Marvel Studios has been putting out footage from “Avengers: Endgame” at barely a trickle thus far, with the first trailer and the Super Bowl LIII spot avoiding anything that could resemble action, and the tease at the end of “Captain Marvel” just showing our heroes hanging out at Avengers HQ.
But that trend has finally ended, as this third trailer and fourth look overall at “Avengers: Endgame” finally brings us some action. It’s all out of context and we have no idea what we’re looking at, but nonetheless there’s action.
“Avengers: Endgame” is just that — the endgame of the first 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bringing us the conclusion of the story that began in earnest in “Marvel’s The Avengers” back in 2012. This new trailer makes a number of nods to that history, opening with clips from the original “Iron Man” movies that started all this off back in 2008 as the present-day Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ponders the path he’s taken that ended with him getting marooned in space in the wake of “Infinity War.”
The trailer also looks back at “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor,” other origin movies from Phase 1.
The big moments from this trailer, though, show us some heroes fighting in just an absolutely torn-up environment that we have not seen before. In that location we see: Rocket (Bradley Cooper) perched on War Machine’s shoulder in that place; Nebula (Karen Gillan) charging at somebody or something; Captain America (Chris Evans) doing that dramatic tightening of one of the straps on his shield that we saw in the Super Bowl trailer; and perhaps the shot of Ant-Man pulling some kind of lever is also in that place, as the aesthetic is pretty similar.
We also get a few new shots of Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), which is always exciting because it seems like he has some kind of mysterious new role to play in this story given that he has clearly taken on (returned to) the identity of Ronin now.
Anyway, you can catch “Avengers: Endgame” in theaters on April 26.