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55 details you may have missed in 'Avengers: Endgame'

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  • Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for "Avengers: Endgame." Do not read ahead if you haven't seen the movie.
  • After three watches of "Endgame," INSIDER rounds up the best details you may have missed in the three-hour movie, including a nod to A-113 and an appearance by Howard the Duck.

"Avengers: Endgame" is a satisfying conclusion to over a decade of the Marvel Universe. Moreso, it's a giant love letter to the fans. If you put in the time and watched all 21 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies leading up to "Endgame," you're rewarded with nods, direct callbacks, and subtle references to the comics and movies alike. 

After multiple viewings and three small notebooks filled with notes, INSIDER rounded up some of the best references you may only catch if you've recently rewatched some of the MCU movies. For instance, did you notice the group hand shot from the trailers is a nod to Tony's first arc reactor in 2008's "Iron Man"? There's also a blink-and-you'll-miss-it A-113 Easter egg.

I don't think we could possibly round up every single little reference and nod to the 21 films before it. But here are some of the best. Buckle up. You may get a bit emotional by the end. 

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The film opens on a shot of Hawkeye wearing an ankle monitor.

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If you're wondering why Clint Barton has an ankle monitor at the start of the movie, you shouldn't be. We learned in "Avengers: Infinity War," both he and Scott Lang accepted plea deals for helping Captain Ameria in "Civil War." 

He was placed under house and had all of his activity monitored. It's unclear if he's pardoned from wearing that at the end of "Endgame." He did save the world after all. You would think that would earn him some sort of pass. 

Clint refers to his daughter as Hawkeye.


That's not a coincidence. Barton does mentor a future Hawkeye in the comics, named Kate Bishop. The biggest difference is that she isn't his daughter.  The most interesting bit here is that Bishop was a member of a group called the Young Avengers. Is that a hint at something to come down the line? Maybe. 

In the movie, Hawkeye's daughter is named Lila, not Kate. It seems like the MCU may be planning to make Lila a version of Bishop.

You can read more on Kate Bishop here

At the start of the film, Nebula and Tony are playing a game. When she wins, he asks if she had fun. For a moment, she doesn't seem to understand.


While stranded in space, Nebula and Tony pass the time by playing paper football. Nebula winds up winning the game and Tony asks her a simple question: "You have fun?"

The weight of that moment may not have meant too much in passing to some, but, if you've watched the "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise, it's one that may have made you tear up. Nebula spent so much of her life trying to please her step-father, Thanos, and in competition with her sister, Gamora. The two never had any "traditional" fun growing up.

Instead, Thanos forced Gamora and Nebula to battle each other while training them as assassins. Whenever Nebula lost (every time), Thanos replaced a part of her with a machine to try and make her Gamora's equal. 

When Nebula tells Tony she had fun, it's probably one of the few instances she's ever been able to say that in her life. 

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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