'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer Breakdown: The One Where Tony Stark Loses Hope

This morning, the Avengers 4 trailer finally arrived, and it came with the reveal of the title: Avengers: Endgame. And honestly, that's probably the biggest revelation to come from the teaser trailer that the internet has been demanding for months now. But that doesn't mean there aren't details to pore over instead of getting mad about the fact that Anthony & Joe Russo flat out lied to us about the title of the movie.

Anyway, let's dig in with our Avengers Endgame trailer breakdown.

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Tony Stark's Iron Man helmet sits on the floor of a ship, still damaged from the fight with Thanos. A lot of the nanotech armor was destroyed during the fight on Titan, but it looks like enough of it remained so that Tony Stark could use his helmet to record a farewell message to Pepper Potts.

Avengers Endgame - Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark

Tony Stark sounds like he's lost all hope, even though he tries to keep spirits up for Pepper by telling her not to feel bad about this, because part of the journey is the end.

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A long shot shows the ship Tony is on floating through space. This would seem to confirm that he's on the ship left behind by the Guardians of the Galaxy after all of the members on Titan were turned to dust.

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There are great shots of Tony looking somber and reflective as he recounts that the food and water ran out four days previously. That makes us wonder how much time has passed since the events on Titan. Either way, Tony says he only has enough oxygen to last until the morning, and then that's it.

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Tony turns off his helmet after telling Pepper that he will drift off dreaming about her. It's really a touching moment, but it's one that's also worrisome because we've never seen Tony Stark so hopeless. He may be a genius, but he's exhausted all his resources and he may be a little out of his element, all alone on a ship that he's not familiar with. But is he alone? More on that later.

Ouch. It wasn't hurtful enough when the Avengers: Infinity War title turned to dust, now Marvel Studios is turning their own 10th anniversary logo to dust too, and it just hurts.

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Here's something that we could only see briefly in the background of a shot at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. After snapping his fingers, Thanos retired to a farm somewhere, leaving his armor hanging like some kind of ominous scarecrow in front of his cottage.

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We don't see Thanos' face in this trailer, but he still gets a Gladiator moment as he walks through this field of plants with the burnt Infinity Gauntlet still on his hand. Is it stuck on his hand? Or is he wearing it just so no one else can take it from him? Does he know a way the Avengers can reverse what he's just done?

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Meanwhile, back at the Avengers headquarters in upstate New York...doesn't it look like the groundskeepers have had a couple weeks off? I suppose losing half the Earth's population is reason enough for some of the normal routine things to go by the wayside for the while. For all we know, the groundskeepers were killed in The Decimation (aka The Snappening, aka Than-Oh-Snap!).

Avengers Endgame - Chris Evans as Captain America

Steve Rogers certainly seems to be annoyed about the unkempt grounds of Avengers headquarters as a tear rolls down his face. Either that or he's thinking about everyone who disappeared after Thanos snapped half of all living beings out of existence, including his lifelong pal Bucky Barnes.

Avengers Endgame - Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner

Voiceover from Black Widow recaps what we've already known for awhile now. Thanos made good on his word to get rid of half of the life in the universe. Bruce Banner looks at the profiles of those missing allies who still haven't turned up. Scott Lang is the most prominent one, and his profile says missing, so he's not presumed to be dead. The same is said for Shuri, who is also labeled as missing, though we know she's alive somewhere. Shuri's picture changes to Peter Parker, also labeled as missing, since no one on Earth seems to know what happened on Titan.

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Another shot inside Avengers headquarters shows an empty garage or hangar. This feels like an establishing shot, perhaps from early on in the movie, before we focus on the Avengers in the aftermath of the snap heard round the world.

Avengers Endgame - Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Thor is clearly brooding about what just happened. He's not even in his usual Asgardian armor. He's slumming it in Earth clothes, looking like he just got off a shift at some kind of logging facility.

Avengers Endgame - Karen Gillan as Nebula

Remember when I said Tony Stark may not be alone? Well, Nebula was the only other person left alive on Titan after the snap, and it looks like she's on board the Guardians' ship with Tony.

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Nebula is certainly attempting to offer comfort to someone on that ship, and it wouldn't be a stretch to assume that it's Tony, especially after what just happened on Titan.

Avengers Endgame - Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

Here's the moment that a lot of Avengers fans have been waiting for. After wondering for the entirety of Avengers: Infinity War just where the hell Hawkeye was, we finally have an answer. He's been overseas (that's Japanese writing in the background), having taken on his Ronin persona.

Avengers Endgame - Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

There's Jeremy Renner's beautiful face! Though at this point, it looks like he's seen better days. Will we find out what Hawkeye has been through? Did his family disappear after the snap? It doesn't seem like a coincidence that we hear Cap say "We lost friends, we lost family, we lost a part of ourselves" just as the shot of Hawkeye appears on screen. I suppose that would be enough to drive someone to become a rogue assassin again. That's another piece of this puzzle which makes us wonder how much time has passed on Earth after the snap.

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The only real hint we get of what's happening in Avengers: Endgame besides recovery from the snap of Thanos comes from an exchange between Captain America and Black Widow. Voiceover from Cap says, "This is the fight of our lives," and he still looks to his old love Peggy Carter for hope. And Black Widow reassures him, "This is gonna work, Steve." Whatever this is, we don't know just yet. But even Captain America's confidence in this mystery plan sounds shaken when he says, "I don't know what I'm gonna do if it doesn't."

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There's that Avengers: Endgame title that fans have been waiting so long to see, even though Anthony & Joe Russo said that it wasn't the title months ago. If you're looking for hope that our heroes will win the day (and why wouldn't they?), notice that the fractured Avengers logo is being pieced back together.

Avengers Endgame - Paul Rudd as Ant-Man

And look who just might be responsible for helping the Avengers out of this serious pickle! It's Scott Lang, who shows up at the front gate of Avengers headquarters. How did he get back out of the quantum realm? Clearly he has something he needs to talk to the Avengers about, so whatever he learned or whatever he did to get out of the quantum realm likely holds the key to defeating Thanos and undoing what he did.


Honestly, this is the perfect teaser trailer for Avengers: Endgame. It doesn't rely on any action shots, and it doesn't give away anything about the story at all. Will the entire marketing campaign for the sequel be like this? Will any of the trailers give away big moments? Or will fans be kept largely in the dark for the next four and a half months?

Avengers: Endgame arrives on April 26, 2019.