11. Peter Parker Is Tony's Motivation
Spider-Man may officially be dead, but Marvel's still found a way to slip him into their marketing for Avengers: Endgame. The death of Peter Parker was one of the most haunting moments in Avengers: Infinity War, all the more impressive because it was an improvised performance from Tom Holland. Stark had become something of a father-figure to the MCU's version of Spider-Man, and in this shot he looks at a photo of the kid and grieves.
10. "You Could Not Live With Your Own Failure"
Suffice to say Thanos is not impressed to find the Avengers looking for him. In his view, they're haunted by the fact they came so close to defeating him, and yet they failed. Where the rest of the universe can be expected to move on, they are unable to do so, and thus they pursue him. As he menacingly delivers, "you could not live with your own failure. What did that bring you? Back to me." The line of dialogue has sinister implications, of course; in looking for Thanos, they're racing towards death, a powerful and implacable foe who the Avengers probably couldn't beat if they were operating at full strength.
9. Sanctuary II
The Avengers' quest for Thanos seems to lead them to Sanctuary II, his mobile headquarters as previously seen in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War. It's best described by concept artist Roberto Castro in The Art of Avengers: Infinity War:
"Sanctuary II is Thanos' spaceship. So Charlie [Wood] and the Russos wanted to show Thanos' personality and power in the design. They wanted something between a sanctuary and a warship, so the challenge was to find that balance between both worlds - something aggressive but sophisticated. It's a huge flying fortress and a refined high-end flagship. Also, they did not want traditional technology for it. We stayed away from the traditional metal plating and tried to create a new surface for it. It looks like something made in ancient times, like a flying piece of jewelry."
8. Nebula and War Machine
In the comics, part of the fun with any team-up is seeing how unusual partnerships work out. In the case of Avengers: Endgame, many of these involve Nebula. As well as helping Tony Stark return to Earth, this shot clearly shows her and War Machine sharing a moment on the Benatar. Notice that Rhodey is still wearing the War Machine Mark 4 armor he wore in Avengers: Infinity War. Tie-in merchandise has already confirmed that he'll be getting another version later on in the film.
7. Thor & Rocket In A Mysterious Location
The Avengers: Endgame trailer includes two shots of Thor and Rocket in mysterious locations. These may both be part of the Durham Cathedral shoot from 2017, which involved a number of Asgardian characters such as Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie. Notice that Thor is in the team uniform, suggesting this is after the confrontation with Thanos and later in the film.
Interestingly, while they were filming at Durham Cathedral the Russos shared a set photo featuring Mjolnir. Thor's enchanted hammer was destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok; that set photo is thus one more piece of evidence supporting the idea that Avengers: Endgame involves time travel, with Thor traveling back to before the destruction of Asgard.
6. Captain America Is A ProperAvenger Again
This latest Avengers: Endgame trailer shows Steve Rogers wearing his new Captain America uniform, with scaled armor just like in the comics. Most excitingly, there are distinctive "A" logos on the shoulder-pads, confirming that Captain America is taking up the proper title of Avenger again.
When exactly this fight that's left him beaten takes place is unclear, but given everything we've seen it likely has something to do with Thanos...
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019