Avengers: Endgame vs Star Wars Episode 9:
Currently, Disney holds a record number of franchises at his disposal. Its greatest cash cows right now are the Star Wars franchise of Lucas Film and the Marvel Cinematic Universe of Marvel Studios. Marvel has already coughed up more than 20 Billion dollars in collective Box office sales for the Mouse House. They are about to add perhaps two or three more billion to that number with Avengers: Endgame, the second part of the Avengers: Infinity War trilogy and the final movie for the MCU’s current phase.
Against that juggernaut, we have the Mammoth Star Wars Universe. After Disney bought Lucas Film, the Star Wars franchise has been on a roll. There have only been four movies, two of The Last Jedi trilogy and two solo movies but Star Wars has consistently managed to top the game and up the ante whenever it is released. The Force Awakens has been one of the highest grossing movies of all time. The last instalment to the coveted Last Jedi trilogy, the untitled Episode 9, will also hit the screens this year. So this begs the question – Avengers Endgame vs. Star Wars Episode 9 – Which Disney Giant will earn more??
We have the answer to that question.
Let us give you the reasons in more detail about how we reached this conclusion.
The Star Wars Universe, with its huge and vast mythos and character arrays, has never managed to encounter the bane of any commercial movie up until 2018 – a flop. They experienced that for the first time with Solo: A Star Wars Story, which was s severe blow to the Star Wars franchise and let the fans down. But it will be easy to turn the tables around with Star Wars Episode IX.
Let us not forget that Star Wars may have given us a bad movie in the form of Solo this decade, but they also gave us three other super blockbuster movies in the form of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Collectively, the four movies have earned more than 4 Billion dollars for Disney.
And to top it all off, Star Wars Episode IX will be set back to its December release slot, a tradition they broke with Solo (and suffered). The Holidays are filled with movies as usual but there will not be much flagship movie franchise noise this December. The only real competition Star Wars Episode IX has is the upcoming Jumanji Sequel.
The Avengers: Endgame movie, coming in April this year, will be facing tough competition from other Studio mega movie projects that are also considerably popular. It will not affect its leadership position at the Box office when it comes to the theatres, but it will chip away at its Box office Collection. Episode IX will have none of those problems.
There is one thing similar about both Avengers Endgame and Star Wars Episode 9 – both will be the culmination of several years-long sagas. But the case is stronger for Star Wars this time as we know that Avengers: Endgame will not be the last Marvel movie and there is already a lot of news on the internet regarding upcoming Marvel Studios projects like Spiderman: Far From Home and Black Panther 2. Endgame will not be the end, it will be the beginning. So the element of conclusiveness vanishes with Endgame,
In the case of Star Wars, Lucas Film has already announced that they will be making a new slate of movies that would be completely independent of the classic Skywalker saga. The Skywalkers have been the ones that have shaped and moulded Star Wars for more than half a century now. The fans would like to see how the Studio gives a fitting end to a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. The finality factor in Star Wars episode 9 is way more as it will be the literal end of an era. And since the movies with the finality factor within a consecutive series of movies tend to do better than its predecessors, some would say Star Wars might be the ones who will take away the trophy this year.
Some would argue that Avengers: Endgame is the clear winner. Why? Well, the first reason being that the Star Wars Universe being an established universe is catering to only a fixed fan base. The MCU came only a decade ago. Its fan base is young, new and just after ten years, is already big enough to rival that of Star Wars’. With Endgame, they are clearly going to emerge victorious this time. Disney has cooked up a storm, a storm that they can longer keep under the pot. CEO Bob Iger has spun the wheel so hard that it has broken and flown off into the sunset.
Another reason for Marvel’s claim to victory is that its fan base is not polarized and fractured, a feat that The Last Jedi achieved with the established Star Wars fan base. No Marvel fan is angry after the Snap killed off half the universe and many fan favourite heroes along with it. But the Star Wars fans were visibly upset after Rian Johnson took a radical storytelling approach and completely changed the character of Luke Skywalker, the hero of the Galaxy.
Generally speaking, a movie that follows up the events of another blockbuster movie never does as well as its predecessor. But Endgame could be an exception. Everybody wants to know what happened after the Snap. How are the heroes coping up with the aftermath of the Battle of Wakanda is something we all want to eagerly find out. The cliff hanger of an ending has left room for a lot of hearsay and theories.
And with Endgame, the fans will finally get the answer. Also, how will the heroes, who are now literally half in numbers after Infinity War, going to fight an enemy they could not even defeat the first time when the heroes’ ranks were double the current amount? All these questions will be answered by Endgame and it is enough reason for most of the world to go and watch the movie.
The Entertainment industry is filled with cash cows and money making projects under its belt! The Earth’s mightiest heroes are a household phenomenon. Star Wars was already a big name in the movie making industry and Disney pushed it to even newer heights, which is not an easy feat at all. These two giants belong to the same banner and their latest ventures are about to clash. And in the Box office Arena, there is always only one winner. Only one of the two has the balls to dethrone the other guy in the other. And it is…….
You heard it!! It does not matter who wins the Box Office deathmatch. What matters is that whatever money the battle between these two cash making franchise giants generates, it all goes to the pocket of a little mouse with Red Pants and white gloves. Disney is the winner this time. Bot Avengers: Endgame or Star Wars Episode 9. So start coughing up money and fuel the feud. Both these movies are going to be super awesome and we will probably watch them both. In the end, the only guy’s pockets that are getting fatter is the one that owns both Marvel Studios and Lucas Film – Disney Entertainment.
The last Avengers movie to be released under the MCU banner was Avengers: Infinity War. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
The last Star Wars movie to be released under the Lucas Film banner was Solo: A Star Wars Story. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins forces with a gang of galactic smugglers and a 190-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission — the Millennium Falcon.