If the words of Kevin Feige himself are anything to go by, it could be a couple of months before we finally get the first trailer for Avengers 4, as well as the long overdue official title reveal. But while we wait for these to pivotal steps in the film’s promotion, one user on Reddit claims to have knowledge of both.
Obviously, this is all completely unverifiable for the time being, and there’s good reason to be skeptical of this report’s legitimacy. For one thing, this trailer description sounds a little too in line with what the rumors and speculation would suggest, as though someone has just thrown together a supercut of the most popular predictions.
Still, you never know what corners of the internet could have some truths to offer, and so we delve into this shot-by-shot breakdown of the movie’s promo. Apparently, first on the agenda is reminding viewers of the grim situation that Avengers: Infinity War left Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in:
The trailer starts off showing the damaged Infinity Gauntlet in a field on the farm planet. As the camera focuses in on the Gauntlet, we hear Tony’s voice: “We were destined to lose.” Epic music score startsThe Quinjet is shown landing in a Wakandan wasteland as we hear Steve Rogers say: “We have come so far.” Tony and Nebula step off the jet as the remaining Avengers approach. Steve has a look of relief and says: “Tony”. Tony, seemingly defeated, shakes his head and gives a friendly smirk back to Cap.Marvel Studios Logo appears
We get a glimpse of the Battle of New York from 2012 Avengers. Loki is shown looking shocked and baffled as he is on top of the Stark tower. There is a flash of a blue light as the camera pans back. (Cuts to black) Next we see the Wakandan throne with M’Baku at the helm. He’s surrounded by his new kingsguard. (A mix of the hill tribe and Dora Milaje). Shuri and Banner are seen working on a new project in the lab. Black Widow, in full gear, is in Hawkeye’s family home from Age of Ultron. Basically everything is thrown all over the place and broken. Nat is studying some type of map with multiple photos and locations on it. A quick shot of Thanos is shown with a long sword, walking down an alleyway in New York City. The next shot is a dark hooded figure with glowing eyes, aiming a bow and arrow before shooting towards the camera.
Furthermore, since the Quantum Realm is pretty much confirmed to be a part of next year’s release, this mysterious place also gets a nod or two:
(1-2 visuals of the Quantum Realm) Scott Lang (no suit) is shown running through a park dodging explosions. (Shot of Space) Thor and Valkyrie are aboard a Kree ship. Thor says: “If the stories are true, you’re our universe’s last hope. If such a thing even exists anymore”. The next shot is an older, determined Tony Stark walking through the new SHIELD HQ’s (Avengers Facility in upstate New York). He’s in full SHIELD attire and carrying an orange briefcase. Banner (wearing spandex) is seen running from something, looking terrified. The next shot is Ant-Man appearing out of a flash of light and landing in a desolate place. We see it from his point of view from inside his helmet. He looks left to right and to his left again and says: “What in the-“.
Naturally, the surviving Guardians get a shout out, while reports of a jump in the timeline are also backed up:
(Camera focuses on Vormir and its stars) Next, a shot of Rocket and Nebula modifying some new weapons in the lab. Rocket says “When can we try this bad boy out?” They both smile at eachother and fist-bump. We get our first glimpse of Iron Man in his red and gold nanotech armor. Hulk falls from the sky and lands in front of him. Thanos, in full armor, smiles. Hulk smiles back. The next shot is in Japan. War Machine, Nat, and Steve (in their full Avengers gear) are surrounded by The Yakuza. Hawkeye (Ronin) walks through everybody from behind them and approaches the Avengers. There’s an intense exchange of looks between Clint and Natasha (Next shot is at the Sanctum) Wong is communicating with Dr. Strange’s soul via portal. (Cuts to black) Grey haired Tony Stark and Ant-Man are in a post-apocalyptic NYC. The screen flashes back and forth multiple times through multiple scenes.
After reintroducing a few more familiar faces, the trailer then allegedly confirms a previously rumored title:
We see Captain Marvel floating with her fists on fire and her eyes lit up. Thanos in the soul stone with young Gamora screaming at him Loki and Thor fighting off Chitauri together. And Tony handing Steve a brand new shield in the Wakandan throne room. (Cuts back to Tony and Scott) Tony opens the orange briefcase as Scott hands him an illuminated bracelet. Tony asks: “How?… Is this even possible?” (Iron Man and Ant-Man are shown travelling through the Quantum Realm. Tony and Scott are back in the battle of New York from 2012. The final shot before the title reveal is an Infinity Stone disappearing from Thanos’ damaged gauntlet. He abruptly gets up and puts on his armor. His face goes from extremely infuriated to a menacing smile.
So much for Mark Ruffalo’s suggestion of The Last Avenger then, though it seems that Bruce Banner could be getting the last laugh after all.
The Hulk is training at the new SHIELD facility with Black Widow and Steve. Steve notices that Hulk has been training non-stop as of late, so he asks why. Hulk responds in Banner’s normal voice with: “My rematch is coming real soon, I can feel it!”
Honestly, that cheesy closing line would be enough in itself to raise doubts that this summary is legit. But even if this does read like it could be the work of a fan who’s spent a lot of time on Marvel forums, at the very least, it’s a fun little fantasy of how this could all play out. If this isn’t the real trailer, then we’ll see how many developments this description gets right when Avengers 4 comes out on May 3rd, 2019.