SALT LAKE CITY — An internet theory posits that Marvel edited out a character from Sunday night’s new “Avengers: Endgame” trailer.
What happened: As I reported Sunday night, Disney and Marvel dropped a 30-second trailer for the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame,” which featured a handful of characters last seen in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
- Captain America (Chris Evans), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) are among the heavily featured characters in the teaser.
Some internet theorists — or, in other words, mega-fans — suggest the trailer cut out someone from the teaser, though.
- Two shots in the trailer give evidence to this theory.
- There’s one shot of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Captain America walking through a field. But there’s a noticeable gap between War Machine and Banner.
Then, there's a scene where a group of Avengers walks through an empty hangar. And there’s another gap between War Machine and whoever is in front of him:
Who?: So who could it be? According to Polygon, there are two possibilities: Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson).
Shuri: “As arguably the smartest person currently on Earth and the de facto heir to the Wakandan throne (and to the role and costume of the Black Panther), it would make sense for Shuri to hide out until a plan surfaced. Given the fan interest in the character, it could be that Marvel wants to preserve the mystery,” according to Polygon.Comment on this story
Captain Marvel: “Having her show up in an ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer at this point would give our first hint at her place in the plot of ‘Endgame,’ and be the first shot of her alongside any modern Avengers characters,” according to Polygon. “It might even reveal her 'Endgame' costume, which could be considered a spoiler for her own movie!”
Context: We shouldn’t put it past Marvel to add little twists and turns to the trailers. As The Ringer pointed out last year, the “Infinity War” trailers were full of misdirections and little lies to keep people from understanding the full film.