Marvel Studios is shattering records thanks to Avengers: Endgame living up to the hype, but it'll be nearly impossible for them to replicate this success again. Over the last eleven years, Marvel Studios has slowly been growing the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The string of solo movies at the start laid the foundation for The Avengers in 2012, which proved that this shared universe model was not only possible, but that it could be incredibly successful.
Not only was The Avengers a $1.5 billion hit at the box office, but the mid-credits scene teased an even bigger future through a brief appearance by Thanos. That tease was finally paid off in Avengers: Infinity War last year, when the threat of Thanos acquiring all six Infinity Stones brought almost every MCU character into one giant crossover story. However, it was in Avengers: Endgame that this story was concluded, as they all stood together to face down the Mad Titan's army and save their reality. The response has been huge, with fans and critics alike largely agreeing that Avengers: Endgame delivered in every way it needed to.
In Screen Rant's latest video though, we discuss why Marvel Studios will never be able to top what they just pulled off with Avengers: Endgame. This goes beyond the incredible box office performance that saw the film gross over $1.2 billion in its opening weekend, and become currently the second-highest-grossing film of all-time too, with the possibility of passing Avatar soon. Check out all the details in the video featured at the top of this post.
Whether it's the record-breaking box office, the unprecedented build up, or the all-star cast, it truly is difficult to think of how the MCU could possibly even come close to topping what Avengers: Endgame became. As the MCU moves forward, it'll likely be without its two biggest stars and characters - Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man and Chris Evans' Captain America - so it'll be up to Marvel Studios to build up the next set of stars. Luckily, there's several great characters that have only recently been introduced who can take on these larger roles moving forward.
And, as unlikely as it is that Marvel Studios will be able to pull off another mega crossover event from all of their various franchises in the future that's both a satisfying film on its own and concludes a larger story, it's important to remember that the success that's coming from Avengers: Endgame didn't come overnight. No one would've predicted this when Iron Man hit theaters in 2008, so any potential event that could rival Avengers: Endgame will only be possible if Marvel Studios continues to take this larger franchise one film at a time. But as long as Kevin Feige is around, who knows where he'll try to take the MCU in the future.
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