Marvel Studios has embraced the season of giving this week, premiering two highly-anticipated trailers over a period of five days. During Monday Night Football, fans got their second glimpse into Marvel’s first female-lead superhero movie with a new Captain Marvel trailer. Then, on Friday morning, the fourth Avengers trailer finally hit the Internet. Avengers: Endgame, which arrives in theaters on April 26, 2019, shows how the original group of Earth’s mightiest heroes face life following Thanos’ universe-cleaning snap from Infinity War.
With Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) adrift in space and supplies quickly diminishing, fans watch as Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) cope with the aftermath of the sprawling devastation caused by Thanos’ completed quest from Infinity War.
Yes, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) shows up at the end of the Endgame trailer. The trailer also features a momentary shot of a despondent Nebula (Karen Gillan). Additionally, we know that Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) will make an appearance, thanks to the post-credit scene from Infinity War. However, the Russo Brothers appear to have left the fate of the galaxy in the hands of the heroes that originally captured the hearts and minds of audiences in the original Avengers movie from 2012.
Avengers: Endgame feels like the culmination of a journey that began when Stark was captured in Afghanistan in 2008. We know that this is Captain America’s final hurrah in the MCU and the future of favorites such as Iron Man and Thor are still unknown. Black Widow is getting her own movie, but the core group of Avengers that made us fall in love with comic book movies will never again share the screen.
A tweet from the Russo Brothers posted this morning really captures all of the emotions invested in Avengers: Endgame.
For those who have been here since the beginning.
For those who have joined along the way.
For the best fans in the Universe.
This trailer is for you…
With much love and gratitude for your patience,
The RB’s pic.twitter.com/8hZF9FPFAZ
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) December 7, 2018
At this point, we can only speculate about what the universe will look like following the events of Endgame. Will the original Avengers be able to bring back the new heroes shaping the MCU, such as Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Spider-Man (Tom Holland)? Will Thanos have a change of purple heart and help the Avengers undo the ravages of his genocidal snap?
We’ll find out when Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26, 2019, which honestly can’t come soon enough.