With the hot new film Avengers: Endgame blasting its way into theaters like Thor carrying Stormbringer in just a matter of weeks, this is a great time to rewatch Avengers: Infinity War for clues and spoilers! And so we did!
The “Uatus” among you who have been “watching” you calendars have realized that a year has passed since our heroes failed to save the world, or each other, or even the people they love most, from the plans of Thanos, the Mad Titan.
We rewatched Infinity War, we stirred up those same ashy feelings, with almost a full year behind us. So, hold on to your hats! It turns out this elapsed time period itself is a big-old spoiler alert for Avengers: Endgame!
In Daylights, In Sunsets
This whole year is part of the storytelling magic of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which collides with our own universe every time one of these grand spectacles arrives onscreen, like the Andromeda Galaxy will with our own in 4 billion years, by which point us and everyone we know will be long dead.
We know from spoilery spoilers that Avengers: Endgame will also indicate a time shift. And we’ve gone through our own time-shift, as our planet has revolved around the sun and our sun and galaxy hurtle through the vast void in incomprehensible speed and direction.
In Midnights and Cups of Coffee
Because if the Avengers have had a whole year to prepare for this next move that’s coming out, that means we’ve had a whole year, too!
Maybe you have had plans in your life that you wanted to carry out in the past year, and maybe they haven’t fully come to fruition yet.
Even with Ant Man & The Wasp and Captain Marvel, the Avengers are the same. They haven’t beaten Thanos yet either!
The story of the Avengers remains in the same place, all building up to this big moment, with all this time having passed to remind us all despite our best efforts of how we got here and why we are all sad!
In Inches, In Miles
So, to find out what’s going to happen in Avenger’s Endgame, consider your own life as a benchmark for what can be accomplished in a whole year by somebody with special talents, like you!
You know you have talents, right? Abilities? Maybe you’ve been validated your whole life as a special someone, just waiting to still live our your potential. Maybe you developed them due to a tragic backstory and you’re just waiting for the right opportunity to use them. Maybe nobody ever believed in you and you’re on the cusp of your own heroic journey, where you’ll show the world, for sure.
One whole year, and your own undeniable set of powers. Why I’m sure what we’ve all accomplished is truly worthy of the special opportunity given to us by Kevin Feige and/or being born!
In Laughter, In Strife
It really makes you think. The Avengers failed to stop Thanos. Did you have a Thanos you were supposed to stop, but didn’t?
Did you have a talent you were supposed to bring out, but never did?
Well, congratulations, because starting April 26, by the correlative rule of causation, the Avengers will once again fight Thanos, and you will no doubt move forward in your own life and accomplish all your dreams and hopes that have escaped you during the year.
After all, these long periods of inactivity and frozen progress punctuated by profound euphoric sprees of heroic accomplishment are the essential link between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and our own universe. They are why these movies always seem so grounded and relatable!
And why we can so clearly anticipate what will happen in them! Because, in a way, Avengers Are Just Like Us!
In Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand, Six Hundred Minutes, How Do You Measure A Year In the Life?
So, what have you failed to accomplish in the last year that has driven you beyond the edge of despair and left you in a frozen state of narrative flashback until the launch of Avengers: Endgame?
Let us know in the comments, so we know what the Avengers will be truly capable of accomplishing in this movie, as you will no doubt accomplish it between now and then, right?