The fourth Avengers movie and the twenty-second Marvel Cinematic Universe release overall, Avengers Endgame, was released last weekend. And it's safe to say that the movie is a pretty big deal, providing the epic conclusion to the decade-old story that millions had been waiting for.
Because the movie is part of such a long and complex storyline, many fans have already pointed out callbacks to prior films. But there's one that many seem to have missed.
At the movie's climax, pretty much all the surviving characters gather in one place. But eagle-eyed viewers noticed something that seemed a little out of place - a rogue teenage boy who they couldn't quite place. But now MCU fans have put the pieces together to work out this teen's identity - and it'll hit you right in the feels.
The Avengers is one of the most popular film franchises of all time.
via: ShutterstockIt takes place in the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe and focuses on a team of superheroes set on saving the world.
There have been four movies in the franchise.
via: ShutterstockThe first was 2012's The Avengers, which was followed by 2015's Age of Ultron and 2018's Infinity War.
Last weekend, the fourth film in the franchise premiered.Titled Avengers: Endgame, it promised to be the final instalment of the Avengers story, drawing the plot to its epic conclusion.
In the movie, the team of Avengers come together for a final time.Their goal (or "endgame") is to undo the damage caused to the universe by Thanos during the Infinity War.
It's safe to say that fans were excited.Seeing all these excellent characters together again - and finally getting a conclusion to their storylines - meant that the film had a lot of hype surrounding it.
Since it was announced in 2014, fans have been getting excited.And with good reason. The movie reportedly had a budget of over $300 million - making it one of the priciest movies ever made.
And fans were not disappointed.The movie was released to massive critical and commercial acclaim and it's broken a ton of box office records. So far, having grossed $1.3 billion worldwide, it's the highest grossing movie of the year.
Which means you've probably already seen it.But if you haven't, consider this fair warning - there are a lot of Avengers: Endgame spoilers coming up, so look away now if you don't want to know!
Fans were super into the movie.
#AvengersEndgame dir. Joe and Anthony Russo. -A slow build in the first hour that pays off wonderfully. -Plenty o… https://t.co/j87NoUVWbA— Alex Martinez (@Alex Martinez)1556338845.0
The movie offered a lot in the way of callbacks.
"Your dad liked cheeseburgers, too." #AvengersEndgame #Callback https://t.co/iiW68jsq4A— shut up, josh (@shut up, josh)1556634313.0
It seemed like the movie was made with fans in mind.
Not a Spoiler. If you were wondering what the sound in the end credits of the movie was, it was this - a callback t… https://t.co/QTpXB65K8f— 🏴☠️Nasdorachi🏴☠️ (@🏴☠️Nasdorachi🏴☠️)1556659522.0
Some thought that even the music was a callback.
#AlanSilvestri's score to #AvengersEndgame CANNOT be talked about enough. Part callback, part experimental, all ele… https://t.co/iJ50zzLPhU— Mike Reyes (@Mike Reyes)1556287721.0
Although not everyone was into it.Some viewers thought that the film pandered too much to the audience, relying on fan service to carry the plot and create buzz.
But we think it's awesome!And there's one particular callback that's going to hit you right in the feels.
It happened towards the end of the movie.Many of the main characters from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe gathered for (sob) Tony Stark's funeral.
A funeral that some fans had issues with.
How come They made Funeral for Tony, but none for Natasha?!!🤔 #AvengersEndgame https://t.co/WfZMhjJADO— Buona sera (@Buona sera)1556641192.0
But regardless of that, something else stood out.
In the funeral scene, after the guardians, there was a young lad stood on his own.... who the feck was he?? I saw h… https://t.co/ghO9FQAhAs— Angelo Martell🏴☠️ (@Angelo Martell🏴☠️)1556160550.0