Trailer Impressions: Avengers: Endgame

I knew the Avengers trailer was coming, but somehow I did not see the title being Endgame. Everything pieces itself together especially seeing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes rise to take down The Mad Titan. Marvel delivers an emotional tease that gives only a little bit to satisfy their hungry fans.

Right, when the trailer begins, my heartstrings get ripped out by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) who has been able to get himself off of Titan, but with no food, water, or any other resource, he will drift in space until he dies. Footage of him recording a message for his wife Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) to let her know what happened to him. The emotional scene represents how defeated both Tony and the rest of the surviving Avengers.

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Two images quickly show after the Marvel Studios logo turns to dust, yes they really did that. Thanos’ armor appears like a memorial. His mission is done, he can now relax. Then the titan himself, Thanos (Josh Brolin) arrives. He is sauntering in a beautiful setting full of plant life. The only way to see him is by his gauntlet and a part of his side. Interesting choice on Marvel’s part to hide their main villain in this way. I can only wonder about their reasoning.

A few more glimpses of the remaining heroes. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) admits Thanos’ win to Captain America (Chris Evans). Captain has tears in his eyes, rightfully so. Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) facepalms in despair, maybe trying to figure out a plan by the look of the computer screens in front of him that show Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and fallen heroes from Infinity War.

After a look at the empty Avengers home base, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) sits, looking full of both sorrow and anger. I can’t tell where he is by the room. Maybe he is at their home, but possibly somewhere else.

Nebula (Karen Gillian) gets a nod in a quick shot, like everyone else, she is not doing well at all.

Black Widows sees everyone’s long lost friend Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) sporting a new outfit, a sword, and standing over a dead body. Rumors were made guessing his reentry would show a transformation of his character, the darker side of him being Ronin. Hopefully, he becomes a better character moving forward unless Thanos kills him at the end.

Black Widow and the Captain finish their conversation about their mysterious plan. They have something up their sleeve that could work to take down the purple titan who killed their friends.

A bit of comic relief happens after the title reveal. Just watch the trailer for a nice comedic end that will get you thinking and starting another theory after already boiling up ideas in your head from everything shown so far.

I knew Marvel would have to do only a little to hook me, but I am beyond caught in their grip. All aboard the hype train because of Avengers: Endgame. The studio has plenty of plans for the future, and this is the beginning of something special.

Avengers End Game comes out April 26

Image via Marvel Studios

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