Avengers: Endgame is going to be the massive event that deals with what Infinity War did. It will give us the aftermath of the Decimation event. We only got a glimpse of what happens after the snap through the post-credits scene of Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Avengers: Endgame trailer. But only the upcoming mega finale could give us the full picture of what really happens after the snap.
The worst part about Thanos’ snap for the common people is that they don’t even know what caused the major disintegration event. They don’t know how their loved ones turned into ashes and dust right in front of their eyes. They must be sitting at home blaming the Avengers for it. The reason why it may be easier to blame the Avengers is that the band has already caused the existence of Ultron. Then the Scarlet Witch incident occurred in Lagos, and now the big universe-altering event.
So, don’t be surprised if the Avengers are actually claimed to be the bad guys at the beginning of the film. Most of the Universe doesn’t even know who Thanos is. The Avengers themselves found out about him within a day, so things could be rather bad for the Avengers. The team will probably be mourning the loss of life that has occurred because they couldn’t stop the Mad Titan, and then the millions of people blaming them would probably not help their case.
Thanos snapped keeping in mind a Goodwill for the universe, but there’s a major possibility that his actions could just lead to chaos all over the Universe. While we don’t really know how the Universe changes after the snap, and how the people will react to it, Infinity War co-director Anthony Russo has hinted that the result of the snap may actually be positive, and at least some good may have come from Thanos’ actions. He said:
“These are characters and a story moving forward where Infinity War happened. The entire universe experienced the same fate, and has been brought together by this experience.”
Joe Russo then went on to tell us about how Thanos has been living his life since the Decimation:
“He’s succeeded in the thing he has set out to do. He’s done. He did it. He’s retired.”
Well, that we kinda knew as it has been hinted multiple times by the movie creatives, and the trailer itself. But the population of the Universe uniting as one is something that will be interesting to see. Our world lives in a state of divide with people of different countries being patriotic towards their own nations. But the snap presented an equal amount of suffering for all the people in the world, so it may have united the people more so than ever.
The aftermath of the snap and the changes happened in the Universe could be presented much better in the next trailer of Avengers: Endgame. Talking about that, here’s what the writers of the film had to say about the unexpectedness of the film:
“Christopher Markus – [Avengers 4] doesn’t do what you think it does. It is a different movie than you think it is…Also…[the deaths are] real. I just want to tell you it’s real, and the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to move on to the next stage of grief.
Stephen McFeely – Put it this way, I think [Infinity War] is a fairly mature movie for a blockbuster. It’s got a lot of fun in it, obviously, but boy, it gets very mature. The second one is also mature. We’re going to own these choices, and hopefully surprise and delight you and get you invested. It’s by the same studio, the same filmmaking team. They were written at the same time, shot at the same time. They’re clearly connected, but they are definitely two different movies, one of which is dependent on what happened previous.”
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame comes out on April 26. It will presumably star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Katherine Langford, Stellan Skarsgard and Brie Larson.