Marvel gave us the first Avengers: Endgame trailer back in December, and there wasn’t a lot to take away from it. It has almost been 2 months since then and we were craving for something related to Avengers: Endgame once again so it was about damn time! Disney spent millions on putting out 3 new TV Spots at the Super Bowl and one of those, as expected, turned out to be the Avengers: Endgame Super Bowl TV Spot. Here’s the spot, watch it if you were living under a stone till now:
The spot begins by paying homage to every character that either died or dusted. We see shots of previous movies showing those characters which start with The Wasp from the first Ant-Man movie, Nick Fury from the first Avengers movie, Spider-Man from his first Civil War appearance, Doctor Strange from the first film, Falcon in his new suit from Civil War, Scarlet Witch from Avengers: Infinity War, the shot of Guardians assembling for the first time, T’Challa from Black Panther, Winter Soldier from Captain America 2 & Vision from Age of Ultron.
What’s consistent in all these scenes is the color pallet used, i.e. Red and Black. So if you’re wondering why this specific moment is chosen to pay homage to all these characters is just because the color theme could be highlighted pretty well, and these were more or less the moments that first defined these characters as who they really are. This color theme was chosen to match the new darker Marvel Studios Logo which is also Red and Black.
While this TV Spot confirmed many things, it also hints at some new aspects of the film. This footage which merely lasted 30-second could always not reveal much, but still, we did pick up a few things here and there. The first thing that gets confirmed is that Scott Lang was really at the front door of the Avengers facility as we see him suit up with War Machine and the rest of the Avengers later on.
In another shot, we see 4 of the surviving Avengers namely Steve, Natasha, Rhodey and Bruce Banner walk out of the Avengers facility looking towards the sky at something mysterious. This could be anything, perhaps Tony and Nebula coming down crashing/landing towards them or some other character entirely, but the argument does not stand on that for now.
Something that could be a major possibility here is the absence of some character. We see 4 of these Avengers placed randomly, but there is a little awkward gap between Rhodey and Bruce as if someone is missing among them.
Now if you’ve constantly followed all the Marvel trailers and TV Spots over the past few years, you’d know that they keep editing and re-hashing all the marketing material that they put out by displacing, editing or adding characters and things to certain scenes.
Spider-Man was largely removed when Team Iron Man assembled in Civil War, Vision, Wanda & Pietro were removed out of the shot when the Avengers assembled in the money shot of Age of Ultron, Hulk was added to Team Thor in the Ragnarok trailer, and a totally different money shot was used in the Infinity War trailer. So, this little scene could be misleading us.
Because Rocket is all CGI, he could have been cut out of here, and we’ve established that Scott is at the Avengers facility, then he could also be right here. The presence or absence of Rocket would depend upon what the Avengers are looking at. If they are looking at the arriving ship that carries Tony and Nebula, then Rocket and Pepper will also be on that ship since they are the ones who will Rescue the two from space. That would mean that it is Scott on the ground with the Avengers.
If that’s not the case, then it will be either Rocket & Scott, or just Rocket that’s been edited out. Another shot where an individual could be missing is the final money shot where we see all the surviving Avengers walking in the Hanger. They are walking in a line with Steve at the front followed by Thor, Natasha, Rocket, Ant-Man, Rhodey and finally Banner or Ronin.
Now once again, there’s an awkward space left which a green rage monster could fill in. So, if Hulk is in this scene, then Ronin could be the one behind Rhodey.
Avengers: Endgame comes out on April 26.