Welp, that was fast. Hot on the heels of the second trailer for Captain Marvel, Disney dropped the first trailer early Friday morning for what we now know is called Avengers: Endgame, the followup this spring’s Thanos-kills-half-the-universe heart-stopper Avengers: Infinity War. And, to be honest, it’s not quite the trailer everyone was expecting.Related StoriesAngela WatercutterIn…
Welp, that was fast. Hot on the heels of the second trailer forCaptain Marvel, Disney dropped the first trailer early Friday morning for what we now know is calledAvengers: Endgame, the followup this spring’s Thanos-kills-half-the-universe heart-stopperAvengers: Infinity War. And, to be honest, it’s not quite the trailer everyone was expecting.
For one, it’s got a little more heft than most early teasers, which tend to focus on dramatic shots and offer little plot. This one, while it doesn’t say exactly how the remaining Avengers plan to fix Thanos’ intergalactic genocide, but it does reveal that they have a plan. (::cough::Get Wong to turn back time?::cough::) And, in the words of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), it will be the “fight of our lives” and it’ll work “because I don’t know what I’m going to do if it doesn’t.” Bleak, Steve, bleak.
What else? Well, for one, Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) is adrift in space and sending messages to Pepper Potts saying he’s only got about a day’s worth of oxygen left. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is sad. Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is back (yay?). And Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) are on the verge of tears the whole time. Thankfully, Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), whose post-Thanos fate was revealed in the post-credits scene of this year’sAnt-Man and the Waspshows up in his van right at the end to provide some comic relief, pulling up to Avengers headquarters and asking, “Can you buzz me in?”
Not shown, perhaps unsurprisingly, is Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). She was the one Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) paged—yes, paged!—at the end ofAvengers: Infinity War, and will presumably be the hero who helps save the day inEndgame, but she’s nowhere to be found here. Makes sense, considering her origin story movie isn’t out yet, but look for her in future trailers.
The new teaser also reveals the movie’s April release date. The clip itself just says “April,” but Marvel released a poster on Twitter shortly after the trailer dropped announcing that the date will be April 26, proving it’s sticking with the slightly earlier release window it used forInfinity War. Now, if only we could snap our fingers and fast-forward to spring.
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