We were graced this past Sunday, during the Big Game, to a brand new TV spot for Avengers: Endgame, with all new footage. With this new footage comes, unfortunately, new, and just terrible, theories. Case in point; the theory that the group therapy session is the actual ending of the film.
In the TV spot, we see a desolate New York, nearly barren of all life. As the trailer continues, it moves in on a group therapy session, where Steve Rogers is attending. Before panning into the meeting, the camera focuses on a poster that says, “Where Do We Go, Now That They’re Gone?”. This is where the crazy theory begins. A predominant superhero movie site (that may or may not be ComicBook.com) claims that this poster is the very end of the film.
They postulate that this poster represents not the billions lost, but the heroes we will lose after reversing the snap and fighting Thanos again. They speculate that the likes of Black Widow, Falcon, and Bucky will be in the group meeting, dealing with the trauma of either losing Captain America or Iron Man.
OK, here’s the issue. Actually, issues. First off, the marketing for this film is set to cover only the first twenty minutes of the film. Now, Marvel is of course known to throw serves at fans, but would Marvel really risk showing the ending of their film for a swerve like this?! No, that’s just stupid. Not to mention, we know who is in the meeting, as the pan is seamless and we can see a distraught Steve Rogers sitting in the group. He is dealing with the loss of billions because of his own failure to stop the Mad Titan. The actual TV spot debunks the very theory that came from said TV spot!
Also, let’s think about this as an ending. We know that this film will wrap up over ten years of story telling. We know that there’s a chance that some of the longtime Avengers may not make it out alive. But, after such a rough and emotional ending in Infinity War, would Marvel really end all of Phase 3, and ten years worth of a universe, with another incredibly dark, somber, and emotional ending? No, just no. This movie also kicks off Phase 4 (or whatever they’re going to call it now) and sets up the rest of the MCU’s future. This ending will have fans seeking therapy with its incredible level of sadness!
Listen, people, Marvel is entirely too smart with their choices to leave too much information out in trailer. This theory seemed like even this site was saying it tongue-in-cheek, until they double downed its ‘validity’. But, come on, now. This is just asinine. So, rather than digging too deep into something that isn’t there, let’s just enjoy the new footage and prepare for an epic adventure when the movie hits theaters in April.
What do you think of this ridiculous theory? Do you have a theory of your own? Let us know in the comments below!