Avengers: Infinity War was the greatest movie of 2018, and it was surely the biggest movie of the MCU, but that record will be taken over by Avengers: Endgame in the next 28 days. The work upon this film is complete and it is ready for us to see after Marvel takes a few test screenings in the coming days. It will tie all the loose hanging threads of the last 21 movies and tell us the story post the cliff hanger that was left by Infinity War.
Well, since it will directly address the incidents of Infinity War, we can say that it will be a direct sequel to that movie. But, the creatives from Marvel have always been stressing upon the fact that the film is totally different from what Infinity War was. Earlier it was supposed to come out with the title Avengers: Infinity War Part II, but Marvel decided to change that because they know the real difference between Endgame and Infinity War.
Some of us would still like to believe that Endgame is actually the second edition of Infinity War but saying that would not be correct. Yes, it does follow the story past the Snap, but it will also be integrated with many movies from the past directly using time travel. There is going to be the pay-off to Tony’s dream sequence from Age of Ultron, the first battle of New York will resurface, the movie will switch back to Xandar, both during the Infinity War timeline and the Guardians of the Galaxy timeline, and obviously the battle of Wakanda has to be brought back somehow.
So there is a big difference as Endgame will be much bigger in scale and magnitude. According to co-director Joe Russo, this movie is very unique in itself if you consider its tone and perspective. Here’s what he told Box Office Pro:
“I will say that the movie is definitely unique in tone. It has its own spirit that’s different than Infinity War, which is why I was keen for us to separate the movies. Of course, we’re handing off narratives and it’s been serialized over 22 movies. But, it’s different tonally than Infinity War and it is told from a different point of view. It was important for us in our minds as film directors to separate those two because we do not want to make the same movie twice, and ways that you can differentiate films are through tone and point of view.”
He also spoke to Empire Magazine along with screenwriter Stephen McFeely, about how there would be a dramatic change of events post the Decimation. They said:
“Joe Russo – Alright, we have no idea how the story can move forward from here. We’ve just killed half the characters.
Stephen McFeely – Infinity War had 23 people on the poster. That dictated a certain type of pace and a certain type of movie. There’s only, what, nine people on the poster for Endgame? So maybe you can do a different type of storytelling.”
Well, we just cannot wait for this spectacular grand finale event of the MCU. It is going to be the movie of the decade. Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame will open on April 26. Here’s the new synopsis of the movie:
“Thanos snapped his fingers in Avengers: Infinity War, and half the life in the universe instantly dissolved. Now a ragged group of surviving warriors, including Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk works to counteract the Mad Titan’s genocidal action.
Since our heroes couldn’t stop Thanos the first time, what makes them think they can win in a rematch? The answer may be in overwhelming power, thanks to Captain Marvel, or in the tiniest spaces between atoms accessible to Ant-Man. Avengers: Endgame will rewrite the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. When it’s all over, nothing will be the same.”