Marvel drops official trailer for ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ hints surprise plot twist

Dec 8, 2018

All hope for the universe hangs in the balance. Now, the conclusion …

After an unbearable wait, we get our first glimpse at the finale to the Marvel Universe’s “Infinity War” saga with the trailer drop for “Avengers: Endgame.”

Plus, there’s a glimpse of hope for the ultimate fate of the universe … if you watch closely.

The teaser promises to tie up the cliffhanger to end all cliffhangers from Infinity War (and several subsequent Marvel films) by slipping us a few tantalizing lines and unexpected appearances.

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It starts off with the fate of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in jeopardy, as he records his final goodbye message to the love of his life, Pepper Potts, while marooned somewhere in space.

Then, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) announces what we already suspected from Infinity War: that Thanos succeeded in wiping out 50 percent of the universe’s inhabitants.

Yet, not all hope is lost.

We don’t know how the Avengers plan to save the universe, but we do know that they have a plan—and for anyone who’s been paying close attention, the puzzle pieces are all on the table:

The name itself, “End Game,” echoes the last words of Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) from Infinity War (hint: think chess—Tony Stark will have something to do with it!)

Next scene, Black Widow does a 180 by announcing to Captain America (Chris Evans), “This is going to work Steve.”

“I know it is, because I don’t know what I’m going to do if it doesn’t,” Cap replies cryptically.

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More hints: some familiar faces, whose absence previously left us wondering, reappear:

Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) makes an appearance in End Game as he pulls off his mask.

And last but not least, in the post-title scene, we get the biggest wild-card factor ever thrown in when Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) comes ringing on the door—Ant-Man who, last we saw, had been stranded somewhere in the quantum world ( … where anything is possible … )

With the reappearance of missing heroes and existential plot twists thrown into the mix, could all this be enough to undo Thanos’s apocalyptic finger snap?

With the likes of directors Anthony and Joe Russe back at the helm, we know for sure that Endgame will unfold in all the epic drama we’ve come to expect. With Infinity War grossing 2.1 billion, being the 4th biggest grossing of all time, expectations are through the roof at this point.

End Game is set to debut in theaters April 26 of next year, and we can’t wait!