The year 2019 marks the end of some big franchises. In the big screen, we have Avengers: EndGame conclude the Infinity War saga and bring the culmination of three Phases of Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then there is the X-Men: First Class run that ends with Dark Phoenix scheduled to release later this year. And of course, who can forget that the Star Wars sequel trilogy is also ending this year with the release of Rise of Skywalker in December. Star Wars: Episode IX Teaser: Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine Returns and Daisy Ridley's Rey is Determined to Fight Him (Watch Video).
On the small screen, some of the big shows like The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, Orange is the New Black etc are also having their final seasons this year. But of course, all eyes are on the biggest of them all, Game of Thrones. The show has begun its eighth season which is also its finale that would end by May, hopefully with a bang.
With Avengers: EndGame and Game of Thrones 8 happening around the same time, we try to find out if there are more things common between these two shows, and guess what! We found quite a few similarities! Starting with the most obvious one:
Both End Their Run The Same Year
As pointed out, Avengers: EndGame is releasing in April, around the same time as Game of Thrones is running its final season. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue after EndGame, it would be a proper culmination to the 21 movies that came in MCU before it.
The Stark Connection
Of course, the beginning of both the MCU and Game of Thrones has a Stark connection. The GoT has, at its crux, the Stark family. The MCU began with the movie Iron Man, that was about the superheroic adventures of Tony Stark, who continues to be the pivot of the franchise.
Peter Dinklage is very popular among GoT fans for playing the booze-and-girls loving dwarf, Tyrion Lannister. He was roped in Avengers: Infinity War to play a giant dwarf (ah, the paradox), Eitri, who forges Thor's new weapon, the Stormbreaker.
Cap and Snow
Both Captain America and Jon Snow are righteous guys who see their leadership as the means to win the greater cause. They are not power-hungry, and there is a high chance that they both might not survive the finale. What's more, they stand out from the rest of their brood for being too principled and are awkward around girls.
The Red Witch
Game of Thrones has Melisandre who is also known as the Red Witch (thanks to her hair). In Avengers, we have Wanda Maximoff who is known as the Scarlet Witch, and scarlet, as you know, is a variant of red.
The Severed Hand
Two characters in both the franchises have lost their hand and replaced it with metal appendages - Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones and Bucky in MCU. Interestingly, both the characters have also spent their fair share of the time acting as villains, before turning heroes.
The Fear of Hero Mortality
The Night King and Thanos this weekend. pic.twitter.com/kOjvslPsIW
— WE AM (@WeamTheWatcher) April 23, 2019
The third episode of Game of Thrones 8 and the release of Avengers EndGame are happening around the same time. As you know, the third episode is about the Battle of Winterfell, and some of the heroes are definitely not going to make out of it. The same goes for Avengers: EndGame, where a couple of our fave superheroes might not make out of it alive. Who all, we still don't know about both the properties. What we know is that we should keep a box of tissues ready!
Loki vs Peter Baelish
By the time, Avengers: EndGame and Game of Thrones 8 have landed, both these characters are dead (with the slight possibility of getting to see them in flashbacks). That's not the only thing common between the two. Both Baelish and Loki are known for their double-crossing ways, and are responsible for the wheels of destruction rolling in the Avengers franchise for wanting things they don't deserve (Loki - Asgard; Baelish - Throne + Stark lady). Ultimately, both were killed when their shady pasts caught up with them. While Loki still died a hero, Baelish remained a treacherous schemer till the very end.