Did a Thanos Victim Appear in the Avengers: Endgame Trailer?

The Avengers are a broken people. They have suffered great loss and great defeat. The record-breaking trailer for Avengers: Endgame shows the survivors of Thanos’ snap in various stages of grief and peril. It is a desperate and despairing state for the heroes. With all that was taken from them, is there any hope of putting the pieces back together? At first glance, it doesn’t appear so, but a fan may have spotted a disintegrated friend.

The original Avenger, Tony Stark, is drifting in space following the Infinity War catastrophe with little hope of rescue. It is a somber scene and he has accepted it with surprisingly stoic resignation. But, is there a clever stowaway on board? We saw Groot utter his final words (“I am Groot,” of course), but there is a very Groot-shaped copilot aboard Tony’s space pod.

Could the sentient tree actually have resurrected already? Or perhaps he has regrown as he did for Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2? James Gunn has commented that no iteration of Groot is actually alike. Any baby Groots to come from another Groot are more like an offspring, but we would still be glad for some hope of seeing him again.

We have to admit that it was a good catch. There does appear to be a tree-like face hovering about Tony, and it would take some eagle eyes to catch it. However, we think this is an Easter Egg at best and a coincidence at worst. The VFX artists may have drawn in an homage to the Guardian, but it is unlikely he has resurrected and jumped aboard Tony’s space pod. Even if he has, Tony is in dire straits and we cannot stand losing yet another Groot. Hopefully if there is hope of resurrection, it is in a nice safe place where we don’t have to worry about him anymore.

Avengers: Endgame lands in theaters April 26.

Featured Image: Rocket and Groot. Courtesy: Walt Disney Studios


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.