The new Avengers: Endgame trailer is hardly a day old, yet fans have already found a few key details in the latest look at the long-awaited Marvel film. We've learned that Tony Stark does somehow make it back to Earth to join the rest of the team. Ant-Man escapes the Quantum Realm. Captain Marvel and Thor are the duo we never knew we wanted. And Hawkeye gets a really bad haircut.
But, one fan on the Marvel Reddit thread has an interesting theory about the structure of this trailer that could point to who dies in this final chapter:
So I just watched the new Avengers: Endgame trailer like 5 times in the past 10 minutes and there's something uniquely strange about it. If you's can remember there was a theory going around that only 2 of the original 6 Avengers will survive at the end of Endgame. If you listen to the new trailer, you'll notice 4 of the original Avengers say the line, 'Whatever it takes'. The 4 that say this are Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye/Ronin and lastly Iron Man. Could these be the 4 original members that sacrifice their lives to save everyone?
Whoa, friend, slow down. You think four (4!) Avengers are going to die in Endgame? That will certainly shut up those like myself who feel like Marvel movies have nothing at stake. What we do know is that some of the biggest stars are reaching the end of their contracts and are fair game to die in this final phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Chris Evans' contract is up after this movie, same with RDJ. The Russo Brothers said Hawkeye would have a big arc in Avengers: Endgame that all Hawkeye fans would enjoy (what bigger arc than laying down your life, to bring your family and half of all life back?) And as for Black Widow, her movie is guaranteed to be a prequel now (maybe Budapest?).
The Russo Brothers also said Captain America: Civil War would prove to be a fundamental part in Endgame. The 4 Avengers that repeated that phrase in the new trailer happen to all feature in Civil War while the other 2 original Avengers (Thor and Hulk) that didn't repeat the phrase, are not in Civil War.
It's a pretty bold theory to think that Marvel would kill off four major characters, but, hell, maybe they're ready to do something really crazy to end this chapter of the MCU.
From: Esquire US