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16-bit recreation of the final battle in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ deserves to be watched

Avengers Endgame

For those of you keen on checking out the re-release of Avengers: Endgame when it hits theaters in just a few days — when it will bring several minutes of surprises tacked on to the end of the movie, in a bid to potentially break Avatar’s box office record — we’ve got a fun treat for you. You don’t actually have to wait if you want to go ahead and get your fix now of some new Endgame-related content, because we’ve got you covered.

YouTuber Mr. Sunday Movies has posted a gloriously retro-looking 16-bit video game recreation of the Avengers’ final confrontation with Thanos from Endgame, which you can watch above. “16 Bit Scenes is back with a recreation of the Iron Man, Captain America, Thor final battle against Thanos,” reads the description.

The animation was done by 8-bit trailer and 16-bit scenes animator John Stratman, with the music courtesy of Kenny Mac.

This is definitely a fun recreation of the climactic scene in Marvel’s soon-to-be re-released epic, which is already within striking distance of ending Avatar’s long streak of box office supremacy. The latter, released almost a decade ago, has racked up almost $2.8 billion in ticket sales, while Endgame needed just two weekends to cross $2 billion after its $1 billion opening weekend. At the time of this writing, just $45 million or so separate the two movies, so we’ll see if Endgame can get over the finish line at last when it returns to theaters next weekend.

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Andy Meek is a reporter based in Memphis who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming. Over the years, he’s interviewed legendary figures in entertainment and tech that range from Stan Lee to John McAfee, Peter Thiel, and Reed Hastings.