There is as much speculation among rabid fans as to who will survive the next blockbuster installment of The Avengers
as there is about the final season of Game of Thrones.
Australians will be some of the first in the world to discover the outcome of Avengers: Endgame, the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,
as it opens in Australia on April 24 — two days before the US.
Endgame is the direct sequel to last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, which grossed almost $3 billion worldwide,
and it is likely to examine what happens after Thanos (Josh Brolin) wipes out half of all life in the universe in the previous film and how the remaining Avengers must find a way to stop the supervillain and undo the damage he has done.
It is expected to be the highest-grossing movie of the year,
and could even have a crack at James Cameron’s Avatar as the biggest money earner of all time.
The movie has already shattered the record for first-day pre-sales, beating the previous record-holder, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by more than 50 per cent.
The Avengers franchise’s megastars have already started a massive worldwide publicity tour for the 182-minute film — the longest in Marvel history — with many of them stepping out in London this week for a fan event.
Scarlett Johansson brought a Black Widow vibe to the red carpet in a tailored corset and blazer combo with cleavage-baring cut-outs.