How do you begin to set right what has gone so horrible wrong?
That’s the question facing the heroes who are still left standing in the new Super Bowl spot for Avengers: Endgame.
“Some people move on,” says Captain America. “But not us …”
We see Steve Rogers at a small gathering, a support group. There’s a poster on the wall. “Where do we go, now that they’re gone?”
Overall, it’s a comic book movie that is selling us hard on a state of grief. One of the stranger elements of the 30-second spot is the establishing shots.
First, there’s a mournful, mist-shrouded Manhattan. An empty Citi Field (“Home of the Mets!”) with a packed parking lot. There appear to be cranes removing the cars. The Snap must have happened in the middle of a game.
And strangest of all, the Statue of Liberty, surrounded by docks and boats. Who is seeking refuge there? Or are these ghost ships that just washed into Liberty Island? It looks a little more organized than that.
We’re just about three months from the April 26 release date, and precious little has been revealed about the movie. So far, there has only been one trailer — so any scrap of new footage is bound to be pored over by fans eager to know what happens next.
What we know already: Iron Man is lost in space, and we see him briefly teaming with Nebula to build something while they drift through the darkness aboard the Benatar. It takes Tony Stark back to his roots, fashioning a crude life-saving device in a cave with Ho Yinsen in the original 2008 film.
Ant-Man is lost in the quantum realm, or was. and Captain America and Black Widow are just lost, period. We know from the previous trailer that Scott Lang makes his way out of that miniature sub-universe to arrive at the doorstep of Avengers HQ, and here we see him putting on his gear with War Machine.
Hawkeye, now known as Ronin, is crawling through some debris when he is lit by a fiery glow.
Cap and Widow have devised a plan they’re certain (or at least hopeful) will “work.” She’s doing some target practice, while we see Cap and his bareknuckle gloves strapping on his shield.
How do you save half of the universe when Thanos has already erased them?
Only time will tell …