Finally! Tickets went on sale online today for “Avengers: Endgame,” the highly anticipated conclusion to what is now being called the Infinity Saga in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Avengers: Endgame,” which comes out April 26, vows to wrap up more than 10 years of storytelling over 22 films in the MCU.
In addition to the ticket presale announcement, Marvel Studios released a “special look” teaser trailer showing mostly new footage from the film. It’s only a minute long compared to standard two-and-half-minute trailers, but there’s enough for us to dig into, including a long-awaited superhero reunion. Let’s dive in!
“If we do this, we’d be going in short-handed,” Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) says in the trailer’s opening moments. The scientist is referring to the Avengers’ plan to undo the deaths of their fallen comrades after Thanos (Josh Brolin) snapped half of the universe out of existence in last summer’s epic “Avengers: Infinity War.” By not revealing what the plan is, the trailer continues Marvel Studios’ determination to keep its big mystery under wraps.
Recent trailers, including the second full trailer, have looked backward, including mourning the fallen Avengers as well as integrating flashbacks from the first “Iron Man,” the “Captain America” films and the first “Thor.” However, the new teaser looks forward and offers hope. “It’s not about how much we lost, it’s about how much we have left,” Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) says.
After floating adrift in space and recording somber messages for his fiancee, Tony reunites with the love of his life, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye/Ronin (Jeremy Renner) and the newest Avenger – Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel herself (Brie Larson) – are all seen smiling. In fact, Captain Marvel is flying Earth’s mightiest heroes on a mission.
But the biggest reunion is one fans have been waiting for since “Captain America: Civil War.” It’s been three years since Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man have shared a scene together. That changes during a key moment in the trailer, featuring the two superheroes standing face-to-face in a city (New York?).
“We’re the Avengers. We gotta finish this. You trust me?” Tony asks Cap, looking him square in the eye. “I do,” Cap says – and the two shake hands. (Even writing this, I can’t help but gasp in glee!)
After being absent from the last trailer, Thanos returns, decked out in his battle armor. “You could not live with your own failure. Where did that bring you? Back to me,” says the Mad Titan. Is he referring to time travel? Or are the remaining Avengers simply heading to what looks like Titan for a rematch?
Though we don’t know, what we do see is the “trinity” of OG Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) – walking together, possibly toward a showdown with Thanos. Chills!
The Avengers will do “whatever it takes” to take down Thanos when “Avengers: Endgame” hits theaters in just over three weeks. You can order tickets for “Avengers: Endgame” online, but be prepared to wait. Fandango, Atom Tickets and AMC Theatres websites and apps are crashing due to the high volume of ticket sales, with fan experiencing over hour-long waits.
Rebecca Kivak and Joe Baress write about movies for Take 2 blog. Together, they review current flicks and offer their insights into the latest movie news. Rebecca is a copy editor and page designer at The Times-Tribune. She started her career with Times-Shamrock Newspapers in 2005 and has won several professional journalism awards for page design and headline writing. She also covers NASCAR races from Pocono Raceway. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5126; @TTRebeccaKivak