Tony alone in space. Captain America crying. Bruce Banner with his head in his hands. The Titan scarecrow looming over a field. These are just a few things that the new Avengers: Endgame trailer revealed to us, and it might have been the only thing. Marvel fans have been demanding a trailer for weeks and well they finally got one; needless to say it didn’t reveal that much.
Being just over two minutes long, the trailer was applauded by fans for not giving anything away about the plot of the upcoming film. Infinity War concluded with the mother of all cliffhangers, with Thanos succeeding in his quest to wipe out half the universe’s population. Beloved Marvel characters such as Doctor Strange, Star Lord, Bucky Barnes, and Spider-Man all turned to dust in the final moments of the previous film. Avengers films tend to be highly anticipated, but the deaths of so many characters makes Avengers: Endgame even more of an event.
It’s really no surprise that the trailer drop broke the record for the most views in the first 24 hours. Fans have been anticipating its release since Infinity War was released back in April. The Avengers: Endgame trailer was viewed 289 million times in the first 24 hours, breaking the previous record that Infinity War held at 230 million views. Marvel Entertainment released a statement the next day extending thanks to “the greatest fans in the world.” Not only did it break the record for most viewed trailer, it also broke the record for Twitter conversation for a movie trailer in the first 24 hours. It was mentioned a whooping 549,000 times which is over 100,000 times more than the previous record. The movie hasn’t even come out yet and it is already smashing record after record.
The Russo Brothers, who are in charge of directing the next film in the saga, tweeted a heartfelt message to their fans that said, “For those who have been there since the beginning. For those who have joined along the way. For the best fans in the Universe. This trailer is for you…with much love and gratitude for your patience, The RB’s.”
Chris Evans also took to Twitter and said, “This one is special. You guys have no idea…” His tweet sheds light on the fact that he may not be playing Captain America much longer; which also raises questions of what other characters we are going to have to say goodbye to.
Come April one thing is for sure, I think being unprepared for this film is an understatement.