Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for Avengers: Endgame, but there's plenty of characters in the movie that weren't shown. The conclusion of the first eleven years of the MCU is one of the most anticipated movies of all-time and has to follow up the shocking finale of Avengers: Infinity War. The third Avengers film featured one of the grandest casts Marvel has ever assembled, but the cast of characters still alive is quite smaller after Thanos' snap.
The Avengers: Endgame trailer was sure to highlight plenty of returning characters though. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) is shown stranded in space. Captain America (Chris Evans) is still mourning the losses they suffered, while Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) looks through the record of the departed. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) visits a new look Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as Ronin. And rounding out the original six, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is quietly sitting, probably wishing he had gone for the head. The trailer even gives a tease of Thanos (Josh Brolin) on Titan 2. We also get to see Nebula (Karen Gillan) briefly and even Hiroyuki Sanada looks to have been a victim of Ronin.
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However, those are far from the only characters set to appear in Avengers: Endgame. Avengers 4 has a cast to rival Infinity War, and here's everyone else that the trailer didn't feature.
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Captain Marvel's absence in the Avengers 4 trailer is actually quite surprising. She has been teased heavily by Marvel as a major piece to actually stopping Thanos - she was even teased in Infinity War's post-credits scene as Nick Fury's last hope - so it was widely assumed that she would appear; that was believed to be why her solo movie got a second trailer before Endgame got its first.
Marvel certainly isn't against showing their hand a bit when it comes to the outcome of solo movies after including Black Panther and Wakanda in the first Infinity War trailer, so it's unlikely it's a fear of spoiling Captain Marvel. What's likely is that she wasn't included as to help keep the focus of the first trailer on the original six Avengers. But, rest assured: despite Carol Danvers not appearing, she will play a major part in Avengers: Endgame.
Another surprising character left out of Avengers: Endgame's trailer is Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper). The Guardians of the Galaxy's sweet rabbit forged a fan-favorite relationship with Thor throughout Infinity War, yet he is nowhere to be seen here. After traveling to Earth with Thor and Groot, there's also no easy way for him to leave or obvious reason why he would abandon his new friends.
Since Rocket is an entirely CGI creation, it is possible that him not being included in the trailer is just a matter of the VFX shots not being ready. He's been part of the early concept art that surfaced online for Avengers 4 and has even been paired with Thor in toy packaging. If their journeys are once again linked together, then Rocket not making an appearance here may just be the result of the trailer keeping footage to a minimum.
The trailer is also lacking any shots of Rhodey (Don Cheadle), another of the heroes to make it out of Avengers: Infinity War alive and set to have a key role in Avengers: Endgame. Promo art for Avengers 4 even revealed a brand new suit War Machine will be getting, but there's no chance to see it yet.
All of the Avengers who survived the battle of Wakanda and Thanos' snap look to have made their way back to Avengers HQ, which is normally where War Machine can be found. It is a bit odd that he doesn't get a single frame in the trailer, but the limited amount of scenes shown to begin with probably just made it difficult to include Rhodey. He will be in the movie, so fans will just have to wait for future Avengers 4 trailers to get a look at him.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019