Weekend Watch: Dissecting The Avengers Endgame Trailer
(Warning: This article contains potential spoilers for Avengers: Endgame throughout. You have been forewarned!)
Welcome to Weekend Watch, a recurring feature where we highlight some of the best geek-related videos around the web. Whether it’s short films, behind-the-scenes videos, video essays, or top 10 countdowns, the only requirement is that they are about our favorite geeky topics!
In this week’s edition of Weekend Watch, we’re delving deep into the latest Avengers: Endgame trailer. Starting things off, we have a pair of videos that explain and break down the latest trailer in depth. Next, we delve deep into the details of the trailer, including what the white suit reveal might tell us about the plot, along with some of the biggest questions and theories that have arisen from the trailer as a whole. Finally, we end with a series of videos that take a look at some of the character pairings from the trailer, in addition to some of the smaller details that you might have missed. So without further delay, let’s jump into Weekend Watch!
Avengers: Endgame Trailer Explained
Kicking things off, we have a video from Top 10 Nerd that does a great job off summarizing the second trailer. Along with exploring the trailer’s story implications based on the very little that we actually know about Avengers: Endgame, it also gives a nice bit of context for anyone who might find it slightly disorienting. As the video so astutely points out, all of the potential flashback shots used in the trailer seem to be shot very stylistically. The use of color in the trailer is also something worth noting, with red being a heavy visual motif throughout.
Avengers: Endgame Trailer Breakdown
Next, we have a similar, but slightly more in depth breakdown from WatchMojo. Going scene by scene, the video digs into Tony and Nebula’s predicament, along with the flashback sequences that make up the first half of the trailer. Much like many of the video that we’ll be covering this time around, there’s much speculation on what everything that the various shots imply. With that said, it also does a good job of giving multiple perspectives on what might actually be happening in the plot. This includes deciphering what made Hawkeye so bitter, when Ant-Man may come into fray, Thor and Captain Marvel’s potential arc, along with that final shot of the team in the white suits.
Are Avengers: Endgame’s White Suits For Quantum Real Travel?
Speaking of the white suits, this video from IGN focuses specifically on what these new suits will actually be used for in Avengers: Endgame. Although the design of these suits were leaked months ago due to some toy images, the reveal in the trailer itself has fans guessing as to how they might serve in the plot. While the most likely answer is that these are Quantum Realm suits that will allow them to time travel, other theories believe that the uniforms might allow space travel to take the fight to Thanos wherever he’s hiding. Time will tell, but the fact remains that this is the first instance of all our heroes wearing matching uniforms, which is sure to be a huge symbolic moment in the film.
The Biggest Questions & Theories From The Avengers: Endgame Trailer
Up next, we have a video from The Den of Nerds that breaks down some of the biggest questions from the trailer that have the Internet buzzing. One of the largest questions addressed right off the bat is the lack of Thanos’ presence in the marketing, something that is not necessarily indicative of his role in the film itself. Aside from this, it also addresses Peggy’s potential role in the plot, the high likelihood that time travel will play a role, as well as analyzing some of the individual shots in the trailer itself. There’s nothing truly earth shattering here, but overall this video does a good job of trying to make sense of where everything from the trailer fits into the possible larger narrative.
Character Pairings In The Avengers: Endgame Trailer
This video from CBR dissects Tony and Nebula’s presence in the trailer. Specifically, the duo appears to have somehow survived being marooned on the Bentar, somehow making it back to earth in one piece. While it’s safe to assume that Tony and Nebula would make it back to earth eventually, this video does a good job of postulating the potential possibilities for how that might actually happen. Similarly, the video also gives a good recap of how both characters came to be in their situation, along with the unintended consequences that may come as a result in Avengers: Endgame.
Our next video – also from CBR – takes a look at the short interaction between Thor and Captain Marvel at the end of the trailer. Aside from the natural recap of the interaction in the trailer itself, this video is great for learning a bit more context about what the relationship between the two might be in the film. If the paring of the two indeed does end up being a major arc in Avengers: Endgame, there are tons of possibilities for great moments between the two, especially the similar traits that they share.
Everything You Might Have Missed In The Avengers: Endgame Trailer
Finally, our last video breaks down some of the smaller details in the second Avengers: Endgame. Coming from Insider, the video looks at some potential Easter eggs and fun facts from the trailer. Although there’s some repeat information here, some of these little details like Natasha’s different hairstyles, hint at larger narrative clues. Another interesting point here is Ant-Man’s role in the movie, along with how some of the dialogue in the trailer might hint at use of the Quantum Realm to time travel in an attempt to undo the decimation. Time will tell, but it seems highly likely that this will be the case based on the evidence in the trailer.
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