While Avengers: Infinity War became the first movie to star so many characters at once, Avengers: Endgame will surely break that record adding many supporting characters, probably bringing in new villains and obviously having the likes of Valkyrie, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and other heroes into the mix. All these new characters will be conveniently given more screen time as half the characters died in the previous film, but don’t worry as those characters will also be returning.
The movie is 3 hours long, so there should be plenty of time to juggle all these characters and give the original 6 the time that they need. One of the characters we want to see interact with everyone is Groot. One of the best introductory scenes in Infinity War took place where Captain America and Groot met each other. We surely want more of that. Among this mega roster that Marvel has formed now, Rocket and Groot are two of the most show-stealing characters.
While Rocket has been the same talking Raccoon throughout his 3 appearances, we have seen different phases of Groot. Anyone would argue that Adult Groot was certainly the best of the three because he was used very well as compared to the other two times we’ve seen him where Groot was arguably underutilized. Baby Groot was just there to sell toys while teenage Groot actually did something very important in Infinity War.
As we all saw, Groot actually saved Thor’s life while Eitri lost the handle of the Stormbreaker. Groot cut off his own limb to give the Axe a good handle and that is how Thor’s power was restored. He was supposed to have an even more extended role in the film as early concept arts also had him helping Eitri out to forge the new weapon by becoming his wooden hands, but that obviously didn’t make the final cut of the movie.
Groot had one of the saddest deaths in Infinity War, as he died calling out to his father Rocket, and the Raccoon couldn’t do anything for him. But the good thing is that the talking tree will return in Avengers: Endgame and we recently got the proof of it from the new “Avenge the Fallen” Poster.
Talking about this poster, a reddit user who goes by u/BatmanHimself has pointed out one interesting fact in the poster. It’s amazing how Marvel focuses upon the little details to make everything so perfect. Groot may have become a Teenager faster than all the humans but all the teenage attributes that he took were spot on. Groot was swearing, moody, busy with his own deal, and skillful, but what’s interesting is that he also had a teenage Goatee. Take a look:
It’d be interesting to see what role Groot will play in Avengers: Endgame. 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, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.
Here’s the new synopsis of Avengers: Endgame:
“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.”