The post-snap MCU looks very different in the cryptic Super Bowl ad for Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame.
During the Super Bowl game this evening, Disney and Marvel Studios debuted a new 30-second TV spot for this year’s Avengers: Endgame. The TV spot was just as cryptic as the first trailer for the film was but within those exciting 30-seconds, fans finally got a glimpse at how much the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed since Thanos (Josh Brolin) snapped his fingers to enact his devastating plan at the end of last year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
The new TV-spot for Avengers: Endgame focused primarily on our Earth-bound heroes, such as Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Rhodie (Don Cheadle), and Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper). The most eye-opening aspect of the trailer though was the first look at how Earth has changed post-snap. The 30-second spot reveals an MCU covered in blue, making it feel so cold and desolate.
The streets in the footage seem empty except for the boats and cars that still remain piled up against one another. The only non-superheroes we even get a glimpse at in the trailer are out-of-focus characters sitting with Captain America during his group meeting at the beginning of the TV spot. The MCU hasn’t really gone to places as dark as this before besides, obviously, some of the darker moments in Avengers: Infinity War and even 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. All of the MCU movies certainly have their dark, dramatic moments but primarily, they usually end up being a fun adventure film.
This is what made the climax of Infinity War so heartbreaking, despite the fact that many fans already know that at least some of the dead heroes will be returning, such as Spider-Man (Tom Holland). This Super Bowl spot for Endgame certainly seems to be channeling the dark mood fans felt at the end of Infinity War and it also avoided any hints at humor. The first trailer for the film revealed that it will not shy away from jokes but this new collection of footage focused more on danger and fear than adventure and fun.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers: Endgame as soon as more information becomes available. What kind of new danger do you think the heroes of the MCU will have to encounter this time around? Which moment from the Super Bowl spot was your favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”
Avengers: Endgame will hit theaters on April 26, 2019.
Here’s What We Learned From The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios unveiled the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and the preview offered fans more insight into the aftermath of Thanos' decimation.
After Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos using the power of the Infinity Stones to erase half of the population in the universe from existence, fans spent the rest of the year speculating on how our heroes could reverse the Mad Titan's decimation and what would have to be sacrificed as a result. Now, the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame offers fans their first look at how the surviving heroes have coped with the loss of their loved ones and may provide insight into how they plan to defeat Thanos.
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Tony Stark Is Adrift In Space After His Showdown With Thanos
Following the showdown on Titan, Tony Stark and Nebula were left alone after Thanos eradicated the rest of the heroes who were present. While some assumed that the genius billionaire would find a way to return to Earth, it appears Tony is adrift in space on a vessel with limited supplies and oxygen.
Nebula Is With Tony
While Tony Stark may be lost in space with no chance of being rescued, it appears he will be accompanied by Nebula, the only other survivor of the showdown on Titan. How the two characters are getting along in what could be their final days remains unknown, though Nebula appears to be faring better than her new companion.
Scott Lang Escaped The Quantum Realm
During the first post-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott Lang found himself trapped inside the Quantum Realm after his friends were erased by the Thanos snap and some speculated that the Avengers would have to rescue him. However, it appears Scott Lang managed to escape the realm on his own and brought the van containing the way to the alternate dimension with him.
Possible Time Jump
During the final moments of the new trailer, Captain America and Black Widow view a video of Scott Lang asking to be let inside Avengers headquarters. Captain America wonders if the message is old, meaning that some time may have passed since Thanos' decimation and Scott's escape from the Quantum Realm.
Hawkeye Is Definitely Ronin
After months of speculation, the Avengers: Endgame trailer essentially confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns. Furthermore, Captain America line about losing family being said over footage of Clint Barton's appearance suggests that the archer's family perished in the decimation and their deaths prompted him to take on a new identity.
They Know Spider-Man Is MissingDuring the trailer, Bruce Banner can be seen assessing a list of victims of Thanos' decimation and it appears the team knows Spider-Man is among the missing. This may come as a surprise to some considering Spider-Man was with Tony Stark during the events of Infinity War.
Captain America's Winter Soldier Suit is Back
After returning in Avengers: Infinity War with a full beard and disheveled costume, Captain America will return to a more familiar look that includes the suit from The Winter Soldier.
Thanos Is Still Wearing The Burned Gauntlet
After Thanos acquired all six Infinity Stones and used them to accomplish his mission, the gauntlet he used to harness their power was severely damaged. However, it appears the Mad Titan continues to wear the worn gauntlet, perhaps in an effort to ensure no one else can wield the power of the stones and undo his actions.
The Avengers Have A Plan
Though all may seem hopeless, our heroes aren't heading into their next showdown with Thanos without a plan. Hopefully, it will work, because Steve Rogers certainly seems concerned about what they will do if the Avengers fail for a second time.