Marvel Upstaged The Super Bowl Early With New Footage For 'Avengers: Endgame'
Yes, the Super Bowl is a big deal. But, in all fairness, it happens every year. Marvel's conclusion to Avengers: Infinity War is more than a decade in the making, one of the film industry's most ambitious and complicated projects ever.
Early into Super Bowl LIII, the latest trailer for Avengers: Endgame premiered and we seem to be past the "acceptance" stage of dealing with universe-wide disaster and moving into the "A-Team building something in a garage to beat the local gun runners" phase.
The short clip gives us a look at Earth after the planet lost half its population, complete with support groups and a fully abandoned Citi Field. It also provides a rapid refresher on which characters are still in action in Marvel's for now very reduced cinematic universe. The surviving players are all back, but the cameo that gets the longest single shot in the rapidly edited trailer may well be the inside of Captain America's shield as he straps his fist into it.
That's right, no more alien-smashing boogie boards on this guy's arms.
Avengers: Endgame is set for an April release.