Marvel movies are not just visual spectaculars, they are auditory ones as well. Since Guardians of the Galaxy, music has become an integral part of the superhero flicks. Avengers: Endgame was no exception, and the opening track was just as meaningful as fans hoped it would be. Warning: spoilers ahead.
What is the opening song of Avengers: Endgame?
Avengers: Endgame opens with the 1967 classic rock track Dear Mr Fantasy by Traffic.
The song is of particular importance due to its lyrics.
Fans have come to expect songs to have over ties to a Marvel movie plot.
When the Guardians joined the Avengers in Infinity War, the song to kick off the movie was 1976’s The Rubberband Man by The Spinners.
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The song was apt, drawing parallels between Thanos and the titular Rubberband Man.
After all, Thanos was on his way to ‘snap’ away half of existence.
But how does Dear Mr Fantasy fit in? The lyrics are short and sweet, but oh so poignant.
Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything take us out of this gloom
Sing a song, play guitar
Make it snappy
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You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don’t be sad if it was a straight mind you had
We wouldn’t have known you all these years
In this case, Thanos isn’t necessarily the protagonist of the song.
The lyrics are not as directly tied to the plot, but instead the overall theme.
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The Avengers, after all, are going to try and ‘snap’ back those who were turned to ash by the Mad Titan in Infinity War.
And in playing a ‘snappy’ tune, the gloom would be lifted.
The Avengers, as we’ve seen them so far, are certainly gloomy.
There may not be a specific Mr Fantasy in Avengers: Endgame, but instead it’s all of the superheroes working together to bring back their friends.
Avengers: Endgame is now playing in cinemas.