Avengers: Endgame – Preview
In the aftermath of the villain Thanos (Josh Brolin) activating his gauntlet at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, we return to our favourite Marvel superheroes as they try to redeem themselves after failing to save the galaxy.
Firstly, we see Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) leaving a heartfelt message to Miss Potts in his Iron Man helmet, in case of the event of his death. As he drifts through space in what looks like the Guardians of the Galaxy starship, the galaxy in the distance looks like our very own Milky Way. As shown later in the trailer, Nebula (Karen Gillan), also seems to be aboard the ship. It is unclear why they are drifting: they could be out of fuel after getting off Titan, or it may be that two people are not enough to operate the ship.
Thanos and his armoured scarecrow appear to be in the green paradise planet that we last saw at the end of Infinity War. We clearly see that his gauntlet is still damaged from using all of the Infinity Stones at once; maybe he believes he killed most of the Avengers when he activated it and doesn’t need to repair it.
Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), in addition to being the ‘first avenger’, could also be the first to shed a tear in this branch of Marvel films. Meanwhile, Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Peter Parker aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland) are declared missing on screen at the Avengers Headquarters in the aftermath of Thanos’ attack.
Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) is back! As everyone noticed, he was not seen during the events of Infinity War. This could be down to him making the same deal that Scott Lang made before the events of Ant-Man and The Wasp, agreeing to be under house arrest. It’s probable that he is back to avenge the death of his family, as they could have been decimated during the dusting phase of Thanos’ click. But who are the people he just kill? Low life petty criminals?
There is no doubt that the Avengers will have one last showdown with the mighty tyrant, Thanos. This could be the fight referenced in the trailer as Rogers says: “This is the fight of our lives.”
This surely means one last face-off with the big purple guy: Thanos.
In a post-credit scene (Marvel just loves them), it is shown that Scott Lang is no longer missing as he casually arrives at the front door of Avengers HQ with what looks to be the same truck from the end of Ant-Man and The Wasp (with the quantum tunnel at the back). It seems plausible that Lang ignored Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) when she told him: “Don’t get sucked into a time vortex.”
If that’s how he got out, then he did it better than Sam Beckett in Quantum Leap.
There’s no doubt everyone is waiting for this next instalment of The Avengers to find out what happens; luckily, there’s only a short wait until it hits cinemas on April 26.
by Kamron Kent