After the Avengers Civil War, Tony Stark continued to use the facility as his primary place of residence, and after selling Avengers Tower, moved all the equipment into the facility as well. It was later annihilated before its ruins was the stage for one last battle against the genocidal tyrant, Thanos for the fate of the universe itself.
The facility that would become the New Avengers Facility started out as a series of Stark Industries warehouses created by Howard Stark. The warehouses were used to store Stark Industries equipment, such as the Signal Decoy. Certain S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, such as Hank Pym, were privy to the items being stored at the warehouse. Over time, the warehouses were no longer guarded, to the point where Pym referred to them as abandoned, despite them still housing Stark equipment.
A New Team
The facility was founded shortly after the aftermath of the Battle of Sokovia and end of the Ultron Offensive. The Avengers team was reformed, with Iron Man and Hawkeye leaving the team voluntarily, Thor leaving Earth, and Hulk going missing. Many of the staff are former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, such as Maria Hill or Nick Fury. In addition, the facility had the support of renowned scientists such as Erik Selvig and Helen Cho. The base was used for scientific research, military training, weapons development and the New Avengers program. Vehicles and aircraft such as the Quinjet were also stationed at the facility.
Prior to the Infiltration into Pym Technologies Headquarters, Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne assigned Scott Lang to infiltrate a warehouse once owned by Howard Stark to retrieve a signal decoy of Pym's design, only to discover that it was located right next to the New Avengers Facility. Attempting to continue along with the plan, Lang was intercepted by Falcon after tripping the Facility's motion detectors. The two fought for a short time but, in the end, Lang disabled Falcon's flight pack and succeeded in retrieving the signal decoy.
- "Wanda? What about Wanda?"
"She's fine, she's confined to the compound currently. Vision's keeping her company."
"Oh, God, Tony! Every time.. every time I think you see things the right way."
"What, it's a hundred acres with a lap pool. It's got a screening room. There's worse ways to protect people."
- ―Steve Rogers and Tony Stark
One month after the Lagos Catastrophe, the US Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross convened with the Avengers along with Tony Stark at the New Avengers Facility to discuss the Sokovia Accords. After his briefing, they privately discussed the implications of the Sokovia Accords with Rogers staunchly rejecting them and Stark supporting them, causing the Avengers to splinter into two factions.
As the hunt for the Winter Soldier began abroad, Maximoff and Vision stayed behind at the Facility. When Maximoff tried to leave the Facility, Vision stopped her, informing her that she is not permitted to leave the premises. He explains that after her actions in Lagos, Stark requested that she be kept safe under house arrest until the debate on the Sokovia Accords had cooled down.
Later, after Rogers believes that Helmut Zemo plans to unleash five other Winter Soldiers unto the world, he enlists Clint Barton to rescue Wanda from the New Avengers Facility. Hawkeye sets off an explosion outside to distract Vision while he explains the situation to Maximoff. However, he interrupts them and sets off Hawkeye's electric trap, which he eventually escapes from and quickly restrains Hawkeye. Maximoff then uses her powers to control the Mind Stone and forcing Vision to phase, releasing Hawkeye. She then uses her powers to increase his density against his will until she slams him through several stories of the Facility and deep into the ground, allowing Barton and Maximoff to escape.
Dissolution of the Avengers
After the Avengers Civil War, the Avengers became divided with Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow fleeing as fugitives, the Winter Soldier going to Wakanda, Ant-Man and Hawkeye taking plea deals to be with their family, and War Machine partially paralyzed after his fall. At the Facility, Stark helped Rhodes with physical therapy in his new exoskeletal brace, which allowed him to walk, but ended his military and Avenger careers. Tony then received a cellphone and a letter at the Facility from Rogers, who apologized for keeping the truth about his parents' death from Stark and promised to be with him if he ever needed help.
Following the Battle at the HYDRA Siberian Facility and the subsequent dissolution of the Avengers, Tony Stark returned to the New Avengers Facility, where he chose to live. Stark, Vision, Rhodes and Happy Hogan continued to use the facility as their place of residence and offered a room to Peter Parker upon his invitation to become an official member of the Avengers, although Parker declined, thinking he had more to learn before becoming an Avenger.
Return of Captain America
Thaddeus Ross contacted James Rhodes in the New Avengers Facility and the two were talking about the disappearance of Vision and his rescue by the criminals Captain America, Black Widow and Falcon, following Thanos' invasion to Earth. When Captain America and his team arrived with Vision and Scarlet Witch, Rhodes end the call and with the reassembled Avengers and Bruce Banner, who had arrived at the facility earlier, discussed their next move.
Banner warned them that Thanos was after Vision's Mind Stone. Although Vision agreed to sacrifice himself and let the Infinity Stone be destroyed in order to prevent Thanos from obtaining it, however Rogers did not allow it. He decided to go to Wakanda, where they could extract the stone from Vision without killing him. The Avengers took a Quinjet and flew to the African nation.
Aftermath of the Decimation
The mission in Wakanda was a complete and utter failure; not only did Thanos manage to fatally extract the Mind Stone from Vision, in doing so he completed the Infinity Gauntlet, allowing him to carry out his mission to wipe out 50% of all life. The surviving Avengers returned to the United States and, en route to the New Avengers Facility, discovered a pager displaying a bizarre symbol which they recognized as having been activated by Nick Fury who was one of the victims of the Decimation. At the Facility, they bypassed the battery in order to prevent it from running dry.
As the pager continued to transmit with James Rhodes monitoring, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, and Bruce Banner monitored the immense reports of casualties, making the full scale of the catastrophe horrifically clear. Rhodes reported that the pager had stopped transmitting, and Rogers requested that the signal is restarted, to Banner's objection as they had no idea who the signal was intended for. As Romanoff explained that Fury knew and that she wanted to know herself, she suddenly discovered that Captain Marvel had arrived, demanding to know where Fury was.
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The Avengers fist pump before all of them launched into Quantum Realm, Bruce Banner, Rogers, Lang, and Stark travel to New York City in 2012. Banner visits the Sanctum Sanctorum and convinces the Ancient One to give him the Time Stone; Rogers overcomes undercover Hydra agents and his 2012 self to retrieve the Mind Stone, but Lang and Stark fail to retrieve the Space Stone after Loki escapes with it. Rogers and Stark use the last of their size-altering Pym Particles to travel to S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters in 1970 and steal an earlier version of the Space Stone as well as vials of Pym Particles from Hank Pym so they can return to the present.
Rocket and Thor travel to Asgard in 2013 to retrieve the Reality Stone from Jane Foster, and Thor obtains his former hammer, Mjølnir. Barton and Romanoff travel to Vormir in 2014 and learn from the Soul Stone's keeper, the Red Skull, that it can only be acquired by sacrificing someone they love. They fight over which of them should die until Romanoff sacrifices herself. On Morag in the same year, Nebula and Rhodes steal the Power Stone before Peter Quill could. Rhodes returns to the present with the Power Stone while Nebula is unable to return due to the latter's cybernetic implants interfacing with those of her 2014 self. Through this connection, the Thanos of that time captures present-day Nebula and sees her memories. He then secretly sends 2014 Nebula to the present.
After Bruce Banner reversed the snap, Thanos and his army travelled through the Quantum Tunnel in Sanctuary II from 2014, where it went through the roof above the faculty. Before the Avengers noticed, the Sanctuary II obliterated the entire facility and grounds by firing several missiles across the whole area. A final larger missile engulfed the whole facility, creating a huge explosion across the entire facility and beyond.
The destroyed area served as the battleground during the Battle of Earth. Part of the main building was still intact after the attack. A dam broke by the lake next to the facility and began to flood part of the battlefield: However, this was successfully stopped by Stephen Strange.
Afterwards Damage Control is seen cleaning up the mess from the battle while Rogers, Banner, Barnes and Wilson returned to the facilities outskirts to activate a Quantum Tunnel to return the Infinity Stones back to their original timelines.
|Appearances for New Avengers Facility|
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Behind the Scenes
- Scenes set at the New Avengers Facility were filmed at: