Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Had an Astonishing Number of Mistakes, Plus New Captain America Secrets from the Script
Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame is the highest-grossing film in the history of cinema but it is not without a good share of mistakes. Fans have examined every scene in the movie and have come up with a surprisingly high number of errors, making Endgame one of the most mistake-filled movies of 2019. So what did directors Joe and Anthony Russo get wrong in the film?
Inside ‘Avengers: Endgame’s’ biggest mistakes
So far, fans have noted 51 errors in Endgame. To be fair, many of these mistakes are debatable, especially with the film exploring time travel in a big way.
But even still, the tally makes Endgame among the most mistake-filled movies this year. According to We Got This Covered, the only movie that had more errors is Captain Marvel, which had a total of 59 mistakes.
One of the biggest mistakes in Avengers: Endgame regards Ant-Man’s (Paul Rudd) scenes in the final battle with Thanos (Josh Brolin). At one point in the climactic fight, Ant-Man is shown working on the Quantum Tunnel inside the van, but in the next cut, he can be seen fighting as a giant alongside everyone else.
Another error involves a breakfast crepe that is shown being uncut in some scenes and chopped up in other ones. The mistake is a relatively minor one that had no impact on the story, but it still counts.
‘Endgame’ script reveals new Captain America details
Captain America’s (Chris Evans) storyline came to a fitting conclusion in Avengers: Endgame. After Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) gave his life to defeat Thanos, Cap was tasked with returning the Infinity Stones to their rightful places.
We never got to see Cap return all of the stones (something that could be explored in a future project), but we do know that he decided to remain in the past to live out his days with Peggy Carter.
Cap’s Avengers: Endgame decision has sparked a huge debate in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Some fans were happy that he finally got to live the life he deserved, while others argued that his decision created an alternate reality.
The verdict is still out on that point, but we now know that he officially went back to 1949. The year is significant for both Cap and Peggy, but it also tells us how old he was in the final scene of Endgame.
How old was Cap in ‘Avengers: Endgame’?
After living a full life with Peggy, Cap reappeared to Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), a.k.a. Falcon, at the end of the movie. In the scene, he hands over his shield to Sam, making him the next version of Captain America.
Cap is clearly a lot older when he passes on his mantle, but fans have long debated how old he actually is in the scene. Now that we know the year he traveled back to, we can calculate his age to 112 years old.
That explains why Cap appeared so much older in the final scene of Avengers: Endgame and clears up some speculation on the issue.
The year 1949, of course, is also an important one for Peggy. That year lines up with season 2 of Agent Carter and is also the same year that she quit the Strategic Scientific Reserve, a group that would later morph into S.H.I.E.L.D.
For Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, it is not a coincidence that Peggy quit the team the same year Cap returned home.
What else did the ‘Endgame’ script reveal?
Cap’s journey aside, the script for Endgame, which was released as part of Disney’s bid to win the film an Oscar, revealed some of the other characters in the MCU who perished in the Avengers: Infinity War snap.
The names include the likes of Secretary Ross, Jane Foster, Sharon Carter, and Wong.
The two most significant names on that list are Jane and Wong. This past summer, Marvel revealed that Jane will be taking up Thor’s mantle in the upcoming movie, Thor: Love and Thunder.
Wong, meanwhile, was thought to have stepped into the role of the Sorcerer Supreme following Doctor Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) death. Hopefully, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will address that point.
Fans can stream Avengers: Endgame on Disney+.