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PODCAST | Avengers: Endgame is HERE! And we can finally talk about it! Join our Round Table discussion with the ladies of Geek Vibes Nation as we give you the Good, the Bad and the GROOT! (Wait… there was bad?)

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Segment 1: Avengers: Endgame Review: the Good, the Bad & the Thanos!

• Expectations change everything. THE GOOD

  • Great moments throughout. Satisfying ends. Pandora’s box opened with time travel the way they did it.
  • Cool there’s another Loki floating around. Gamorra. Nice moment when all the heroes uniteTHE BAD
  • Dubious choices: Time Travel. Alternate Realities? I liked The Quantum Realm aspect. But by diverging completely from the Infinity War plot altogether I thought it was a bit disjointed. And time travel in general. They didn’t keep it contained to IW. They opened it up to the whole U. Which CAN be good
  • Why 5 years later? 1 Year Later? So we’re now watching films 5 years from now? Head scratcher since every other movie took place when the film came out. They could have done the same in 2019.
  • How does Peter Parker go back to school with MJ? All his friend Happen to be vanished?
  • Why no rewind Time the way Thanos did?
  • Did Cap now undo everything?
  • Black Widow – the bigger death than Iron Man? Why is she not resurrected.
  • Captain Marvel was useless


• Cheesy Women Power moment

Segment 2: Avengers Endgame Round Table: The Biggest Spoilers Revealed [SPOILERS]

‘Avengers: Endgame’ directors just explained some of the movie’s biggest mysteries

Avengers: Endgame is finally out which means we know how the Infinity Saga ends. [There were] several questions after seeing Endgame, And while I wasn’t expecting Marvel to address them just yet, the Russo brothers stepped up to deliver several official responses.

The Russos talked to Chinese-language site QQ, answering several questions related to Endgame. A Redditor then translated all of these questions and answers,

Captain America

What happens to Captain America at the end isn’t clarified adequately on screen. Did he live in the MCU-timeline, or created one when he met Peggy in the past, and now we have the official answer. Cap did, in fact, create an alternate reality, one where he lived his life with Peggy.

Q: Peggy Carter was probably already married and in her mid-40s in 1970, in that case, what year was it that Captain America went back to dance with her?

A: We can’t answer it, for now, this is a story that happened in an alternate reality. Maybe it will be revealed in the future.

Q: Did Captain America’s action at the end affect the timeline? Does that mean there was a time where two CA existed in a same universe?

A: To me, Captain America’s action in the end wasn’t the fact he wanted to change anything; it’s more like he has made a choice. He chose to go back

to past and lived with the one he loved for the rest of his life. The time travel in this movie created an alternate reality. He lived a completely different life in that world. We don’t know how exactly his life turned out, but I’d like to believe he still helped many others when they were needed in that world. Yes, there were two CA in that reality, it’s just like what Hulk said, what happened in the past has already happened. If you go back to past, you simply created a new reality. The characters in this movie created new timeline when they went back to the past, but it had no effect to the prime universe. What happened in the past 22 movies was still canon.

The directors made it clear that every change of the past spans a different timeline, something we also explained in great detail a few days ago. For example, we know that there are a bunch of realities out there right now, including one where Loki is alive, and one where Thanos vanished in 2014.

Q: [Endgame’s] plot, is it a parallel universe or a closed time loop?

A: Nope, not a time loop. Both Ancient One and Hulk were right. You can’t change the future by simply going back to past. But it’s possible to create a different alternate future. It’s not butterfly effect. Every decision you made in the past could potentially create a new timeline. For example, the old Cap at the end movie, he lived his married life in a different universe from the main one. He had to make another jump back to the main universe at the end to give the shield to Sam.

Iron Man

So why did Iron Man have to snap Thanos away and not someone else? The Russos explained too:

Q: Why Iron Man has to be the one to do the final snap, couldn’t the people like Thor, Star-Lord or Captain Marvel whom all previously have handled the power of Infinity Stones done it instead?

A: Thor in this movie couldn’t do it, only Hulk was strong enough to do the snap without dying. We are still not sure whether Captain Marvel can also withstand all the power of Infinity Stones at once. The reason we choose to let Iron Man do it in the end was because he was the closest one to Thanos at the time. In all the futures Doctor Strange foresee, Iron Man was the only one who could get close to Thanos and do the snap. People usually think the death of a hero is a horrible tragedy. But we think this is different.

When his death was able to bring back hope, to save half of the universe, then his death was powerful and meaningful. We shouldn’t feel too sad or angry about it.

Finally, the Russos also explained that the heroes couldn’t have saved Tony Stark using the Time Stone at the end of Endgame, just like Thanos resurrected Vision at the end of Infinity War:

Q: In IW, Thanos used the time stone to reverse the time so he could the already dead Vision, and it didn’t cause any time parallax. Why did no one use time stone to save Iron Man’s life in EG?

A: It’s because even if you save Iron Man, it will still not change the fact that Thanos will eventually win the war. Among the 14 million possibilities that Doctor Strange has seen, Iron Man’s sacrifice is a must for that one win scenario.

Black Widow

Some people felt like Natasha deserved a funeral just like Tony. The Russos cleared the air regarding this topic as well:

Q: Where’s Black Widow?

A: The directors also explained that when you return the Soul Stone to Vormir, you don’t get the soul back. That means Nat can’t be magically resurrected:

Q: Can you get the soul your sacrificed for the Soul Stone back when you return it?

A: No, the process is irreversible. Even if you have returned it to its original location, you wouldn’t be able to get the person back. In fact, it’s not really returning the Stone, more like put it back properly. The tribute soul for the Soul Stone will forever be sealed in that place, therefore Black Widow is gone forever.

This, in turn, means that the Gamora we knew died for good back in Infinity War.

Thanos’s Pym particles

The Russos also explained how Thanos brought his ship to the future, and it’s exactly what we thought it’d be, he and his children recreated the Pym particles needed to travel through the Quantum Realm:

Q: How did Thanos bring his army to the future?

A: There is a guy called Maw in his army; he was a great wizard. Thanos himself was a brilliant genius as well. Those two easily reverse engineered, and mass-produced Pym Particles.

Segment 3: Avengers Endgame Trivia

https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/marvel-cinematic-universe-trivia-the-22- toughest-m/2900-1327/

Break up into teams. Six Questions:

If you cheat, well then, you have the satisfaction of being a big fat cheater

Winning teams win some SIRE goodies

  1. What movie did Thanos first appear in?Marvel’s The Avengers
    He appears in a mid-credits scene
  2. AsidefromStanLee,whichactorhasappearedinthemostMCU films?Robert Downey, Jr.As of Avengers: Infinity War, Robert Downey Jr. has appeared in 9 MCU movies. After Avengers: Endgame, he’ll have played Tony Stark 10 times. Samuel L. Jackson is close behind with 6 appearances.
  3. What does the acronym S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for?Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division

  1. What do the Avengers eat after the Battle of New York in Marvel’s The Avengers?Shawarma
  2. Name the six Infinity Stones in the MCUAnd for bonus points, what color are they?There are six Infinity Stones: Space (Blue), Mind (Yellow), Power (Purple), Time (Green), Reality (Red) and Soul (Orange).
  3. Correctly Spell Thor’s Hammer:Mjolnir [ myawl-nir ]


Segment 4: Spin The Racks

https://qz.com/quartzy/1607882/after-avengers-endgame-what-will-marvels- phase-4-look-like/

“Avengers: Endgame” is the end of an era. What’s next for Marvel?

Avengers: Endgame isn’t simply another box-office-busting, butt-kicking superhero epic. It’s also the end of a cinematic generation.

Marvel’s Avengers movie franchise was born in 2008, when the company used a B-list character, Iron Man, to kick off what would become an epic, multi-billion- dollar superhero adventure. Acquired by Disney the following year, Marvel Studios rolled out its Avengers saga over the course of a decade, using three “phases” of story development across 22 movies. Each was linked by the infinity stones storyline—shiny gems with cataclysmic consequences.

Avengers: Endgame brings that saga to a close, barring one more film in the queue: Spider-Man: Far From Home, which premiers in July.

While this is the end for some characters, it’s just the beginning for other lesser- known ones, whom Marvel intends to promote in “Phase Four”—its five-year plan for its superhero film franchise. The release dates for nine untitled movies are already on the books.

There have been no official announcements regarding the upcoming films beyond the holding dates; however, fans haven’t been left without clues as to which characters will be featured.

A Black Widow movie staring Scarlett Johansson is expected to begin filming this spring, James Gunn has been secured as director (again) for a third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is contracted for another film following Far From Home. Fans can likely also look forward to a Black Panther sequel, and another installment of Doctor Strange, while Angelina Jolie has signed on to a movie about the Eternals, a new cast of superheroes. Finally, Marvel is also reportedly planning a film about martial arts master Shang-Chi—its first movie with an Asian lead.


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