After the heartbreak that was Avengers: Infinity War, the only hope Marvel Cinematic Universe fans had was that the Avengers series would find a clever way to bring our favorite superheroes back for a fourth and final film. Although we still aren’t sure how—or if—our favorite characters will be brought back to life following The Decimation, we know that we’ll at least be seeing a lot of them again in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.
The first trailer, released in early December, features a solo Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, reflecting on all the damage Thanos did and the friends he lost. We then see Captain America, The Hulk, and Black Widow, each of them seeming similarly defeated following the events of the last film. Hawkeye and Thor are also briefly shown. The tone is expectedly dark.
The only redeeming part of the trailer is seeing Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man come to the front door at the end. The heroes ask if it is an old message they are seeing on their monitor, but Black Widow confirms it’s happening right now—all but confirming the theory that Ant-Man will be using the Quantum Realm to time-travel and hopefully prevent the events of Infinity War.
That brief glimmer of hope has MCU fans clamoring to see more. And while they should expect a second trailer for the film at some point, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll see much more footage from the new film.
While talking to MTV on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, January 6, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked to comment on the rumor that the Endgame marketing campaign will keep much of the footage under wraps. While he didn’t give a direct answer, he did allow that the rumors are “somewhat accurate.” Although this isn’t a firm confirmation, it gives us reason to believe we probably won’t see too much of the film before its release, which isn’t too surprising, as the studio won’t want to answer too many of the questions we all have before the film’s premiere on April 26, 2019.