Let know one ever say Marvel doesn’t know how to market. With Captain Marvel slaying the box office (and proving wrong yet again the stupid idea that only straight white men can sell action movies), what better time to release a new Avengers: Endgame trailer? Better yet, what better time to “officially” reveal Carol Danvers will be in the movie? Let’s just say the MCU knows better than me.
Let’s also say that this one will probably hurt a bit. A lot more than Infinity War did. This time we’ll be saying goodbye, for real, to some of the central figures of the MCU.
As the culmination of the entire cinematic universe to date, we already know Avengers: Endgame will be the last time we see many characters as they currently exist. Chris Evans has openly talked about ending his time as Captain America. So has Robert Downey Jr. regarding Iron Man. Contracts are ending, new characters are emerging, and what better time to shift focus to new characters? This new trailer hinted heavily at the idea that this is the last time we’ll see most of the original squad that made the MCU the most successful and mind-boggling film franchise ever.
It is also a pretty damn well-made trailer, right? The black and white shots of everyone dusted by the Snap was awesome.
Marvel is still keeping a lot about this movie closely guarded, though. Carol’s official appearance was welcome, but we all knew she would be here. It’s cool to see Nebula feature so prominently considering what happened to Gamora and her history with Thanos. We get a look at some sharp new suits for the gang. We still don’t know too much, though. Why should we? There’s no need to sell anything here. This movie is going to slaughter the box office. I can’t wait to see it.
Avengers: Endgame likely makes box office history when it hits theaters on April 26.