We’ve finally got a trailer for the highly anticipated (or dreaded, depending on who you ask) Avengers 4, now revealed to be titled Avengers: Endgame, which means it’s time for a GameSpot tradition: a brand-new roundup of all the latest, greatest, and most terrifying updates about the film.
With the power of obsessive fandom and uncomfortable attention to detail, news, every leaked detail, and every potential plot point, from character costume and code name changes to the ever evolving list of Snap-related casualties. We’ve got questions. We’ve got theories. We’ve got your most recent rundown, complete with facts and figures, for the biggest MCU film yet.
We really are in the Endgame now
Despite some trolling from the Russos who said in an interview that the title of Avengers 4 was not a line from Infinity War, it turns out its been sitting right in front of our faces this whole time. As Doctor Strange explained while on Titan, he only saw one potential outcome in which the Avengers were successful against Thanos and, apparently, part of achieving that outcome meant sacrificing the Time Stone. “We’re in the endgame now,” if only we’d known how literal that was back in April.
The release date was moved up a full week
Originally slated for a May 3rd release, the trailer drop and poster confirmed one pleasant surprise. Endgame is coming to theaters a week earlier on April 26, 2019.
We only see a small portion of the movie’s massive cast
The casts of Infinity War, and subsequently Endgame, are some of the biggest ever attempted by a franchise–and we only see a tiny fraction of what’s in store for us in this trailer. The core team of Avengers is made up of some familiar faces. Here’s who we’ve got confirmed so far:
- Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark
- Chris Evans as Steve Rogers
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner
- Paul Rudd as Scott Lang
- Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
Missing from the trailer are some known Infinity War survivors like Don Cheadle Rhodey and Danai Gurira’s Okoye.
Steve Rogers shaved, and that sucks
We knew this day would come, but we didn’t expect it to be so soon. The Endgame trailer feature an exclusively clean shaven Captain America. RIP to the best beard in cinematic history, taken from us much too soon.
Hawkeye is Ronin now, really
We’ve had some theories about this going for a while, but the trailer solidified it. Clint Barton has left his Hawkeye persona behind, and taken on the decidedly more Batman-esque Ronin identity, complete with a rain-slicked fight scene on the streets of Tokyo and a cool looking katana.
Tony has taken over the Milano, and it doesn’t look good
Tony and Nebula were the last remaining survivors on Titan after Thanos’ snap, and it looks like they’ve taken the Guardians’ ship, the Milano, to hightail it out of there. Unfortunately, as Tony explains, he’s run out of food and water, and is rapidly running out of air. Where Nebula is during this process is a mystery.
Scott Lang made it out of the Quantum Realm, but we don’t know how
Last seen in Ant-Man & The Wasp’s post credits scene being well and truly stranded within the Quantum Realm, the trailer shows Scott arriving at the Avengers compound looking as though nothing happened. How’d he make it out and, more importantly, what does that mean for Steve and Natasha’s vaguely referenced plan? Your guess is as good as ours.
Steve and Nat do have a plan, though–and it’s critical
In a trailer full of bleak, ominous lines, Steve Rogers brings the drama. “This plan is going to work,” Natasha says, to which he replies, “I know it is, because I don’t know what I’m going to do if it doesn’t.” What plan are they talking about? Did they come up with it all on their own or did they have help from the other survivors? We know Thor is still around, but Okoye, Rocket, and Rhodey are all conspicuously absent from the trailer.
Shuri may have been dusted
Bruce Banner briefly surveys a wall of photos, featuring Scott, Shuri, and Peter Parker. Given the (admittedly limited) context, it seems like the photos could be of people who are considered missing, meaning Shuri would have sadly been dusted after Infinity War. We didn’t see her after her brief encounter with the Black Order while she was working with Vision, so it’s certainly a possibility. The only other commonality the photos share is a connection to science–though Scott’s is dubious at best–so there may still be hope.