The Last Stand of The Avengers

   With the original release date of May 3, 2019, being turned to dust, “Avengers: Endgame” will be coming to theaters in the United States and the United Kingdom on April 26, 2019.

   “Avengers: Endgame” is a direct sequel to 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” as well as a sequel in general to “The Avengers” in 2012 and 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

   Originally, the film was announced back in October 2014 as “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2” before it was removed by Marvel in July 2016 and was referred to as “Untitled Avengers film” until December 2018 when the final title was revealed.

   Returning for this production are Anthony and Joe Russo as the directors, Kevin Feige as the producer and Alan Silvestri as the composer for the film’s score.

   Along with them, the screenplay will once more be written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. In addition, the cinematography will be done by Trent Opaloch and the movie will be edited by Jeffrey Ford and Matthew Schmidt.

   Filming began in April 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, GA. This means that it started right after the filming of “Avengers: Infinity War” had come to a close and was finished in January 2018. Any additional filming was done in the Downtown and Metro Atlanta locations and New York.

   Visual effects for the movie are done by several different companies, those being Industrial Light & Magic, Weta Digital, DNEG, Framestore, Cinesite, Digital Domain, Rise, Lola VFX, Cantina Creative, Capital T, Technicolor VFX and Territory Studio.

   This movie will follow the aftermath of Thanos’ victory over the beloved heroes within the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). The first trailer for the film dropped on Dec. 7, 2018 on the official Marvel Entertainment YouTube channel. In it, the audience gets an image of the post snap world that Thanos has created during “Avengers: Infinity War.”

   Tony Stark is left in space after his allies were turned to dust on the planet Titan, and he is now found floating around in a spaceship with no power.

   He calls Pepper Potts, his fiancée and the CEO of Stark Industries, from the mask of his destroyed suit to tell her of his circumstances within the spacecraft in order to not leave her hanging about his fate. From the time of his message, he states that food and water has since run out and that oxygen will the following morning.

   Following this, we see the remaining Avengers talking to figure out a way to take down the Mad Titan once and for all when the doorbell rings. Out front is Scott Lang, also known as Ant-Man, requesting access into the building.

   Several characters that were absent from “Avengers: Infinity War” will make a comeback for “Avengers: Endgame” to show that they have not been erased by the universal half purge.

   These include Ant-Man and Hawkeye, the former somehow escaping from the quantum realm, and the later having been missing in action since the events of “Captain America: Civil War.”

   Moviegoers also expect to see the inevitable arrival of Captain Marvel after the previous movie’s post credits scene revealed a distress call sent to her by Nick Fury before his demise.

   Despite many of the main cast becoming dust, all of them are credited in the film. While it is no secret that they would be coming back (as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is confirmed to take place after “Avengers: Endgame”), it is still an interesting note.

   Along with that, Gamora – who was killed separately from those that met their fate at the hands of the Infinity Gauntlet – has been confirmed by Joe Russo to still exist within the Soul stone.

   At the end of 2018, “Avengers: Endgame” was named the second most anticipated film by IMDb, the most anticipated blockbuster of 2019 by Fandango and the most anticipated superhero (and overall) film by Atom Tickets.

   The wait is not long for Marvel fans and lovers of big budget film spectacles alike to witness the surviving Avengers’ last stand against Thanos.

Erika Brandenburg
Arts and Entertainment Editor

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