With Captain Marvel fresh off its box office-conquering opening weekend, Marvel is already thinking ahead to its next blockbuster, having just dropped the official trailer for the superhero-infused crossover event of the year. The new Avengers: Endgame clip is clearly built to stoke fan anticipation. Every moment seems to have something important to say, and comes with the potential of deeper meanings, hidden explanations, and misleading misdirections. Let's break it down and take a look at the details you might've missed in the newest Avengers: Endgame trailer. And just so we're all clear - potential and rumored spoilers ahead...don't say we didn't warn you, y'all.
We've seen this before: the Avengers: Endgame Super Bowl spot opened on a quick sequence that sped through ten MCU characters, most of whom had died or been snapped in Infinity War. Everything was in black, white, and red all over. This time around, the red-highlighted footage is back, and also specifically highlights some different faces...like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, and Okoye... four characters who did not get snapped. It's pretty widely known that Avengers: Endgame is the final movie in Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Evans' Marvel Studios contracts. That doesn't mean they're definitively done with their characters...but if you're gonna retire a role, you could do worse than saving half the universe, you know?
Meanwhile, that red coloring still seems highly symbolic. Red is often connected to blood and death. But - as we've theorized before - it could have something to do with the red Reality Stone and its possible usage in un-snapping the world. Will that gem be instrumental in defeating Thanos once and for all? If this montage means what we think it might, keep your eyes peeled for that scarlet stone...
One of the most exciting moments in the first trailer was the arrival of Scott Lang at the Avengers HQ with his Quantum-powered Ant-Van. While the presence of Lang in Endgame is a pleasant if not a particularly surprising revelation, one attention-getting moment occurred when Cap and Black Widow ask each other about what they're seeing:
Many detail-oriented fans seized on her not-quite-answer to suggest that the footage wasn't actually live. The word "Archive" in the upper left corner of the screen also led some to theorize that perhaps the security camera clip was, in fact, a very "old message"...and from a different year entirely.
In the new trailer, things seem to point toward a post-snap arrival for Lang. Ant-Man features heavily throughout the trailer, but one scene in particular shows a befuddled Scott looking at a telephone pole plastered with missing person posters. While this could be highlighting a particularly active day for kidnappers, chances are the scene puts Lang firmly after the snap as he starts to piece together what happened.
One of the biggest questions that's swirled since the dust from Infinity War settled was if, how, and when time travel would factor into Avengers: Endgame. Ant-Man and the Wasp explored the potential of the Quantum Realm, opening up the opportunity for that mode of inter-dimensional transportation to come into play in Endgame. And we know from that film's post-credits scene that the Quantum Realm is entangled with time travel in some way:
And as this newest trailer seems to indicate, it appears more and more likely that audiences will be pulled around the MCU timeline in Endgame. Keep watching the video to find Things only true fans noticed in the new Endgame trailer!
#Endgame #Avengers4 #EndgameTrailerBreakdown #Avengers4Trailer
Seeing red | 0:45
Lang readjusts | 1:42
Back in time? | 2:40
Where's Nebula? | 3:46
A long-awaited reunion | 4:47