Avengers: Endgame: Everybody wants to know what happened to all those people that got turned to fish food in Avengers: Infinity War and do they get brought back? Well, half the universe do anyway.
Let’s face it, we know at least some of them must get brought back, because we have Spider-Man: Far From Home coming up very soon, as well as more from the King of Wakanda and the Master of the Mystic Arts.
No secrets or spoilers there, then. But how? How do they come back from those little cardboard tubes in the pet shops?
Well, there would be spoilers right there and as such there’s not much I can say without giving stuff away, so I’ll just say this: Avengers: Endgame is a brilliant ride. A ride full of things I didn’t quite expect and things I kind of did.
But at no point did it disappoint.
Marvel Studios have over the years managed to find a magnificent balance of humour, mixed with underlying moral issues, sad moments without dwelling on them too much and of course great action scenes and character development.
I think I preferred Infinity War and a small gloveful of other Marvel studios films to this finale if I’m honest, but Endgame wraps up this era of their ongoing story arc in fine fashion.
One can’t help but feel sad that this chapter has come to an end, but also wonder with huge anticipation where they are going to go next.
Endgame and Marvel close a lot of doors, but also open up so many more with regards to the future of the MCU. And with them acquiring Fox, hopefully we can get another 10 years of thrills, spills, ups and downs and surprises with the arrival of the Fantastic Four, mutants and the X-Men.
We shall see.
Roll on the next 10 years.
Running time: 181 minutes
Studio: Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
Format: 2.39:1 (ARRIRAW 6.5K, Ultra Panavision 70 (anamorphic lenses)); 1:90:1 (IMAX version)
Released: April 25th 2019
Directors: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
Producer: Kevin Feige
Screenplay: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)
Music: Alan Silvestri
Tony Stark / Iron Man: Robert Downey Jr
Thor: Chris Hemsworth
Thanos: Josh Brolin
Bruce Banner / Hulk: Mark Ruffalo
Steve Rogers / Captain America: Chris Evans
Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow: Scarlett Johansson
James Rhodes / War Machine: Don Cheadle
Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch
Peter Parker / Spider-Man: Tom Holland
T’Challa / Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman
Gamora: Zoe Saldana
Nebula: Karen Gillan
Loki: Tom Hiddleston
Vision: Paul Bettany
Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch: Elizabeth Olsen
Sam Wilson / Falcon: Anthony Mackie
Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier: Sebastian Stan
Heimdall: Idris Elba
Okoye: Danai Gurira
Eitri: Peter Dinklage
Wong: Benedict Wong
Mantis: Pom Klementieff
Drax: Dave Bautista
Groot: Vin Diesel (voice)
Rocket: Bradley Cooper (voice)
Pepper Potts: Gwyneth Paltrow
Peter Quill / Star-Lord: Chris Pratt
On-Set Rocket: Sean Gunn
Shuri: Letitia Wright
Cull Obsidian / On-Set Groot: Terry Notary
Ebony Maw: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Proxima Midnight: Carrie Coon
Corvus Glaive: Michael Shaw
Driver: Stan Lee
M’Baku: Winston Duke
Voice of Friday: Kerry Condon