The Marvel Universe has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, with enthusiasts checking out every new release, digesting comics, collecting memorabilia, and forming theories. But some fans take their fandom to a whole other level by developing their own world-inspired creations, like fan fiction, custom replicas, stunning art, and the occasional cinematic edit.
Many veteran editors and VFX designers have been turning to the MCU for some time. A recent edit placed Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield alongside Tom Holland’s wall crawler Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s final blow. Another added Deadpool by Ryan Reynolds Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness‘ Illuminati as the truly smartest man alive.
Now a new edit has turned back time Avengers: Endgame and placed some of the MCU’s newest heroic additions in the final battle against Thanos.
MCU Fan Adds Phase 4 Heroes To Thanos Fight
YouTube channel Meme Feeder shared an edit of Avengers: Endgame‘s culminating “Portals” scene, bringing into play the newest heroes from Phase 4. New additions include Sam Wilson’s Captain America, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, the Eternals, Yelena Belova and Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor.
The edit begins after Wilson’s famous “on your left” line, when his Captain America emerges from a portal, unlike the original Falcon.
Viewers can also see portals to battle opening in front of Moon Knight and She-Hulk from their respective locations.
Yelena’s shot is particularly well timed hawk eye‘s flashback scene showing her coming back to life from the blip.
Jane Foster wraps up the edit as she comes out of a portal with Mjolnir, right in front of Thor with Stormbreaker.
The full edit can be seen below:
Could Phase 4 heroes have changed Avengers: Endgame?
Looking at the heroes already introduced in Phase 4, it’s easy to see how their immense powers could have turned the tide Avengers: Endgame‘s Thanos Duel.
The Eternals would have arguably been the biggest game changer for the battle, but at this point they still kept their vow of not interfering with human life. Had they decided to get involved, it’s easy to imagine the celestial creations handling Thanos with ease, possibly without the Avengers’ help.
Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Yelena Belova probably wouldn’t have done much to turn the tide of the battle aside from helping take out Thanos’ army. But Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor could have had a drastic impact on the fight. After all, she has all the powers of Chris Hemsworth’s hero, albeit with less experience.
As for the heroes missing from Meme Feeder’s edit, Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings would undoubtedly have proven to be a powerful key weapon in battle. Meanwhile, Ms. Marvel would understandably have had the biggest fan-girl moment of her life as she fought alongside all of her favorite heroes and watched in awe as Captain Marvel defeated Sanctuary II.
Perhaps the biggest change that would come with moving the fight against Thanos past Phase 4 would be the massive power-up Wanda Maximoff received when she became the Scarlet Witch. Wanda was already a powerful force that Thanos had on the ropes. One can only imagine how her newfound powers would have changed the game of combat.
While most of these heroes didn’t have a chance to take on Thanos in the Battle for Earth, they will no doubt prove central to the next Avengers-level threat. Whether that ends up being Kang the Conqueror, Doctor Doom, or someone else remains to be seen, but for now, Avengers: Endgame is streaming on Disney+.