The Marvel Cinematic Universe made its debut in 2008 with Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and has continued through 22 movies, closing this particular chapter (referred to as “Phase Three”) with the April 26 release of Avengers: Endgame. Picking up where last year’s Avengers: Infinity War left off — following uber-villain Thanos (Josh Brolin) using the Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half of humanity with a simple snap of a finger, the surviving Avengers are doing everything in their power to take him down and undo what he’s done. The film is clocking in at slightly over three hours and is promising to be the most unforgettable superhero film ever made.
Not that we’re excited about it or anything.
In the video above, courtesy of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, we get a unique musical riff on Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Last year, Jimmy got the cast to participate in their version of The Brady Bunch theme song.
For anyone keeping track, here is a list of the various films making up the different Phases:
Phase One: Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
Phase Two: Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Ant-Man (2015)
Phase Three: Captain America: Civil War (2016), Doctor Strange (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Thor: Ragnarock (2017), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
So while we’re expecting this particular saga to come to a close with Avengers: Endgame, Marvel producer Kevin Feige has recently commented that Phase Three doesn’t really end until this summer’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. We’ll be curious to see how that plays out, but character resolutions are reportedly a major part of this film. We’ll find out on April 26.