Avengers: Endgame is the final piece of the 3rd phase of Marvel Universe (ah yeah, we still have Spider-man: Far From Home), treating fans and viewers with 3 hours full of satisfaction, emotion, Easter eggs and references to previous Marvel movies. The movie blockbuster with massive scope, all the Marvel Cinematic Universe mythology and character will certainly bring up some question for viewers.

So, we are here to dive in all of those questions and theories and give you some insight.

First of all, you must have seen Avengers: Endgame, right? If not, this post has MANY SPOILERS for the movie, and it is strongly recommended that you shouldn’t read for the cinematic experience fulfillment.

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Please watch the movie before reading this article

WHO ACTUALLY DIED IN AVENGERS: ENDGAME?

This is a big question raised long before the movie premiere. To beat Thanos and bring back people who were snapped into dust in Infinity War, the Avengers team were determined to do “whatever it takes,” which means some heroes would have to sacrifice themselves for the greater cause.

Black Widow used her soul for trading, letting Hawkeye claim the Soul Stone and bring it back. Sadly, she can’t be brought back after the Hulk’s snap in Endgame, just like Gamora, who is killed by her foster father, Thanos at the Vormir shrine in Avengers: Infinity War. For the audience, the death was somewhat predictable because we knew that one of two coming to the Vormir shrine had to die to claim the Stone but not our heroes.

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Black Widow died so that Hawkeye could get the soul stone

And there was also Tony Stark. Endgame plays a role like a dedication to Iron Man, the man who started everything. The solitary “genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” finally became a father and had the chance to get close to his father. In the battle against Thanos, he stole back the Infinity Stones from Thanos’ hand and snapped him and his troops out of existence. It came with the price for that snap as our hero fell on the battlefield. He left in peace knowing from Pepper Potts, his loving wife, that they were okay now and he could rest now.

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Iron man sacrificed himself for one more snap with all the infinity stones

HOW CAN IRON MAN TAKE THE INFINITY STONES FROM THANOS’ HAND?

It can be assumed that it was an intelligent distraction and probably deceptive skills. Perhaps Tony put some special equipment into his Infinity Gauntlet, or Thanos just had little sensitivity in the gauntlet.

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It was an epic scene of Iron Man stealing all the infinity stones from Thanos

HOW DID CAPTAIN AMERICA LIFT THE MJOLNIR?

One of the most attracting moments in Endgame was when the Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer flew right into Captain America’s hand. Steve Rogers proved himself to be deemed “worthy” to be able to control the Dwarven-forged hammer.

It was a glorious recall to Avengers: Age of Ultron when no one was able to lift the hammer, but Steve was the only person who made Thor feel a bit of tension. The fans even have a popular theory that Cap was not trying to pick Mjolnir up, but both Thor and he knew he could. Steve is also believed to have become “worthy” throughout the times. It depends on one’s interpretation to answer this question.

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All Marvel fans want to see Cap using Mjolnir in Avengers: Endgame, and they were not disappointed

WHO WAS DANCING WITH CAPTAIN AMERICA AT THE END OF THE FILM?

In the previous MCU movies, we knew that Steve Rogers never had the chances to live with Peggy Carter, the love of his life. While Captain America was frozen for 70 years under the ice, Peggy went on aging and died in Captain America: Civil War. As we can see, even when she’s gone, Steve still regrets the life he could have had.

When finishing his mission of turning back the Infinity Stones to its timeline, Captain America didn’t come back. The person that Bucky and Sam saw was an old Steve Rogers, who have stayed back in 1950, trying to get a life that Tony always told him to have. He handed over the shield and title to Sam.

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Cap still owns Peggy a dance, until the end of Endgame

At the end of the movie, Steve was dancing with Peggy, which was another callback to previous MCU movies. The dance that these two had joked about in the first Captain America, the one that Steve made a rain check right before he sank under the ocean for 70 years, the one that he reminded her when visiting her, has finally done

WHO WAS THE BOY AT TONY STARK’S FUNERAL?

At Tony Stark’s funeral, there was a strange character showing up in the scene. Although many couldn’t recognize the boy, he had a strong connection to Iron Man’s past.

It was Harley Keener, starring Ty Simpkins, the boy in Iron Man 3. Sharing the same passion for gadgets and the same daddy issues, these two have had quite a close relationship that as we can see, lasts up to now.

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Harley Keener in Iron Man 3

IS BLACK WIDOW GONE FOR GOOD?

Although how the time travel functions in Endgame is quite challenging to understand, our heroes were convinced that Natasha couldn’t be restored, even when using the Infinity Gauntlet because her death was irreversible to claim the Soul Stone. However, this might not be the last time we can see Black Widow on the big screen since Marvel has done everything but to confirm a movie for this woman, which already own a director, a screenwriter, and casts.

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We still have one more chance to see stunning actions from Black Widow

WILL THOR MAKE HIS APPEARANCE IN GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 NOW?

After yielding the throne to Valkyrie, Thor joined in with the Guardians, setting off for a new journey. With the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, we probably can look forward to the God of Thunder’s appearance in the movie, as long as Peter Quill won’t kick Thor out of the ship for threatening his authority.

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Who would want to kick this fat cute Thor out of the ship

WHERE WAS LOKI?

The incident in 2012 when Tony, Steve, Bruce, and Scott traveled back to get the stones has accidentally let the Tesseract fall into Loki’s hands, helping him teleport and escape. Where he went remained a mystery – which might be a hint for the Disney Plus series of Loki.

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Loki managed to escaped with the Tesseract in one timeline

ARE PETER 5 YEAR OLF YOUNGER THAN HIS FRIENDS NOW?!

Hulk’s snap brought everyone disappeared from 5 years ago back, which means that they would be five years younger than the rest. This seems to be a problem especially to teenagers like our Peter Parker as some of the friends are now older than him. Fortunately, seeing the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer, it was coincidental that most people in Peter circle were snapped and resurrected.

 

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Apparently, all of Peter's friends have been gone for 5 years like him

ARE FORTNITE STILL PLAYED IN 2023?

After the Decimation, this battle game seemed to survive. We can see that Thor and his friends were playing Fortnite when Hulk and Rocket visited him in the new Asgard. With half of its workforce turned into dust, the game might not be able to keep the heat like now in 2019, but rather a nostalgia, a reminder for what was once famous.