Considering Marvel fans have probably spent the entire weekend watching and re-watching the new Avengers trailer, it’s no surprise that the more keen-eyed of viewers appear to have spotted something that’s previously slipped under the radar.
It seems with much of the discussion centred on the confirmation of those who didn’t survive Thanos’s destructive finger-snap at the end of Infinity War, a seeminglu pretty huge moment – which arrives early on in the new clip – might have been missed.
The trailer opens with Tony Stark, floating in space with his water and oxygen supply running out – only, as previously believed, he’s not alone.
One shot shows him in a defunct spaceship, accompanied by what Twitter users are saying is a character viewers saw “die” at the end of Infinity War.
*Look away if you don’t want to know*
Twitter users have pointed out that, if you look closely, you can see Groot (Vin Diesel) sat behind an abandoned Stark.
While it’s a surprise that the film’s directors, the Russo brothers, would throw such a huge reveal into the film’s trailer, there’s no denying it certainly looks like him despite it quite clearly being a case of trickery.
You can decide for yourself below.
The trailer for the film – officially titled Endgame – became the most-watched trailer of all time within a 24 hour time period across its platforms, picking up a staggering 289 million views.
The record was previously held by the first trailer for Infinity War, which managed 230 million views in 24 hours. Before then, the recent adaptation of Stephen King’s It held the record.
It’s a brief teaser that seemingly plays its cards close to its chest, although there are some major revelations to be found, for those willing to put the clues together.
Most importantly, there’s a suggestion that there will be a way to reverse “the snap” which saw half of the universe disappear into thin air.
There’s also the long-heralded return of a character who sat out the last film. You can find a shot-for-shot breakdown here.
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