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What Would Happen to Earth If the Avengers Undid Thanos’ Snap?

In 2018, half of all sentient life disappeared with Thanos’ snap of the fingers in Avengers: Infinity War. Five years passed. Read More >>

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Before Chris Hemsworth Fought to Keep Thor Fat in Avengers: Endgame, He Almost Played Gambit

Avengers: Endgame takes Thor to an emotional low point so dark that he sinks into an existential, alcohol-fuelled depression. It causes the thunder god to go through a drastic physical transformation we don’t see until halfway through the film. When we first see Thor’s new form, it’s initially played for laughs, but as Endgame unfolds, it’s shown to be a reflection of where the character’s at emotionally. Read More >>

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The Soul Stone Was the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Least Interesting MacGuffin

Long before any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s heroes had the slightest inkling they might one day have to literally turn back time to save half of existence, Thanos was busy moving heaven and Titan to get his sizeable purple hands on each of the Infinity Stones. Read More >>

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Why Working on 12 Marvel Movies Only Partially Prepared ILM for Avengers: Endgame

Imagine if Avengers: Endgame was the first Marvel movie. Not storywise, of course. That would be silly. But think about a team-up, comic book movie on this scale coming to cinemas, sight unseen. Logistically, that feels like a nightmare for a ton of reasons, especially if a company (or several) was tasked with first conceptualising, then designing, crafting, and eventually digitally creating all of those characters, all from scratch, for a single movie. Read More >>

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Avengers: Endgame’s Creators Keep Undoing the Good Will They Had by Explaining the Movie

While Avengers: Endgame is very good at drawing you into the sheer spectacle of itself as you’re watching, when you give it some distance, the movie’s narrative weaknesses become readily apparent. And that’s before the Russo Brothers started to further complicate things with their post-hoc musings. Apparently, though, the filmmakers have even more to say. Read More >>

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Avengers: Endgame Has Some Nerve Making Fun of Time Travel Movies

Because real-world time travel back and forth between the past and present is not (yet) possible, and the underlying science behind our working theories as to how it might one day be possible can be difficult to grasp, our ideas about it have largely been shaped by fictional depictions in books, television shows and movies like Avengers: Endgame. Read More >>

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A Good Omens-Themed Prophetical Twitter Account May Have Heralded a Major Endgame Spoiler

What happens when the warnings of Agnes Nutter combine with modern popular culture? Well, it might be Avengers: Endgame spoilers, apparently. Read More >>

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Endgame’s Hulk is the MCU’s Gift to Bruce Banner

Hulk smash. The Hulk has always smashed; it’s his thing and he’s incredibly good at it. But in Avengers: Endgame, the Hulk is given a new emotional depth that allows him to do more than express rage with his irradiated fists. Read More >>

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Avengers: Endgame’s Editor Came Up With One of the Best Lines of the Film

Avengers: Endgame is a movie almost entirely about providing a sense of payoff—to varying degrees of success—to 11 years of Marvel moviemaking. But one of its most powerful payoffs to the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe wasn’t actually in the film from the start. In fact, it didn’t even come from the Russo brothers or the screenwriters. Read More >>

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How Spider-Man: Far From Home Brings Peter Parker Back Down to Earth

On the UK set of Spider-Man: Far From Home last summer, one question was on the minds of press: how does Peter Parker’s next solo adventure deal with the cataclysmic events of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame? We didn’t get to find out, obviously. But we did learn how a different scale for Jon Watts’ Homecoming followup will bring Peter back down to street level – even as he goes on the road trip of a lifetime. Read More >>

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Avengers: Endgame Cut a Top-Secret Character From What Would’ve Been an Emotional Scene

Remember last year when news broke that Katharine Langford, the star of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, was cast in what would soon be titled Avengers: Endgame? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t, but either way she was cast and obviously wasn’t in the final movie. So what happened? Read More >>

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Avengers: Endgame Was Never Going to Have a Post-Credit Scene

The Marvel Cinematic Universe was built on mid- and post-credit scenes. That’s where some of the biggest, most shocking revelations came, linking what has become 22 movies and counting. And yet, fans who see the culmination of that story in Avengers: Endgame have been surprised to find out the credits this time serve the purpose of recognising the thousands of people who made the film, and nothing more. That’s what 11 years of conditioning will do. Read More >>

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Oops… a Pirated Copy of Avengers: Endgame Was Aired By a Philippine TV Station

Spoilers be damned, a local Philippine cable station has invited the fury of cinemas and fans by airing a pirated version of Avengers: Endgame just one day after the film premiered in the country. Read More >>

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It’s Audacious That Avengers: Endgame Even Exists

About 20 minutes into my screening of Avengers: Endgame, I started losing my mind. It was a befuddlement not necessarily caused by what was happening on screen and what it meant for the plot of the film, but because what I was seeing unfold felt like it shouldn’t exist. Or that it arguably can ever exist in another form, ever again. Read More >>