Hidden at the end of the epic Avengers: Infinity War trailer is a small detail that should give previously concerned Avengers fans some relief. James Rhodes is okay, you guys!
Marvel Entertainment dropped the official trailer for Infinity War on Wednesday, lighting the internet ablaze with the screams of so many Marvel fans. In the trailer, Thanos (Josh Brolin) arrives on Earth to do war with the Avengers; he wants to destroy the universe using the Infinity Stones that Marvel has been oh-so-carefully peppering throughout its 10-year empire.
One pivotal scene near the end of the trailer, though, which features Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), and what looks like the entirety of the Wakandan army going into battle, includes a fan-favorite character that people have been concerned about since he was injured in Captain America: Civil War. The final shot of the trailer shows Rhodey’s War Machine (Don Cheadle) flying into action with the rest of the team.
In Civil War, Rhodey was severely injured while doing battle with the rest of the Avengers team. He was accidentally shot down by Vision (Paul Bettany) and took a tumble to Earth that seemed deadly in the moment. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) sweated over Rhodey’s injuries in Civil War. While Rhodey was seen working through physical therapy and relearning to use his legs at the end of the film, there were questions about whether or not he’d be able to join the team again in the field.
Infinity War will supposedly reunite the Avengers team after it was split at the end of Civil War. This seems especially true since Rhodey, who was Team Iron Man in Civil War, looks to be flying into battle with Team Cap.
Then again, it kinda makes sense for them to put their differences aside and work together to, uh, save the universe from destruction.
Avengers: Infinity War premieres in theaters on May 4, 2018.