It has been so long since Avengers: Endgame came out and it’s funny that no one really pointed out such a simple, yet amazing Easter Egg from Endgame which goes way back to The Avengers. Avengers: Endgame recreated a lot of scenes from previous MCU films and we spotted most of them. The first was Tony Stark jumping out of the Stark tower and putting on the Iron Man suit mid-air. It happened in the first Avengers movie, and then in Endgame.
The second scene that was recreated in Endgame was from the Winter Soldier. Cap met Rumlow and other Hydra agents in the lift, and gave us a Hail Hydra nod from the comics. But this scene was actually a nod to the first time Cap was surrounded by Hydra agents in the lift, back in the Winter Soldier. This scene has further transitioned into a classic meme now, but let’s not go into those memes now or else we won’t be able to get out of them.
Another reference came from Civil War where T’Challa told Hawkeye that he doesn’t care about his name, and then straight up called him Clint during the final fight. During the 2014 time travel sequence, we got to see recreation of the legendary dance of Star-Lord. But this time we see the dumb side of Star-Lord as things end quite hysterically when Rhodey turned into the One Punch Man.
Now, we’ve got another nod to the first Avengers movie. Back then, we saw Iron Man travel through a portal into space with a nuclear warhead. We got to see the look in Tony’s eyes when he saw outer space for the first time. This moment was sort of recreated with Captain America in Endgame as this time we see him travel to space in Rocket’s ship. The close up reflection of space that we see in Captain America’s eyes was the direct reference to the first time Tony went through the portal.
Apart from all this, there were so many set ups from Age of Ultron that came to fruition in Avengers: Endgame. Cap lifting the hammer was teased in Age of Ultron, and he lifted it in Endgame. We got a tease for “Avengers Assemble” back in Age of Ultron, and then Cap gave us the big Avengers Assemble moment in A4. In Cap’s vision, he saw a reunion with Peggy. That came to a circle in Avengers 4. Tony’s Vision in A2 was that he won’t be able to save the Universe. He saw Leviathans attacking Earth once more, and that came true. Tony knew that he had to snap because of his vision.
Thor went into the Water of Sight to find answers. As he was about to step in, Erik Selvig said that – “Men who enter that water, the legends don’t end well.” And that’s what happened for Thor. His Ragnarok vision was fulfilled. Heimdall died. Loki died. He lost his people. Thanos killed half the Universe because he couldn’t stop the Snap. And, what we saw in Endgame was a blob who had suffered the most, just as it was teased in Age of Ultron. These connections and references are exactly why the MCU is the best. Age of Ultron deserves a lot of credit for its set ups and Avengers: Endgame deserves even more credit for tying up most of the dangling threads that were left in the previous films.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, William Hurt as General Ross, Tilda Swinton as Ancient One and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
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