Avengers: Endgame trailer 2 drops
Whatever it takes …. To see Avengers: Endgame
Avengers: Endgame is due in about 6 weeks and Marvel has let one trailer, word of mouth from Infinity War, Oscar nominations for Black Panther, and Captain Marvel blasting her way into cinemas, do all the talking… until now, for a second trailer has hit the internet.The expectation is enormous and Marvel Studios president and keeper of the MCU, Kevin Feige, must be quietly confident that a second trailer is all that is needed to push cinema fans, social media and entertainment websites worldwide into a frenzy of excitement that will stay at boiling point until the release dates of 25th April in the UK and 26th April in the US.
As ever, only watch the trailer if you don’t mind being exposed to some inevitable clues as to which characters may or may not be featured and how the finale might possibly play out. Ignorance in this case will most definitely be bliss!
The trailer itself evokes a cold, sombre tone as it looks back in stark monochrome at the genesis of some of the major players in the Avengers and the motivations that drive and define them. It then ponders the magnitude of the task facing those left behind and the lengths they will have to go to in order to put things right. In a smart move, a lot of the opening trailer footage is from previous MCU movies and there’s very little action included overall. Instead, dramatic stares and turns of the head pepper the two and a half minutes showing the palpable emotional damage the survivors are dealing with. The end result is that very little is given away and hooray for that.
With choice dialogue snippets, many again from the earlier movies, and the building drama of the (now) famous Avengers theme music, the trailer culminates in the conclusion that the team are prepared to do ‘whatever it takes.’ And we are left panting and breathless with mere weeks left before we find out just exactly what that might mean.
Feige’s marshalling of the MCU into 22 movies over 11 years and three phases is, frankly, nothing short of astounding and the culmination is likely to deliver some huge changes as star actor contracts expire and lower ranked characters develop and blossom to come to the fore. Endgame is really just the start of something else.
With Ep.1 of Games of Thrones, Season 8 due for broadcast on April 14th and Endgame released in various global territories from 24th, April 2019 may well go down in entertainment history as the month that drove audiences delirious with delight.
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