New fan-art combines Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Marvel Studios’ biggest projects thus far culminated the Infinity Saga narrative that the franchise had been treading since it began in 2008 via Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man. Released a year apart from each other, they chronicled Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and their other allies’ battle against Thanos and his minions.
Both directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the films turned out to be box office smash hits, with Endgame ultimately becoming the highest-grossing film of all time. For Marvel fans, however, they’re the fulfillment of MCU’s interconnected storytelling promise as it featured all sub-franchisees in the universe converging together. While everyone waits for what’s next for the popular franchise, the public often looks back at the aforementioned movies, including one digital artist.
Illustrator Nicolas Tetreault-Abel‘s latest piece combines poster elements from Infinity War and Endgame in a stunning fan-sheet. Dubbing the sequels collectively as Infinity Gauntlet: The Avengers Supercut, it puts prominent heroes such as Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America at the forefront, while Thanos, who’s wearing the completed Infinity Gauntlet, and his Black Order loom in the background. Check out the image below:
Originally, the two Avengers sequels were supposed to be titled Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2, but as their release neared, it was changed by the Russos. According to them, it differentiated the films from each other as they’re technically two separate movies, and not a long one simply cut in half. Of course, considering the cliffhanger ending of Infinity War, which saw Thanos winning and half of the galactic population turning to dust – including some heroes, this is still arguable. Many think that Infinity War and Endgame‘s narrative is an epic five-hour film – something that people from Marvel Studios disputes. In any case, with both projects now out, fans tend to revisit them in tandem. Admittedly, it’s quite odd only rewatching Infinity War without getting the satisfying resolution in Endgame. Likewise, starting with Endgame without any context from what happened in its direct prequel doesn’t seem to make sense.
It’ll be a while before Marvel Studios come out with another Avengers film. Looking at their confirmed slate for Phase 4 and beyond, there won’t be an ensemble movie for quite some time, with a focus on sequels and origin stories. In conjunction with that, they’re also expanding the franchise via small screen projects exclusively for Disney+ which would allow them to really explore narrative arcs for certain heroes. Fortunately, for those who miss Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, they can easily revisit Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame with the movies now available for streaming and in Blu-ray format.