A brand new Avengers: Endgame TV spot features Thanos taunting the remaining heroes. In less than a week, Marvel Studios' much-anticipated blockbuster will hit theaters and The Infinity Saga will finally come to a close. A direct sequel to last year's Avengers: Infinity War, the film is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo with the story written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Infinity War saw Thanos accomplish his life-long goal of balancing the universe by wiping out half of its life, enacting The Decimation with the use of the Infinity Gauntlet, complete with all six Infinity Stones despite a galant effort by the MCU heroes to stop him. His success didn't come without any losses, however, as he needed to sacrifice his beloved adopted daughter, Gamora in order to acquire the Soul Stone. By the end Infinity War, the Mad Titan mulls on his journey as he retires on a new planet called Titan 2, and marketing for Endgame confirms that he is still there living a peaceful life. But his new quiet life as a farmer will soon get disrupted when the remaining Avengers come to avenge the fallen in Avengers 4 as teased by this latest promo clip.
This newly-released Endgame TV spot is composed of previously-released footage, but it includes never-before-heard dialogue of Thanos defending his decision to decimate half of life in the universe. He ends his narration by calling to Earth's Mightiest Heroes, saying "let's finish this." While there's no visual context for his speech, there's a good chance that this takes place during his big battle with the heroes, something that was already teased in several other clips. Watch the video (via The Marvel Wave) below:
Thanos has been mostly absent in the Endgame marketing, particularly in their earlier releases. In the posters, he's only a figure at the back, with the focus on the heroes - especially the core six Avengers. This goes with the idea that Avengers 4 will be from the perspective of the heroes, unlike Infinity War which was primarily told from the Mad Titan's point-of-view. Narrative-wise, it also means that the Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the rest of the team will take it upon themselves to go after the Mad Titan - as revealed in earlier spots. Whether or not that original plan will do the trick of restoring peace and order in the galaxy remains to be seen. Considering the fact that Thanos has a new armor and weapon in the upcoming film, he might actually be expecting the Avengers coming after him following The Decimation.
With what's currently known about Spider-Man: Far From Home, it's safe to assume that Earth's Mightiest Heroes accomplish their goal of restoring the universe's status quo. How exactly they do it and what ramifications it has for them and Thanos, however, remains to be seen. While it's largely believed that Thanos will no longer be a key figure in the MCU after Avengers: Endgame, thanks to his strong ties with The Eternals (not to mention his immense popularity), many are hoping this won't be the last time fans will see him in the franchise.
Source: Marvel (via The Marvel Wave)
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019