Unless you happen to live on a different planet, you may have heard that the latest Avengers film has hit theaters. Avengers: Endgame was released on April 26, and it instantly smashed a number of box office records. Most impressively, the final installment in the Avengers saga earned over $1 billion globally in its first weekend, becoming the first film in history to accomplish the feat.
There has been massive intrigue surrounding what will happen over the course of the 3-hour movie, and the film has attracted tons of interest from the betting public, too. There were tons of prop bets regarding the film’s plot that bettors were targeting prior to the movie’s release. The most popular props were focused on which characters would survive the final installment in the series.
Obviously, this post will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet, you’ll probably want to hold off on reading any further. Back in early April, we gave our best guesses regarding how Endgame would play out. So, let’s break it all down and discuss which Avengers: Endgame props wound up paying out.
Will Captain America Die?
Captain America has obviously been at the forefront of everything for the Avengers for the duration of the saga. We surmised that Captain America stood a good chance of dying in this film because the actor that portrays him, Chris Evans, had his contract with Marvel set to expire after Endgame.
However, Captain America wound up surviving in Endgame. While he didn’t die in the film, Steve Rogers did effectively retire as the super hero. Rogers pledges to travel back in time to return the Infinity Stones to their rightful places in history. Instead of returning, he decides to stay in the past and marry Peggy, the love of his life.
In the end, Steve returns as an old man to pass his shield on to Sam Wilson, who will presumably become the next Captain America. So, your “no” bets on Captain America dying at +135 wound up paying off. Congratulations if you took the plus odds on “no” with this bet.
Will Ant-Man Kill Thanos?
Our own Kevin Oldroyd predicted earlier this month that Ant-Man would not be the Avenger to kill Thanos. Ant-Man’s stock has been steadily rising as the series has progressed, so some fans did wonder whether Paul Rudd’s character would be given the ultimate validation as the man to kill Thanos.
There was a popular theory out there regarding the chance for Ant-Man to crawl into one of Thanos’ orifice before expanding and killing him, but that was little more than a random guess. As mentioned previously, Thanos was killed early in Endgame by Thor before being killed again for a final time by Iron Man.
So, those that bet “no” at -500 may not have profited much, but it was the winning option in the end.
Will Iron Man Die?
Robert Downey Jr.’s Marvel contract also came to an end after Endgame, but his character wasn’t let off the hook the way Chris Evans’ was.
Iron Man was at the center of the biggest battle scene in the film. After creating his own Infinity Gauntlet and snapping the dead back into existence, Thanos comes back with an army to take on the Avengers. Thanos is on the verge of snapping everyone out of existence before Iron Man takes the Infinity Stones and destroys Thanos and the rest of his army for good.
However, Iron Man was mortally wounded in the process. He essentially sacrificed himself for the greater good. He’s eventually given a heartfelt funeral at which the remaining Avengers bid him farewell.
Most figured Iron Man would meet his end in Endgame, which is why “yes” was a pretty heavy -190 favorite. Betting on “yes” at -190 didn’t net you a lot in terms of profit, but it turned out to be the winning side of the bet.
Will Thor Die?
Thor decapitated Thanos early in the film before Thanos eventually came back from the dead. Thor slips into something of a depression after killing Thanos considering his initial mission to reclaim the Infinity Stones failed.
He joins the time heist out of shape, and he’s not much of a help. However, a reunion with his mother ultimately helped him round back into form. He’s still not in the greatest physical condition by the time the final fight against Thanos rolls around, and he ultimately decides to team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Oddsmakers certainly didn’t believe Thor would die in Endgame, as evidenced by “no” being the heavy betting favorite at -220. Those that bet “yes” at +155 seeking the profit potential sadly won’t be cashing this bet.
Will Deadpool Appear in Endgame?
Deadpool is another super popular Marvel character, but he didn’t appear in any of the first Avengers films. He’s a part of the same universe, so many wondered whether Ryan Reynolds’ character would get in on the action in the final installment of the Avengers series.
While the final film does have a 3-hour runtime, those that made the movie apparently couldn’t find the time to find a scene for Deadpool. This was always a risky flier bet to begin with, so “no” as a heavy favorite at -2250 wound up being the right option.
Avengers: Endgame is unquestionably the biggest cinematic event of the year (until the next Star Wars comes out this winter, that is), so it’s no surprise that there was plenty of betting interest in the series’ finale.
Congratulations to those bold bettors that decided to take a shot on the Avengers: Endgame prop bets.
Taylor Smith has been a staff writer with GamblingSites.org since early 2017. Taylor is primarily a sports writer, though he will occasionally dabble in other things like politics and entertainment betting. His primary specialties are writing about the NBA, Major League Baseball, NFL and domestic and international soccer. Fringe sports like golf and horse racing aren’t exactly his cup of tea, bu ...
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