Published on April 10th, 2019
“Avengers: Endgame” is just 16 days away, hitting the theaters on April 26, and it’s already breaking box-office records left and right.
The film is expected to finally give some resolution to the events of “Infinity War,” in which half the heroes disappeared into dust. It could possibly serve as the last film for several of Marvel’s most iconic characters.
With only a few days wait to the highly anticipated sequel’s release, every Marvel fan out there’s surely shaking in their boots, brimming with sheer excitement. And so, without further ado, and amid all of the rumours and conjecture, here are 60 facts for you to MARVEL at:
1. Avengers: Endgame is an upcoming American superhero film
2. It is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers
3. It is produced by Marvel Studios
4. It is set for distribution by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
5. It is the direct sequel to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War
6. A sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers
7. And 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
8. It is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
9. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo
10. With a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
11. It features an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin
12. In the film, the surviving members of the Avengers work to reverse the damage caused by Thanos in Infinity War
13. The film was announced in October 2014 as Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2
14. The Russo brothers came on board to direct in April 2015
15. By May, Markus and McFeely signed on to script the film
16. In July 2016, Marvel removed the title
17. Referring to it simply as Untitled Avengers film
18. Filming began in August 2017 at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia
19. Shooting back-to-back with Infinity War
20. It ended in January 2018
21. Additional filming took place in the Downtown and Metro Atlanta areas and New York
22. The final title was revealed in December 2018
23. The film is scheduled for release in the United States on April 26, 2019, in IMAX and 3D
24. Following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, half of all life in the universe has been killed in an event dubbed “The Decimation”
25. With the surviving universe in shambles, the remaining Avengers and their allies must reassemble to repair the damage caused by Thanos
26. And restore harmony to the universe
27. In October 2014, Marvel announced a two-part sequel to Age of Ultron, titled Avengers: Infinity War
28. Part 1 was scheduled to be released on May 4, 2018
29. With Part 2 scheduled for May 3, 2019
30. In April 2015, Marvel announced that Anthony and Joe Russo would direct both parts of Avengers: Infinity War
31. With back-to-back filming expected to begin in 2016
32. Also in the month, Kevin Feige said the films would be two, distinct films
33. By May 2015, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely signed on to write the screenplays for both parts of the film
34. The following May, the Russos revealed that they would be retitling the two films
35. To further remove the misconception that the films were one large film split in two
36. In July 2016, Marvel removed the film’s title, simply referring to it as Untitled Avengers film
37. Feige and the Russo brothers indicated the title was being withheld because it would give away plot details for this film and Infinity War
38. Principal photography began on August 10, 2017
39. Uder the working title Mary Lou 2
40. At Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia
41. With Trent Opaloch serving as director of photography
42. The film, along with Infinity War, were shot using IMAX/Arri 2D cameras
43. Thus marking the first time that a Hollywood feature film was shot entirely with IMAX digital cameras
44. Also in the month, filming occurred in The Gulch area of Downtown Atlanta, near the Five Points MARTA station, and Piedmont Park
45. Feige stated that the films were originally scheduled to be filmed simultaneously
46. But instead decided to shoot them back-to-back
47. Anthony Russo originally felt it made more sense to shoot the films simultaneously due to financial and logistical reasons considering the large number of cast members
48. Even though each part is its own distinct film
49. Production wrapped on January 11, 2018
50. Although additional filming took place in Dutchess and Ulster counties in New York in June 2018
51. Reshoots began by September 7, 2018
52. They were concluded on October 12, 2018
53. More reshoots occurred in January 2019
54. Evans and Hemsworth both earned $15 million for the film
55. On December 7, 2018, with the release of the film’s first trailer, the title was revealed to be Avengers: Endgame
56. While also moving its release date in the United States to April 26, 2019
57. Visual effects for the film were created by Industrial Light & Magic, Weta Digital, DNEG, Framestore, Cinesite, Digital Domain, Rise, Lola VFX, Cantina Creative, Capital T, Technicolor VFX, and Territory Studio
58. In June 2016, Alan Silvestri
59. Who composed the score for The Avengers
60. It was revealed to be returning to score both Infinity War and Endgame
61. The Russos started working with Silvestri on the score in early November 2018
Where to stream every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie ahead of ‘Avengers: Endgame’
We’ve heard time and time and time again, Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of 21 movies and 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
But… what if you missed a few along the way? Or what if you did see them all, but don’t exactly remember the finer details of the ones you saw years ago?
Below is a list of where to watch all 21 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to date.
1. Iron Man: iTunes, Amazon Prime (for purchase only), Google Play.
2. The Incredible Hulk: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
3. Iron Man 2: Hulu, iTunes, Amazon Prime (included with subscription), Google Play.
4. Thor: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
5. Captain America: The First Avenger: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
6. Marvel’s The Avengers: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
7. Iron Man 3: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
8. Thor: The Dark World: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
10. Guardians of the Galaxy: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
11. Avengers: Age of Ultron: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
12. Ant-Man: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
13. Captain America: Civil War: iTunes, Google Play.
14. Doctor Strange: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
16. Spider-Man: Homecoming: Starz, iTunes (for purchase only), Amazon Prime (for purchase only), Google Play (for purchase only).
17. Thor: Ragnarok: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
18. Black Panther: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
19. Avengers: Infinity War: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
20. Ant-Man and the Wasp: iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play.
21. Captain Marvel: It’s too recent to be streaming anywhere. Get yourself to a movie theater.