into the fold. "It wasn't easy," adds Joe Russo. "Kevin [Feige] went through a lot. There were a lot of ups and downs, and he kept walking into our office and we'd go, 'Look, we've got to do it with [Sony],' and he'd go, 'OK, I'll figure it out,' and walk back into his. He was looking for the way out. He wanted to open that door and have us go, 'We figured it out! We don't need Spider-Man!' because it's a lot of work to get two major corporations to play nice with each other, and the fact that it happened at all, we should all be dancing and celebrating that we got that little bit of time." "I think that's why Joe and I are not so devastated or surprised that there's been a falling-out, because it was so hard to make it happen in the first place," offers Anthony Russo.
The "Five Years Later" text is followed by a cooler, grimmer color timing meant to highlight the grief of five years gone.
McFeely added a personal Easter Egg with Stark's mention of bringing sauerkraut to his pregnant wife as his own mother craved it while pregnant with him.
Asgard hallways were shot in Durham Cathedral in the U.K. in April, 2017, during the the production of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War".
The intention behind the self-help group meeting is to show that the snap has affected everyone, not just heroes.
It was Kevin Feige's idea for the end credits to feature a curtain call for the original Avengers.
When Captain America picks up Mjolnir to fight Thanos. Thor's proud exclamation "I knew it!" calls back to the party scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron where Cap almost succeeded in lifting the hammer. Back then, Thor was worried, but by now he's grown enough as a person to feel nothing but pride in his comrade's worthiness.
This is the first film to get a theatrical re-release and extended version before the DVD and Blu-Ray release. Head producer at Marvel Kevin Fiege opted for this to top Avatar (2009) in the global box office.
The scene at Avenger's Headquarters was Brie Larson's first day on set as Carol Danvers, it was shot before Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel went into production.
Early cuts had the reveal of Captain Marvel held off until the moment she arrives on Earth.
First live-action film appearance of Spider-Man after the deaths of his co-creators Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, and the second overall, after Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). Ditko died in June 2018 and Lee died in November 2018, both coming after Spider-Man's appearance in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) (April 2018), but prior to the release of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (December 2018).
Josh Brolin, who played Thanos, has the most screen time in "Infinity War" and the least in "Endgame".
Continues the trend where Clint and Natasha reminisce about their disastrous mission in Budapest.
When Tony removes his arc reactor and hands it to Steve, you can see a scar from the old version he had lodged in his chest.
When testing out the time machine, Hulk has to use a pencil to flip switches because his fingers are too big.
Above the stage at the support group meeting is the inscription "For God and Country, In Memorial to Chaplain Matthew Haggerty". Matt Haggerty was the 2nd assistant director for both Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), as well as Arrested Development (2003) in which the Russo Brothers directed several episodes.
Rhodey mentions Star Trek in his list of films about time travel. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has featured several actors from the Star Trek franchise: Damion Poitier, Miguel Ferrer, Chris Hemsworth, Alice Krige, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, and Zoe Saldana.
The Russo Brothers begin shooting days with rehearsal, which allows for script changes to be implemented by the time of shooting in the afternoon.
Each of the three Captain America movies features a moment where a battered Steve Rogers stands up to an enemy and says, "I can do this all day." Endgame subverts it by having a circa-2012 Cap say it to his older self. Apparently, Cap isn't fond of having his catchphrase thrown back at him.
When Thanos faces Scarlet Witch he says "I don't even know who you are." Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen, who played the respective characters, also starred in "Old Boy", a crucial plot development of which was that he doesn't know her true identity.
There was a brief time during the writing stage that saw Thanos returning to Earth and tossing 2012 Captain America's head on the floor.
Iron Man had the most screen time in Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame at 3,001 seconds, which breaks down to a little less than an hour between both movies at roughly 50 minutes of screen time. Thanos came in second place with an impressive 2,272 seconds (nearly 38 minutes of screen time). Third is Steve Rogers, who ended up with 2,121 seconds for third place, giving us a screen time of just over 35 minutes. Bruce Banner picked up a lot of extra seconds in the latest installment too, as he is in fourth place at 1,528 seconds, just 25 minutes. The character with the fifth highest amount of screen time is Gamora with 1,275 seconds, or just over 21 minutes.
When we see 2012 Thor mention going for a "bit of lunch," it's a reference to the post-credit scene from The Avengers, where the group is seen eating shawarma.
This was the first MCU film to feature both the Hulk and Ant-Man. Paul Rudd previously appeared in I Love You, Man (2009), which also featured the original Hulk, Lou Ferrigno. Ant-Man (2015) also featured a cameo by Garrett Morris, who played Ant-Man on a Saturday Night Live (1975) sketch that also featured John Belushi as the Hulk.
At one point, Nebula tells Rhodey that she's not been always like that. Rhodey answers that neither has he. This could be a nod to the character's actor replacement after the first Iron Man film, but more likely is a reference to the bionic leg braces Rhodey wears to walk since his accidental paralysis in "Captain America: Civil War" (2016), which was the second MCU movie to be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.
When we see the young Hank Pym, he is roughly the age that Michael Douglas was when he starred in The Streets of San Francisco (1972). His hair on that show was his normal blonde color, whereas in this film it is dark brown. However it is the same exact hairstyle.
James D'Arcy, who plays Stark's butler Edwin Jarvis, is the only actor, as of yet, to go from television to the films.
An eagle-eyed fan pointed out how Brie Larson's 2023 superhero suit pays homage to the first Captain Marvel. After the surviving heroes of Infinity War learned Thanos prevented them from ever undoing his decimation by destroying the Infinity Stones, Endgame jumps ahead five years into the future and offers audiences a glimpse at how the world is trying to move forward. When viewers reunite with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel during a team meeting scene, the heroine is seen wearing a new suit with an inverted red and blue color scheme. Many suspected Brie Larson's updated costume was paying homage to the original Captain Marvel suit worn by Mar-Vell in the comics and one fan posted two photos allowing fans to compare both outfits
Star-Lord's happy reunion with Gamora is cut short when Gamora viciously knees him in the groin, making it clear she's not the same woman he fell in love with. This moment also calls back to the first time Peter and Gamora got intimate in Guardians of the Galaxy, which ended with similarly painful results.
The death of Black Widow, was highly criticized by fans and critics alike. Many felt her final decision left her arc incomplete, as they never actually knew what drove her to sacrifice herself. Others criticized the move by stating her actions were only used to push forward the narratives of the men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, instead of herself. And almost everyone could agree that her absence from the final fight against Thanos' forces was disappointing. Still, despite the criticism, Scarlett Johansson stands behind the decision to have Black Widow killed, claiming that her death made sense. "It felt in-character that she would sacrifice herself," Johansson said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "Of course for humanity but actually for her friends, for the people she loves. It was bittersweet." Johansson first learned about her character's death from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who called her to tell her the news just as she was about to start production on Avengers: Infinity War.
Tony Stark makes a subtle, heartfelt reference to his late father when he returns to the New Avengers compound and gives Cap back his shield, calling back to a scene in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Thor nearly kills Thanos with the business end of Stormbreaker in Infinity War, impaling the Mad Titan. He nearly repeats that feat in the climax of Endgame, but this time Thanos proves too strong for the weapon to hit home.
The People's Choice Awards nominees were dominated by Disney and HBO's fantasy epic "Game of Thrones," E! announced on Wednesday. "Avengers: Endgame" scored seven nods, with fellow MCU films "Spiderman: Far From Home" and "Captain Marvel" grabbing multiple nominations as well. On the TV side, "Game of Thrones" led the group with eight for its final season, with The CW's "Riverdale" and Netflix's "Stranger Things" landing seven nominations apiece.
took in $2,820 at 110 locations on September 1st 2019, and $16,000 on Labor Day. The likely suggests that it is playing to a lot of mostly-empty theaters, but that there are still at least a few people who would rather see it on a big screen than go buy the Blu-ray, which is readily available as of this writing.
In an interview with Variety, screenwriters Markus and McFeely tell the audience why Endgame was codenamed Mary Lou early on. Markus thought it would be an interesting exercise to see what happens when things don't go well for the heroes, "Most of these movies have ended with a win. We wanted to see what happens to their personalities when they don't. When they very very definitively lose." "When we have tested this, with various secret audiences, they always said, 'The first part is the slowest.' We went, 'Well, we know that,' but I guarantee that if we cut it in half even if we could, when Cap picks up the hammer, the [Falcon] says on your left, it wouldn't resonate as much because you hadn't gone so dark before," McFeely continued. As all fans can recite from memory by now, "Part of the journey is the end." The writers wanted both the heroes and their audiences to be put through the proverbial wringer. Many of Endgame's reviews pointed toward that gradual buildup as something strange for these movies. It was all by design as the creative team was gearing up for that massive payoff in the third act. "We really want to make them feel that we value these characters as much as they do," Markus would follow up with. Then, McFeely would spell it out, "The watchword was 'Stick the landing.' Right? That's why the codename was Mary Lou."
David Dastmalchian, who plays Paul Rudd's gypsy-phobic cohort Kurt in the Ant-Man films, stopped by ComicBook's studio at San Diego Comic-Con and explained that he has a big beef with this one aspect of the movie. "First of all, Endgame's genius, it's one of the best movies I've ever seen, it's cinematic history, it's incredible, blah blah blah. Russos, you know you're amazing, everybody knows what an incredible film it is," said Dastmalchian. "Why did a rat have to run across the computer to pull Scott out of the Quantum Realm. Why couldn't it be Kirk, like, playing with computer. Couldn't I have just shown up for an hour, playing with the computer? That's my big beef." He added that he was joking, explaining that he loves and is friends with the writers and directors on the film.
The events of 2017's Thor: Ragnarok marked a notable shift in how the Marvel Cinematic Universe's God of Thunder was depicted compared to his earlier appearances. While the revitalization of Chris Hemsworth's character at the hands of director Taika Waititi was well-received (for the most part), it also posed a problem for Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, as they had to depict Thor in their own special way for Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. As McFeely recalled: "Remember, we were inheriting a Thor from Ragnarok who was very well and radically re-toned from the previous Avengers movies. So, we had to fly in Hemsworth and Taika Waititi word was getting out from Australia, 'You guys understand what we're doing with this movie?' We're like, 'No, I don't know what you mean. Are you making him an idiot? I don't understand!' Between taking more advantage of Chris Hemsworth's comedic chops and Thor speaking more like a denizen of Earth due to spending so much time with the Avengers, the God of Thunder definitely behaved differently in Thor: Ragnarok compared to his first four MCU appearances, although obviously the original spirit of the character was still intact. But for Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, they had their own plans for Thor and initially had trouble understanding what Hemsworth, Taika Waititi and the Ragnarok team had done to him. Ironically, while Ragnarok is the funniest of the Thor movies (and one of the funniest MCU movies overall), it's also arguably the most tragic for the main protagonist, as he lost so much in such a short amount of time. Fortunately for Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, they were able to take advantage of all this loss, particularly when it came to Avengers: Endgame. Markus added in their conversation with Vanity Fair: "In Ragnarok, he loses his kingdom, his father, his sister and his eyeball. We just thought about what would happen if any one of us sustained this loss and horror. You would probably get incredibly depressed and retreat from the world. That is a comedic performance with a lot of pain behind it."
Despite starring in several of the same films as him, Gwyneth Paltrow didn't realise Samuel L. Jackson had been in any Marvel releases right up until she shot a scene with him in this film. Speaking to Empire during a live Q&A, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige reflected on the scene that saw almost every single character unite for the funeral of a main character He explained that the scene was shot in October 2017, ahead of the release of Infinity War, with many actors unaware that several other A-listers had signed up to appear in future films. "Tom Holland [was] coming up to me, saying, 'Is that Michelle Pfeiffer? What is happening?'" Feige said, before adding: Gwyneth Paltrow [was] asking why Sam Jackson was there, and the other actors [were] jumping in saying, 'What are you talking about? He's Nick Fury! You've been in movies with him.' But it was really something special.'"
Thanos' first death in Endgame was a late idea Dealing with Thanos as a threat was big problem. "We have a villain who has the power of a god," McFeely laments. "So we're faced with telling a story where even if you don't defeat him, how do you even start?" It was producer Trinh Tran who suggested, according to McFeely, "I wish we could just freaking kill him." And that's what made sense, since Thanos' task is done. That allowed for the time jump and the drama of characters living with the consequences of The Snap, rather than the threat of Thanos and the arc of Endgame became how to make things right.
They did talk to actual quantum physicists, when addressing the idea of time travel, the writers started with google, but Markus also revealed that they consulted actual experts on quantum mechanics and time travel who confirmed that said "If it could happen, that's one of the ways it could happen." also, the sequence of the Avengers figuring out their time travel routes is pretty much a recreation of what it was like for the writers.
The writers also had some great insight into the writing of Depressed Thor and Tony Stark's death and funeral, and what moments make them choke up.
NoobMaster69 trolls Korg as he attempts to play a quiet and peaceful bout of Fortnite. But his trolling actions only serve to earn the ire of the God of Thunder. And based on this meme, the true identity of NoobMaster69 makes a ton of sense, and they definitely would not want Thor to tell their father what's going on. Loki; of course it would be the God of Mischief making his brother's life a living hell. Perhaps we'll find out the truth about Loki's identity as NoobMaster69 when his Disney+ solo series finally premieres on the upcoming streaming service. Hiddleston previously spoke about the difference between his early tenure as Loki and what he's doing for the new show, explaining to MTV News that it will be satisfying for longtime fans while exploring different aspects of the character that we have yet to see. "I know this character now. I feel that the audience knows him. And playing him -- and playing him truthfully, but presenting him with new challenges, which then I'd have to change him in different ways, is the most exciting aspect of it," said Hiddleston. "You've got his very specific gifts. His intelligence, treachery, his mischief, his magic, and then seeing him come up against more formidable opponents, the like of which he has never seen or known. I wish I could tell you what happens, but I can't." And while the show will pick up after the events of Avengers: Endgame, when Loki was still a hardcore villain and before his eventual rehabilitation, it will still explore some of his heroic aspects. "It is a constant source of surprise and delight that these films have connected with people, Hiddleston said to the Hollywood Reporter. "I knew he was a complex figure. Intelligent yet vulnerable. Angry and lost and broken and witty. I thought it was an amazing opportunity and it's grown into this network of movies. I could never have expected it."
In the scene where Scott Lang returns to his van in a storage locker, Ken Jeong has a cameo as a security officer.
Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson share a birthday, November 22. That date is also connected to several time travel films: 11.22.63 (2016) involves traveling back in time to prevent the JFK assassination, while the films Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996) were released that day, and it was also the day before Doctor Who (2005) premiered, a show that later would feature Karen Gillan.
In 2012, a handcuffed Loki briefly shapeshifts into Captain America to annoy Thor. Some time later, when present-day Steve is about to walk out of the compound with the Mind Stone in the scepter, his 2012 self sees him and immediately thinks he's a disguised Loki.
The ladies of Marvel shot showing all the female heroes sync up and come together at the same time may seem like pandering, but it was "just a chance to show off another amazing aspect of the Marvel roster, and there are just so many great female characters."
Both Avengers Endgame and X Men Days of Future Past events takes place in the same year 2023
Beat out Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody, and its own predecessor Avengers: Infinity War, to become the UK's fastest-selling digital download film. According to the Official Charts Company, Endgame was downloaded 335,400 times between August 19 and August 27. Meanwhile, the Freddie Mercury biopic racked up 265,000 downloads in the same time frame back in February. Infinity War is said to have been downloaded 253,000 times. Hellboy which sees Stranger Things star David Harbour take over from Ron Perlman as the titular hero, currently occupies second place on the chart, with Shazam! in third position, Disney's live-action remake Dumbo in fourth and spy thriller Red Joan in fifth. Interestingly, Avengers: Endgame is now the only Marvel entry in the list's top five as the Brie Larson-fronted Captain Marvel drops to number six.
Dring a recent talk with Google Joe Russo explained why he and his brother Anthony don't have any regrets about their decisions regarding their final bow with Marvel Studios. Per Comic Book, Russo addressed the topic after one of the fans in attendance asked him about whether or not he and his brother had wanted to go back and edit Endgame after the fact. "If we regret anything by the end of it, then we did not do our jobs right," he began: "As we're making the film, we're shooting a year. So something we shot two months in we can watch three months later in the edit room and decide we don't like performance, we don't like the tone, we didn't get the joke right, we didn't get the emotion right and we reshoot it."
Tony figures out his time traveling model after he draws "mild inspiration" from a photo of him and Peter, in which they're holding an inverted diploma.
When the blasts from Thanos's attack hits, Ant-Man quickly shrinks down to save himself.
The Wasp emerges in shrunken form from a significantly smaller portal than the others, expanding to normal-size once she's through it.
When the Avengers charge during the final battle, Spider-Man swings from Ant-Man's giant hand.
There has been speculation as to why Captain Marvel was given a limited role in Avengers: Endgame and the writers of the movie have finally set the record straight. Marvel writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus spoke to Vanity Fair about their time working on the MCU and the build-up to Avengers: Endgame. According to Markus, the character of Captain Marvel presented problems for their plans for several reasons. "Well, she was always going to be in it but we didn't have much to go on. They had cast her and that was it. It is a tough balance to strike when you have a character that powerful who you're going to bring in, and you don't want it to seem like, well we just brought in this person who can clean the house that we couldn't clean in the previous movie. So, we had to decide on a balance between not making it feel like a cameo but not having her around so much that she solved all of the problems for everybody" McFeely also pointed out that Captain Marvel's powers had the potential to fix all of the problems in the movie, and the purpose of the story was to focus on the original members of the team. "It also wasn't the point of the movie, the point of the second movie was saying goodbye to the original six Avengers, so their stories were gonna be way up here. It was not fair to the other six Avengers to have Captain Marvel come in and solve all their problems, it didn't seem like good storytelling"
The very first time Thor and Star-Lord meet in Infinity War, the two are butting heads in a show of alpha male dominance. The ending to Endgame makes it clear that rivalry hasn't cooled one bit in the five years since.
Before the MCU, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo starred together in Zodiac (2007), which also starred Jake Gyllenhaal, later to be cast in Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019).
An earlier draft included a scene "where Thanos opened up a large portal on the battlefield walked up to them, and tossed 2012 Captain America's head on the floor."
Between Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and "Avengers: Endgame", there are two Infinity Gauntlets: one created by Eitri (Peter Dinklage) and one created by Tony Stark. Dinklage also appears on Game of Thrones (2011), which also features a family named Stark. His character in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), based on another Marvel property, is named Trask, which is an anagram of Stark.
One reason behind the five-year-jump is that "it allows all those characters to get really close to being 'quote-unquote' complete people."
Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr. previously appeared together in Wonder Boys (2000), which also featured a previous Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire. Douglas also appeared with Don Cheadle in Traffic (2000) (along with fellow MCU veterans Benicio Del Toro and Miguel Ferrer) and Gwyneth Paltrow in A Perfect Murder (1998).
YouTuber Shinya Kogami, studied each minute of the two films and tabulated how many seconds each major character earned, with Tony Stark's total being 3,001 seconds, which is roughly 50 minutes, while Thanos only earned 2,272 seconds, which is roughly 38 minutes. Check out the full breakdown of each character's screen time above. Interestingly, one of Iron Man's signature lines in the films is, "I love you 3000," with Kogami noting in their description, "I wanted to manipulate the data to show 3000 but that would be not the right thing to do, so I have left it as it is." When focusing solely on Infinity War, the data shows a different story, as the villain earned 25 minutes of screen time, with Gamora earning 17 minutes and Tony Stark earning 16 minutes. Combined, the two films have a run time of five hours, with this data confirming just how sprawling of an adventure these films were.
The Ancient One forces Bruce into an out-of-body experience exactly like the one Stephen Strange experienced when he first encountered the Sorcerer Supreme.
When we first see Howard Stark in the Camp Lehigh sequence, he's wandering the lab calling out for "Arnim." This is a subtle reminder that Arnim Zola worked for SHIELD after WWII, setting the stage for one of the key scenes in Captain America: Winter Soldier.
When Tony relays some of his father's helpful advice to his father, Howard inadvertently calls himself "a smart guy." Tony responds with "He did his best," which calls back to an early scene in Captain America: Civil War. Tony's BARF system shows a younger, digitized version of himself telling Howard, "I know you did your best."
Iron Man and Rescue take center stage in a shot where the two characters stand back to back and unload a huge arsenal against Thanos' forces. This is similar to a scene in Iron Man 2 where Iron Man and War Machine make their final stand against Whiplash's drones.
A conversation between Scott and Hope during Ant-Man and the Wasp is referenced during the final battle.
Vanity Fair spoke to Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus. It was there the screenwriters broke down how they went about dissecting the film's big deaths. "I think really all we were handed was Thanos, which necessitates the use of the Infinity Stones - which are this, this, and this throughout the MCU - and 'if you want to get rid of people, you can, but you're under no obligation to just kill them willy nilly.' And that was just about all," Markus said. Of course, the pair did not decide to kill people on a whim. McFeely stressed their decisions were not made randomly, but they did need to figure out which characters would even be in the film to axe. "There were a bunch of obvious implications from that," Markus said before adding, "Namely, we could bring in the Guardians, because two of Thanos' stepdaughters were on that ship. It could be anybody from anywhere, and in fact should be."
Markus and McFeely revealed to Vanity Fair that not only did Kevin Feige want Infinity War and Endgame to function as their own stories, but also that the studio didn't really care much about whom they killed. Markus kicked things off, saying: "It was always going to be Avengers 3 and 4. It was always intended to be two separate movies. That was from on high from Kevin [Feige]. He did not want to make a two-parter. Very different structurally and tonally, and that was always our intention." Piggybacking off his co-writers comments, McFeely revealed that the gig just kind of happened and that there was no initial offer. "I remember no one from Marvel ever asked us to write these movies. Kevin never called and said 'I want you guys to write these.' We just started negotiating." They had plenty to draw from and Marvel gave them plenty of freedom. The only thing the studio asked for was a Thanos-focused conflict. Christopher Markus said: "I think really all we were handed was Thanos, which necessitates the use of the Infinity Stones -- which are this, this, and this throughout the MCU -- and 'If you want to get rid of people, you can, but you're under no obligation to just kill them willy nilly.' And that was just about all." To avoid confusion (and to avoid having his comments misconstrued), Stephen McFeely clarified: "This is not to say we picked people at random to kill." Markus revealed where his head was at when working certain characters into the final two movies. "And there were a bunch of obvious implications from that. Namely, we could bring in the Guardians, because two of Thanos' stepdaughters were on that ship. It could be anybody from anywhere, and in fact should be."
Writing a screenplay is just as hard and messy as any other writing The Markus-McFeely process sounds pretty much like most other writers. There's lots of outlining, there's a focus on structure, which Markus called "a framework so you don't dive into despair." Then a slow back and forth between the writers as they hack out pages and produces a "Frankenstein draft" that eventually will be edited into a function first draft. The process for screenwriters however never stops until the film in in theaters, with re-writes and changes happening during and even after shooting.
Writing Captain Marvel was particularly difficult, The fact that Endgame shot before the Captain Marvel solo film was even written was a huge hurdle, as was the extent of Carol's powers. "It is a tough balance to strike when you have a character that powerful," Markus explains. "You don't want it to seem like you just brought in this person who can clean the house that you didn't clean in the last movie." The writers note that Endgame was about wrapping up the stories of the original six Avengers, and that having Carol solve all the problems wouldn't be satisfying for that story so the character was less emphasized. They also had the same problem to some extent with T'Challa in Infinity War, who was there, but not the focus.
The Benatar resembles a swallow in the contre-jour shot where it is drifting around in space. Being a monogamous migrating bird, swallows are a symbol for loyalty, hope, and the safe return home after a long journey. Thanks to Captain Marvel, Tony and Nebula make it back home in one piece.
After delivering the highest-grossing movie of all-time (NBD), nobody would've blamed Joe and Anthony Russo for shutting it down for the rest of the year and taking an extended vacation/victory lap. Instead, they're currently in Toronto promoting the first film produced by their newly-formed studio AGBO, Mosul. Shot entirely in Arabic, the film's an intense war movie about the Ninevah SWAT team, an elite Iraqi police force locked in a desperate fight against ISIS in the war-torn city, and features a cast of relative unknowns, a far cry from the A-list ensemble the Russo Brothers assembled for Avengers: Endgame. It's also based on a true story, adapted from a 2017 New Yorker article called, fittingly enough, "The Avengers of Mosul." There's a more concrete Avengers connection here too: The article was first brought to the Russos' attention by Endgame (and Avengers: Infinity War and Captain America: Civil War and Captain America: The Winter Soldier) screenwriter Stephen McFeely, who's a partner in AGBO along with his co-writer Christopher Markus. "While we were all still executing Infinity War and Endgame, we would talk a lot about it on set -- thinking about what should be our first project," Anthony Russo explained to SYFY WIRE when we sat down with the brothers, as well as Mosul's Iraqi executive producer Mohamed Al-Daradji, at TIFF. "Steve brought us this article and said, 'This is the most amazing article I've ever read,' and we agreed with him. It moved us really profoundly." And even though they were in the middle of the massive years-long production that was Endgame, they didn't want to wait to get started. "We felt a real sense of urgency that not only does this story need to be told, but it needs to be told ASAP," Anthony reasoned. "Because the conflict was still going on." (And is still going on to this day.) That meant cashing in on their Marvel cred immediately in order to get Mosul off the ground. "There's no other film company that would've made this film," Anthony argued. "From the very beginning, it was a challenge to Joe and I to do everything that we could to try to shepherd this movie through the system properly, because I don't know that anybody else ever would've." It also meant deciding to shoot the film in Arabic, part of an effort to make the film as authentic as possible, to tell this story from an Iraqi point of view. Enter Al-Daradji. "I came on board when I read the script that Matthew [Michael Carnahan] wrote. It was actually one month after the liberation of Mosul, and it was very emotional to read. Because I was just there a couple months earlier," Al-Daradji said. "It was very important to me to be a part of this process and to work with the whole team." "Look at photos of Mosul: the level of destruction is staggering. Staggering and almost incomprehensible," Joe Russo said. "So the intent here was to bring audiences into that world in a way that allowed them a window into the pain and the suffering, and the fight for human dignity that was happening in that city." To some, it may seem like a bit of a left turn to go from superheroes to Iraqi soldiers, but the Russos don't see it that way. "We've had a really varied career. A lot of people are heavily skewed toward our Marvel work, but we started as very low-budget, independent filmmakers," Anthony explained, saying the brothers also grew up with a keen interest in politics and international affairs. "We tried to imbue our Marvel work with a strong international sensibility, and a lot of world politics and world issues. So for us, it feels like a natural extension." "We love that level of filmmaking that Marvel afforded us. We love telling stories on that level, but we're also fed by smaller stories and more specific stories," he continued. "So for us moving forward, it's moving back and forth between the two." Which is why, even though Endgame closed the Russos' Marvel chapter for now, that door isn't shut for good Asked what it might take to bring the brothers back to the MCU, it sounds like the recent Fox merger offers plenty of enticing possibilities. "I grew on up [John] Byrne's X-Men run. Ben Grimm was a favorite character growing up, The Thing. And Fantastic Four is now in the Marvel fold. There's a lot," Joe said. "Silver Surfer is an amazing character. Going really big in cosmic would be a lot of fun. So there's a lot of things that could attract us."
When the Avengers confront Thanos on his retirement planet, they discover that Thanos destroyed the Stones and that doing so nearly killed him. Five years later, Tony snaps his gauntlet to destroy Thanos and his army, but since Tony is not as strong as Thanos, he is killed by the power of the Stones. Tony's knowledge of this reinforces his Heroic Sacrifice since he was aware of the cost but did it anyways.
A subtle example is Professor Hulk; who has "the brains and the brawn together" (brains = Banner, brawn = Hulk). Eventually, those traits allowed him to perform the reverse-snap, since one requires both physical strength and brainpower to snap with the gauntlet.
On Monday, September 9th, Endgame went into the 137th day of its box office run, only showing in 55 theaters. Monday marked the first time that Endgame made less than one-thousand dollars in a single day, with the Marvel blockbuster only bringing in $940. Granted, with a nearly $2.8 billion run at the box office thus far and the title of the highest-grossing film of all time, it's safe to say that this smaller gross is essentially a drop in a bucket. "Somebody wrote recently that for the first time in 45 years, the highest-grossing movie ever was not directed by [Steven] Spielberg, [James] Cameron or [George] Lucas." co-director Anthony Russo said of the film's box office performance. "Those are all our heroes; those are all people [who] we grew up watching their movies, and studying their films to learn how to become filmmakers, so it's weird. It's hard to process."
In May, Anthony and Joe Russo's "Avengers" flick edged out "Titanic" for the second spot on the list, having earned $2.2 billion at that point. Come July, "Endgame" surpassed "Avatar." Now, the second-and-third-place director -- notorious for his cocky attitude -- is speaking out about his losing his box office crown. However, the measured response from the guy who infamously bellowed "I'm the king of the world!" at the 1998 Oscar telecast might surprise some. "It gives me a lot of hope," the filmmaker told Deadline Wednesday. " 'Avengers: Endgame' is demonstrable proof that people will still go to movie theaters." Cameron, who's currently working on back-to-back follow ups to "Avatar" in New Zealand, said he hopes the enthusiasm for "Endgame" transfers over to his new sequels -- when they're ready. "The thing that scared me most about making 'Avatar 2' and 'Avatar 3' was that the market might have shifted so much that it simply was no longer possible to get people that excited about going and sitting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers to watch something," he told the entertainment outlet.
Making Steve Rogers look like an old man was no easy for the Russo's and their VFX team. Luckily, the team had some solid reference in methods used on Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) to help them pull off the look of Steve Rogers, a new character having lived an entire life and growing into an old man. "We then started casting for a skin double, looking around for an old guy who approximates the same face and age of Cap, or what Cap would be," Jen Underdahl, Marvel's visual effects producer said. "We shot in the same lighting conditions right after Chris performs. He gives the same lines, he tries to emulate Chris' performance as much as possible so it doesn't take a whole lot of hammering when you put it on Chris' face." Then, another actor had to step in or sit in for Captain America actor Chris Evans. "In addition to the skin double, you also need to give him an older man's body, an older man's sort of overall profile," Underdahl said. "To do so, we'll do an overall warp on his body and literally squish him down so he fits in the plate as this character." This is where the technology used on the first Captain America movie from 2011 came in handy. "We did the same sort of thing though not with as heavy a hand with old Cap. They took some neck off of him, so he wasn't quite as beefy here, and we shrunk his shoulders to give him that 106-year-old super soldier look."
Director James Cameron is actually pretty psyched there's a new king of the film world. Cameron's Avatar was dethroned by Avengers: Endgame as the highest-grossing movie of all time in July after a decade at the top. But the filmmaker, who also previously held the box office record for Titanic, told Deadline on Wednesday that Endgame's stunning accomplishment actually brought him "a lot of hope." That's not just him being a good sport; Cameron explained the movie's success put him at ease about today's movie-going environment as he prepares to release not one but four Avatar sequels. "Avengers: Endgame is demonstrable proof that people will still go to movie theaters," Cameron told Deadline. "The thing that scared me most about making Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 was that the market might have shifted so much that it simply was no longer possible to get people that excited about going and sitting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers to watch something. ... I'm happy to see it." Of course, Cameron is suggesting this means Avatar 2 can knock Endgame off its perch when it thunders into theaters in two years; the director offered a "who knows" about whether his sequel can be as successful as its 2009 predecessor, but he said it's certainly "possible."
During an interview with SyFyWire about their next project after Endgame (they're directing an R-rated film called Mosul about an elite Iraqi police force), the Russo Brothers revealed what it would take for them to direct another Marvel movie. Joe Russo said he and his brother really enjoyed telling stories over the course of a number of movies instead of telling an entire story in one movie when they directed four movies for Marvel Studios. "I think after you go on the journey that we went on because there is a comprehensive narrative, an overarching story from Winter Soldier [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] all the way to the end of Endgame [Avengers: Endgame] that involves Tony and Cap, through Civil War [Captain America: Civil War], through Infinity War [Avengers: Infinity War] I think that scale of ambition in storytelling is a bug that's bit us," he said. "And we're compelled to tell more stories on that scale, with that sort of years-long ambition to them," he added. Joe Russo also said they may return to the MCU if they got the opportunity to direct their favorite superheroes growing up. "I grew on up [John] Byrne's X-Men run. Ben Grimm was a favorite character growing up, the Thing. And Fantastic Four is now in the Marvel fold. There's a lot," he said before adding, "Silver Surfer is an amazing character. Going really big in cosmic would be a lot of fun. So there's a lot of things that could attract us."
In an interview with Wired, Marvel Entertainment's visual effects producer Jen Underdahl revealed that the rat wasn't actually, as you might expect, a digital effect: it was a real, professionally trained rat. According to Underdahl, visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw made a bet with a line producer that they could find a trained rat to perform the sequence, and the line producer kept insisting the rat would have to be digitally replaced. Guess who won. "For those of you who are curious, that is not a digital rat," Underdahl said. "For all the things that we do and for all the things that we replace, that is actually a practical acting rat. I don't have his name, but he's really there." The rat emerged as the surprise hero of Avengers: Endgame, one that director Joe Russo and writer Chriostopher Markus even joked about on the film's commentary track as being "the hero of the Infinity Saga." It was a fluke moment, but one that set in motion a chain of events that led to the Avengers bringing half the universe back from extinction. There's even a fan theory that the rat was Loki in disguise, because no one could believe that some dumb rat walking on a remote was part of Doctor Strange's "1-in-14 million" chance of them actually beating Thanos.
All of the Quantum Realm suits worn in "Endgame" are VFX creations because the film's production had to start before the costume design team could finalize what the suits would look like. "Endgame" VFX producer Jen Underdahl reveals as much in a WIRED documentary about the extensive special effects work that went into the Marvel movie (via ScreenRant). "Endgame" was shot back-to-back with "Infinity War" and the production had a tight schedule in order to meet the film's April 2019 release date. Waiting for the costume designers to finalize the suits was not an option. "The time suits are a combination of Ant-Man, Tony Stark, and Guardians tech. That took quite a while for us to land on," Underdahl said. "By the time we got a final version, we were already in principal photography. We knew we were going to build them anyway, since they had to 'nano' on and off with Tony's tech, and it ended up being that the costume department didn't have time to develop, fit, and fabricate all the costumes for those hero characters, so we ended up doing them digitally." The VFX team also had to digitally create Captain Marvel's full costume any time the Brie Larson superhero appears in "Endgame." Larson shot her scenes for "Endgame" because she was starting production on her standalone "Captain Marvel" movie, so the costume designers on that film were still figuring out the specifics of her costume when production on "Endgame" got underway. "Her suit, every time you see it in the movie, when she's in her full costume, is digital. Again, the designs for those suits were not ready in time for us to photograph Brie. When you saw her at the beginning, as she's rescuing Tony Stark, when you see her come back, when she's talking to Nat in the Avengers compound, with Rocket and Nebula, and then in the final battle when she comes back and kind of saves the day, that's all the digital suit." Creating digital costume is one of the reasons "Endgame" contains more VFX shots than most contemporary comic book films. The decision to use CGI costumes speaks to Hollywood's larger production trends on tentpoles, where release dates are set in advance and any delay in filming could be a nightmare for release.
Thor and Captain Marvel are easily two of the most powerful characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But one question remained unanswered: Who is more powerful? co-director Joe Russo thinks he knows. In a special segment on the Digital HD release, Russo explains Captain Marvel is probably the more powerful of the two. "It's interesting seeing the Avengers with Captain Marvel," Russo states. "I think that she dimensionalizes them in a really great way. Just from a pure power standpoint and what her abilities are. If you're talking about a collection of heroes, and you're gonna go face Thanos, who we believe still has the gauntlet. She is as powerful, if not more powerful than Thor, and you suddenly have hope again. Because they all know what happened at the end of the last movie, he walked through them like they were paper."
At the Camp Lehigh Army base in 1970, as Tony stumbles into the underground bunker in search of the Tesseract. In the background, there are rows of green computer screens. While it's almost impossible to make out what the screens depict, the VFX reel reveals that, in the distance, is a display of Arnim Zola's face.
A keen-eyed Redditor caught that, during Captain Marvel's blitz on the Mad Titan, she plants her boot firmly in his left palm, to prevent him from closing the fist wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. Of course, at the time, the Avengers were unaware that Thanos had "used the Stones to destroy the Stones," so their attack was coordinated around exploiting the one weakness of the most powerful weapon in the galaxy.
Visual Effects Producer Jen Underdahl detailed how she approached Brolin's Thanos in both Infinity War as well as this film, reflecting on how Josh Brolin's performance was as much a character discovery for the team as it was a technical journey one that led the team to change how Thanos was written due to Brolin's performance choices. "Not only was it a technical discovery for us, it was also a character discovery for Josh [Brolin], Joe and Anthony [Russo]," she explained. "We found... we kind of had imagined Thanos as this big, mean, you know -- over the top character, but how Josh played him was beautiful. His performance was menacing but subtle. Terrifying, but in little flinches, so we realized at that moment that we really needed to have a company that captured all that and pulled his performance through the prosthetics so that when you are like this on Thanos [shows a shot of the Avengers villain], you felt the terror in your bones with this character, because, you had to."
A comment from Ant-Man about Captain America's ass proved one of the most hilarious parts for many viewers. However, the line almost didn't make it into the film. During the Vudu Viewing Party for Endgame, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed, "Ant-Man's line, 'As far as I'm concerned, that's America's ass,' was not in it for quite a while. I think it was [executive producer] Louis D'Esposito or someone who said, 'What happened to that funny line about America's ass?'" "We're like, 'Is it funny? I don't know, let's try it in the next test screening,' because we screen all of our movies multiple times for audiences. And it killed, it killed instantly, without question. And it stayed in the movie, and later in the movie it a got a reprise in some additional photography where Cap himself comments on his own ass." "We questioned, let's be honest, we questioned, 'Is it in character? Is it in the character of Steve Rogers to make a comment on his own ass?' And the thought was, yes, it works, and the audience likes it," Feige said. "But also, we were building a version of Steve who actually was growing, and who was loosening up, and who was leading towards the decision [to retire]. It was part of a character shift, maybe we're just justifying the laughs, but it was part of a character shift to get to the decision he makes at the end of the film to stay with Peggy and get some of that life Tony was always telling him to get."
An extra that appears towards the end of the film appears to be dressed in Spider-Gwen colors.she appears 2 hours and 35 minutes into the film, during the scene where Peter Parker reunites with his best friend Ganke Lee. The extra, who walks by the two Spider-Man characters on the left, sports a blue denim jacket, a light pink backpack and a black skirt with a webbed pattern. Her blonde hair is pulled to the side, in the semblance of an under-shave like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse's version of the character.
Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely expressed their belief Steve Rogers travelling back in time to live with Peggy Carter would not have created an alternate timeline. This prompted a lot of fan speculation about where else the character might have appeared, with some speculating an older Steve might have appeared at Peggy's funeral in Captain America: Civil War. Markus has now reacted to that theory, though he doesn't confirm or deny it. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Markus reacted to the theory, saying, "I would very much like that. There is no set explanation for Cap's time travel. I mean, we've had public disagreements with [directors Anthony and Joe Russo] about what it necessarily means [laughs], but I love the idea of there being two Steve Rogers in the timeline. One who lived a long life with Peggy and is in the background of that funeral scene watching his young self carry his wife's coffin up. Not just for the time travel mumbo jumbo of it, but for the just weird, personal pain and satisfaction that would be happening between two Steve Rogers there. I kind of love it." Although Markus and McFeely do not believe Steve created an alternate timeline when he went to the past to live with Peggy Carter, directors Joe and Anthony Russo dispute that take, explaining the rules of the movie's time travel mean Steve must have created an alternate timeline. Markus and McFeely, for their part, claim Steve is actually the father of Peggy's children.
The special effects team says that Cap was aged 106 years when he returned to 2023 to give Falcon a new shield and make him the new Captain America: Cap is born in 1920. He goes in the ice in 1945 (25 years old) He is found in 2011 and lives on till 2023. (12 years) This makes Cap (before he returned the stones) 37 years old. This means he spends 69 years with Peggy. (106 - 37) Assuming he returned to Peggy in 1947, a good 2 years after the war ended, he would live till 2016 in alternate timeline. (2016 - 1947 = 69). 2016 is when Peggy died (in Captain America: Civil War) This also proves that Cap returned to main timeline shortly before he time traveled for his dramatic entrance.
The major wrinkle of taking the Infinity Stones creating multiple timelines is addressed at the end of Avengers: Endgame, with Steve Rogers returning them - along with Mjolnir - back to their original time periods. Assuming Cap does this correctly (as implied), that means the actions surrounding the Reality Stone in Thor: The Dark World, the Space Stone in 1970, the Mind Stone in The Avengers, the Time Stone in 2012 and the Soul Stone in 2014 are all reverted to normal: he erases the timelines created by their removal. The question of how exactly Steve returned the Soul Stone, or his reaction to Red Skull being its guardian, is left to audiences' imaginations. What that does leave is a pretty startling implication: this always happened. Rocket always stole the Aether from Jane, Howard Stark always bumped into grown-up Tony on the day of his son's birth, the Ancient One always talked to Banner four years before her death. It's a linear timeline and all of this was going on in the background of the MCU all along. While that's a retcon by anyone's reasoning, it is rather tight; none of the mentioned past-future interactions directly contradict the timeline.
Michael Douglas and the Russo Brothers previously worked together on You, Me and Dupree (2006).
This is the first all-time highest-grossing movie to be filmed with IMAX cameras, particularly with ARRI Alexa IMAX cameras.
They allow themselves coincidences in Act I, but "coincidences late in the movie are lazy." So yes, they're okay with the rat helping release Lang from the Quantum Realm.
The Russo Brothers were asked why none of the Nova Corps, who were seen in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), showed up to fight Thanos at the end of Endgame. "Look closely at that scene again," Joe Russo said. "You will see Richard Rider in the background of a shot. Easter egg." Rider, of course, is better known as his superhero name Nova, a very popular cosmic Marvel character who has long been discussed as a worthy addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe but, as of yet, has not been. The io9 team quickly went to work, "grabbing every image of the final battle of Endgame we could find. Went frame by frame through the digital copy. Enhanced images using the best and most powerful technology imaginable. We're talking CIA shit. Blade Runner shit. The best. And the results? Well, shocking isn't quite strong enough. We'll let the images speak for themselves."
Tilda Swinton had previously collaborated with writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely in the Chronicles of Narnia films - one of those films also featured Peter Dinklage, who also appeared in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) (also written by Markus and McFreely).
Scott Lang's storage unit number is 616. Which, fun fact, is the same number used for the primary continuity (Earth 616) of the Marvel Comics Universe.
Steve Winwood's "Dear Mr. Fantasy" is the needle-drop over the opening Marvel credits, and they chose it both as a way to distinguish this as end of an era but also to speak directly to the idea of Marvel as a giant pop culture factory.
When the Avengers track down Thanos on his retirement world, the wounded Mad Titan is held down by several heroes at once. This moment replicates a similar scene in Infinity War, as Iron Man and his allies try to wrangle the Infinity Gauntlet off of Thanos' arm.
Thor isn't the only Asgardian who has no idea what a raccoon is. After Rocket is discovered by a group of Asgardian guards in 2013, he flees while one of them shouts "Get the rabbit!"
Frank Grillo and Maximiliano Hernandez also appeared together in Warrior (2010) and Pride and Glory (2008).
Ridley Scott's Black Rain (1989) was a visual influence on the Tokyo-set introduction of Hawkeye as assassin.
CNN news ran a story that a man hopes to set a record by watching 'Avengers: Endgame' over 110 times.
The Avengers each wore one of the white and red time travel suits so they could shrink down to size and move through time in the Quantum Realm. Most fans have noticed how similar the designs are to Hank Pym's Quantum Realm suit from Ant-Man and the Wasp. But in a new interview with Wired, Visual Effects Producer for Marvel Entertainment Jen Underdahl recently revealed how Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 originally played a part in the design of them. She revealed never before seen pre-viz that had the helmets of these suits be entirely made of the breathable mesh tech that the film used. This may just be pre-viz of what these helmets could look like, but it became clear early on that this would not be a suitable design for the movie. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo decided that these helmets would not work even when this design was done. From that point on, Underdahl and her team retooled the look and gave each suit - which were 100% digitally made - the Ant-Man-esque helmet that Avengers: Endgame features. Even though this is a quick and early look at these helmets, there's no question that the final masks that were chosen were the best way to go. These breathable mesh helmets simply do not work with the rest of the suit. That said, Underdahl's team did still incorporate a piece of the mesh into the final designs, as it serves as the visor in the helmets.
Unused concept art shows thatValkyrie and Okoye would've swapped weapons during the final battle, so Okoye would've wielded Valkyrie's sword, and in turn she would've used the former's vibranium-tipped spear. The scene was designed to show that the two are so skilled in combat it doesn't matter what or whose weapon they're using, but it's not too hard to see why it was cut. The scene involving Cap and Thor, with the former lifting Mjolnir, needed to seem special, and this weapon-swapping might've been a bit too repetitive to work.
Concept art shows Captain America unsure if he can actually lift Mjolnir, with Thor's hammer lying on the ground in front of him, rather than flying straight into his hand. This fits with the common belief of Steve Rogers not being worthy as seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and works with his own belief that he might not be. However, the Russos have said Captain America was always worthy, and their presentation of the scene works better with that idea, and gives a more epic presentation of it.
The final battle is already very long, but it was almost even longer, and would've included a scene where many of the superheroes involved pause for breath and begin to strategize what their next moves will be, it would've included many of the biggest characters, including Captain America, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, and Iron Man. The scene ran for approximately three minutes, which is quite a long time to pause the action for a break in the trenches, and that's ultimately why it was cut. Writer Stephen McFeely said: "It didn't play well... When you have that many people, it invariably is, one line, one line, one line. And that's not a natural conversation."
Where is Gamora?" may be an Infinity War gag, but it is one of Avengers: Endgame's biggest questions, and one that it leaves behind at the end of the film, likely setting up Guardians of the Galaxy 3. But while audiences simply had to assume she'd left the battlefield at some point, this Avengers: Endgame deleted scene confirmed it - and had a poignant tribute to Tony Stark to boot. Coming at the point when Tony dies because of the snap, it sees every MCU hero assembled there taking a knee one-by-one in tribute to Iron Man, before cutting to Gamora, who quietly walks away. It fills in a key mystery and is touching, but at the same time it performs the same function as the even better funeral scene that comes not long afterwards, so it's easy to see why it was cut
The Avengers carefully chose what times to visit based upon the ease with which they could access an Infinity Stone. That clearly means that something must have happened in 2009 that involves an Infinity Stone. At that time, the Reality Stone was still hidden in the ancient vault constructed by Thor's grandfather, Bor; the Power Stone was inaccessible, with the Temple of the Power Stone on Morag submerged until the tides receded in 2014; Thanos still had possession of the Mind Stone, and the Soul Stone was secreted on Vormir, which could've been picked up at any point. This can only be connected to the Tesseract then. The question is a simple one: What happened to the Tesseract in 2009? It's known to have been in SHIELD's possession since 1995, when Goose coughed it up on Nick Fury's desk in Captain Marvel's post-credits scene. According to tie-in comics, such as Fury's Big Week, Fury himself refused to devote resources to researching the Tesseract. It's possible that he believed its powers were too great, and was wary of drawing another alien invasion after the events of Captain Marvel. Whatever the reason, though, Fury shelved the Tesseract project for some time. It wasn't until the late 2000s that the World Security Council began to pressure Fury into focusing his attention on the Tesseract once more. The arrival of Asgardians on Earth in Thor persuaded Fury he had to change his priorities, and he swiftly recruited Erik Selvig to work on the Tesseract as part of a reactivated Project PEGASUS. It's possible, then, that the Tesseract was moved in 2009 - taken back to Project PEGASUS, at the World Security Council's bidding. If that's the case, the Avengers would probably be aware of it; Tony Stark reviewed the history of the Tesseract as far back as The Avengers, although the file is sure to have been redacted so as not to mention Kree and Skrulls. It would be easier to steal the Tesseract during transport than to break into Project PEGASUS, so this time period would naturally become of interest. In the end, however, the Avengers realized that no less than three Infinity Stones were in New York in 2012, so they dropped the 2009 plan altogether.
All 36 heroes during the final battle: Iron Man - Marvel Studios' first superhero, Tony Stark saves the universe as Iron Man one last time in Avengers: Endgame by solving the issues of time travel and using the Infinity Stones to wipe out Thanos and his army. Captain America - As the first Avenger, Captain America fulfills his duty that began decades before. After becoming worthy of wielding Mjolnir, Steve Rogers returns to the love of his life in the 1940s/1950s. Thor - Considered a failure at the start of Avengers: Endgame, Thor, aka the God of Thunder, finds the courage to face Thanos once again in the final battle and help defeat the Mad Titan once and for all. In the end, Thor understands what it truly means to be king... by not being one anymore. Hawkeye - In the years since losing his family in the Decimation, Clint Barton leaves behind his identity as the superhero Hawkeye and becomes Ronin, hunting down cartels and gangs around the world. But the hope of seeing his family again brings him back into the fold. Hulk - After Infinity War, Bruce Banner spent 18 months figuring out how to merge the brains and the brawn together to create Professor Hulk. And he becomes vital to not only figuring out time travel but also making sure that they don't doom the universe by creating alternate timelines. Falcon - Falcon returns to fight alongside Captain America one last time in Avengers: Endgame's final battle after first being dusted in Infinity War. His voice is the first one audiences hear after the snapped victims return. Of course, his first line is, "On your left" - a reference to Steve Rogers' line from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. War Machine - Col. James Rhodes became War Machine in Iron Man 2 and fought alongside his best friend, Tony Stark, in that film. And he had the opportunity to do so one more time in Avengers: Endgame, while also having the experience of time traveling in outer space! Scarlet Witch - Appearing first in Avengers: Age of Ultron as an adversary, Wanda Maximoff eventually became one of the Avengers' strongest heroes, with her superpowers coming from the Mind Stone. And now, she's set to appear in her own TV series, titled WandaVision. Ant-Man - If it wasn't for a rat, Avengers: Endgame's story wouldn't be possible, and time travel itself wouldn't have happened without Scott Lang, who returns as Ant-Man (and Giant-Man) in the movie's final battle. Ant-Man also represents the audience in this film - and for good reason. Wasp - Hope van Dyne returns after the snap is reversed, and she wastes no time in getting in on the action as Wasp, even telling "Cap" that she and Ant-Man have the task of getting the Quantum Tunnel up-and-running covered. Wasp became the MCU's first female leading character in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and that legacy is continued in Endgame. Spider-Man - As one of Marvel's fan-favorite characters, Peter Parker came back from his emotional send-off in Infinity War as Spider-Man (or, more accurately, the Iron Spider). While everyone's future is up in the air, Spider-Man is at least coming in another movie this summer: Spider-Man: Far From Home. Star-Lord - Redeeming himself after his fateful moment in Infinity War is Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, who's now trying to hold onto his team while also searching for the person he lost to Thanos - Gamora. Nebula - Perhaps the most underrated character in Avengers: Endgame and the unsung hero in the fight against Thanos, Nebula returns not once but twice in the movie's final battle - once as her present self and another as herself from 2014. And she's, unfortunately, forced to kill past self in order to protect her sister. Gamora (2014) - Gamora was killed in Infinity War, and that death cannot be undone, just like Black Widow's death. But Avengers: Endgame brings the past's Gamora into the future and sets up her story for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Drax - Drax the Destroyer has had one mission: kill Thanos. While he tried and failed to do so in Infinity War, he managed to complete his task in Avengers: Endgame's final battle by aiding his fellow superheroes. Now, his path is open, just like Thor's. Rocket - Rocket was one of the last surviving Guardians in Avengers: Endgame, and when Thor was down on his luck, it was Rocket who stepped up and helped the Avengers succeed in bringing everyone back. Groot - Groot has died twice since first appearing in the MCU in Guardians of the Galaxy - the first time as a sacrifice and the second time as part of the snap - but he was reunited with Rocket in Avengers: Endgame's final battle, and they battled Thanos' army together. Mantis - Mantis is one of the newest members of the Guardians of the Galaxy, but her powers came in handy in Avengers: Infinity War, and they undoubtedly helped some more in Endgame's final battle. Perhaps she'll be able to use her powers to help Gamora (2014) learn about her other self. Doctor Strange - Just like Ant-Man, Avengers: Endgame wouldn't have been possible without Doctor Strange, whose plan was put in place when he gave up the Time Stone in Avengers: Infinity War. While he didn't have too much to do in Endgame's final battle, he knew exactly what needed to be done in order to make sure they won - and they did. Wong - While Doctor Strange was coming back from Titan, Wong took it upon himself to unite the world's heroes and bring them to the Avengers HQ for the final battle against Thanos. Black Panther - In an exciting moment, Black Panther is the first major hero to return after the snap, and he was crucial to getting the Infinity Stones where they need to go. It's clear that, as the king of Wakanda, Black Panther's role in the MCU is only going to get bigger from here on out. Okoye - Okoye was the only major Black Panther character who wasn't killed by the snap in Avengers: Infinity War. She continued to coordinate with the Avengers in the five years since the Decimation, and when the time was right, she brought everyone from Wakanda to the Avengers HQ to fight Thanos and his time-traveling army. Bucky - No longer the Winter Soldier, Bucky Barnes became the White Wolf in-between Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, and he was perhaps the only person wielding a traditional weapon in Avengers: Endgame's final battle. Valkyrie - Valkyrie was a disgraced hero in Thor: Ragnarok, but after redeeming herself, she lived up to her name in Avengers: Endgame's final battle. And now she's been promoted to the queen of Asgard. Captain Marvel - Coming on the heels of her solo movie, Carol Danvers helped save the Avengers twice in Endgame - the first time by saving Tony Stark and Nebula and the second time by singlehandedly destroying the Sanctuary-II. Then she took on Thanos by herself. Needless to say, Captain Marvel is now one of the strongest heroes in the universe. OTHER HEROES include Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther Shuri - Shuri was one of the surprise snap victims, as her fate wasn't revealed until the first Avengers: Endgame trailer. But she came back with her signature hand cannons and fought Thanos alongside her brother, T'Challa, in the movie's final battle sequence. M'Baku - One of the breakout characters from Black Panther, M'Baku didn't survive the snap, but he did help his king lead the armies of Wakanda against Thanos and his army in Endgame's big battle sequence. Pepper Potts - Pepper Potts has been Tony Stark's rock since the very beginning, and she finally had the chance to use her gift from her husband to fight alongside Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame's final battle. But, sadly, it was also the last time that she saw Tony alive. Korg - Korg and Meik survived the snap only to return in a hilarious scene in New Asgard. But while Korg isn't too good at Fortnite, he knows how to fight on the battlefield, seeing as he returned alongside his king in Avengers: Endgame's final battle. Sorcerers - In addition to Doctor Strange and Wong, sorcerers from all corners of the planet fought in Avengers: Endgame's final battle, and they were integral to keeping people safe when the Sanctuary-II rained fire on the battlefield. Wakandans - Just as in Avengers: Infinity War, the Wakandan army faced the brunt of Thanos' army, except this time they did it with dozens of other heroes from all across the galaxy - and they did so off their home turf. Howard the Duck - Howard the Duck was a surprise cameo in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and he returned in the final Avengers: Endgame battle against Thanos. Kraglin - As one of the few remaining Ravagers, Kraglin joined the fight alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy to defeat the Mad Titan and his galaxy-destroying army once and for all. Ravagers
The justification of time travel is fundamental to Endgame's second act, with characters repeatedly questioning its possiblity. Of course, Tony Stark's scientific explanation - its perils are rooted in quantum chromodynamics theory, Scott turned into a baby and old man because of the EPR paradox and Deutsch proposition, the wrist devices derive from the eigenvalue of a particle field accounting for spectral decomposition under his Mobius strip configuration - glances with genuine theory but one without any real application. Yes, Mobius strip time travel is a pre-existing idea (it's at the heart of the grandfather paradox), but it's not how the film presents time travel. There are two scenes in Endgame where time travel is explained. First is Banner ahead of Hawkeye's test mission. Responding to Rhodey's suggestion of killing Thanos in the crib (an adaptation of the "kill Hitler" time travel theory), Bruce dismisses most time travel examples from popular culture (Back to the Future especially, but Star Trek, Terminator, Time Cop, Time After Time, Quantum Leap, Somewhere In Time, Hot Tub Time Machine and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure are all mentioned), stating "if you travel to the past, that past becomes your future and your former present becomes the past, which can't now be changed by your new future." The basic implication is that you can't change the past because you've existed in the future; no matter what you do, the end result is the same. Even if you were to try and kill baby Thanos, the future you have must be unchanged. Later, when Bruce is attempting to get the Time Stone from the Ancient One, she talks to him and elaborates on his idea further: "The Infinity Stones create what you experience as the flow of time. Remove one of the stones and that flow splits." This suggests that, while the post-Decimation future the Avengers have come from will be there when they return, their actions in the past can impact the timeline to the point that new timelines are created (which, due to the lack of Stones, are much more fraught). While it's possible any change could do this, it's only explicitly stated that it occurs when an Infinity Stone is removed from the timeline, which Bruce proposes can be fixed if they "return each one to its own timeline at the moment it was taken so chronologically, in that reality, it never left." In short, the Avengers can't change their own timeline as it already happened, so going into the past doesn't affect their own reality. However, removing the Infinity Stones from an earlier point does, creating darker timelines. To correct this, the Infinity Stones need to be returned to their original place in the timeline after use. Now, both of these exposition characters are shown in Avengers: Endgame to not have full knowledge of the situation - Bruce is enlightened by the Ancient One, who is herself later corrected by Doctor Strange's plan involving giving up the Time Stone - but given these are the film's prime exposition beats regarding time travel, they can be assumed to be intended as accurate by the filmmakers. The ambiguity comes with what is a big enough change to alter the timeline: taking an Infinity Stone creates a branch, but returning it would essentially uncreate it.
The Avengers intend to go back in time to takes the Infinity Stones to attach to their own, new Infinity Gauntlet. They split into four teams: Iron Man, Captain America, Ant-Man and Hulk to New York during The Avengers to get the Tesseract, Loki's Scepter and Mind Stone; Thor and Rocket to Asgard during Thor: The Dark World to remove the Aether from Jane Foster; War Machine and Nebula to get the Power Stone from the Morag at the start of Guardians of the Galaxy; and Hawkeye and Widow to retrieve the Soul Stone from Vormir. There's a question of why they needed to go to the events of the movies - while the Battle of New York makes sense due to the three Infinity Stone argument, the Aether was in the Collector's museum since Thor: The Dark World and the Power Stone on Xandar following Guardians of the Galaxy, situations with fewer timeline implications. Of course, that would make for a much less interesting film and is argued away in-universe as requiring characters' knowledge of events. The plan goes awry in multiple cases. Clint gets the Soul Stone but has to lose Natasha (which doesn't break the timeline). Thor talks to Frigga moments before her death, getting the goodbye he was robbed and a speech about being a hero, before taking Mjolnir. War Machine gets the orb, but Nebula is stopped from traveling back to the present by 2014 Thanos. Captain America gets the scepter after a tussle with his past self and Hulk the Time Stone (as well as knowledge of the timeline issues above) but Tony and Scott fail to secure the Tesseract, which Loki uses to teleport out; they instead go to 1970 to get it from Camp Lehigh in New Jersey, as well as more Pym Particles for the return journey.
The first true break (or diversion) of the Marvel timeline in Endgame is regarding the Space Stone in 2012. Tony and Scott intend to give 2012 Tony an arc reactor failure when he meets Secretary Pierce (something that presumably always happened), allowing them to remove the Tesseract briefcase from the equation. An angry 2012 Hulk complicates matters and the Space Stone is attained by Loki, who teleports out of New York. Following the rules laid down by the Ancient One (and the fact that the film puts focus on the Loki moment), this a clear and intended break in the Marvel timeline that is not resolved by the time Avengers: Endgame comes to an end. In this reality, Loki escapes capture at the Battle of New York with the Tesseract. The knock-on effects of this are serious: directly, Loki is still working for Thanos at this point so may give him the Space Stone years earlier; from a movie perspective, he isn't there for the events of Thor: The Dark World or Ragnarok, meaning Odin is never replaced and, possibly, Asgard may not be destroyed and Thor never loses Mjolnir; the Avengers also haven't completed their first mission, likely keeping them together longer and impacting solo movies up to and beyond Captain America: Civil War. The extent of all of this is speculation, sure, but the very immediate potential is massive. This would also mean that everything that happens subsequently in this time period is not part of the prime MCU universe: Steve Rogers didn't always fight his future self because he was never looking for Loki. Practically, this is a get around of Loki's death at the start of Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos declared "no resurrections this time" and he was right, from a certain point of view. Loki is dead in the MCU going forward, yet a version of him is alive and well for new adventures at his most malicious in another timeline, which is a topic that will surely be explored in the Tom Hiddleston-starring Disney+ Loki show.
A subset of the Thanos concern is Nebula. The notion of both versions being connected is actually rather logical by itself; think of it like taking a phone to the past - which one receives calls and messages? But when things are taken through to completion, it gets confusing. During the present-day battle in Avengers: Endgame's finale, future Nebula convinces past Gamora to join her (a reversal of their arc in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), which leads to a showdown in which future Nebula kills her past counterpart. Common time travel logic would make this a grandfather paradox - Nebula can't exist to kill herself - but there's no slow fade away. This is further evidence that whatever is happening after Thanos comes to the future is from its own existent timeline, although any further exploration - or even an acknowledgment of what's happened from Gamora or Hawkeye - isn't forthcoming.
The end of Endgame has one final big time travel reveal. When Steve Rogers goes back in time to replace all the stones and, as the movie tells it, correcting every potential issue, instead of returning to the present, he uses the Pym particles to jump to the 1940s to be with Peggy. He gets that date, that dance, that life that he was forever robbed from by his duty. This is confirmed by an appearance of a much older Steve just after he leaves, saying he was happy with the life his chose and passing the shield to Falcon. Thematically perfect and tear-inducingly delivered, this moment nevertheless creates even more complications thanks to, once again, borrowing from multiple forms of time travel. Captain America has inserted himself into the past, becoming Peggy Carter's husband. It's notable that Marvel movies have been avoiding giving much of Peggy's post-Agent Carter background even as they teased Steve's eventual fate. The only proper mention of her husband came in Captain America: The Winter Soldier where, in an archived video at the Captain America Smithsonian exhibit, she explained how he was someone Steve saved during World War II; Agent Carter was canceled before the show could reveal his identity as promised and pictures on her bedside further showed only her children. It's distinctly possible that this ambiguity was intended to hide that it was really Steve Rogers all along. This line of thinking comes with its own problems, many explainable. Steve and Peggy would have had to hide his return from the outside world, likely seeing him live under an alias. As spies, this would be well within their remit, and if the focus was on living a life together, a worthy sacrifice. It would also explain the now-incongruous fact that Peggy has a photo of young Steve on her desk; she's covering for him. It also doesn't make the Sharon Carter love story (too) disgusting as Steve wouldn't be her blood relative. Of course, that would directly work against what happened to Guardians of the Galaxy-era Thanos; following that logic, Steve's return would have started a new chain of events that would surely butterfly into a totally different, possibly Avengers-less future. This solution here would that old Steve turning up straight after his disappearance isn't just him simply revealing himself but having traveled across from another reality using Pym particles for a proper goodbye.
Reportedly, Endgame cost anywhere between $350-400 million to produce. Unadjusted for inflation, that undoubtedly makes it one of the most expensive films ever made - if not the most. The current official record-holder is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which cost $379 million. Infinity War came in at $316 million and Age of Ultron cost $365 million. No other MCU installment had a budget of more than $230 million (Captain America: Civil War).
Co-Director Joe Russo said removing Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a "tragic mistake". Russo's comments follow Disney and Sony's failure to come to an agreement on financing for the franchise, leading to Tom Holland's superhero being cut from the MCU. "It was a tenuous, fraught union throughout the whole process," he told the Toronto Sun, describing the deal between Disney and Sony. "But, I will say, stepping back and trying to be objective as possible, that I think it's a tragic mistake on Sony's part to think that they can replicate [Marvel Studios boss] Kevin [Feige]'s penchant for telling incredible stories and the amazing success he has had over the years. "I think it's a big mistake."
Stark and his daughter, Morgan, express their love for each other using this phrase. In the pages of her own comic book, the spontaneous Gwenpool uses it to tell her (former) boyfriend Quentin Quire a.k.a. Kid Omega how she feels. Quentin is an omega level mutant, who goes by the code name Kid Omega. And while his powers include advanced cognitive and telepathic abilities, his response to the Endgame farewell confirms he's also and absolute monster. Gwenpool can do so much better. Exactly like her counterpart, Deadpool, Gwenpool knows full well that she is in a comic book series. She often addresses the fact in her comics, and in Gwenpool Strikes Back #2, she strives to get the perfect photo for the cover. Gwenpool wants a successful series, and wants Marvel to keep giving her work, and she is willing to do just about anything to make that happen. Including trying to seduce one of the members of the Fantastic Four (any of them, according to her). Deadpool is along for the ride on her mission, and thankfully points out to her that she has a boyfriend. Of course she feels guilty and immediately says that they broke up. When she pulls out her phone to text Quentin a break-up text, we see where she told him that she loves him 3000. However, he didn't understand the reference! So the fact that they are still together is pretty impressive because anyone who doesn't get the reference doesn't deserve to be with Gwenpool.
At the 45th Saturn Awards honored the best in fantasy, sci-fi, and horror motion pictures, television shows and more, Endgame, won six total awards, including Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release and Best Actor in a Film for Robert Downey Jr.
Took 11 days to reach 2 billion dollars at the box office that's double the amount avengers infinity war made in 11 days
Co-writer Christopher Markus confirmed that the Red Hulk was briefly supposed to appear in the film. However, it's not exactly clear what role he would have had or how different it might've been from the Red Hulk's role in the comic book Marvel Universe. Markus implies that Endgame's Red Hulk would have simply been Bruce Banner by stating that "really we're just saying he changes color." Instead, the MCU's Hulk's changes into his "Professor Hulk" persona, which combines the Hulk's strength and body with Banner's intelligence and was introduced during Peter David's iconic tenure on Incredible Hulk. This still has shades of the Red Hulk, who has both intelligence and the ability to transform at will in comics. Considering how that transformation happened off-screen, it stands to reason that the Hulk's transition from green to red would've happened off-screen too, and it likely would've drawn the same criticism that unseen development did.
One fan theory about how the Avengers would defeat Thanos once and for all gained immense traction online prior to the film's release: Ant-Man, while tiny, would go inside Thanos' anus, and then grow giant. This became known as the 'Thanus' theory, which Paul Rudd reluctantly approved of and some scientists proved could technically work, even if Thanos was carrying all six Infinity Stones. One fan went as far as to predict an alternative: already giant-sized, Ant-Man would stick Thanos in *his* anus, and then shrink. Of course, neither of these events occur in the final film.
Emily VanCamp, who recently revealed her character's whereabouts during the last two Avengers movies. Sharon Carter/Agent 13 premiered in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and reprised her role in Phase Three's opener Civil War. She was an ally and potential love interest for Steve Rogers, and was last scene sharing a kiss with the Avenger and giving #TeamCap their equipment ahead of the big tarmac battle. And now Emily VanCamp has explained where her character has been since, saying: "We're obviously going to find out where Sharon's been all this time because she's been on the run."
Tony, Banner & Rocket prepared gauntlet for 6 Infinity Stones collected out of Nanotech. Now Nanotech Guantlet was not designed to absorb the enormous power channeling off all the 6 stone together. If you recall, in Avengers - Infinity War Etiri prepared the Gauntlet of Strongest known metal of which Strombreaker & Mjolnir were made off and was specifically designed to absorb the enormous power channeling off stones. That is the reason why Thanos after using all 6 stone together didn't had considerable amount of damage as Hulk and Tony had. Etiri being dusted because of Thanos snap isn't clear as it isn't being said or discussed. Thor should have prompted them to go to Etiri for preparing Gauntlet which is very easily possible as Strombreaker can summon bifrost and reach there within no time. Maybe it can be inferred that Etiri was dusted, but again it should have been clarified by the writers as it's kind of a loophole in movie story.
Joe Russo: The co-director of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and this film appears as Grieving Man in the support group scene. Two other directors of MCU films are also in the cast of this film, reprising named roles from MCU films they directed: Taika Waititi (director of Thor: Ragnarok (2017)) as Korg and Jon Favreau (director of Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010)) as Happy Hogan.
Joe Russo: as the support group member who talks about going on a date for the first time after losing his male partner, marking the first time an openly gay character has been featured in the MCU. He earlier made cameos in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and in a deleted screen from Avengers: Infinity War (2018).