The theme of grief continues, with a shot of Asgard - Thor's homeworld, destroyed during Thor: Ragnarok. Thor believed he was leading his people towards a new future, but in truth he led them to Thanos, and half of them were slaughtered. As usual in these Avengers: Endgame flashbacks, note the touch of red; in this case it's tremendously artistic, with the red flag hanging low as a symbol of death and sacrifice. This shot looks to come from Thor: The Dark World.
30. Thor and Odin
Another flashback, another powerful memory giving a sense of all Thor has lost. Here, the God of Thunder is speaking to his father Odin, and the hand on his shoulder denotes his father's trust and approval. There's a strong sense that Thor is feeling as though he failed his father by failing to stop Thanos and keep his people alive.
29. Thor After The Snap
The flashbacks continue, showing Thor the moment after he realized he had failed to stop Thanos. He had his shot, and he came close to killing the Mad Titan with Stormbreaker, a weapon so powerful that it even resisted the might of the Infinity Stones. But he wanted to make Thanos suffer, to enjoy his revenge, and so he didn't go for the head. Thanos' taunt will haunt him.
28. The Snap Victims
The Avengers: Endgame trailer lingers over the deaths of some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes; Falcon, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, and Bucky. The focus is on grief and loss, with the deaths no doubt carefully chosen to convey a sense of emotion in the trailer. Falcon and Bucky are both well-developed characters thanks to the Captain America trilogy, while Black Panther's first solo movie endeared viewers to him. Scarlet Witch was one of the key characters in Avengers: Infinity War, and arguably the one who came closest to stopping Thanos when she attempted to destroy the Mind Stone. All of them died in the snap - and Thor could only watch in horror.
27. Thor Has Survivor's Guilt
Thor's dialogue suggests that he's suffering from survivor's guilt. He holds himself personally responsible for failing to stop Thanos, and he simply doesn't see why he should still be alive. The Russo brothers already portrayed the God of Thunder as struggling with PTSD in Avengers: Infinity War, and it looks as though the snap has broken him.
26. Black Widow's Hair Is Red - Confirming A Time Jump
Subtle details in the trailer confirm that there will indeed be a time jump in Avengers: Endgame. Most noticeable is Black Widow's hair, which changes length and color. The events of Captain America: Civil War had left Steve Rogers, Falcon, and Black Widow on the run, and Natasha had disguised herself by dying her hair. That was why she had white hair in Avengers: Infinity War; but she's allowing the white dye to fade during Avengers: Endgame. The changes in Black Widow's hair act as a useful indicator of the passage of time in the film. The survivors - including Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, Tony Stark and Nebula - come together in the wake of Infinity War's ending when Widow has white hair, then there's a jump to them enacting their plan and Natasha recruiting Ronin when it's grown out.
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019