Marvel Entertainment Endgame Trailer #2 was released not two full weeks ago and now, less than a month from the premiere, Avengers Endgame new trailer is released to give the audience one final checkup and a headcount of our remaining heroes. Also, it seems to announce that the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe story will come full circle.
How would you feel?
The overall tone of this last minute Endgame Special Look is that of sorrow and loss. We even hear Thanos says at one point that the remaining Avengers could not cope with their failure, could not live with themselves. And it is that very drive that has led them to him, again. Hinting that they’d come as lambs to the slaughter.
But, even before that all, the emotional depth teased in this Special look is one of flaw and loss. As if we are being reminded that true heroes are not metahumans in colorful outfits, but people who endure hardships and stand for something they believe in, something much greater than them. And, they often die for it.
So, the Endgame question really is how would you feel if you survived Thanos’ cull? If you were left standing while your brothers and sisters in arms perished randomly around you?
As the story seemingly comes full circle, so do our heroes come back to where they started and to their loved ones. Tony was last seen stranded in space. We know he is the only one who was left standing on Titan, Thanos’ home planet. We see him hugging pepper and shaking Cap’s hand, so he is back.
“It’s not about how much we have lost. It’s about how much we have left!” -Steve Rogers
At the Avengers compound, we see the remaining team members all gather. Clint Barton, Hawkeye, is back with a large tattoo on his left arm with a skull visible in that one shot. We might get the full significance of this in the movie though. We see that Captain Marvel is now apparently the part of the team, as even Nebula comes to the fold in the fight against her father.
But, how will they do it?
The obvious speculations so far hinted at in the Marvel Entertainment Endgame Trailers and teasers seem to point at Ant-Man and his ability to enter the Quantum Realm or the Microverse. In the comic books, when Thanos wiped out half of all of the Universe’s population, it turned out that half was actually trapped in the soul gem. But, if we can tell anything for sure so far, it would be that Marvel Cinematic Universe always has a surprise up its sleeve.