Avengers: Endgame (also known as Avengers 4) is a superhero film produced by Marvel Studios, and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is a sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. In Infinity War, half of the universe is wiped out by Thanos and in Avengers 4, the remaining Avengers have to come together to remedy the consequences.
Keep reading to learn all the information you need to know about the film which is being billed as one of the biggest cinematic achievements in the history of entertainment.
Avengers 4 (Endgame) Cast
Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
A key member of the Avengers, Captain America (played by Chris Evans) is a soldier from the Second World War who had been physiologically enhanced by an experimental serum and was frozen thereafter to be awakened in the modern world.
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
A genius, playboy, billionaire and philanthropist who personally makes his own suits of armor. A key member of the Avengers, Tony Stark played by Robert Downey Jr is stuck in space after the events of Infinity Way and must find a way back home to help the Avengers stop Thanos.
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Simply put, Bruce Banner is a scientist who, as a result of exposure to gamma-ray radiation, transforms into a huge green monster when he is agitated or angry. He is also unarguably one of the strongest Avengers. This character was played by Mark Ruffalo.
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Thor is the King of Asgard and god of Thunder who currently wields a magical ax known as Stormbreaker after the destruction of his hammer, Mjolnir, in Thor: Ragnarok. Like many of the other Avengers, Chris Hemsworth/Thor has a score to settle with Thanos, the villain of Avengers 4.
Scarlett Johanson as Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow
Natasha Romanoff played by Scarlett Johanson, also known as Black Widow, is a former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D, and a member of an original member of the Avengers. She made MCU debut with Iron Man 2 and has appeared in The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers 4 (Endgame).
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton
A former Avenger who has a new outfit in the movie that is similar to that of Ronin from the comics. Jeremy Renner who acted as Clint Barton is also one of the Original six Avengers and joined the team as ‘Hawkeye’, an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/ Captain Marvel
In simple terms, Carol Danvers is an ex-pilot who had her DNA altered following a crash which gave her superpowers. She made her debut with the 2019 film Captain Marvel but will be joining the team in Avengers 4 to help undo Thanos’ snap. The character was aptly played by Brie Larson.
Karen Gillan as Nebula
One of Thanos’ adopted daughters, Nebula was raised alongside Gamora. Nebula is determined to kill her father for the emotional and psychological torture he put her through and for what he did to her sister, Gamora. Karen Gillan played this character.
Danai Gurira as Okoye
Okoye acted by Danai Gurira made her debut in Black Panther and immediately became a fan favorite. She is a skilled fighter and the General of Wakanda’s elite all female soldiers, The Dora Milaje.
Bradley Cooper as Rocket Racoon
A witty genetically engineered raccoon who is skilled in battle tactics and weapons. His character played by Bradley Cooper is one of the original members of the Guardians of The Galaxy and is the last surviving member of the Guardians.
Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts
Pepper Potts is Tony Stark’s fiancée and CEO of Stark Industries. Her character was introduced in the very first MCU film Iron Man and since her debut, she has continued to appear sparsely in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is expected to reappear in Avengers 4 (Endgame) although the extent of her role has not been disclosed. Gwyneth Paltrow will be playing the role.
Josh Brolin as Thanos
Thanos is the main villain of Avengers: Infinity War who succeeded in wiping out half of the universe with the six infinity stones. He is expected to reprise his role as the villain in Avengers 4 (Endgame). The actor Playing this character will be Josh Brolin.
Benedict Wong as Wong
Wong is one of the Masters of the Mystic Arts that protects the Kamar-Taj’s most valuable relics and books. He joined the MCU with 2016’s Doctor Strange and reprised his role in Avengers: Infinity War.
Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine
An avenger who operates the War Machine Armor, James Rhodes is Tony Stark’s best friend. Though he has been part of the MCU since the very beginning, his role in the films only grew more significant with the latter entries and his role as an Avenger began with Avengers: Age of Ultron. This character is played by Don Cheadle.
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
Scott Lang played Paul Rudd is an ex-criminal and single father who has a suit that allows him to shrink or grow in scale and strength. This character was first introduced in the 2015 film, Ant-Man and has gone on to receive critical acclaim. Though he has not been a pivotal part of the Avengers films before, his role is expected to be significant in Avengers 4.
Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan
Happy Hogan is Tony Stark’s driver and bodyguard. The character was first introduced in the MCU with the very first film, Iron Man which was released in 2008. Since then, he has gone on to appear in several MCU films. It is befitting that he is part of Avengers 4 (Endgame) as he was an integral part of the beginning of the cinematic universe.
Other characters that were killed in Infinity War that reprise their roles in Avengers 4 include: T’Challa/ Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman, Peter Parker/Spider-Man played by Tom Holland, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch played by Elizabeth Olsen, Dr. Strange played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Wilson/Falcon played by Anthony Mackie, Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan, Vision played by Paul Bettany, Loki played by Tom Hiddleston, Mantis played by Pom Klementieff, Drax the Destroyer played by Dave Bautista, Gamora played by Zoe Saldana, Peter Quill/Star-Lord played by Chris Pratt, Shuri played by Letitia Wright, and Hope van Dyne/ the Wasp played by Evangeline Lilly.
Brock Rumlow/Crossbones played by Frank Grillo and Valkyrie played by Tessa Thompson also reprise their roles from other Marvel Cinematic Universe Films. Hiroyuki Sanada, Katherine Langford and Joe Russo’s daughter, Ava, have been cast in undisclosed roles and Stan Lee has a posthumous cameo in the film.
News Update And Release Date
Avengers 4: Endgame, which was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, has April 26, 2019, as its release date. The movie is expected to be longer than the average MCU movie especially since there are a lot of loose ends to tie. The length of the movie has been confirmed to be 3 hours and 2 minutes long. At that length, it would be the longest film ever from Marvel Studio, breaking the Avengers: Infinity War record that ran for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Avengers 4 (Endgame) was initially scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019, but it has been rescheduled for an earlier release in April much to the delight of fans who cannot wait to see how Marvel intends to conclude this epic chapter.
With a movie like this, the rumors are rampant. One of the most prominent rumors is that a key character – Hawkeye, will evolve into ‘Ronin’ in this film. The rumor arose following set photos tweeted by Marvel showing Jeremy Renner covering his costume in a trench coat, but wearing gold and black boots matching those of Ronin.
Considering Marvel’s reputation for secrecy, there have been a suspicious number of leaks surrounding Avengers 4: Endgame. A good number of people feel it is not unreasonable to believe that Marvel leaked fake spoilers to prevent actual spoilers from being leaked. There have been paparazzi set photos, casting calls, star interview slip-ups, and social media reveals. Considering this would not be the first time the Russo brothers would use misdirects, none of these theories and rumors might end up being true. They did this with the Infinity War trailer, so we have to accept that this is a possibility, hard as it might be.
Avengers 4 Rumors
- Time Travel
There are also speculations that time travel may be adopted in Avengers 4. Most of the speculations are based on leaked photos that show many of the original Avengers in costumes that are exactly like the ones they wore in 2012 film – The Avengers. The speculations are that the team will travel back to the Battle of New York. One has to admit, however, that time travel is usually hard to pull off and complicates the continuity of the plot. There are more satisfying ways of concluding the fight against Thanos, ways that will not leave the audience feeling a bit confused and cheated. The leaked photos from Marvel might just be another ploy to distract us from their actual plan.
- Tony Stark And Pepper Potts Baby
Tony Stark and Pepper Potts are rumored to have a baby in Avengers 4 (Endgame). Gwyneth Paltrow, in an interview, mentioned that the couple had “started a family”. Most Marvel fans don’t know whether to believe this rumor, however, anything is possible.
- Wakanda Scenes
Reshoots for Avengers 4: Endgame will include more scenes in Wakanda much to the delight of fans. The producers might have just decided to capitalize on the success of Black Panther and considering the vital role the country played in Infinity War, this is honestly not a surprise.
- Time Jump
One of the most popular theories is that Avengers 4 (Endgame) is going to involve a time jump. This has not been confirmed, of course, but there are a lot of clues that point towards it; there are leaked photos of Robert Downey Jr with grey hair, the rumor about Pepper and Tony’s kid, and casting of an older actress to play Scott’s daughter, Cassie Lang. The time jump would give a more interesting starting point than the immediate aftereffect of the disaster caused by Thanos in Infinity War. It will help fans see how the heroes have been coping.
- Rift Between Nebula And Thanos
A showdown between Nebula and her adopted father, Thanos, has also been rumored. Nebula has nothing but hatred for her father at this point especially after he sacrificed her sister, Gamora, to restore balance in the universe.
- Last Of Chris Evans As Captain America
This movie might be the last time Chris Evans will play Captain America. He had extended his contract just so he could be in Avengers 4: Endgame to wrap things up and after his reshoots, he tweeted a goodbye and thanks to the character, cast and whole crew. It is rumored that there might probably be a scene where he has to sacrifice his life for his friends and we can only hope, at the very least, that his exit is not permanent.