'Avengers: Endgame' TV Spot: Latest Clip Spoils a New Iron Man Suit Power
Having a solid plan to take down Thanos in Avengers: Endgame will be essential if the Avengers want to bring back the heroes who got dusted at the end of Infinity War. However, it will be just as important for the Avengers to have the best gear possible if they want to survive the final battle. With that in mind, the latest Avengers: Endgame TV spot (above) includes a sneak peek at a new Iron Man suit power that could point to the veteran hero having an advantage on the battlefield he didn’t have in previous movies.
Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame ahead
In the latest TV spot released Tuesday, and as seen on the Marvel Studios Instagram, there’s plenty of footage reused from previous Endgame teasers as well as previous MCU films like Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel. The gist of the spot is to make it clear that every MCU movie previous to Endgame has been building to this major battle.
But one of the most interesting bits of footage, which seems to be totally new, shows a brief glimpse at Iron Man lifting off the ground thanks to what looks like wings. You’ll have to make sure you don’t blink because the shot happens around the 2-minute mark after we see Ant-Man and War Machine suit up. The wings look small and appear from somewhere in the upper back of Iron Man’s suit. He doesn’t use them, but we’re willing to bet these wings do more than help Iron Man fly around.
The wings look too short to do anything substantial as far as mobility goes. In fact, the brief glimpse from the teaser shows the wings may be an additional way for Iron Man to get to high vantage points so that he can use other weapons during a battle. We also know in past films that Tony has the ability to blast off by making his hands parallel to the ground, so it stands to reason that for Endgame, Tony has tweaked how he will get off the ground as both a way of surprising Thanos while also making room for other suit modifications.
Sidenote: if we didn’t know any better, we’d be willing to guess Hope Van Dyne had some input on the design, but she’s been dusted thanks to Thanos so we know that can’t be true. Then again, Scott Lang is still around, so who knows? Maybe the Iron Man suit will get a little Ant-Man and the Wasp upgrade?
We already expected Tony to upgrade the Iron Man suit, especially since the first trailer for Endgame made it clear most of his gear was destroyed and he was running low nanites. With this in mind, it would make sense that Tony would return safely to Earth and immediately get to work on upgrading his suit with new features that would work best for the plan he and Steve Rogers concocted to defeat Thanos.
Given this, there is a chance that refueling on nanites and channeling their capabilities into a new suit feature would only ensure Iron Man’ at full fighting capacity. We already know from a previous TV spot that he’s added at least one valuable upgrade — holographic shield — so why not use some of that tech to create an additional, valuable suit upgrade?
If nanites do factor into the equation, then perhaps these new wings will mimic the function of the detachable blasters last seen in Infinity War, which popped out of Iron Man’s suit and hovered behind him as he directed them to shoot. It’s entirely possible that the wings for the Endgame suit have the same function, except they’re now attached to the suit which will allow Iron Man to move around easily without worrying about the blasters getting in the way.
Whatever this new suit feature may be, it will only be an asset to Iron Man in the final, epic battle against Thanos. We’ll just have to hunker down for Endgame’s reported 3-hour run time to see how this new power figures into the Avengers’ final battle plan.
Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters April 26, 2019.