A brand new Avengers: Endgame TV spot features Tony Stark telling Steve Rogers that it would be nice to accomplish their upcoming mission without dying. In a week, Marvel Studios crowning jewel will finally hit theaters all over the globe. Preceded by 21 other movies all somehow connected to the upcoming narrative, the project will be the culmination of everything that has transpired in the franchise for the last 10 years. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo with the script written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, plot specifics for the film is still tightly under wraps, but fans are expecting an emotional roller coaster ride with the movie supposedly being the last outing for some of the MCU's founding heroes including its inaugural one, Iron Man.
Kicking off the the superhero franchise in Jon Favreau's Iron Man in 2008, Stark remains the poster boy of the universe despite the influx of all other loveable characters. His first film set the overall tone for the MCU, and while he's stepped back a bit to let new players take the center stage, it's no secret that he's still an integral part of the narrative, particularly this upcoming one. Stark has gone through a lot of ups and downs over the course of a decade, but Thanos winning in Avengers: Infinity War is arguably the lowest point of his life as a superhero as it forced him to live out his worst nightmare. With another chance to defeat the Mad Titan, fans can expect that he, alongside the rest of the remaining heroes, will stop at nothing to avenge the fallen. But, as he says in a new promo clip, it would be nice not dying doing it.
In the freshly-released Endgame TV spot, a gray-haired Stark meets Rogers in Avengers HQ and tells him that they're "trying to pull off something damn near impossible and to not die trying would be nice." Fans have already seen a snippet of the same shot in previous promo clips, but this is the first time that its dialogue is revealed. At another video, Tony makes sure that they're getting the whole team together presumably for the same mission. Watch the clip shared on YouTube via Marvel Talk below:
The video overall is a mix of old and new footage and elsewhere in it, there's a never-before-seen shot of Captain Marvel blasting to the skies with her helmet on and seemingly in her Binary form. Meanwhile, another interesting shot is still an older-looking Stark discreetly flicking a shrunken Ant-Man. This particular scene is more likely in connection to that famous leaked set images for Avengers 4 where Stark, Captain America (in his old suit), a fully-transformed Hulk and Ant-Man convene in the middle of rubble. A different batch of photos hinted that Stark may be undercover as a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative during Loki's arrest after the Battle of New York.
Regardless of what Stark and his team's plan is to take down Thanos and restore peace and order in the universe, what's certain is that it won't be easy. Judging by the existence of Spider-Man: Far From Home, it's safe to assume that they will accomplish it in Avengers: Endgame. But that doesn't mean that they won't suffer any losses. Despite his cocky nature, Stark has almost always been willing to lay his life down the line to ensure a win for the good guys, and if he does bite the bullet with this one, at least fans know it's for the greater good. That said, his death will still be very difficult to watch with the future of the MCU forever changed if he's no longer around.
Source: Marvel Studios (via Marvel Talk)
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019