Dread It, Run From It, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Still Arrives
As you should know after watching Avengers: Infinity War, half of all life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was extinguished with the combined power of all six Infinity Stones to enforce the insane will of Thanos, the Mad Titan. Among these causalities were the Winter Soldier, Black Panther, Groot, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Mantis, Drax, Star-Lord, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Maria Hill, Nick Fury, Hank Pym, Janet Van Dyne, and Hope Van Dyne, as well as Heimdall, Loki, Gamora, and the Vision, who were all killed before Thanos completed the Infinity Gauntlet. All the while, Thanos, believing what he had done to be necessary, managed to retire to a distant, idyllic planet with the Infinity Gauntlet in tow, leaving our heroes with no means to undo the massive amount of damage that has been done to their reality.
But this situation, bleak as it may be, still hearkens back to a quote that Iron Man once told Loki, who was working for Thanos at the time: “If we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damned well sure we’ll avenge it.” Driven by grief and anger over their ultimately futile effort to stop Thanos, the original six members of the team (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye) reunite, teaming up with some unexpected allies (including Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, Nebula, and Rocket), in an effort to find some way to come up with a plan of their own that can set things right… No matter what kind of sacrifices that they’ll need to make in order to save the world, just as Thanos sacrificed so much to destroy it.
But enough talk, let’s get to that trailer already:
Alright, so some things have clearly changed from earlier. First and foremost, the movie’s title was not Avengers: Annihilation as previously believed, but the name apparently swapped between that, Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet, and Avengers: Endgame before settling on that last one. (Note that that report came more than two weeks ago.) Even though the Russos previously said that the movie’s title was never spoken in Avengers: Infinity War. Recently, insider DanielRPK said that the title change came down to the wire. You can also check out the movie’s first poster below:
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Finally, the movie’s release date has officially shifted toward April, a move that is pretty unsurprising overall given how well the first week of April worked for Avengers: Infinity War. While Avengers can effectively arrive at any time it wants and be a massive hit at the box office, moving up a week gives it an extra head-start against Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (which is tracking insanely well in China, a market that the Avengers movies typically do well in, and it’s set to release in the second week of May). Plus, the movie should open around the same time internationally, so spoilers for the film won’t have a massive impact for most viewers going into the movie on opening weekend.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to rewatch this thing again.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, 2019.
Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.