Don't Expect to See Much Avengers: Endgame Footage Until the Film Premieres

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Marvel Studios

After the heartbreak that was Avengers: Infinity War, the only hope Marvel Cinematic Universe fans had was that the Avengers series would find a clever way to bring our favorite superheroes back for a fourth and final film. Although we still aren’t sure how—or if—our favorite characters will be brought back to life following The Decimation, we know that we'll at least be seeing a lot of them again in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

The first trailer, released in early December, features a solo Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, reflecting on all the damage Thanos did and the friends he lost. We then see Captain America, The Hulk, and Black Widow, each of them seeming similarly defeated following the events of the last film. Hawkeye and Thor are also briefly shown. The tone is expectedly dark.

The only redeeming part of the trailer is seeing Paul Rudd's Ant-Man come to the front door at the end. The heroes ask if it is an old message they are seeing on their monitor, but Black Widow confirms it's happening right now—all but confirming the theory that Ant-Man will be using the Quantum Realm to time-travel and hopefully prevent the events of Infinity War.

That brief glimmer of hope has MCU fans clamoring to see more. And while they should expect a second trailer for the film at some point, that doesn't necessarily mean they'll see much more footage from the new film.

While talking to MTV on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, January 6, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked to comment on the rumor that the Endgame marketing campaign will keep much of the footage under wraps. While he didn’t give a direct answer, he did allow that the rumors are “somewhat accurate.” Although this isn’t a firm confirmation, it gives us reason to believe we probably won’t see too much of the film before its release, which isn’t too surprising, as the studio won't want to answer too many of the questions we all have before the film's premiere on April 26, 2019.

Fans Think the Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Hints at Iron Man's Death

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© 2018 - Marvel Studios

Marvel fans are seriously concerned for Iron Man. While Tony Stark is one of the few Avengers we know survived Thanos's snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, the new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home seems to imply that the sarcasm-prone superhero might not make it out of Avengers: Endgame alive.

The detail in question comes from the first Far From Home movie trailer, which features Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) carrying a large check from the Stark Relief Foundation.

The panic regarding Stark’s fate is over the signature on the check—which belongs to Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), the co-founder of the foundation. Fans became concerned when they saw that Stark hadn’t signed the check, with many jumping to the conclusion that Stark wasn’t able to sign the check himself because he had died at some point during the events of Avengers: Endgame. While it’s not confirmed whether Far From Home happens after Infinity War or Endgame, fans aren't willing to take any chances.

A few in-the-know viewers pointed out that a relief foundation is not the same as a memorial foundation, and that the organization was most likely set up for Stark industries, not for a deceased Tony Stark. As Potts was named the CEO of Stark Industries in Iron Man 2, it would make sense that she is the one signing the checks. These are valid points, but anxious MCU fans won't rest easy until they know that Stark is alive and well.

While Spider-Man: Far From Home doesn't arrive in theaters until July 5, 2019, Marvel fans will get the answers to at least some of their key questions when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, 2019.

New Game of Thrones Teaser Might Hint at Jon Snow's Fate

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HBO

The latest Game of Thrones teaser was released on Sunday evening and fans are still finding new details to theorize about. The 90-second promo, which features Jon Snow and Sansa and Arya Stark, doesn't give much away, but one tiny detail has got people talking.

Fans were quick to notice that when Sansa, Arya, and Jon approach the statues that appear to be designed for them in the Crypts of Winterfell, Jon's looks particularly different. While Sansa and Arya's likenesses mimic what they currently look like, Jon's looks more mature, as if he's a much older man. While it may be a meaningless detail to some viewers, for others it seems to be pretty convincing proof that Jon will make it out of the final season alive, while his "sisters" may not be so lucky.

But would the creators of Game of Thrones—who have managed to keep seemingly all of the series' biggest secrets under wraps for going on eight seasons now—really drop that big a spoiler so far ahead of the final season's premiere date? Not everyone is convinced.

"I think people read into things too much," Redditor AprilUofA wrote. "I think them finding the statues in the crypt just symbolizes the fact that all three are going to be facing death next season. Jon's statue just looks 'older' because of his usual broody expression."

Another Redditor, Fried_Cthulhumari, attributed Jon's more mature look to his famously long locks. "It is notoriously hard to depict hair in sculptures," he wrote. "This is why ancient statues often had stylized hair or beards, and even when the hair is sculpted correctly, it tends to obscure the age or likeness the artist intended."

Whether the statue is a hint that Jon will prevail or just an imperfect likeness, we'll have to wait until Game of Thrones returns on April 14, 2019 to learn more.

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