Christmas came early! Marvel released a new Captain Marvel trailer and then three days later dropped the trailer for Avengers: Endgame! Let’s take a look!
2019 is shaping up to a big year for Marvel. In March, Captain Marvel will kick things off followed by Avengers: Endgame in April, and then Spider-Man: Far From Home in July. While we don’t have a trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, and probably won’t for a while, we know it takes place after A4, so Peter Parker obviously gets undusted.
Let’s kick things off with the woman who could change everything, the person Nick Fury reached out to at the end of Infinity War, Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel.
This woman is an absolute badass! She’s going to help SHIELD understand what they’re up against when it comes to the Skrulls and Kree. We’ve been introduced the the Kree before in Guardians of the Galaxy. Ronan the Accuser was a rogue Kree warrior.
This film is going to be fantastic. It’s awesome to see a female superhero leading the story, and the shots look freaking awesome. If Carol Danvers can help save Earth, I sure hope she’s on her way because in the Avengers: Endgame trailer, it looks like we need all the help we can get.
We finally have a title! The Russo brothers said it wasn’t going to be something said in Infinity War, but I can forgive them for this because they’re not going to spoil the reveal. Still, the phrase “endgame” is extremely important in Marvel films, especially in regard to The Avengers.
In Age of Ultron, Tony says that the big battle won’t happen on Earth, it will happen in space.
“We can bust arms dealers all the live-long day, but that up there…that’s the endgame.”
He’s not wrong, and Doctor Strange even goes back to that phrasing when Tony asks him why he did what he did regarding Thanos.
“We’re in the endgame now.”
What’s the endgame look like?
Fifty percent of the population has been blinked out of existence, and the Avengers are lost. One important thing to note here is direction, and that’s subtly hinted at when Cap looks at his compass and we see Peggy Carter’s photo.
“This is gonna work, Steve.”
“I know it is because I don’t know what I’ll do if it doesn’t.”
Okay, stay with me and listen to something you’ve heard before, we’re going to try and go back in time with the Time Stone. If Cap can stop Red Skull before he attempts to get to the Soul Stone, no one will be there to help Thanos understand how to get it in the first place.
If the Time Stone is found, the reason for Cap’s clean shaven face isn’t that he got itchy, it’s because he needs to look the part of his WWII self. His hair is notably lighter, too. Captain America: The First Avenger lighter. I know it’s a lot to hope that he’ll get his dance with Peggy and stop Red Skull, though.
Meanwhile, Clint Barton has changed drastically since we last saw him. He’s seen his family disintegrate right in front of his eyes, and that’s had a lasting effect. Will the prospect of getting them back pull him from the darkness?
The other Avengers are lost in grief and helplessness. Tony is hours away from dying, and I don’t know anyone in space who can get to him, but I’m sure we’ll figure it out. They have to. Tony can’t die that way.
Finally, let’s talk about Scott Lang. In the after credits of Ant-Man and the Wasp, we see that Scott’s in the Quantum Realm. When his picture shows that he’s missing, that’s true, but also misleading. When he arrives at the end of the trailer, we see that maybe this Quantum Realm could be an answer to problems.
With all that being said, we should look for help from Captain Marvel and Ant-Man in Avengers: Endgame.
What are your thoughts? Who will save the day? Which hero may finally meet their end?
Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8, 2019.
Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26, 2019.