Marvel's Avengers Endgame: Who's Left To Fight Thanos?
By Mat Elfring | @ImMatElfring on
It's been a wild couple weeks of everyone asking, "When is the Avengers 4 trailer going to drop?" Well, the answer was early morning on December 7, which felt like it came out of nowhere. Regardless, the Avengers: Endgame trailer here, and of course, it looks awesome. And it has Scott Lang in it, trying to get past a gate, so I'm all in.
The ending of Avengers: Infinity War left everyone stunned. Spoilers ahead, but if you haven't seen the biggest movie of 2018 by now, I'm assuming you hate movies or you've been trapped in the Quantum Realm. Anyway, Thanos collected all the Infinity Stones and used the power within them to eliminate half the life in the universe. That means most of our favorite superheroes were turned to dust at the end of the movie. With so many people dead, who is going to undo what Thanos did?
In the latest trailer, we do find out there are a few people still alive in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that can help out--although there was so sign of Captain Marvel, and that was a bummer. However, there are still a few heroes left alive to take down Thanos, and here's who we saw in the trailer.
NOTE: Yes, there are other heroes like Rocket and War Machine left alive in the MCU, but they were not present in the first trailer. We'll be updating this list as more videos come out.
Avengers: Endgame comes to theaters on April 26, 2019.
Tony Stark/Iron Man
The trailer doesn't give a lot of hope for Iron Man fans as he's floating adrift in a spaceshift. He's running out of air, and he ran out of food and water days ago. What a bleak way to start things off. Anyway, if you're the type of person who enjoys looking at blurry set photos taken by people hanging out their window, you know he'll come out of this ok, but he won't be leading the fight.
Steve Rogers/Captain America
When Thanos wiped out half of life in the universe, we were all shocked. However, what was more shocking was seeing the clean shaven, babyface Steve Rogers in the Endgame trailer. I'm assuming his glorious beard was a living thing, and it got turned to dust during the Thanos Snap. RIP Steve Rogers' beard, 2016-2018. Anyway, it's very apparent that Rogers will be leading the charge in the next movie, even though in the trailer, his confidence is shaken.
Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Of course, Black Widow is back as well, and she's spending plenty of time hanging with her BFF, Steve Rogers. She comes off as a bit more expositional during the trailer, but it's obvious she'll play a big role in Endgame.
After Thanos punched the living hell out of Hulk, the green monster went into hiding, tired of doing Bruce's dirty work for him. There isn't one Hulk sighting in this trailer. In fact, we only see Bruce once, looking at MIA pictures of other heroes. While Bruce is nothing but brains, it's gonna take some brawn to beat Thanos, so Hulk will be needed.
The overly-cocky Thor didn't go for Thanos' head in Infinity War because he wanted to get a few words in before the Mad Titan's demise. This mistake led to half of life in the universe dying, so of course, Thor is not happy. We see him briefly, and he's not in his costume and not near his ax, Stormbreaker. However, this team is going to need some muscle, and Thor is the man for the job... well, so is Hulk, but who knows if he'll actually come back.
Hawkeye has gone through some changes, as we briefly see him beating up people in Japan, most likely under the guise of Ronin now--as he looks exactly like his comic book counterpart. He was missing from Infinity War, and the team could have used his exceptional marksman abilities to fight off Thanos. And there you have it, every member of the original Avengers team is back.
Nebula is briefly seen, later on, in the trailer, mourning the loss of her sister, Gamora. Wait, is she on the same ship as Tony? Why aren't they hanging out? Her ruthlessness and abilities will come in handy when trying to take down her father, Thanos, during Endgame.
Finally, there's the delightful Scott Lang, who somehow made it back from being trapped in the Quantum Realm, which we saw in the post-credit sequence of Ant-Man and the Wasp. However, Scott's biggest obstacle is getting past security at the Avengers HQ, which has a really tall gate--in Scott's defense.
Avengers Endgame Team, so far: Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk(?), Thor, Ronin, Nebula, and Ant-Man.
Can these heroes beat Thanos?