The only way Avengers: Endgame could have been better

Avengers: Endgame new poster, via Disney Media File
Avengers: Endgame new poster, via Disney Media File /

Avengers: Endgame is finally here and it was basically perfect, but there was one thing that could have made it even better.

Let me start by saying I am by no means here to nitpick. The movie really was perfect to me. I sat through the end credits just to soak in how brilliant Avengers: Endgame truly was from start to finish. However, once I sat with it and wrote my spoiler free review it hit me. There was one thing missing.

*Light spoilers ahead about who may or may not be in the movie*

One of the best things about Avengers: Endgame is the endless fan service that takes place. Whether its characters referencing things that happened in prior movies, jokes about things fans have been saying about certain characters, call backs to old moments, or cameos from characters we’d forgotten about. Endgame has it all. They really took a deep dive through the past 11 years and made sure to give the fans plenty of great moments to hold onto as we wait for the next film.

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The only thing that they didn’t do was give us appearances from any of the tv heroes. Any of them.

Now, I will again state that the movie was perfect and this is not something that I would have expected or needed. I only bring it up because they gave us so much fan service that this would have been the logical next step. It’s the only thing they didn’t do.

I have written about my desire to see the Marvel Netflix characters make the leap to the big screen in the past. More than once actually, so I’ve been consistent about wanting to see this happen. Before it was just a sliver of a dream but Avengers: Endgame created the perfect opportunity.

*Heavier spoilers concerning the plot of the film below. Proceed with this in mind.*

When could they have shown up?

The reason the idea of bringing the Netflix characters to the big screen came back is because of an epic scene near the end of the movie. It’s the point where the characters that we either had not seen or the characters that were not already in the fight show up. They show up with extra characters as well that didn’t even have to be there necessarily and create a huge army to face Thanos and his army of monsters.

Some of these side characters have less than 30 seconds or so of screen-time during the big battle and the same treatment could have been given to Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Punisher, Quake, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, etc. Just listing the names makes me miss these characters more.

Imagine a moment where the Defenders or the group from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. walk onto the battlefield. I honestly don’t know if I would have been able to handle it.

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Krysten Ritter, Finn Jones, Charlie Cox, Mike Colter Marvel’s The Defenders Photo: Sarah Shatz/Netflix via Netflix Press Media Center /

Was it possible logistically?

To be honest, I don’t know the work schedules of the Marvel Netflix actors. What I do know is that the excuse of them being busy with shooting or the concern about the timelines within the shows no longer existed once the shows were cancelled. Even for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. they had a longer-than-normal break and should have then had plenty of downtime to film a quick cameo.

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It’s over now. It won’t happen in the first super arc of the MCU with Thanos defeated but perhaps there’s a chance that this will be changing in the future. We shall see.

Avengers: Endgame is currently in theaters, but good luck grabbing a ticket this weekend as theaters are selling out fast.