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‘Avengers: EndGame’ Super Bowl Trailer Analysis

'Avengers: EndGame'

Chris Evans in "Avengers: EndGame."

Only two months and 20 days until the wait is over.

“Avengers: EndGame” is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, but for now all we have to subdue our appetites are teaser trailers. Most recently, the one shown during Super Bowl LIII.

Although the trailer is only 30 seconds long, there is still plenty of speculation to be had about some of the major plot points of the upcoming summer blockbuster.

The trailer opens with the Marvel Studios logo fading away into dust. The logo fade and music set the scene for how bleak and empty Earth is after the events of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

The first shots are scenes of New York City. The Statue of Liberty, an empty Mets’ Stadium and a dark sky show how empty the world is since Thanos (Josh Brolin) was able to fulfill his master plan.

One of the more interesting parts shown in this emptiness is a poster that reads “Where do we go, now that they’re gone?” This makes me think that a lot of time has passed since the events of “Infinity War.” Maybe even years.

This seems to be more likely because the next shot is of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) cleanly shaved, still distraught from what he experienced.

The next scene is of Tony Stark (Robert Downy Jr.) and Nebula (Karen Gillan) working in what looks like a lab. Maybe working on a new suit? Upgrades for Nebula or Vision (Paul Bettany)? With how Stark and Nebula’s characters have developed, you would almost have to assume that revenge is the number one thing on their minds.

After this is a quick succession of different heroes gearing up. Rocket Raccoon (voice of Bradley Cooper), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) are all shown.

A close shot of Captain America with his shield is next, meaning he must get it back from the government after he threw it on the ground during the end of “Captain America: Civil War.” It is safe to assume Captain America and the rest of his team are not being persecuted as international fugitives anymore after not signing the Sokovian Accords.

The trailer ends with the surviving Avengers walking down a corridor. The background looks like the airport where the big fight from “Captain America: Civil War” took place, leading me to believe this will be the moment the Avengers go into space to find Thanos.

The most glaring part of the trailer are the moments where there is a group of the Avengers together. There are gaping holes in the group shots, making me think that the production team has edited someone out of the shots so we are not spoiled on events in the movie. I believe that the edited-out cast member is either Captain Marvel, who is more than likely going to have a huge showing in her own movie, or Shuri, Black Panther’s sister who hasn’t been confirmed as alive or not.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo return to direct “Avengers: EndGame,” set to premiere on April 26, 2019.

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