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It is an extremely exciting time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Captain Marvel in theaters and raking in cash money, there is just one more movie left in Phase Three. Avengers: Endgame will be the cumulation of 21 movies and a decade of filmmaking, ending the narrative that began back with Iron Man. Anticipation is palpable after the harrowing events of Infinity War, which saw a ton of beloved heroes fade to dust before our eyes.
Thanos won the day in Infinity War, uniting all the Infinity Stones and wiping out half the galaxy with the snap of his finger. Audiences were left stunned at this twist ending, and the fandom has been eager for any information regarding Endgame's contents, and how the surviving Avengers will somehow reverse things. Trailers for The Russo Brothers' upcoming blockbuster have been purposefully vague, and the newest one serves as a memorial for the fallen heroes. Check it out.
I'm not crying, you're crying. The effects of Thanos' snap are very much at the heart of Avengers: Endgame's marketing material, as the surviving heroes attempt to live in an apocalyptic world. And there were a ton of characters lost throughout the course of Infinity War's runtime.
This new trailer opens on the various fan favorite heroes who faded to dust as a result of Thanos' snap (aka The Decimation). It opens on T'Challa in Wakanda during the events of Black Panther, surrounded by his trusted Dora Milaje. Wakanda opened its doors and joined the fight against Thanos during Infinity War, and it didn't end up well for the technologically advanced society. Black Panther ultimately faded to dust in front of Okoye's eyes, presumably putting the entire country into chaos. Who is going to rule Wakanda now?
The next fallen Avengers featured is none other than Doctor Strange. Strange had a major role in Infinity War, as he was involved in the battles on New York and Titan. But ultimately the good doctor surprised everyone by handing the Time Stone over to Thanos, in exchange for Tony Stark's life. He also saw millions of possible outcomes for the battle, with only one resulting in their victory. So smart money says he had a master plan all along.
Hope van Dyne is the next character to appear. Evangeline Lilly's character wasn't in Avengers: Infinity War, but the mid-credits scene of Ant-Man and The Wasp revealed she and her parents all faded to dust. What's more, this left Ant-Man stranded in the Quantum Realm. Smart money says that mysterious setting has a major role to play in Endgame.
The Guardians of the Galaxy are also featured in the new trailer, as the motley crew were hit hard during Thanos' assault on the galaxy. Gamora was the first casualty, killed by her adoptive father so he could acquire the Soul Stone. And when the snap happened, moviegoers watched Mantis, Drax, Star-Lord, and Groot all fade to dust. Nebula and Rocket are the only ones left, and they're shown joining The Avengers in Endgame.
Avengers: Endgame will answer our questions when it arrives in theaters on April 26th. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.