Avengers: Endgame is a special movie.
Even before Joe and Anthony Russo’s juggernaut arrived in theaters, there was a real sense of wonderment and awe coursing through the Internet, as fans speculated as to how something so spectacular – so unprecedented – was even possible in the first place.
It took 11 years and 21 movies – Captain Marvel included – to lay the necessary foundations for Endgame and its colossal, three-hour story, so it’s small wonder why viewers are rushing to see the Russo Brothers’ crowning achievement two or three times in order to properly appreciate all of the little Easter eggs and callbacks to MCU past.
Speaking of which, below is the latest gallery of high-res stills from Avengers: Endgame, which essentially covers all bases – from Steve and Tony’s heartfelt reunion in 2023 to the battle at Avengers HQ, at which point Thanos’ entire army wages war against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. It’s a battle they can’t hope to win, until Sam Wilson whispers “on your left” and Marvel’s entire franchise assembles. Goosebumps.
Because let’s face it; Avengers: Endgame is a film that we’ll likely be talking about for many more years to come – the kind of superhero event movie that we’ll put on a pedestal where it belongs, and wonder how on Earth such an ambitious comic book project ever came to pass.
It’ll also be the last of its kind… for now. As Phase 4 begins to flicker into life, and the likes of Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange begin to fill the void(s) left by Cap and Co., the MCU we know and love will begin to look very different indeed.
Change is necessary, of course, particularly now that Marvel Studios will soon have access to the X-Men and their mutant allies once the Disney-Fox merger is fully consummated. Think of the goosebumps-worthy moments then…