Avengers: Endgame trailer: The franchise’s ‘Return of the King’

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It’s 8amEST, I haven’t had my coffee yet, and my hungry-ass pregnant belly is waiting for my husband to bring me a sausage and cheese sandwich. Let’s do this. The Avengers: Endgame trailer is HERE!

Let’s get right to it and break it down:

Iron Man is lost in space

After Thanos wipes out half of the galaxy, Tony Stark is floating in space with the last of his helmet and his infamous suit. He sends a heartfelt message to Pepper, knowing his oxygen will run out in hours.

Iron Man 1 vibes: Yes, we’re bringing this shit full circle

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I haven’t trolled the threads of Reddit yet, so this is my own hormone-fueled wisdom y’all are getting here. (To my credit, I do host a Marvel podcast, so I’m a least a makeshift expert of my own making.) Iron Man launched this series, and he’s going to end it. We’ve discussed how Tony Stark’s full-circle may be that he’ll become the Sorcerer Supreme (learn more about that here), which is something that Doctor Strange may have foreseen in the SINGLE outcome he saw where Thanos doesn’t win.

This scene above in the trailer shows Thanos’ suit (yes?) while he’s off in his cottage chillin’ and contemplating his decision to murder his daughter and wipe out half of the universe. This could also be a metaphor for Tony. Hear me out! What if Tony landed on a planet and used his wits to create an OG Iron Man suit, just like he did in the first Iron Man film? I know I’m not alone when I say this would be fucking awesome, and it needs to happen.

Cap & Co. aren’t giving up

Cap and the OG Avengers aren’t giving up. They have a plan, and it’s all they have left. Hawkeye is alive and rocking a sword, Thor’s in a sweatshirt, and Bruce Banner is distraught in a lab. Nebula is still alive, too. No one knows what their plan is, but maybe Tony’s message is received, or maybe a special message is saved somehow from Doctor Strange in his NYC lair that explains the one scenario, who knows!

UPDATE: Since posting this article at 8am, I’ve had my coffee, and it’s now 1pmEST. Here’s another theory: Captain Marvel takes place in 1999, yes? What was Pepper Potts doing during that time? Could it be possible that through Carol Danvers’ (Captain Marvel) quantum powers, she receives Tony’s message from space, and visits 1999 Pepper Potts to help influence the future to change what Thanos did?

IF something like this happens, Ant-Man/Scott Young could be 1999 Pepper Potts’ and Captain Marvel’s link to the future. (See the next section for more details.)

The best part: Ant-Man is BACK from the Quantum Realm!

Let’s just state one thing: I don’t know if Ant-Man/Scott Lang would work if it was anyone other that Paul Rudd. The guy is a goddamn god and hot dammit, I love him. Spoiler warning if you haven’t seen ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ yet: In the post-credits scene of Ant-Man and The Wasp, we discover that Scott Lang is left in the Quantum Realm. Yikes!

It just so happens that the second Captain Marvel trailer dropped earlier this week, teasing the power of the famous superhero deriving from what? QUANTUM ENERGY. One can only guess that Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers makes it to the Quantum Realm, finds Scott, releases him, and he’s about to deliver her message to Cap & Co.

Quick reminder: Nick Fury called Captain Marvel on a beeper before he disintegrated at the end of Infinity War, so we know all of this is connected. Avengers: Endgame is set to release in April 26, 2019, one month after Captain Marvel‘s March 8 release.

Want more Marvel and Avengers: Endgame theories? Check it out.

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Captain Marvel’s powers and how she’ll fit into ‘Avengers 4’

Here are the clues you may have missed in the new Captain Marvel trailer

The Russo brothers (directors behind the film) have confirmed that the famous Loki theory circling the internet isn’t true, but that doesn’t mean our God of Mischief still couldn’t have survived another way. Take a peek at the theory and let us know your thoughts.

Marvel movies timeline: Here’s the order to watch every Marvel film to get ready for Captain Marvel

CNET released a nifty infographic for all of us fans, providing a timeline of each film and the order to watch to prep for the new movies being released. If you’re really wanting to dive into the entire universe, the graphic also shows the TV shows to watch chronologically as well (hey, if you have the time, why not?) See the full infographic here.

Featured image: Marvel


Liz Prugh

Liz is the co-founder of, an always aspiring #fiercefemale, and loves geeking out over any and all sci-fi/fantasy. She believes Luke Skywalker is the most underrated Jedi and still thinks vampires are cool. She hosts several Pure Fandom podcasts, and you can find her currently covering The CW's 'Batwoman' and 'Legacies'. Nerd out with her on Twitter @lizprugh.

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