It's perhaps no surprise that Marvel is not doling out much in the way of plot in the ramp-up for Avengers: Endgame . The latest trailer, like the one before it, leans heavy on sad heroes promising vague action. But what it does have? Fashion .
The lack of anything approaching a spoiler makes sense. Avengers: Endgame represents the culmination of 11 years of orchestration across 21 films. Besides, the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer already mostly probably confirms that everyone makes it out OK. So rather than focus on the pledges to do "whatever it takes"—the key to defeating Thanos was Imagine Dragons all along—let's zero in on what really matters here. Starting with Hawkeye's hair.
Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) sat out Avengers: Infinity War , and apparently spent that time fashioning himself into a grim samurai, a nod to the character's transformation into Ronin in the comics. More importantly, he gave himself a glorious mohawk, possibly an act of protest over having been left out of the last big fight, or of grieving over his (potentially, probably) atomized family. Or he's been listening to a lot of Rancid, maybe?
Elsewhere, the assembled team has upgraded its kit, favoring a matching white armored ensemble over their individual looks. This raises questions, as well, given that some members of the team—Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) in particular—derive their powers from their outfit. One suspects they'll explain this with a single line of dialogue!
If it seems silly to focus on sartorial choices, well, there's just not much more to go on. Hawkeye cocks an arrow; Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) fires a gun. Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) shows up, but you knew that. Marvel's apparently keeping the Endgame goods to itself until the movie comes out on April 26. Which, honestly, fine. It's taken 11 years to get here; another six weeks can't hurt.
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