Ever since the end of Avengers: Infinity War, everyone has been eagerly awaiting the first glimpse of what is next? That glimpse has finally arrived. “Part of the journey is the end,” Tony Stark tells us in the highly anticipated first trailer for the fourth Avengers movie: Avengers: Endgame.
Part of the journey is the end. pic.twitter.com/vejn1Bx8Nz
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 7, 2018
Marvel has remained atypically silent in the wake of the Infinity War sequel — not totally unexpected, considering Thanos’ cataclysmic snapping, but for a company that loves to plan arcs and plot “Phases,” there were few clues as to how Avengers 4 would pick up the gauntlet after a meme-worthy ending and resolve the conflict.
Half of the cast was wiped from the existence at the end of Infinity War, and the trailer gives us very few extra hints on who will return. We knew, at the very least, that Captain America would come swinging back — as this may be actor Chris Evans’ last outing. Evans tweeted an ambiguous goodbye to the character in October. And Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, missing from Infinity War, finally makes his appearance here.
Avengers: Endgame, originally scheduled for May 3, 2019, now has an April 2019 date.