By Mackenzie Pittman
*MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR*
Sadly, the last Avenger movie, Avengers: Endgame, is scheduled to release on April 26. The trailer for the film was published on March 14, and Marvel stated the film will focus on how the Avenger plan to take “one final stand” against Thanos. The previous movie, Avengers: Infinity War, ended with a world-altering event: Thanos wiped out 50% of the population, including half of the Avengers. Those left alive watched as their friends Loki, Vision, Black Panther, Spiderman (that poor boy, RIP), Doctor Strange, and many others disappeared from existence. Throughout the movie, the Avengers attempted to thwart Thanos’s goal to acquire the infinity stones; however, their attempt failed and Thanos was able to carry out his plan.
For many, this ending was horrifying. Their favorite characters were suddenly gone, and it seemed as if there was no way to bring them back. Several theories about whether Marvel will contrive a way to bring the dead Avengers back to life are circulating. In the comic books, the remaining Avengers find a way to go back in time and reverse the events. However, Marvel has not always stayed true to the comics and the ultimate plot for “Endgame” cannot be predicted.
Certain fans have latched onto contradictory portions of the trailer. At the start, Tony Stark is stranded in space on the brink of death trying to contact Pepper Pots. However, by the end, Stark has joined the surviving Avengers as they march into battle wearing new, matching white suits. Some people take this as a mandate that Tony will live. But in the past, Marvel has been known to plant “fake” scenes in their trailers so as to not spoil the plot of the movie. Could Stark’s cameo also be a “fake”?
While the way Marvel plans to end the series is uncertain, one thing is sure: no matter how it plays out, you aren’t going to want to miss it.