We’ll get right to the point: here’s the first trailer for “Avengers: Endgame,” otherwise known as the only thing any of you reading this post have cared about since April.
So, uh, holy crap, right guys?
We start by seeing Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) adrift in space, running out of food and oxygen, and many of the other Avengers mourning “Infinity War” villain Thanos’ destruction of half of all living creatures — and then Chris Evans’ Captain America and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow hatching a plan.
“This is going to work, Steve,” she tells him.
Their talk is interrupted by the sudden arrival of an Avenger they have not seen in a long, long time: Ant-Man (Paul Rudd).
What does it all mean? We’ll have some thoughts about that soon, but meanwhile, we’ve spent the painful seven months since Thanos wiped out half of all life in the universe trying to figure out what’s coming, and we have some pretty good guesses.
Here is how we think “Captain Marvel” might be connected to the end of “Infinity War. And here is our guess for what Doctor Strange saw in the one version of the future in which the Avengers defeat Thanos. We also think the Hulk might have some crazy new developments ahead.” And of course, click here to see what we think about the crazy “Ant-Man and the Wasp” connection to Infinity War.
But wait, there’s more. What if “Infinity War” was actually a giant, elaborate test? What would happen if this obscure Marvel hero made an appearance. And you don’t really think Vision is dead for real, do you? Neither do we. And if you need it, here’s a deep dive into what happened in the comic books that “Infinity War” is based on.
Finally, pour one out for everyone who was wiped out by that Thanos finger-snap.
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