'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer: If Anybody Dies, It's Going to Be Iron Man
The most nostalgic Avengers: Endgame trailer yet opens with Tony Stark reflecting on his journey to becoming a hero in Iron Man, and it goes on to imply that if anybody dies, it’s him.
The Russo bros., who directed the film, released the trailer Thursday morning via Twitter at 7:59 a.m. Eastern, and surprisingly it’s not attached to any ticket sales announcement. Last week, Scott Ladewig summarized some Endgame footage that was shown during a Disney shareholders meeting that overlaps somewhat with what we see in the new trailer.
Just like in the first full trailer, it opens on Tony Stark presumably recording a message for Pepper Potts. “I know I said no more surprises, but I was really hoping to pull off one last one,” he says.
As we shift to Steve Rogers flashbacks, we hear an elderly Peggy Carter’s line from Captain America: The Winter Soldier: “The world has changed, and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best, and sometimes, the best that we can do, is to start over.” We see similar flashbacks to other survivors, like Clint Barton teaching his teenage daughter archery.
The running theme here, just like in the Super Bowl teaser, is that these heroes aren’t giving up — even if they want to.
One hugely important detail that Marvel’s made easy-to-miss occurs when we first see Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man. The last we saw of him, he was trapped in the Quantum Realm after the Ant-Man and the Wasp post-credits scene, but we also saw him in previous Endgame trailers. Here, we see him staring in horror at a ton of “missing” posters, probably before he shows up at the Avengers facility.
But if you look closely at his posture and his right hand, you can see he’s tugging something behind him. That’s got to be Hank Pym’s lab miniaturized, being dragged with a luggage handle.
Marvel has grown keen on hiding things in plain sight, and it’s kind of funny that they’re doing it with master magician Scott Lang. We already saw Pym’s van and the Quantum Tunnel in previous Endgame trailers, but this confirms Scott is lugging around the entire lab as well. Marvel wouldn’t bother keeping both around if they didn’t have some role to play in this new adventure.
Do they go to alternate realities? Do they go back in time? Do they do both? Regardless of which is true, the Quantum Realm will be involved somehow.
Rest assured the new trailer has tons more awesome scenes to offer, like Hawkeye on some sort of ship running from explosions, a War Machine and Rocket Raccoon team-up, scenes of Cap and Ant-Man during some epic battle (the final battle?), and that totally epic Thor-Captain Marvel moment that leaked last week.
We knew this trailer was coming based on Kevin Feige saying one more would come “before [the movie] is released.” But can we expect more? We’ll have to wait and see.
And when are Avengers: Endgame tickets going on sale? Our best guess is that if it’s not by the end of this week, then it won’t be until April 2.
Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.