Marvel merely goofing around as new ‘Endgame’ TV spot represents a collage of familiar sights

We are fully convinced by now that regardless of the clamours or how relentlessly we issue the clarion call for some concrete insight into Avengers: Endgame, we ain’t getting one. Not for all the tea in China. And if you were one of those steadfast MCU cranks who was still clinging to that last beacon of hope, this new TV spot will effectively squish that too. Clocking at exactly half a minute, the new Endgame teaser is merely dropped to play frivolously with your thoughts by stringing together visions of all the three trailers so far. As it wasn’t many moons ago that the second official trailer came about, this new clip heavily features shots of the same. Those cathartic and colourless flashbacks to some of our beloved heroes’ origins, the one’s we lost after the snap – are all revisited. The only minor – but relatively inconsequential – addition is the hazy flashback of the principal characters of the Guardians of the Galaxy in a single frame. Marvel continues its game of reticence with these ambiguous previews of the film. But with the release just over a month away, the marketing arm of the MCU has shifted gears too. So brace yourselves for more such instances of obscurantism. Based on Marvel Comics, Avengers: Endgame is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and opens in cinemas on 26 April 2019.