*If you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet, this post spoils…everything. Seriously. If you don’t want to know how this movie ends then make like half of the known universe and disappear*
Avengers: Endgame is, not to put too fine a point on it, one of the biggest pop culture events of all time. In every way possible, what the Russo Brothers have created here is the culmination of 10 years and 22 movies-worth of storytelling. It’s a big achievement. Like really big. The type of big with the gravitational pull to change a universe. And that’s exactly what it does. By the time the credits roll—without an end-credits scene, mind you—the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from the still-mysterious Phase 4 and beyond, has been dramatically altered.
Here is every way that Avengers: Endgame changed the MCU.
(Seriously though, last spoiler warning.)