After all the hype, the official title for Avengers 4 was always bound to disappoint. So even when the first trailer announces it as Avengers: Endgame (which is admittedly badass), it’s hard not to be a little underwhelmed. That was everyone’s guess after Doctor Strange said, “We’re in the endgame” before dying in Infinity War.
After weeks of guesswork about the trailer’s release, directors Joe and Anthony Russo tweeted the first trailer Friday morning with an appreciative message.
Even though the trailer is light on concrete details about the film’s plot, we get a quick check-in with every major character in the fallout of Thanos’ Snap, recently titled the “Decimation” by Marvel.
Tony Stark is adrift in space headed for Earth in a mostly derelict vessel that’s about to run out of resources. As the trailer starts, he’s recording messages for Pepper to hear should he not survive.
Back on Earth, Natasha and Steve are trying to make sense of what’s happened and they confirm that half of all living things were wiped out by Thanos’ Decimation.
As they become the focus of this story, Thor takes a backseat. We only see him once, moping about in human clothes. (Why doesn’t Thor go looking for Tony if he can summon the Bifrost?) We even see Natasha find Clint, (Hawkeye, who goes by Ronin now). Judging by the way he seemingly kills some dudes with a sword, he probably lost his entire family.
The one bit we see of Bruce Banner has him looking at files of Scott Lang and Peter Parker, both of whom they think died. So while Steve and Natasha meet at the upstate Avengers facility, they’re shocked when Scott Lang shows up at their front door.
We might be in the Endgame now, but this is only the beginning. Everything we see in the trailer could — and probably does — happen in the first 15 minutes of this movie.
Avengers: Endgame was scheduled for release on May 3, 2019. But this trailer teases “April”, so it’s probable that the new release date could be April 26, 2019.
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