Avengers Endgame is set to break records

Rushaad Hayward 

One of the most highly anticipated movies of ending Avengers series was be released Thursday evening.

Avengers Endgame is the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The movie picks up after Galactic Tyrant Thanos wiped half of humanity from existence. The only heroes left to fight this villain are Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Iron man, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Rocket Raccoon, Captain Marvel, and War Machine. If your favorite hero isn’t listed, it’s probably because Thanos has turned them into dust.

However, with the upcoming Spider-Man movie releasing in the summer, it’s safe to say the heroes defeat the big bad and return everything back to normal. This means that everyone isn’t gone permanently.

The previous movie in the series, Infinity War, left fans wanting more for a year. Moviegoers had to be satisfied with less notable films like Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel. Opening weekend, the movie is expected to make roughly $275 million.

The movie will also mark the beginning of a new chapter in the MCU. With contracts ending on both Robert Downey Jr. (Iron man) and Chris Evans (Captain America), it would be nice to see what the franchise does with those characters in future movies.

It also marks the last cameo that Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee will appear in. Lee, who passed away at the end of 2018, has appeared in every Marvel film so far.

Dale Beran, Swan professor of animation and screenwriting at Morgan State University, believes that people should see these movies in theaters as opposed to streaming services.

“The theater is the place to express your excitement,” said Beran as he goes on to compare the hype surrounding this movie with that of Star Wars.

The animation in these movies also takes the value of it to the next level. The amount of work that goes into creating the fight scenes is described as “laborious” by Beran. In a big movie like this “it’s a ton of work,” he adds.

This franchise is bigger than just superheroes fighting bad guys and saving the day. They provide knowledge to those who aren’t the biggest comic big fans. It allows everyone to get a feel for each of the heroes.

“The gap between the two has definitely gotten smaller,” said Beran.

If you’re someone that has absolutely no idea what’s going on in the franchise but still wants to watch Endgame here are five movies to get you caught up fast.

  • Avengers: In this movie we see the main cast of heroes come together for the first time. Viewers also get to see how well they work together and at the end of the movie we get a hint that something more sinister is lurking in the bowls of space.
  • Avengers Age of Ultron: The main cast of heroes come together again, but in this movie, viewers are introduced to new characters Vision and Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch). The two play important roles as Thanos’s quest for the infinity stones progresses. This movie also sets up the next entry on this list.
  • Avengers Civil War: Civil War explains the divide between the heroes. Captain America and Iron Man are at a disagreement about signing over their rights as heroes to the government. Fan favorite Black Panther takes his debut on the big screen in this film as well.  
  • Infinity War: With a few new faces in this one, the heroes are put through their ultimate test. They must protect the Earth, while Thanos looks to gain control over the five infinity stones. With the stones, he can change reality with a snap of his fingers. One of these stones is planted firmly in Vision’s forehead.
  • Captain Marvel: Marvel is on this list because she is the last line of defense of the heroes. Before Nick Fury turns into dust at the end of Infinity War, he reaches out to her via intergalactic pager. In the movie of Captain Marvel, viewers get a glimpse of her power and fans can see how she can rival the mighty Thanos.