Discover the biggest reveals from the surprise second trailer for Avengers: Endgame in our breakdown. Marvel is committed to keeping the plot of the fourth Avengers film, which explores the consequences of Avengers: Infinity War, a complete secret. In fact, Kevin Feige has gone so far as to suggest that most footage from the trailers will be lifted from the first 15-20 minutes of the film, so as to limit the number of spoilers.
For all that's the case, though, we're now getting to the time when Marvel will need to reveal a little bit more in the Avengers: Endgame marketing. For one thing, although precious little official merchandise was revealed at the New York Toy Fair, it's not going to be long before said merchandise hits the shops. What's more, the post-credits scene of Captain Marvel confirmed that Carol Danvers will be arriving on Earth to join up with the Avengers very early on. It was really only a matter of time before Marvel released a second trailer showcasing Brie Larson's Captain Marvel interacting with some of the OG Avengers.
The second Avengers: Endgame trailer is an excellent one, dropping a number of hints as to the overarching plot but avoiding confirming too much. Where the Super Bowl trailer focused on the impacts of the snap, this one stresses the character journeys that have brought Earth's Mightiest Heroes to this point. Let's take a look at all the secrets that are revealed.
43. Iron Man's Origin
The Russo brothers have stressed that Avengers: Endgame is a celebration of the MCU's 11-year history. As such, it's appropriate that this trailer begins with a flashback to Iron Man in 2008, when Tony Stark crashed the Mark I in the desert. "It seems like a thousand years ago," Tony Stark remembers. The Avengers: Endgame trailer uses the same creative effect seen in previous trailers, with hints of red on the flashbacks.
42. Tony Stark's Message to Pepper
As revealed in the Avengers: Endgame teaser trailer, Tony Stark is trapped on the Benatar and recording a message for Pepper Potts. He recalls the road that has brought him to this place, the journey that led to him realizing he loved Pepper. It's quite a touching line of dialogue, implying that Tony now understands that he loved Pepper all along, but that it simply took him time to recognize it. The voiceover is paralleled brilliantly with another flashback shot from Iron Man; the scene where Pepper gave Tony his original Arc Reactor with a humorous observation that it's proof he has a heart. The trailer moves on to another classic shot, this one from Iron Man 3, as a grieving Pepper held an Iron Man helmet against her forehead believing Tony to be gone. Interestingly, in Iron Man 3 Tony was believed to be dead, and managed to get in touch with Pepper; there are clear parallels with Avengers: Endgame.
41. The Benatar
Avengers: Infinity War ended with Tony Stark and Nebula stranded on Titan, Thanos' homeworld. As revealed in earlier trailers, they've headed off-world in the Benatar, the ship belonging to the Guardians of the Galaxy. None of the Guardians survived the snap, and the vessel seems to be in something of a state of disrepair after sustaining damage during the battle with Thanos.
40. Tony Stark (& Nebula) Lost In Space
As revealed in the first Avengers: Endgame teaser trailer, Tony Stark and Nebula are in serious trouble. They're drifting in space, and have already run out of food and water; they have just a single day's worth of oxygen left. Previous trailers have hinted that Stark will think his way out of this particular crisis.
39. Captain America's Origin
The trailer moves on to Steve Rogers now, with stylized shots from Captain America: The First Avenger. In this image, the young Steve Rogers is once again attempting to join the army in order to participate in the Second World War. Another shot swiftly follows, showing him staring at a recruitment poster, wishing he were able to make a difference.
38. Peggy Suggests Starting Over
The voice-over changes to Peggy Carter, giving advice to Steve Rogers that none of us can ever go back; sometimes the best people can do is to start over. This is a pretty ironic line of dialogue, given there's strong evidence Avengers: Endgame is a time travel film, with the Avengers going back in time to events like the Battle of New York. As much as he loved Peggy, in this case, Steve will choose to reject her advice.
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019