Marvel has released the Avengers: Endgame synopsis and, yep, someone’s definitely going to die

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This is it. We’re almost in the home stretch for Avengers: Endgame and Marvel Studios is turning the screw when it comes to the superhero hype train. It’s just released the official Avengers: Endgame synopsis and while it, predictably, given the trailers, isn’t too heavy on spoilers, it offers a tantalising glimpse into what promises to be a massive final showdown with Thanos. You ready for this?

So, here it is, the Endgame synopsis, straight from Marvel Studios HQ: “The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.”

Gulp. In case you were having doubts, it all ends now and we’ll probably have to pack a Hulk-sized supply of tissues. You don’t call something a “final stand” without a casualty or two along the way. 

Plus, there isn’t any reference to timey-wimey nonsense, the Quantum Realm, or any other big master plan from the Avengers. It sounds like it’s going to be the Avengers vs. Thanos part two in a physical, gruelling battle. This time it’s mega personal.

Other than that, the Endgame synopsis has followed the lead of its recent marketing. Namely, it’s keeping things very close to its chest. Which can only be a good thing. Sure, sweeping statements like “grand conclusion” sets the scene nicely, but it’s only place-setting before the main course come April 26. Not long to go now – but who knew 40 words describing an outline of a plot could get us so excited?

Worried about which of our heroes might bite the dust? Check out some of the best Avengers: Endgame theories for clues!

Bradley Russell

I'm the Senior Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.