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The Avengers 4 Trailer Dropped and so Did Our Jaws

We've waited long enough and now that the trailer is here, we still have to wait like 5 months until the movie comes out.

Ah yes, good, the time is here. The Avengers 4 trailer is upon us, and we’re all left sitting here, stunned as if we somehow didn’t know it was coming. The last we saw of our favorite characters, half were dead and the other half were rumored to be dying in the sequel, so we’re kind of at a loss for how we should all feel, especially after this.

Did you watch it yet?

Did you?

All the way to the end?

The end is part of the journey, you know.

OK then!

HOLY CRAP.

You though the end of Infinity War was dark? You were not prepared. This trailer is dark and incredibly sad within its opening moments, although I’m going to go ahead and assume that Tony Stark doesn’t just die alone in outer space—even if he does, temporarily.

And then it drops so much more on us! Just to list a few: Thanos’s armor. Clint Barton/Hawkeye’s reappearance (finally) as Ronin! Steve looking at a picture of Peggy Carter! The title! (It really is “Endgame.”) But perhaps most intriguingly, Scott Lang/Ant-Man.

Why? I’m going to speculate a bit here, so stick with me—unless you might find it spoilery. When Scott first pops up in the trailer, it’s in image form as Natasha talks about Thanos wiping out half of all living creatures. Who else is displayed along with him, as Bruce looks on? Shuri, but also none other than Peter Parker, who we all know crumbled into dust at the end of Infinity War.

At the very least, they’re looking over a list of Avengers-related people who are missing, which is why they’re so surprised to see Scott Lang pop up in person at the end of the trailer, but they seem way more surprised than if he’d just resurfaced after having been missing—almost like they had some indication that he was definitely supposed to have been dusted, yet he just showed up again unscathed.

How would they know, definitively, who the Snap targeted and who it didn’t aside from what they saw in person? I’m not sure, but if they did, seeing one of those people reappear would certainly restore a lot of hope that others could return, as well. Am I reading too much into things? Maybe, but we’ll find out soon enough, and either way, we’re blown away by this trailer.

Currently, Avengers 4 is set to be released in May of 2019. (Update: The trailer bumped that to April, specifically the 26th.) Last year, we know that the powers that be (Robert Downey Jr. on Twitter) changed the release date of Infinity War to be a bit earlier. Why? Because he’s powerful (or more likely that Disney didn’t want Solo to go toe-to-toe with Infinity War). We’ll see what happens this time around in the relatively near future.

That being said, Marvel has had quite the week. With Captain Marvel‘s second trailer premiering on Monday and Avengers 4‘s trailer release having been pushed back due to the funeral of George H. W. Bush, the time for heroes versus the big purple dinosaur from the sky is finally upon us.

So, we can watch this trailer over and over again, overanalyze it, and probably have 99% of our theories be wrong come May.

(image: Marvel Entertainment)

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