Today, fans everywhere are feeling the impact of the past eleven years of the MCU with the release of Avengers: Endgame, whether it be through witnessing the movie amidst packed theaters full of fans or actively avoiding spoilers at all costs until they can score a ticket. Joining in on the fun, Google has commemorated the release of the new Marvel film with a fun feature. (Don’t worry, there aren't any spoilers!)
First, type in “Thanos” in the search engine on either your desktop or mobile device, and then look on the right side of the window for the Infinity Gauntlet. Click on it and watch what happens!
Did you try it out? The Gauntlet graphic snaps just as the villain does in 2018’s Infinity War and turns much of the search results to dust, before wiping out half the search results from 101 million to 50.5 million in under a minute. Then if you click on the Gauntlet again, the Time Stone activates and the page is restored to its original glory. It’s a clever trick Google has pulled and a fun little way to feel a bit of the satisfaction Thanos feels when he snaps half of life out of existence, and the victory we are crossing our fingers the Avengers will hopefully score by the conclusion of Endgame.
This time last year, Avengers: Infinity War shocked Marvel fans when our favorite heroes did not win the race against Thanos’ mission to collect all six Infinity Stones and bring stability to the universe by killing half of life across the board. Heroes such as Black Panther, Spider-Man, Peter Quill and Doctor Strange were among the many casualties in the snap.
Endgame follows the remainder of the Avengers, including the Original Six, Ant-Man, War Machine, Rocket Raccoon, Nebula and even Captain Marvel. The team will presumably aim to reverse the events of the tragedy by retrieving the Gauntlet and use the Infinity Stones to reverse the events of Infinity War (as the Google search shows). The movie is three hours long though, so this quick 45 second fix is by no means a play-by-play of Endgame.
The blockbuster premiered on the big screen last night and reportedly made a record-breaking $60 million opening night, which is usually a really solid opening weekend for a movie. Word on the street is the film could hit $800 million worldwide this weekend alone and break some additional box office records.
Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd MCU film and will mark the end of an era for the franchise as some of the central characters’ story arcs are wrapped up and some questions about what Marvel may have in store for Phase 4 may be answered. Endgame also marks the last Marvel outing for the Russo Brothers.
You can catch Endgame in theaters now! If you’ve seen it already and are looking for a place to geek out, check out out 10 biggest questions we have after seeing the highly-anticipated film.
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