Does the new Avengers: Endgame TV Spot Hint at Cap’s Death?
We were just writing about how Marvel has wisely kept Avengers: Endgame footage limited. Although they recently released a “final” trailer, which followed their big Super Bowl spot and the first trailer, we argued the studio has kept these looks limited in scope. This new TV spot—which opens with the Marvel logo disintegrating into dust—once again delivers the chills without much in the way of new footage. It shows us the superheroes we lost to the Thanos snap, underlining what the surviving Avengers are trying to avenge. It gives us a glimpse of those new Avenger suits again. We finally even get a brief shot of Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp.
The spot is titled “Honor.” The survivors, led by Captain America (Chris Evans) are honor-bound to try and not only avenge their friends’ deaths’, but somehow get them back. This would presumably include resurrecting the rest of the population who were also Thanos causalities. How they’re going to do this is the main question Endgame poses. It’s the question Marvel will not even hint at until the film bows. Have a look at the TV spot:
Captain America has been the main focus of most of Endgame‘s trailers and spots. This has led to all sorts of speculation about his fate. Add to this the fact that Chris Evans is supposedly finished with the character. All of the survivors are shellshocked and have lost people. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) lost his Wasp. It’s likely Hawkeye may have lost his entire family. The whole gang lost Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the entire Guardians of the Galaxy crew save Rocket (Bradley Cooper). Yet Cap has remained central to the marketing thus far. Cap’s torment and his promise to do something about it has been the through-line to much of what we’ve seen. Which of course has us wondering; is Marvel setting us up for his death?
What we can be sure of is they won’t be dishing out much in the way of new footage, even if they keep rolling out new spots. Cap’s fate, as well as the rest of the Avengers, will be guarded until the premiere.
Avengers: Endgame comes out on April 26, 2019.
Featured image: Theatrical poster. Courtesy Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios