If you want to go into Avengers: Endgame knowing as little as possible, you may not want to watch this new Audi ad.
Product tie-ins are nothing new to big-budget movies and next year’s Avengers: Endgame won’t be dropping that trend. Audi has teamed with Marvel for a number of films and now that the company is promoting a new car, they’ve teamed with Marvel Cinematic Universe icon Robert Downey Jr. to discuss it.
Downey Jr. appeared in a video on the Audi USA Youtube channel and he may have let something regarding his character’s fate slip out. At the beginning of the Avengers: Endgame trailer, Tony Stark is stranded in space and he’s awaiting his death, which is expected to arrive the following morning. The trailer never reveals how or if Tony escapes his fate but in the Audi promo, the actor revealed that not only does his character escape the clutches of deep space, he’ll be driving that new Audi before the end of the movie.
In the promo, Audi Head of Design Marc Lichte reminds Downey Jr. that he has already driven the car but the actor reveals that he did so as his character in the film.
“Well I mean, as Tony Stark in Avengers 4 out in theaters Spring 2019 but this is us now, buddy.”
It’s not exactly an Earth-shattering spoiler because set photos have revealed an Earth-bound Tony Stark and the idea of him dying from oxygen deprivation on the Milano seems pretty bleak, even for a follow-up to a film that featured Spider-Man (Tom Holland) begging for his life before disintegrating in Tony’s arms. Even so, it’s surprising to see Marvel let this bit of information slip out to the public. Be sure to check out the full Audi promo here and don’t worry, there are no other spoilers to be found in the video.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers: Endgame as soon as more information becomes available. How do you think Tony will make his return to Earth? Do you think he’ll use his wits or will it be another MCU character who will come in and save the stranded Avenger? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to be released in theaters April 26th, 2019.
Source: Audi USA
Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe's population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos' decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
Click "Next" to see a full list of heroes featured in the trailer!
Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.
The First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos' decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans' contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.
Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she's been assessing the consequences of Thanos' actions. Standing by Captain America's side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.
Although Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can't fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.
Nebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos' wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos' and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.
The new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.
After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers' front door.
While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos' decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.