Avengers Headquarters –
The MCU has become the biggest brand in Hollywood and in the larger shared Universe, the Avengers franchise is certainly the biggest of all. No other movie trilogy has made more than $3 Billion, and the 3 Avengers movies here have grossed close to $5 Billion. The next installment is already being projected for $2 Billion+ and Disney just can’t ask for more. Since 2012, the cast of the films have significantly increased, and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame will create some records that may never be broken.
From Avengers 1 to Endgame a whole lot has changed. The characters have evolved, the Universe has expanded itself to greater cosmic lengths, heroes have died and even things as small as the Avengers headquarters have changed. Reddit user JOo_jo has pointed out the subtle changes in the design of the Avengers facility that have taken place since we first saw the place back in Age of Ultron. Have a look for yourself:
The Avengers facility in Age of Ultron either wasn’t fully developed, or wasn’t fully shown to us, but enter Ant-Man, we got the first clear picture of how the base completely looks from up top. Doctor Strange clearly met the Avengers only in Infinity War and not before that, so he surely wasn’t present at the Avengers facility any time. Then how exactly did the buildings get displaced? Wanda has Telekinetic abilities but she can’t move buildings with that.
There haven’t been any attacks on the home base which destroyed buildings so Stark could remodel them to a different area on the same location. So why do the Marvel creatives keep changing the looks of HQ after every 2-3 movies? Assuming that we weren’t shown the full exterior of the HQ back in Age of Ultron, we can safely say that the base had the same overall design, but then coming into Phase 3 with Civil War, the buildings on the left and right side of the real estate with the big ‘A’ moved forward.
It stayed the same for Homecoming and Infinity War, but coming into Avengers: Endgame, the buildings have been displaced again. This time, the Base with the ‘A’ on it has rotated on its axis and has become much broader than before. So another mystery question we have here is that how do these buildings keep moving? What is the point of changing these buildings? Perhaps the MCU visual effects designers just like to have fun with us from time and time again.
Avengers: Endgame is said to be the last of the franchise, and from here on, the title will be put to rest while the franchise continues with a different name for its team up films. This may or may not be true, but one thing that we know for sure is that there won’t be a big scale team-up movie of this sorts for the next 4-5 years.
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame will open on April 26, and it’ll 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.
Here’s the official synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”