After a lot of anticipation, the final Avengers of the Marvel saga was finally released last April. In the last episode Infinity War (2018) the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers gather once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order. Here are five surprising facts that you might not know about Avengers: End Game.
1: Avengers: End Game broke records during its opening
Not only did it make a record-breaking $1.2bn (£929m) in world ticket sales in its first week, it also made the biggest opening ever for a film in the UK and Ireland, taking £43.7 million. Avengers: End Game has become the second most popular film of all time after Avatar with a $4.3 billion box office total.
2: It’s the longest super hero film ever released
Overthrowing the title away from Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: End Game now holds the record for the longest Avenger release, with a duration of 3 hours 1 min.
3: Avengers: End Game is a love letter to Star Trek
There are lots of Star Trek saga references in the movie but one of the biggest influences that features in the film refers to the finale of the Star Trek series: The Next Generation called, All Good Things. It features Captain Picard jumping through time, from the present to the future to the show’s past. He does so in an effort to stop a spatial anomaly that threatens to consume the galaxy. Not only does the episode give us glimpses into the future of the Enterprise crew, but it also takes us back to the show’s earliest days as well. The entire episode is a celebration of seven seasons of the series, a love letter if you will. Ring a bell?
4: Thor’s physical transformation is not due to chance
Thor is noticeably heavier in Endgame than in previous films, and there is a reason for this. Some have accused the film (which includes several jokes about Thor’s new figure) of fat-shaming, while some have praised it for portraying a curvier superhero, in a notable departure from Thor’s usual muscular frame. According to the writers of the film, it’s a realistic take for the character at this specific point in his journey: this weight gain is related to Thor’s state of mind after the five-year jump – which has left him depressed and addicted to alcohol.
5: Iron man’s finale suit makes him almost invincible
Iron Man’s new suit is Mark 85. The armor features even more advanced nanotechnology compared to its predecessor which not only forms modules but allows for the suit to generate energy fields. The composition consists of Smart Gold-Titanium Nano-Particles, giving the armor greater adaptability, durability, power and flexibility combination. It’s been the 85th armor made but the 51st he’s ever built for real in the Marvel’s infinity saga.