With the release date for Avengers: Endgame getting closer and closer, a new video reveals how exactly the surviving members of the team feel after the final moments in Avengers: Infinity War. By the time Avengers: Endgame picks up, the team will have been dealing with the consequences of Thanos' Decimation for a significant amount of time, leaving them just as vulnerable - and perhaps even more hopeless - than they were during Infinity War's finale.
The ending of Avengers: Infinity War changed everything for the MCU. Apart from half of all living things in the universe being removed from existence, the Avengers are struggling to figure out how they can possibly reverse the damage. Though they'll no doubt find a solution at some point during Avengers: Endgame, this is their first and most significant loss - made all the worse for how far its reach extends. That said, even though the Decimation affected them all on a macro level, it's forced them all to face their own personal demons. Now, a new video reveals how exactly Thanos' finger snap affected them on a deeper level.
In the new video from Marvel Entertainment, Robert Downey Jr. begins by detailing the tragic events leading into Avengers: Endgame, touching on the fact that this is essentially the first time that all of the heroes in the MCU didn't come out on top; that the mighty have truly fallen. He's then followed by Chris Evans touching on the fact that the Avengers are "not used to losing," before Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson talk about how the event has rocked them to the core. Check out the video below:
Johansson mentions that, "Natasha is a little bit hardened from what she's had to go through," while Evans adds the fact that the event has "leveled" the Avengers. As he elaborates on this, saying that they've been leveled "morally and emotionally," there is a cutaway to Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), who is expected to have faced the most tragic outcome, presumably having lost his entire family. Kevin Feige even lends his perspective on the effects of the Decimation, referring to the fans and how ten years of films added so much emotional weight to the loss of key characters.
Naturally, Chris turns to his Captain America-inspired positivity, saying, "The good thing is, it's always easy to build people back up after they've been broken down." And considering how much he's lost during his journey alone - not only with friends and lovers, but time - his comment is encouraging, to say the least. So, yes, audiences may confront even more losses in Avengers: Endgame, but there's no denying that their one "shred of hope" will make the final battle worth all the effort.
Source: Marvel Entertainment
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