Marvel’s released an impressive amount of Avengers: Endgame footage ahead of the movie’s release already, but behind closed doors the studio is showing a select few the first 10-ish minutes of the movie. That includes some unreleased scenes, but we’ve been able to glean some new details from various descriptions of the Avengers: Endgame opening scene — and it could be very bad news for one major character. Here’s what you need to know.
Warning: Major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame below.
The biggest spoilers came from GameSpot, which managed to score an invitation to this early sneak peak and then promptly turned around and spilled everything. You can read the full breakdown here, but we’ll focus on a few key details.
- Avengers: Endgame opens exactly 22 days after the end of Infinity War.
- The first scene takes place on the Benatar, the Guardians of the Galaxy ship that’s now being operated by Tony Stark and Nebula.
- The ship has been partially repaired after taking a beating in Avengers: Infinity War.
- Nebula also helped patch Tony up after his fight with Thanos, but he still thinks he’s going to die in space.
From there, the opening scene apparently jumps to Earth and the clip we’ve seen before of Captain Marvel and the remaining Avengers hatching a plan to undo the Snap. Nebula is there, too, suggesting there’s some missing footage between these two scenes. However, Tony never shows up again in the footage. Does that mean he might not make it home?
This would be a pretty shocking twist, but it does line up with another, less revealing summary of the Avengers: Endgame opening scene from Digital Spy movies editor Hugh Armitage, who tweeted the following:
Just got out of an eight-minute Avengers: Endgame preview. Looks like the film will start out in a way we definitely weren’t expecting. Even in the little bit of footage we saw, there were some great character moments and emotion.
Killing Iron Man early on would certainly shatter expectations, and that’s what this footage seems to be suggesting. Of course, it’s worth noting that Iron Man did show up in another Endgame trailer alongside the other Avengers wearing one of those new white super suits. But it’s possible that trailer could be lying to us. (Anyone else still mad about Hulk at the battle of Wakanda in the Infinity War trailers?)
Then again, maybe Marvel is simply hiding some key information from the press, even in its screenings of the Avengers: Endgame opening scene. If Iron Man’s plotline in this movie really is focused on time travel, it would definitely make sense to keep that a secret.
So the question is: Who is Marvel lying to? The media? Fans? Or both? We’ll just have to wait until Avengers: Endgame’s release to find out for sure.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26.