Okoye & M'Baku
With the main group of heroes the focus, the Avengers: Endgame trailer has no time to show life back in Wakanda. King T'Challa is one of the biggest victims of the snap, and the trailer even teases that Shuri (Letitia Wright) didn't make it out alive either. Half of Wakanda's population still survived though, including known characters like the head of the Dora Milaje, Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the leader of the Jabari tribe, M'Baku (Winston Duke).
Neither of these Black Panther characters are technically confirmed to be in Avengers 4 at this point, but their survival is a pretty big indicator that they will be featured in some capacity. Both are more concerned with the preservation of Wakanda than anything else, so they are likely still in their home country trying to restore peace. Since T'Challa and Shuri both appear to be gone, it may actually be M'Baku who sits on the throne in Avengers 4.
Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), the fiancé of Tony Stark, doesn't make a physical appearance in the Avengers 4 trailer, but her presence is still felt; Tony opens the trailer by attempting to send her a message through his Iron Man suit. Even though she's not seen in any of the footage, Pepper is expected to have a bigger role in Avengers: Endgame than she's received before, with it widely rumored she'll be suiting up as Rescue. This could be a pivotal plot point for the movie though, so it makes sense why they wouldn't reveal it already.
One mystery characters in Avengers: Endgame is Katherine Langford's role. Her casting was announced just a few weeks ago, but she had already filmed her scenes in secret. There are no details on the role she will be playing, but a favorite choice among fans is that she's Kate Bishop and will become the new Hawkeye. Her absence from the trailer is the least surprising of the bunch; fans may have to wait until Avengers 4 hits theaters next April to figure out who she is.
Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie was one of the more recent breakout stars of the MCU after her debut in Thor: Ragnarok. She was absent in Infinity War, with her location and status one of the film's largest questions. The Russo brothers have confirmed she survived the snap and Thompson was around the Avengers: Endgame set during reshoots, meaning she is expected to make a return in some form. Featuring her in the trailer would've been a moment of relief for many itching to learn more about what she's been up to, but such a tease looks to have been saved for later in marketing - if it comes at all.
All The Snap Victims (& Other Dead Avengers)
The most obvious absentees in Avengers: Endgame's trailer, though, are all of the snap victims. As of right now, Marvel is still maintaining their stance that all of those characters who were dusted are truly dead. This won't remain to be true, as we know many of them will be brought back to life in some way. Even though the trailer did find a clever way to include Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Shuri, the marketing will not blatantly show any of the "dead" heroes back in action in any way. Kevin Feige confirmed that these heroes will not be part of Avengers 4's marketing campaign, so fans shouldn't really have expected to see these characters in this trailer to begin with - nor should they anticipate them appearing before April either.
- 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