Every legend has a beginning and an end. And the countdown is finished also for the Marvel Studios with “Avengers: Endgame,” the epic ending of an equally unique and exciting adventure, an ending that must be seen (again and again) but above all, lived. It is the end of an era, but it is also one more extraordinary piece that reinforces the love and devotion of the fans towards what the Marvel Studios have created through the years, a universe where everyone can be heroes, without being super…heroes.
Behind and In Front of the Camera
The directors of this “last epic chapter of the book we read all together,” as they defined it during the world premiere held on April 22nd in Los Angeles, are once again the brothers Joe and Anthony Russo who, after having excited us (almost too much) with “Avengers: Infinity War,” are ready for the final round of the Marvel Studios saga, which began 11 years ago with “Iron Man” and which counts 22 films.
In hope and in the attempt, of defeating Thanos once and for all, we find a small group of Avengers – the survivors of the Glove of Infinity’s snap – composed by Scarlett Johansson, (Black Widow), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel). They will try with every means at their disposal and “whatever it takes” to avenge their fallen comrades and to revive the fate of the Universe in a last, dangerous and heroic adventure.
Who’s Got the Typewriter
There is no point in changing a winning team! To bear the fate of the whole, or rather the script is the duo composed by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who also worked on the screenplays of “Avengers: Infinity War,” the chapters dedicated to Captain America and “Thor: Dark World.”
Speaking of scripts, do you know who was the only cast member to be given the entire script to read? The one and only “billionaire genius and philanthropist playboy,” namely Robert Downey Jr., from whose character, Iron Man, came to life the whole franchise. The other actors instead had to play false scenes or read scripts containing only the strictly necessary information.
What to Know (ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS)
Once he collected all the Infinity Gems, Thanos snapped his fingers erasing half the life of the universe. The few remaining go on with their lives or at least they try, except for them, the Avengers, which, although halved in number and demoralized in spirit, do not lose hope of finding a solution that can change the situation. And just when everything is lost, a faint spark reignites the desire to fight within the Avengers, ready to make one last, epic journey into the unknown that will lead them to face challenges that go far beyond any expectation. In a continuous crescendo of emotions, they will soon discover that nothing they knew is certain and that of millions of possible futures, only one is needed to make the impossible possible.
What You’ll Need
Check all the Marvel Universe movies in case you have missed one, including the last one to be released, “Captain Marvel.”
Bring Kleenex, lots of them.
Considering the duration that exceeds three hours, Mark Ruffalo at the world premiere in Los Angeles suggested equipping yourselves also with a couple of…diapers!
And above all, the last suggestion that seems obvious but it is always good to repeat it: #DontSpoilTheEndgame.
What They Say
Chris Hemsworth (Thor): “If you were shocked by [Infinity War], I think the second one is even more shocking, for other reasons entirely. (…) That’s what kind of blew me away the first time I read both scripts, is how they managed to orchestrate so many different characters but give them each their own separate shot and moments. The second one I’m probably even more excited about. Just for people to see. I just think it’s another step again. Each step we seem to take with these films, I’ve loved the fact that there’s been growth and evolution. For me, this whole experience has been incredible. In particular the last one.”
Christopher Markus (screenwriter): “We broke your heart, now we’re going to blow your mind!”
Chris Evans (Captain America): “That last day of filming really was a very emotional day; it was the culmination of almost 10 years of filming and 22 movies – this unbelievable tapestry – and you feel a lot more emotions than I think even I thought I’d feel, and I felt it was appropriate to share the gratitude. I know it had a ripple effect, but I am neither confirming nor denying anything.”
Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch): “It’s only going to get worse.”
One Last Thing…
The film has broken three records even before its theatrical release: it was the first trailer in the history of Youtube to reach 1 million likes in less than 4 hours, and the most watched trailer in the first 24 hours on Youtube ( 289 million views, breaking the record of the previous “Avengers: Infinity War” and it is the most pre-booked soldout film ever(in just 6 hours!). Going beyond mere numbers to get to the emotional side instead, we will see the latest cameo by Stan Lee. And then … We don’t want to tell you anything else, it’s a film that must be lived from the first to the last moment until the applause and the final tear, trust me, it will be inevitable.