The trailer for the much-anticipated fourth Avengers movie was released on December seventh, and it’s taken me quite a bit of time to process it all.
It starts with Iron Man awaiting his inevitable death, which is in general, a terrible way to start the trailer. Infinity War ended with the original Avengers and a few others trying to assess what had happened after Thanos’ snap.
It gives no background on how Tony Stark got into the spaceship, where he was, why he was there or what was even going on. It was basically just a minute and a half of all of us wondering if that was really the way they were going to kill Iron Man in his final movie.
We all know that Tony Stark is more than likely going to die, and if they way he goes out it by suffocation in a spaceship, I’m going to be upset. What a boring way for a hero to go out. If he doesn’t die in a “cool” way, the movie is going to be a flop for me.
The only thing the movie has going for it is Ant-Man and Hawkeye. Possibly the Hulk as well, but he wasn’t super great in the last movie, so we’ll see.
But with all of the good characters dead, I’m not sure if the movie will be much good. Doctor Strange has to be in the movie for more than the last thirty to fifteen minutes for the movie to be any good at all. And without Spiderman, there’s little opportunity for a cuteness factor.
I fear for the outcome of this movie, and I’m anticipating it heavily. I honestly and truly think the only thing that’s going to save this movie, and potentially the rest of the franchise, is all the newer characters.
This trailer shows no promise for the original Avengers, and I’m beginning to think they’ve all ran their course. It’s time for people like T’Challa, Peter Parker, and Doctor Stephen Strange to take over the Marvel universe.