Avengers: Endgame

3 weeks after "the snap", Captain Marvel rescues Tony and Nebula - they all return to earth, Nebula reveals where Thanos is, and they go there to challenge him. They discover he destroyed the stones, using the power of the stones themselves, nearly killing himself in the process. In a rage Thor decapitates him.

Cut to five years later. The Avengers are still putting out metaphorical fires, but everyone's struggling with what they lost. Scott Lang's quantum tunnel van is now in storage - a rat accidentally reactivates it, firing him out into the present day, whereas only 5 hours has passed for him. He realises that the quantum realm might be the key to reversing what has happened.

With the help of Tony and Banner, who's now managed to combine both aspects of himself into "Professor Hulk", they work out a way to navigate the quantum realm, realising they can retrieve the stones from times in the past, bring them to the present, use them to reverse the snap, and then return them.

Splitting into teams, they revisit the Battle of New York from The Avengers, taking the scepter, but losing the tesseract to Loki. Taking a gamble, rather than come home empty handed, they go to 1970's New Jersey and steal the tesseract from then instead. Tony gets to meet his father, and Cap sees Peggy from afar. Bruce goes to Bleeker Street and meets the Ancient One, persuading her to give him the time stone.

Nebula and War Machine retrieve the power stone, but Nebula being in the same time period as her past self causes crossed wires. Past Thanos realises what's happened, sees her memories, and abducts her, replacing her with "his" Nebula, who's still evil.

Thor and Rocket return to Asgard - Thor meets his mother for a final farewell, and they retrieve the aether.

Hawkeye and Black Widow go after the soul stone. Upon learning it requires one of them to sacrifice themselves, they both argue about who it should be, both believing they should be the one to die. Hawkeye jumps, but Natasha catches him, ending up dangling beneath him and she forces him to let her fall to her death.

Coming back home, they put the stones into a new gauntlet - Bruce is the only one who can handle it, and snaps, bringing everyone back who was previously dusted, albeit 5 years later than when they originally disappeared. But Nebula has opened the portal and allowed Thanos through from the past.

He brings his army to earth but all the dusted Avengers are back, and their supporting armies. Both sides try to get the gauntlet - Captain Marvel arrives, destroys Thanos' ship, and nearly beats him, but he knocks her away using the power stone. Tony attacks Thanos, taking the stones out of the gauntlet and integrating them into his suit. Declaring "I'm Iron Man" he snaps his fingers, turning Thanos and his army to dust, but fatally injuring himself in the process, unable to handle the combined power of the stones.

He gets a hero's funeral, attended by all of the surviving Avengers. Captain America goes back in time to return the stones to the point they were taken, ensuring no negative realities splinter off. We see Banner trying to bring him back, but he realises that Cap deliberately missed his chronological "exit" to come back to the present day. Bucky looks up and sees Cap sitting on a nearby bench, now a very old man - turns out he went back to the past and married Peggy. The film ends on a shot of them at home in the past, finally getting their long-awaited dance.

Jon Sandys

Continuity mistake: In the final battle, Wasp and Ant-Man are in the van trying to get the quantum tunnel operational. We cut back to the fight and we can see Ant-Man there too, fighting in his giant form. (02:22:20 - 02:23:00)

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Suggested correction: He needed to hot-wire the van. It's quite possible he could have left the van for parts (he's seen slamming a Leviathan to the ground) or to protect it. It also could have been an illusion by one of Dr. Strange's people.


Sorry but the suggested correction makes no sense. For one Dr Strange's people have no idea what Ant-Man looks like, and secondly Ant-Man would have no idea where to get parts from in the middle of a battlefield, let alone know if alien technology would be compatible. Also the time frame given when the scene plays out allows no time for him to leave the van, this is a legitimate mistake.

Dr. Strange's people don't know what Ant-Man looks like? He entered the battle with them long before they went to the van. Earth has had access to the same Leviathan parts since the original Avengers. If Toomes can make wings out of it in Spider-man Homecoming, it's possible he can figure something out. Clint had passed the glove to Black Panther before Ant-Man is seen in the background. There was plenty of time. He also could have been defending the van while they brought the glove.

There is plenty of time for Ant-Man to have left the van and returned to it. As the scenes play out, Ant-Man and Wasp are in the front of the van trying to hot wire it. The film then cuts to the battle for several minutes, as we see the passing off the gauntlet, which includes the brief shot of Giant-Man in the background. A few minutes later the film cuts back to the van and we see Scott opening the rear door of the van. So there's plenty of time for him to have gotten out of the van, saw potential trouble with the Leviathan, turned into Giant-Man to stop it while letting Hope finish activating the tunnel, and then returning to check the final settings. Now, all this raises another question that has to do with the apparent ease Giant-Man has in traversing the battlefield, as in why not just give Scott the gauntlet, have him turn into Giant-Man, take a few steps over to the van, and then shrink back down to take the stones back in time?


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Question: What happened to Loki? Does this mean he's now alive?


Answer: The Loki from the original timeline is dead, but the 2013 Loki that is imprisoned on Asgard is presumably alive and well, and the 2012 Loki that escaped with the Tesseract is alive and supposedly, this version of the character will be the focus of his own upcoming Disney+ series.

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Answer: The Loki who escaped is in a different timeline, so he will not encounter the "main" versions of the characters. This version of Loki will appear in the new series.

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