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Marvel Opens December With a Bang

It’s been a huge week for Marvel, one that made everything worth the wait. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Marvel Studios dropped the trailers for the highly anticipated Captain Marvel; Avengers 4, which we now know is called Avengers: Endgame; and Spider-Man: Far From Home all in the span of the last seven days.

For the past three months, there were multiple rumours surrounding the release of these trailers, and fans had become extremely agitated each time they were proven wrong. But all of that came to an end when Marvel decided to feed the world not one, not two, but three trailers together. Let’s talk about each of them in the order in which they were released:

Captain Marvel

Marvel Studios kicked off this crazy week by dropping the second full-length trailer to Brie Larson led Captain Marvel at the Monday Night Football Halftime show. The trailer immediately broke the internet, and the world got an even more detailed look at the plot of the movie. It has been said by Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige, that Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel is the strongest superhero in this franchise, and it was proven by some extremely stunning visuals in the trailer.

We got to see Carol Danvers in her fully charged up red and blue Captain Marvel suit, and it is safe to say, she’s coming for Thanos’ neck in Avengers 4. 

Courtesy: Marvel Studios

The trailer begins with Carol punching an old woman, which we can now confirm was a Skrull, who, as Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury confirms during his voiceover, is one of the bad guys. Skrulls are shape shifters who end up infiltrating SHIELD. We also get to learn more about Carol’s past and how she gained her powers. We see her in her green Kree suit as well as the red and blue Captain Marvel suit. Most of the trailer is her talking about trying to figure out her human past, and Fury is there to help her with exactly that. We are also introduced to her cat Goose, whose name is a reference to the movie Top Gun.

We also get to see her in all her charged up glory towards the end of the trailer, where she quips, “I’m not going to fight your war, I’m gonna end it.” Watch all the badass stuff Carol Danvers does in the trailer right here:

Avengers: Endgame

After months and months of waiting, we finally got the teaser trailer for Avengers 4 on Friday, which we now know is called Avengers: Endgame. Personally, I was hoping this would be the title because it really is the endgame, after all. The trailer has managed to reveal absolutely nothing about how the events post-Infinity War are gonna pan out, but at the same time, we did get some insight into what we can expect.

Unsurprisingly, the trailer is heartbreaking, which goes to show that the movie will carry the same tone given that many of the original Avengers are slated to die or retire in this movie. It opens with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark still stuck in space with Karen Gillan’s Nebula. Tony seems to be recording a message for his fiancé Pepper Potts as he realises his death is inevitable given that he has only a day’s worth of oxygen left and food and water ran out as well. So unless someone goes to save him and Nebula, they’re gonna die.

Then the clip shifts to Earth where it looks like some time has passed since Infinity War. Chris Evans’ Captain America and Scarlett Johannson’s Black Widow are back at the Avengers headquarters, and their voiceover monologues confirm that Thanos succeeded in wiping out half the universe like he intended to (and it sadly also wiped out Captain America’s beard).

We don’t see much of Thanos, but we do see Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, who has now taken over a new persona of Ronin – his alter ego taken straight from the comics. What prompted him to take over the persona? It has been implied in the trailer that Hawkeye lost his family to Thanos’ dreadful snap, which made him turn into a deadly assassin.

Courtesy: Marvel Studios

Also making an appearance is Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man, who is the only source of comic relief to an otherwise extremely melancholy trailer. He shows up outside the Avengers HQ, which begs the question, how did he make it out the Quantum Realm from Ant-Man and the Wasp?

Watch the trailer that broke the internet in all its glory, and get your mind blown by it (and the feels). And get ready to take your tissues to the theatres when the movie drops on the new, moved up release date of April 26th, 2019: 

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Well, the world didn’t exactly get the trailer for this one, but the people present at Comic Con in Brazil on Saturday did. They also got to see a clip from Captain Marvel, courtesy of Brie Larson, who was also present. The trailer was revealed by some of the cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home, which includes Jake Gyllenhaal, who confirmed he’s playing the villain Mysterio in his Instagram debut.

According to the people present at the event, the trailer has no connection to Infinity War or Avengers: Endgame and picks up right from within the Spider-verse. From all the information gathered so far, in the trailer, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is now famous and touring Europe with his friends. He is then approached by Nick Fury to fight a villain made of stone and water. Jon Favraeu’s Happy Hogan is having an affair with Peter Parker’s Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and the romance between Peter and Zendaya’s Michelle, or MJ, is also highlighted. It also reveals what Mysterio is going to look like.

The trailer is expected to drop for the world sometime soon, but we did get the first look of Spider-Man’s stealth suit that he will use in the movie, apart from his usual red and blue suit:

Courtesy: Marvel Studios

With all of this new stuff coming out, it sure is going to be an exciting year for Marvel. And I cannot wait to see what 2019 brings for us with these amazing movies. 

Featured image: Marvel Studios. 

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