Of the 4 Avengers whose solo movies made up the primary section of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all have set foot on planets aside from Earth, however of all of them, Steve Rogers, referred to in his personal origin story as The First Avenger, was the final. After boarding the Benatar within the opening act of the Russo Brothers’ 2019 record-breaking Avengers: Endgame with a crew made up of about half-a-dozen survivors of Thanos’ cataclysmic decimation three weeks prior, Captain America left Earth’s environment for the primary time in his life.
And within the first moments of creating the bounce by means of the Common Neural Teleportation Community, one shot specifically visually hyperlinks the Star-Spangled Man With a Plan to the primary of his heroic counterparts to enterprise past the stratosphere simply six years earlier. If you happen to’ll recall, the digicam lingers for 3 full seconds on an excessive close-up of Rogers’ face as his eyes widen in amazed marvel, the incomprehensible colours of interstellar journey reflecting off his corneas.
The picture parallels a virtually similar shot that appeared close to the top of Joss Whedon’s 2012 record-breaking Avengers film. Within the finale of that movie, weapons-manufacturer-turned-superhero Tony Stark ready to sacrifice himself on what he believed was a one-way mission: divert a nuclear warhead by means of an Infinity Stone-powered portal above the Chrysler Constructing to avoid wasting New York Metropolis from abject destruction throughout a failed invasion led by Loki Laufeyson.
There, the digicam lingers on an excessive close-up of Stark’s face as his eyes widen in shocked dread, the incomprehensible horror of the Chitauri fleet and the beforehand unimaginable threats that the Earth now faces reflecting off his corneas. It’s tremendously becoming that the imagery of Rogers and Stark’s first forays into house ought to complement each other so completely and from such a distance, as the 2 characters very a lot type the core of the Infinity Saga.
Their narratives have woven round one another just like the strands of a double helix from Rogers’ relationship with Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger to his confrontation with Howard’s son in The Avengers to their devastating conflict in Captain America: Civil Warfare and subsequent estrangement all through Avengers: Infinity Warfare, to their eventual reconciliation in Avengers: Endgame, which resulted within the conclusion of each characters’ story arcs.