It’s arrived. The trailer for Avengers 4 is here, teasing what’s sure to be one of the biggest movies of all time. For anyone nervous the new trailer would just be a vague montage under some voiceover, fear not. There’s tons of never-before-seen footage and even a surprise or two. Here it is, under the official moniker Avengers: Endgame.
There’s a good deal to unpack, so let’s break it down into easy bullet-point form.
- Hawkeye returns: The oft-dismissed bow-and-arrow specialist, notably absent from Avengers: Infinity War, is making a comeback. The hero is back with a new look, a new weapon and (with luck) a more fleshed-out storyline, likely based on his comic book arc as Ronin.
- Ironman’s goodbye: Though we doubt the trailer’s opening scene is the true swan song for Tony Stark, it’s a nice indicator that for all the climactic action it’s sure to hold, Endgame won’t be wanting for intimate and personal character moments.
- ScarJo stating the obvious: “Hey guys, remember when the giant purple monster killed all of our friends with a snap of his fingers and devastated the entire planet?” Yo, we remember plenty. Let’s treat Endgame like a series finale and assume everyone’s been along for the ride by this point. The less time this movie spends making sure everyone is caught up on what’s happened so far, the better.
- Ant-Man, unannounced: If you’re caught up on both Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp, you know that Scott Lang survived the Snapture because he was stuck in the quantum realm. Even though that movie left him stranded in that subatomic purgatory, Endgame seems to have him back in the land of the (remaining) living. Here’s to Paul Rudd bringing some much-needed levity to the otherwise cataclysmic proceedings.
Avengers: Endgame is also revealed here to be coming out in April. The previous release date for the movie was May 3, but we’re going to see it earlier than anticipated. With only six weeks between Captain Marvel and this movie, you’re going to have a busy springtime with superheroes.