Well friends, it’s finally here.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary. We said goodbye to the father of Marvel, Stan Lee. Amid the highs and lows comes the trailer that fans have been waiting for (and dreading) since Marvel turned our dreams to dust with the heart-wrenching conclusion of “Avengers: Infinity War” last year. If you thought Marvel was going to go easy on us, you were sadly mistaken.
The trailer shows Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) adrift in space, battered and worn after the brutal fight with Thanos (Josh Brolin). He’s leaving what he seems to believe may be his final message, no doubt for Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow), as he sees no way out of his dark situation. Things back on earth are not much better. The remaining members of the Avengers family (who happen to be the founders of the team) are grappling with their new reality; they lost to Thanos and 50 percent of life in the universe has been wiped out. Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) is still blonde, but Steve (Chris Evans) is pictured clean-shaven and back in his pre-“Infinity War” Captain America outfit as Natasha tells him that something “is going to work.” Oh, and we see Steve crying. We won’t judge you if you cry too.
Unfortunately, bringing a team together may not be an easy feat. Though Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) all appear to be alive and (sort of) well, Tony and Nebula are still mourning their losses in space while several other characters are either dead or remain unaccounted for. Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) reappears as his alter ego, Ronin, looking far darker and colder than when we last saw him in “Captain America: Civil War.” Fans have speculated that losing his family could be what drives Clint to adopt the new identity of the sword-wielding Ronin. Fans also have plenty of theories on how Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers, played by Brie Larson) will tie into the plot after the release of the “Captain Marvel” movie in March of 2019. Rumors from the Endgame set hint at plenty of possibilities. But one thing is for certain: The Avengers will never be the same.