The trailer for Avengers 4 – officially named Avengers: End Game – needed no pre-announcement from Marvel. The fans have been doing that for months.
The first trailer for what’s sure to be the most epic Marvel film has arrived and it’s spectacular!
What We Learned From The Trailer For Avengers: End Game
Months of theories and wild speculation are finally over. And we’re just talking about the title! Yes, Avengers 4 is officially titled Avengers: Endgame as some speculated.
The last film, Avengers: Infinity War ended with an epic cliffhanger, as did Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. Thanos succeeded in literally dusting half the life in the universe with just a snap of his greedy gauntleted hand.
Some of us (ME) are still tearing up over Peter Parker’s death scene. Then we were all rocked by the ending of the last Ant-Man film. Who knows what Marvel has in store for us this time.
The trailer starts with the man who started it all: Tony Stark. His badly damaged helmet in the forefront being used to attempt to send a message to Pepper Potts.
Infinity War ended with Tony Stark and Nebula stranded on Titan after the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange turned to dust. We assume that Stark and Nebula are in The Benatar, the Guardians’ ship. It’s also possible Nebula is on her own ship.
The last of the surviving Guardians, Rocket, is still on Earth presumably.
I hope his crops rot.
One thing that you might not have expected if you’re not caught up on your comic book collection is seeing Thanos working in the fields, the scariestcrow ever (Thanoscrow?) watching over.
This part of the story is from 1991’s Infinity Gauntlet series. Thanos retires from his douchebagery and is working in the fields on a remote world. In that story, Thanos even uses his costume as a scarecrow just as we saw in the trailer. The story is that he hides from the consequences of his snap rather than to revel in it, as he’s more ashamed than proud of what he did.
The Appearance of Ronin
I have been on pins and needles waiting to hear about Hawkeye and now we finally get to see him in all his Ronin-esque glory!
Ronin was an identity that Clint Barton used from about 2007 to 2010 in Marvel Comics. Clint died but was brought back to life. Trying to hide from his identity as Hawkeye, he took the moniker of Ronin from a fallen Avenger.
Clint Barton first appeared as Ronin in the New Avengers series from issues #26–64 (2007–2010) plus New Avengers Annual #2 (2008) and Annual #3 (2010).
Back At HQ
It seems that the surviving Avengers have returned to HQ from Wakanda.
“Thanos did exactly what he said he was gonna do,” says Black Widow while Cap is shown in tears. “He wiped out 50 percent of all living creatures.”
We also see Bruce Banner looking through images of the missing (it does NOT say ‘deceased’ or ‘dead’), including Scott Lang (Ant-Man), Shuri, and *sniff* Peter Parker.
A Costume Change For The Captain
It looks as though Steve Rogers has gone back to his SHIELD-issued stealth suit from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He’s also seen with one of his most treasured possessions: a compass that contains a picture of Peggy Carter.
It’s hard seeing both beacon of hope Captain America and Tony Stark this downtrodden so it looks as though Endgame will be the darkest film to date.
A Confusing Visitor
Near the end of the trailer, Steve and Natasha are talking in what we’re assuming to be Avengers HQ, when they see Scott Lang on the security monitor.
Here’s why they’re shocked. First, it’s been assumed that Scott Lang is missing and we saw him trapped in the Quantum Realm at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp.
He also refers to the events of Civil War by referencing “The airport in Germany” – events that took place years ago. This is likely why Cap asks if it’s an old message.
This leads us to wonder whether there a longer period of time passed between the events of Infinity War/Ant-Man and The Wasp and Endgame than we’re assuming. Or, perhaps Scott has suffered some memory loss when he somehow escaped the Quantum Realm.
Overall, this is a much longer trailer than we could have hoped for and right now, April 26 seems like too long to wait.