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After the release of Avengers: Infinity War a few months ago, many of us were surprised to see Thanos succeed in wiping out half of the world's population, including most of our heroes.
Since the film came out, we've all been dying to find out what happens next. And it's been a painful few months not knowing anything about the upcoming film. We've wanted the title, we've wanted trailers—but today, we were able to get what we wanted:
The trailer for Avengers: Endgame!
I decided to do a frame-by-frame analysis of the trailer in order to try to make predictions about what to expect and give you guys a bit of information that you may not have already known from a first watch.
But before we do that, we're gonna talk about the film's title, which many have speculating about for months. It's Avengers: Endgame.
Why is it called Endgame? Well, "endgame" is the final stage of a game such as chess or bridge, when few pieces or cards remain. This title is appropriate, given that this will likely be the final Avengers film, and very few heroes remain alive.
And in Avengers: Age of Ultron, when the Avengers are talking about Ultron, Tony says this line:
"We're the Avengers. We can bust arms dealers all the livelong day, but that up there? That's the endgame."
Maybe this was the plan all along. Maybe they always knew the Avengers would come to this: the endgame, in which they all have to work together in a final showdown against Thanos.
And in Infinity War, after Doctor Strange gives Thanos the Time Stone, we have this exchange:
Star-Lord: Did we just lose?
Iron Man: (to Strange) Why would you do that?
Doctor Strange: We're in the endgame now.
Yep, this was planned alright.
I believe I've talked enough about the title. Let's get into the trailer!
In the trailer's opening scene, we see Tony send a message to Pepper through the Iron Man mask. Given that he addresses her as "Ms. Potts," I feel like by the time this film takes place, the two have broken up and have resumed a professional relationship.
Tony is revealed to be stranded in outer space with no food and water, and oxygen will run out the morning after.
Now, Pepper has been confirmed to have a role in this film as a new superhero: Rescue. In Tony's monologue, he says that he has "zero promise of rescue". This may foreshadow Rescue's introduction, and she may in fact save Tony from space upon getting the transmission.
Another hero who might be able to save Tony is Captain Marvel, who doesn't appear in the trailer herself, but has the ability to fly through space.
But given that he has no food, water, and he's about to run out of oxygen, will this be the end for Tony Stark's character and will he die on this ship?
I don't think so. I believe that the heroes who died from the Decimation in Infinity War will come back to life, along with the rest of the population. But I believe one hero will die permanently in this film. If it's gonna be Tony, I don't think it will be from a loss of oxygen in space. It will be in a battle.
We see Banner in this shot next to some holograms. The hologram includes Scott Lang, who is said to be "Missing."
I believe this is a result of the mid-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp, when Ant-Man travels to the Quantum Realm only to be stranded there when Hank, Hope, and Janet get wiped out as a result of Thanos's snap.
And here, we see Clint Barton again, who was absent from Infinity War and not mentioned. But here, he is back, and instead of bows and arrows, he is wielding a large blade called a katana and you can see him standing over an Asian man on the ground in pain.
This is Clint's new identity. He is no longer Hawkeye; he is Ronin. This is our first time seeing him since Captain America: Civil War, where he was imprisoned but escaped with the help of Captain America. So, it's easy to see why he would assume a new identity.
We see Black Widow on the left, and as Steve Rogers relinquished his shield and his superhero persona at the end of Civil War, we can see that he is working with the Avengers as Nomad.
So, he's not Captain America anymore. In Infinity War and Endgame, Steve Rogers is Nomad.
Here, he is looking at his compass that he had in Captain America: The First Avenger, which has a newspaper clipping of Agent Carter in it.
This shows that despite her death, he still thinks about her and likely wonders what his life would have been like if he hadn't gotten frozen at the end of The First Avenger.
Black Widow assures Nomad that "this is gonna work" and he responds that he knows, because he doesn't know what he would do if it doesn't.
What are they referring to? I believe they are either referring to their plan to destroy Thanos or their plan to bring back all of the heroes who died at the end of Infinity War. Or maybe BOTH.
The final scene in the trailer is a more lighthearted one, where we see Ant-Man appear at the front door of the house where Nomad and Black Widow are.
Earlier in the trailer, he was described as "missing." And since no one knew he was in the Quantum Realm except for Hope, Hank, and Janet, we can assume that they were brought back to life after the Decimation and they helped him out of the Quantum Realm.
I believe that Steve Rogers will die in this film, sacrificing himself to defeat Thanos. Chris Evans has confirmed that he will no longer portray Rogers after this film, and I don't believe the MCU would just have such a popular character vanish without closure.
Now, how are they gonna bring back all the heroes who died in Infinity War? No idea. I'm not a comic book guy and people who have read the comics might make better predictions than me, but I wouldn't know.
And I don't want to know. I want to be surprised with this film. I honestly can't wait for Endgame. I'll try to get an advance screening ticket, but for now, that's it!