“Part of the journey is the end.”
If that Tony Stark line does not describe what fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are about to experience with the “Avengers: Endgame,” then we’re not sure what will.
On Friday (Dec. 7), Marvel Studios finally showed mercy for their heartbroken fans by unleashing the first trailer for the upcoming final installment of their current Marvel Cinematic Universe phase.
The two-and-a-half-minute clip begins with Tony, now stuck on Thanos’ ship, drifting in space with no food, no water, and very little oxygen. Instead of harping on what he doesn’t have, he decides to record a final message for his fiancée, Pepper Potts whose fate on Earth is still unknown. His message to Pepper becomes the voice-over for the first minute of the clip.
Once the Marvel Studios logo turns to dust, like much of the group, things don’t get any better for the viewer as we see Thanos’ armor, displayed for all to see; proof that the decimation was in fact a success.
As the trailer continues, we witness the heartbreaking aftereffects of the snap as each of the surviving Avengers —Thor, Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Nebula, Bruce Banner/Hulk, and a broken Captain America/Steve Rogers with tears in his eyes—deal with it on their own.
While Steve and Natasha are discussing how Thanos wiped out half of the universe, Thor is in a cell obviously shell-shocked by everything he’s endured in a span of a couple of days while Bruce is in a room looking at those who are missing or presumed dead.
The biggest shock from that screen is the fact that Wakandan princess and super-genius Shuri was reported missing or dead. This contradicts what Shuri herself Letitia Wright has said in the past.
Another surprise from the trailer is the long-awaited inclusion of Hawkeye/Clint Barton. Clint, who hasn’t been seen since “Captain America: Civil War,” was noticeably missing from “Infinity War,” sparking a lot of questions and memes. Clint’s appearance has noticeably changed as he’s decked in a new outfit with a new weapon and the most heartbreaking look on his face (is he Ronin?). We can maybe assume that his family became victims of the Decimation.
Watch the dark and heart wrenching trailer for “Avengers: Endgame” above.
The “Avengers: Endgame” trailer comes months after speculations began over what the final installment would be named. At first, it was believed to be “Endgame,” a direct reference to what Doctor Stephen Strange uttered in “Infinity War.” Then, it was believed that it would be dubbed “Annihilation.” Thankfully, the Russo Brothers went with “Endgame.”
“Avengers: Endgame” will blow into theaters on April 26, 2019.