If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), then you know the end is drawing near (at least for some characters, presumably) with the release of Avengers: Endgame on April 26. Fans have been anxiously awaiting the premiere — many purchased their movie tickets weeks in advance and fan theories are already swirling social media on how everything will come together for the three-hour action-packed film.

The Avengers franchise first made its debut in 2008 with the release of Iron Man and has been non-stop ever since. From there we’ve met some of our favorite crime-stopping heroes, including Thor, Hulk, Captain Marvel and more. We’ve laughed at the hilarious antics of Ant-Man and Groot. Not to mention, we’ve seen the rise of kick-ass female superheroes like Black Widow, Captain Marvel and Gamora.

Like every other MCU fan, no one is truly ready to see the end of an era. To celebrate the release of Avengers:Endgame, we’ve caught up with your favorite characters to see where their MCU journeys initially started versus where they are today. Take an Avengers-style walk down memory lane, below.

The 'Avengers': Then and Now