end of the line
December 7, 2018

We're in the endgame now.

At long last, Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for the follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War and revealed the film's official title as Avengers: Endgame. The trailer, which suddenly dropped Friday morning without warning, opens with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) stranded in space expecting to die of starvation soon, apparently after being left on Titan at the end of Infinity War. "Part of the journey is the end," Stark says in a message to Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), a line that telegraphs Endgame's conclusion to the first 11 years of the Marvel cinematic universe.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, the remaining Avengers who survived Thanos' decimation of half of all life in the universe grapple with what happened, and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is seen shedding a tear. "We lost, all of us," he says. "We lost friends. We lost family. We lost a part of ourselves." He and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) discuss a plan that they're confident will work.

That plan isn't revealed, nor is much of the film's plot. But Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) do make a triumphant return after sitting out Infinity War, as this time, it's clearly an all hands on deck kind of situation. The trailer ends with the dramatic reveal of the film's official title, which had been long kept a secret. Watch the full trailer for Avengers: Endgame below. Brendan Morrow

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