Avengers: Endgame is the end of an era. The film, the fourth entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's long-running Avengers series, brings a close to a story 22 films in the making in triumphant fashion, celebrating the MCU's achievements in a finale bound to get even the steeliest Marvel fans misty eyed with emotion.
Much like Infinity War, Endgame represents the culmination of over a decade's worth of films. It accomplishes feats only made possible by what came before, and so chooses to devote most of its time to two characters in particular: Steve Rogers, Captain America, and Tony Stark, Iron Man; to many the founding members of the MCU. Both of these heroes' respective journeys come to an end in one form or another in Endgame, and for fans tied up in Disney's premier franchise since 2008, saying goodbye won't be so easy.
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It's emotional, and also completely and utterly captivating. Endgame definitively brings to a close both Steve and Tony's stories in dramatic fashion, dumbfounding predictions and setting the MCU on an uncharted path, one without an Iron Man to guide it, but with a new Star Spangled Man at the forefront.
Endgame was always going to set the franchise in new and exciting directions, but its achievements may be best exemplified in its parting with Marvel's two biggest protagonists...