Avengers: Endgame’s trailer shows our heroes as they recover from the horro that was “the snap” Thanos wiped out half of the people in the universe with a click of his fingers.

We see that the remaining Avengers are banding together to revenge the loss of their friends, new addition Captain Marvel gets a nod in the final seconds of the trailer with Thor giving her the tick of approval.

The events that took place in Avengers: Infinity War. We even get a glimpse of Hawkeye and Ant-Man, who were both missing from the third Avengers film..

RELEASE DATE
April 26, 2019

The trailer opens nostalgically, with footage from the film that started all this off in the first place: Iron Man. Flashing back to past movies is something this trailer leans on heavily in order to avoid actually showing us too much. narration over it from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr. is new): “God, seems like a thousand years ago… I fought my way out of that cave, became Iron Man…realised I loved you.” This is presumably all part of the message we saw Tony recording aboard the Benatarin the first trailer, about to run out of air, and preparing to say goodbye to Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow)

Tony continues to ponder what could’ve been—the chance to pull off one last surprise win—before his inevitable rescue, we get an extended shot of him looking out of the Benatar’s viewport. The question still remains, who gets Tony back to Earth, like we see him later in this trailer? Is it Nebula (Karen Gillan), who we know at least at some point is on the ship with him, or is it Captain Marvel (Brie Larson)?

Steve Rogers’ (Chris Evans) turn to get the nostalgic brooding treatment! He not only gets old footage of his solo movies, there is a voiceover: the aged Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) in The Winter Soldier, telling Steve “The world has changed…and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best. And sometimes, the best that we can do is to start over”.

We have heard rumors of Hawkeye rejoining the avengers and the reason behind being his family were snapped away by Thanos, we get a painful glimpse into the past of Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), flashing back to him teaching a young girl — who is presumably his daughter from Age of Ultron, albeit grown up slightly — the tools of his trade.

It’s either set up for the fact that Hawkeye might have lost her and the rest of his family during Thanos’ snap, or, perhaps, a cheeky comic book hint to the passing down of the Hawkeye mantle. In the comics, it was Kate Bishop who became Hawkeye (after Clint disappeared following his death and revival post-House of M), but she had no relation to him. This is where Hawkeye becomes Ronin as he did in the Marvel comics.

While Thor (Chris Hemsworth) gets, flashbacks of his own solo movies, looking back at his lost Asgardian home and his now departed father Odin (Anthony Hopkins).

But he also gets Avengers: Infinity War snap victims like Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), as we hear him solemnly note that he “saw all these people die,” alluding to some lingering regrets that hint at Thor attempting to burden the responsibility for their deaths on himself alone. Maybe he should’ve aimed for the head.

The next shot is of actual Endgame footage again, as we glimpse Natasha, Steve, and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) back at Avengers HQ — and Nat has her two-tone hair. It’s full blonde in some scenes, like when she reunites with Hawkeye, so this is presumably set after that—because later on when we see the entire team assembled, her hair is still in this style.

“I keep telling everybody they should move on,” Steve notes. “Some do, but not us.” Well, you guys are Avengers, Steve. As Nat and Steve ponder that if there’s a chance they could take to undo Thanos’ horror, they should take it, we get our first glimpse at Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), having survived the snap during his trip into the Quantum Realm at the end of Ant-Man and The Wasp (we’ve yet to find out if him simply being in the Quantum Realm is what saved him from the dusty fate for if it was mere chance—but we assume the former). This is presumably at least a little after the initial shock, given the missing posters he dejectedly looks at.

But we pretty quickly cut to this ominous shot of Hawkeye attempting to outrun a huge explosion, in some kind of underground tunnel. His outfit matches the one we just saw him wearing in the Quinjet — is this part of his adventure in Tokyo, or somewhere else after with Nat?

Speaking of action though, the trailer starts getting very action heavy here as we see Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and War Machine (Don Cheadle) — ready for action. Rocket’s got a cool space gun, and note that beefy, souped-up War Machine suit for Rhodey! Huge tip of the hat to Marvel comics version of Rocket wearing his comics uniform.

Before we get ahead of ourselves though, it’s time for a bit more build up with a shot of what seems like it could be Steve’s reunion with Hawkeye after he’s brought back to HQ by Nat—as he closes off her earlier voiceover about taking the chance to undo this with a simple “We will. Whatever it takes.”

We also get our best look at Hawkeye’s extremely questionable haircut here. Maybe how he learned about the snap was his hairdresser got dusted mid-razoring? Another extension from the Superbowl spot is this shot of Steve tightening his shield straps, so we now get to see him grit his teeth too — which also reveals this is taking place in the same scrap we’ve now seen Rocket, Rhodey, and Nebula in. So yeah, this is feeling like some real “last fight” level scrapping, here.

Meanwhile, Ant-Man leaps into miniature action, and while the fire and lighting would seemto hint that this is wherever Cap and the others are fighting. If it is, then maybe it’s not as alien a place as we thought it could be.

Note the objects Scott bounds around — a pencil, a headphone jack, what looks like a measuring tape. All pretty Earth-ish objects. So he’s either somewhere different from the rest of our heroes and this is just trickily edited, or whatever this scrap is is a bit closer to home than we anticipated.

We cut back to Tony aboard the Benatar recording his final message, just to give him a “Whatever it takes” of his own. A new dawn rises in Avengers HQ, as our heroes, at long last, are assembled. Not everyone is here, or at least shown here — we get Steve, Scott, Nebula, Clint, Rhodey, and Nat. But we also get Tony and Nebula. So at this point, they’ve been rescued from their seeming doom (oh, like Tony would go out in this movie like that!).

But also, note the futuristic Avengers costumes! Themed armour, or is this spacesuit gear? Heck, the inspiration of Hank Pym’s Quantum Realm suit from Ant-Man and The Wasp on these could even hint at a trip into microscopic realms rather than cosmic ones.

The trailer concludes with a hero we’ve been waiting to see in this movie: at last, Carol Danvers is on the scene at Avengers HQ, after we saw her make her speedy arrival there and demand to know 

 is in Captain Marvel’s first post-credits scene. It’s a brief moment, but a fun one—Thor, attempting to intimidate the new arrival, summons Stormbreaker to his grip right past her. All he gets out of Carol?

Character News
Avengers: Endgame Is confirmed as actor Gwyneth Paltrow’s Last Marvel Movie playing the popular Pepper Potts partner of Tony Stark. Paltrow intends to retire the character following her role in Avengers: Endgame, though she hasn’t ruled out the possibility of making cameo appearances down the line.