Avengers: Endgame predictions

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Avengers: Endgame is coming to theaters on Friday, April 26 and Marvel fans are preparing to see the 22-movie “Infinity Saga” come to a close. The plot of the movie has been under wraps, as the trailers give only a few clues as to what the movie could be about, and the actors themselves don’t even know how the movie ends. However, there are many ideas and predictions floating around that might just be right. If you want to avoid any potential spoilers, do not read on.

Based on trailers and footage that we’ve seen from the movie, it looks like there might be some sort of time jump. Natasha Romanoff, played by Scarlett Johansson, has different hair in various shots; some shots show her with the short, blonde hair that she had in Infinity War, while others show her with longer, classic red hair. Based off of the Avengers’ costume upgrades including the white suits, Captain America’s new suit, Tony Stark’s Mark 85 suit (he left off at 50 in Infinity War), they’ve clearly had a lot of time to prepare.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo previously said that Infinity War was Thanos’ movie but that Endgame will be the Avengers’ movie. Because of this, I expect many references and big moments to be paid off in this movie. There’s definitely going to be an Avengers reunion, the first since Captain America: Civil war, an “avenging” moment, and a moment with the Guardians of the Galaxy back together. I’m also hoping that audiences will get to see Steve Rogers lifting Thor’s hammer (teased in Avengers: Age of Ultron), Tony Stark and Pepper Potts getting married and having a child (mentioned in Infinity War), Loki and Thor reuniting, Pepper Potts wearing rescue armor, Peter Parker and Tony bonding, and Tony providing the Rogue Avengers with new weapons (a scene from Spiderman: Homecoming).

Set pictures also revealed that some characters would revisit past moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) throughout the film. Marvel Studios has also been emphasizing the past with the saying “every journey has an end”, and replaying clips from other MCU movies in the trailers. Ant-Man and the Wasp showed us the Quantum Realm, multiverses and “time-vortexes” which could be the key to going back in time as a part of their plan to save the universe. With the possibility of time travel, everything gets crazier. We could even see older or younger versions of characters fighting alongside their current selves in an effort to defeat the Mad Titan.

An early description of Avengers: Endgame hinted at a larger threat than Thanos, even though voice overs in recent trailers show that Thanos is the main villain for at least most of the movie. There will probably be multiple attempts to go after him (a plan for one such attempt shown in an official clip) and the more determined that the Avengers will get with each attempt, the angrier Thanos will be. The early description could have been a scrapped idea, but during a few of their attempts, the Avengers could face other villains like Ronan the Accuser, who worked with Thanos in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, or even Ultron.  

We know from previous interviews with the writers and filmmakers that some characters will not survive this movie. In order for the saga to have a satisfying conclusion, high stakes and losses are necessary. Judging from trailers and the arcs of the original Avengers, Steve Rogers is most likely to die. Many fans believe that he will make the sacrifice play to save the others, which is in line with his unshakable selflessness and loyalty. Other characters who are likely to die include Nebula and Tony Stark, given their character arcs and that their characters are not lined up for more movies or TV Shows on the Disney + streaming service after Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame is just days away from hitting theaters but until then, these guesses are as good as any. We’ll find out how the Avengers defeat their greatest enemy yet on April 26th.

Stay tuned for a spoiler-free review after opening weekend.