The Newest Avengers: Endgame Trailer Just Dropped
The nostalgia is strong in this one. The MCU doesn’t show any signs of stopping after this chapter closes, but Endgame is the culmination of over a decade of storytelling that started in 2008 with the original Iron Man. This will also be one of Stan Lee‘s final cameos in Marvel’s films after his death in November 2018, a poignant real-world reminder that the Marvel Universe as we know it is about to change for good.
The trailer opens on a stranded Tony Stark leaving a message for Pepper Potts as he remembers his origin story while black-and-white flashbacks show Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor’s solo films before reminding us all of the sticky situation our heroes are in now. Half of the universe has disappeared, and it’s up to the OGs (and Ant-Man) to put on flashy matching white spacesuits and save the day.
The most important takeaways from the trailer are Captain Marvel and Thor’s nice bonding moment and Hawkeye’s truly tragic mohawk. There’s no reason to get a haircut just because its name matches your brand identity, Clint.
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Jeremy Renner have all expressed an intent to hang up their supersuits for good after Avengers 4 and have come to the end of their contracts, worrying fans that their faves won’t all make it to the end. Fellow original heroes Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson are still under contract, and rumor has it we’ll be getting the Black Widow movie we’ve been *begging* for since Iron Man 2 during the next phase of Marvel’s box office dominence in 2020. We literally got an Ant-Man movie *and sequel*, a Fantastic Four remake, and two new Spider-Man franchises before we got a Black Widow movie because we’re living in a patriarchy, but better late then never I guess.
Marvel also released a new poster for the film because they want our hearts to explode:
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 14, 2019
When the first Iron Man was released, Barack Obama had just been elected for his *first* term, the recession hit, and the High School Musical franchise had made its way onto the big screen. It was simultaneously a simpler time (#HOPE) and the prologue to a decade of trouble in the United States. The MCU’s first Avengers team saw us through it all. This new trailer knows this is the end of the beginning in this massive franchise, and you betta believe Marvel is going to milk it for all its worth.
You can check out the trailer below!