Avengers Endgame Trailer Breakdown

Jason O’Toole

Credit: Marvel Entertainment

After many months of waiting and many, many incorrect guesses as to when it would debut, Marvel Studios has finally released a trailer for Avengers Endgame. While the trailer doesn’t give away many details, there are definitely some things to pour over and some new theories to discuss. Before we start though I would just like to vent my frustration at the fact the Russo brothers lied to us regarding the title. They explicitly stated in several interviews that the title was not spoken aloud in Infinity War. I would just like to say that I’m fine with studios keeping things a secret, but straight up lying is something Hollywood need to stop doing to the fans. With that out of the way, let’s dive in to this new trailer and see what we can figure out about Endgame.

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The trailer opens with Tony alone adrift in space leaving a final message for Pepper. Having run out of food and the oxygen supply dwindling, Tony has reserved himself to death. It’s a devastatingly sad opening that definitely brought this fan to tears. Questions arise from this opening, like how is it possible that between Stark and Nebula, they could not repair a craft well enough to get them safely back to Earth? Is Nebula even on board the Milano, or did she rush off to get her revenge on Thanos? Who will rescue Tony before his oxygen runs out? My thoughts immediately go to Captain Marvel. Heading to Earth puts her on the same trajectory as Stark. I think it’s safe to assume Tony will not die alone in space. Somehow, he will get his reunion with the surviving Avengers, and get a chance at revenge. However, we will have to wait until April to find out. I personally can’t wait to find out.

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After the downer of an opening, we cut to the peaceful and content planet Thanos seems to be retiring on. We see a shot of his old armor re-purposed as some kind of scarecrow. This pays homage to the 1991 Infinity Gauntlet comic, which inspired some of the events of Infinity War. In the story, Thanos retires after completing his mission and becomes a simple farmer. It also seems as though he is still wearing the broken Infinity Gauntlet from the end of the last film. We still do not know what planet he is on or what his motives are now that he has wiped out half the life in the universe. Clearly, whatever plan the Avengers have in store will most likely cause Thanos to cut his retirement short. With Thor able to now travel freely anywhere thanks to Stormbreaker, the question becomes how will they know which planet the Mad Titan is on? My thought is that Nebula’s role in the movie will be tracking down Thanos. We’ve seen her team up with the Guardians, it would be great to see her team up with the Avengers as well. They all have plenty of motive for revenge.

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After some quick shots of Cap and Widow discussing the devastation of the snap, we cut to what is possibly the most emotional moment in this new trailer, the arrival of Hawkeye. He is now in the guise of Ronin, a persona he took on in the comics following his death and resurrection. It is pretty clear from the sadness in his eyes that all of his family was likely wiped out in the snap. Clint didn’t have a family in the regular Marvel universe, but he did in the Ultimate universe. It was a dark time for Clint when his thoughts turned to suicide and he began pushing himself farther than he could handle. It is clear the movie is drawing inspiration from both of these versions to build their own version of Hawkeye. He seems to have ditched the bow and arrows and is now wielding swords instead. He is surrounded by several dead men that he has apparently just killed. The big question is why is he killing? If his goal is to find out what happened when his family turned to dust, he appears to be going about it in an extreme way. The two characters that were left out of Infinity War, Hawkeye and Ant-Man, are apparently going to get their time to shine. Speaking of Ant-Man…

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The trailer ends on what is the only moment of hope to be found at all in this teaser. The arrival of Scott and his quantum tunnel van definitely seems to lift the spirits of Cap and Widow. How did he get out of the quantum realm? Has he figured out how to us it to time travel? We have until April before we will know for sure. It is likely we will get more details and a proper theatrical trailer in the coming months. Stay with Entertain the Geeky for all the latest updates.

Avengers Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019

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