Avengers: Endgame Trailer Review

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By Ben Wright (@iamzavagno | www.xgeeks.co.uk)

Marvel are giving us an early Christmas with the story trailer for Captain Marvel and now we’ve got our first look at Avengers: Endgame!

I wasn’t sure how they were going to handle this trailer if I’m totally honest. With nearly everyone ‘dying’ in the last movie, they can only show so many characters. But the fact is, we know those who got dusted, will be in the this movie, when everything goes back to normal. So the interesting thing is will they show any of the ‘dead’ characters in future trailers or will they stick to their guns and bank on the MCU brand to excite people. I think it would be a mistake to show any of the ‘dead’ characters in new footage, the film sells itself. They show images of ‘the fallen’ in this trailer, so there are ways to show the different characters without having them being shown as being active.

Before we breakdown the trailer, make sure you’ve seen it yourself! You can check it out below:

As always we pick out the TOP 5 moments that stood out the most.

5 Things From The Trailer:

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Iron Space-Man

The one who started it all, alone in space. This was a nice subtle introduction to the trailer. Seeing the broken mask was reflective of how broken Tony Stark is. He took a beating, both emotionally and physically in Infinity War. They teased, then bailed, on ‘Tony’s death’ in the last film. The way he’s talking here still leads me to believe that both Cap & Iron Man will be taking their final bows in Avengers: Endgame.

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Survivor’s Guilt

The weight is taking its toll on everyone who has survived. If only Thor had gone for the head. If only Cap’ had been more present. Everyone is feeling the loss and the guilt of surviving. Seeing Cap’ crying, Thor totally out of it and Black Widow a shell of her confident self is a haunting reminder of the events of the previous film. This isn’t going to be a quick fix. There is no easy way out of this. The tone of the trailer reflected these scenes in particular. It was very well executed.

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Job Done

Avengers: Infinity War was essentially Thanos the Movie. This is by no means a bad thing, Thanos was simply one of the greatest on-screen villains of all time. And I’m hoping for a similar performance in Avengers: Endgame. Here we see the ‘Mad Titan’ enjoying his retirement doing a full on Theresa May job of working his way through fields of space wheat, sort of. I’m still concerned about the role Captain Marvel has to play in this. Hopefully the hold back on her powers so they don’t make Thanos irrelevant, undoing all that great work from the last film.

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Hawkeye’s Back In The Game

Very pleased about this. I love the idea of going back to, mostly, the original line-up from the first Avengers movie. While I am always #TeamQueen, I do love superhero archers in general, so have always enjoyed Hawkeye, maybe more so in the comics than in the MCU. I think Jeremy Renner has been great in the role, and the fact he’s taken up the Ronin mantle makes his return even more exciting. I want to see his darker, more vengeful role as Ronin really shine through on screen. The look he gives plays on that theory that his family got dusted and he’s out for revenge. Love it.

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I Know A Guy

How Scott Lang escapes his predicament at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp is anyone’s guess. But he does and he’s ready to be an Avenger again. Which is a good thing really given their lack of numbers. The trailer was very sombre and reflective, so to have that comedic tone of the Ant-Man films was a nice beat to end the trailer on. It was essentially a trailer stinger that lifted the mood overall conveying the sense that the are down, but definitely not out.

What was your favourite moment from the trailer? Let us know in the comments.

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