People widely regard Marvel Cinematic Universe’s ‘Avengers’ franchise for its intricate storyline and well-researched screenplay. The multiple easter eggs, subtly placed throwbacks, and tiny details together build up the story that has us all mesmerized, even after more than a decade since the first film. Film lovers and critics alike have followed each movie with a detailed discussion of every possible theory and the general intricacy of the story. Here, we bring you 15 tiny details from Avengers: Endgame that confirms just how quality the storytelling has been till now.
1. Arc-Reactor Scar on Tony’s Chest
In Avengers: Endgame, near the beginning, Tony Stark removes his Arc Reactor and hands it to Captain America. The audience can see the scar tissue from its previous version on his chest. There was a similar scene in Civil War, where the scar was more vivid. This minute detail maintains parity in the timeline.
2. Tony Stark’s Time Travelling Model as a Mobius Strip
Tony was getting frustrated as all of his models for a working time machine were failing. At the time, his eyes fell upon a photograph of him and Peter with an inverted diploma.
It inspired him, and he told JARVIS to consider the model as a Mobius Strip, a single layer folded on itself, inverted to look like two strips. This model finally worked.
3. Asgardian Ale Keg in New Asgard, in Avengers: Endgame
In Avengers: Endgame, Scot came up with the idea to go back in time by journeying into the quantum realm. As a result, the remaining Avengers traveled to New Asgard to bring back Thor. In New Asgard, there were a few kegs of Asgardian Ale. This scene essentially showed that the people made Asgard; it was not a mere place.
4. Iron Man and Hulk PEZ Dispensers in Thor’s Man Cave
Thor spiraled down a dark path and gave up on life. He considered himself a failure since he could not stop Thanos and save some of his friends. After Scot’s Time Heist plan, the heroes visit Thor to secure his aid. There, a scene shows Thor’s mantle with his battle-ax Stormbreaker, beside which there were Iron Man and Hulk PEZ Dispensers.
5. Hulk Flipping Switches with a Pencil in Avengers: Endgame
Before the time heist in Avengers: Endgame, Hulk flips the console switches with a tiny pencil. The writers remembered that Bruce Banner was in his Hulk form while the experimental set-up was being arranged, so they gave him a pencil to turn the switches. This would have been a problem for Hulk’s thick fingers.
6. Thor’s Lunch before His Return to Asgard
During the Time Heist, Tony from 2012 was to face a mild heart attack due to interference with his arc-reactor by his and Ant-Man’s future selves. Thor and Tony from 2012 leave the Stark Tower and are confronted by Secretary Pierce.
Pierce asks Thor about his intentions with Loki and the Space Stone. Thor casually informs him about his idea of lunch and back to Asgard. This line is a throwback to the shawarma scene in the end-credits of 2012 Avengers.
7. Iron Man Hugs Spiderman (Finally!)
Fans saw how Tony almost adopted Peter as his protégé, even though he wouldn’t admit it. It was painful to see Peter hug Tony while he opened the car door in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
When Peter fades away in Infinity War from Tony’s embrace, it is a defining moment for him that fueled him to bring everything back. Finally, the hug with Spiderman was a much-awaited moment.
8. Ant-Man Shrinks to Save Himself Against Thanos’ Blasts in Avengers: Endgame
Avengers has secured a high spot for itself as a series with well-applied physics and technology, something lacking in most sci-fi films today. The scene where Ant-Man shrinks himself as soon as Thanos’ attacks result in devastating blasts is just another example of how deeply researched the events are.
9. Thor’s Attempt at Decapitating Thanos in Avengers: Endgame
Thor had struck Thanos during the fight in Infinity War, trying to pierce his chest with StormBreaker. However, he failed due to Thanos’ armor and thick skin. Later, Thanos told him to go straight for his head. In Endgame, Thor wastes no time in taking a hit at his head.
10. Thanos Grabs Captain’s Wrist while Fighting
Us, fans have pored for hours over the worthiness to lift Mjolnir, and Captain was a top contender due to his ever-pure intentions. Thanos, on the other hand, was in no way worthy. So, when Captain strikes at Thanos with Thor’s hammer, Thanos blocks him by holding his wrist since he could not lift it by himself.
11. The Wasp’s Entrance
During the battle in Avengers: Endgame, the heroes drop in through different portals. The show writers remembered to provide a smaller portal for Hope’s Wasp as she emerged due to her small size. The portal widened as she returned to her standard size.
12. Smug Scott and a Surprised Hope during the Battle in Avengers: Endgame
In Ant-Man and The Wasp, Scott and Hope share a moment in the car where Scott brags about his association with Captain America from Civil War in an underhanded way. Hope needles him with slight disbelief. During the ultimate battle, the Captain gives them the go-ahead to fight while he collects the stones. The smug look Scott gives Hope is absolute gold.
13. Spidey Swinging from Ant-Man’s Hand in the Final Battle
Scott assumes a gigantic form as the heroes charge in the final battle of Avengers: Endgame. Spiderman swings from a web attached to his enormous hand. This minute detail is in smooth contrast to the fighting scene from Civil War, where Spidey and Ant-Man fight against each other.
14. Swaying Mantis at Tony’s Funeral
Mantis seems to sway slightly as she attends Tony Stark’s funeral at the Stark Eco-Compound. The writers deliberately included the scene to reference Nature’s praying mantis. The empath quickly realizes the general feeling and joins in to pay respect to the fallen hero.
15. Bucky and Steve’s Conclusive Conversation
Near the end of Avengers: Endgame, Bucky tells Captain that he will miss him. The Captain is supposed to be gone for only seconds. But the dialogue carries a farewell tone, as Bucky realizes that time will finally catch up with Steve. The farewell is to the last vestiges of the Captain’s youth. The essence of the conversation manifests itself in the new series ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘ with the appearance of a new Captain.
The details mentioned above are merely a selection from the incredible well-detailed storyline of the Avengers series. With the advent of MCU Phase 4, the story becomes only more clearer. Could you spot any more details in Avengers: Endgame that deserved mention? Let us know in the comments.