Well, it’s finally here!
After months and months of anticipation, we finally have the first trailer for the climactic fourth chapter of Marvel Studios’ Avengers franchise, Avengers: Endgame. However, while the footage may not have delivered everything we were hoping to see, there’s still a decent amount to unpack.
At the risk of making you wait any longer than you already have, let’s jump right in and break down the first Avengers: Endgame trailer:
The trailer begins with a shot of Tony Stark, seemingly by himself, recording a message for Pepper Potts while he floats through space. “Food and water ran out four days ago,” he says, adding that he only has enough oxygen to last him until the following morning. “It’s always you,” he then says as he ends the recording and we shift to the Marvel Studios title card being dusted away.
Next up, we see Thanos’ armor propped up like a scarecrow – a clear callback to the Infinity Gauntlet comic – as well as the Mad Titan taking a stroll through a field following the successful completion of his mission in Avengers: Infinity War. It’s worth noting that Thanos appears to be walking with a bit of a limp and that the Infinity Gauntlet still looks charred, meaning the Mad Titan is still licking his wounds following the near-fatal blow Thor delivered to him with Stormbreaker.
When we finally get our first glimpse at Captain America, it isn’t the bearded and battle-ready Cap we last saw in Infinity War. Instead, we see Steve Rogers shedding a single tear, presumably in remembrance of his two close friends, Bucky and Sam, who succumbed to Thanos’ decimation.