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Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 superhero film and the twenty-second film entry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, and written by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely — the creative team behind the second and third Captain America films. This team also worked on the previous film in the series, Avengers: Infinity War, which directly set up the events of this one. It is the final film in Phase 3 of the setting and the end of the Thanos Myth Arc that began with the first Avengers film.
After the cataclysmic events of Thanos's victory, half of the universe's sentient life is gone, and the completed Infinity Gauntlet has disappeared with the Mad Titan to a faraway world. The surviving heroes from The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, meanwhile, are left to pick up the pieces of a shattered universe. However, following the arrival of a few new allies, Earth's mightiest heroes discover a means that may allow them to undo Thanos's decimation, and bring back the friends and family lost. And so, along with their allies, the six original Avengers embark on one last mission together to set the world right, whatever it takes.
While not the final Avengers movie, this three-hour-long film will serve as the culmination of everything that has happened in the MCU up until the end of Phase 3, and the last with the original six Avengers serving as the focus. The film is scheduled to release on April 26, 2019.
Avengers: Endgame contains examples of:
- Arc Words: Near the end of the second trailer Steve, Natasha, Clint, and Tony part of the original six Avengers each say the phrase "whatever it takes" signifying their determination to get their friends and allies back and defeat Thanos.
- Color Motif: In contrast to the neon-tinted teaser poster used for Infinity War, the teaser poster for Endgame is a mix of purple and blue. This extends to some of the promotional material as well, as an abandoned New York City is seen bathed in a blue marine layer in the Big Game TV spot.
- Forging Scene: The Superbowl TV spot shows Tony Stark and Nebula getting busy building something.
- Logo Joke: The Marvel Studios logo is a victim of the snap in the trailer. It also has the 10 overlay for the tenth anniversary of the MCU.
- Marquee Alter Ego: The cast poster shows Steve, Tony, Rhodey and Scott without their masks / helmets. Even Bruce appears as himself for once, rather than as the Hulk.
- Mood Whiplash: The first trailer is mournful, elegiac, and filled with grief... until the very end, when Scott Lang shows up outside the Avengers HQ with a big goofy smile. For a brief moment Steve and Natasha even wonder if it's a recording from an old video.
- Never Trust a Trailer: Invoked by the movie's marketing. The Russo brothers confirmed that the trailers have featured cut and altered scenes to maintain secrecy around the film's content.
- Splash of Color: The flashbacks in the second and third trailers are Deliberately Monochrome save for splashes of bright red.
- Time-Shifted Actor: A quick shot in the third trailer shows Clint Bartons three kids played by older actors than those in Avengers: Age of Ultron.