Marvel Studios releases a brand new poster for Avengers: Endgame highlighting the evolution of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. The MCU's trinity of heroes: Tony Stark, Thor and Steve Rogers are the cornerstones of the franchise. Together with the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, they make up the six original Earth's Mightiest Heroes and as their potentially final mission together nears, marketing for the Phase 3 capper zeroes in on these characters.
Picking up after the tragic ending of Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame will see the surviving heroes of Thanos' decimation of half of life in the universe at their lowest point. With their first real defeat handed to them by the Mad Titan, they each suffered their own personal loss with no clue how to move forward. But with the help of Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), they might find a way avenge the fallen by hatching a plan that will take down the intergalactic villain and at the same time restore peace and order in the universe. And at the forefront of that battle are Stark, Thor and Rogers. As people prepare for the worst in case some, if not all of them bite the bullet in Avengers 4, Marvel Studios continues to amp up the nostalgia via their latest poster.
Shared on Marvel Studios' official Twitter account is a poster created by Chris Skinner that features MCU's trinity of heroes in their Endgame appearance and parallel to that is the visual representation of their origins. Stark is paired up with himself wearing the bulky Mark I which he made with Ho Yinsen while he was in captivity in Afghanistan, Thor with Mjolnir and Captain America as skinny pre-super soldier serum Steve. This will be the first of 10 exclusive one-sheets for the film from the digital artist. Check out the illustration below:
It's no secret that letting all six original Avengers survive The Decimation was an intentional choice from directors Joe and Anthony Russo, as well as screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. While the trailers and promo spots for Endgame barely reveal anything plot-wise so as to keep the secrecy of the movie, they've made it a point to emphasize the re-assembly of these characters. They even teased what appears to be Iron Man, Thor and Captain America all approaching a waiting Thanos in an unknown battle-torn setting. Whether or not that specific shot is in the film remains to be seen, however, since the filmmakers admitted to manipulating footage in promo materials to keep fans guessing.
After the Phase 3 capper, it's anyone guess what the fates will be for the MCU trinity. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teased that the twin Avengers sequel will be the final chapter for some of these heroes, and since they're the oldest from the franchise's growing cast, it makes sense that they're the ones to go. At this point, there's already a slew of second-generation heroes that take over the frontlines of the MCU once they're out of their superhero gigs, either permanently and temporarily. That said, it doesn't mean that the franchise don't need them anymore. Not taking away from the new characters, but they have big shoes to fill once these founding heroes are already out of the spotlight following Avengers: Endgame.
Source: Marvel Studios
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019