It's hard to believe it, but Avengers: Endgame is almost upon us. A year after Infinity War arrived in theaters to shatter expectations and break hearts, moviegoers will finally get some answers, and see what happened to the surviving Avengers after Thanos wiped out half the galaxy. Ahead of the release, Marvel Studios has been keeping its cards close to the chest, methodically releasing new footage and information about the highly anticipated blockbuster.
With a matter of days before Endgame finally hits theaters, Marvel has been able to get a bit more chatty and revealing, while still guarding the film's secrets. The trailers and TV spots generally recycle the same footage, but a new one just hit that provides some much needed levity to the dark and dreary post-snap world. Check it out below.
Even after an apocalyptic event like The Decimation, Captain America is still the butt of everyone's jokes. It's the lighter side of serialized storytelling.
The new Avengers: Endgame TV spot mostly features footage we've seen before. The surviving heroes are shown in the Avengers facility, planning their rematch against Josh Brolin's villainous Thanos. Considering just how high the stakes of the mission are, Chris Evans' Captain America gives a rousing inspirations speech (as he's wont to do). The survivors have no room for error in Endgame, although there is room for one thing: poking fun at Cap.
Because after Steve Rogers finished his inspiring monologue, Bradley Cooper's Rocket expressed just how good he was at it. Paul Rudd's Ant-Man then chimes in to agree, allowing a quick moment of comedy in an an otherwise super serious marketing campaign. The group then unite their fists, one again showing off their mysterious matching white suits.
It should be interesting to see how much comedy is utilized for Avengers: Endgame, given just how high the film's stakes are. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has leaned heavily on comedic beats in their recent blockbusters, helping to buoy new blockbusters and keep their paces bright. Infinity War still had moments of levity, mostly due to the inclusion of the Guardians of the Galaxy. But since the team besides Rocket and Nebula faded to dust, it might be more challenging to include comedy in the next Marvel release.
The trailers for Avengers: Endgame have been serious and somber, showing how devastated Earth is after Thanos collected the Infinity Stones and destroyed half of all life. The losses are innumerable, and the affects of The Decimation are teased to really affect characters like Hawkeye, Nebula, and Black Widow. And while they'll get some help from Captain Marvel and Ant-Man, the Avengers' mission to reverse The Snap isn't going to be easy.
Luckily, answers are arriving shortly. Avengers: Endgame will finally hit theaters on April 26th, one year after Infinity War blew minds and broke records. In the meantime, be sure to check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.