On Thursday, Disney unexpectedly dropped a new Avengers: Endgame trailer on us and, of course, with each new look at the film comes waves of new theories and ideas about what is going to happen in the highly-anticipated follow-up to last year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
Though there is much ado on the internet about the Avengers’ new suits and how the team will utilize the Quantum Realm to bring back everyone who died in the dusting, I couldn’t help but be drawn to a specific line from the trailer’s series of voiceovers. It’s a line uttered by none other than Steve Rogers, aka Captain America:
“I keep telling everybody they should move on. Some do, but not us.”
The line brought me back to the last Endgame trailer in which we got a brief glimpse of an advertisement for a support group which read “Where do we go now that they’re gone?” You can see the actual shot from the trailer below:
The very next thing we see in the previous trailer is a shot of a very discontent Steve Rogers in a room full of stacked chairs, similar to what we see in this shot (above), just left of the sign. Take a look for yourself below:
At the time, many speculated that Steve was either attending or heading up the support group, though no proof existed either way. I speculated in my breakdown of that trailer that he was leading the group, simply because I felt it fell in line with the character of Steve Rogers. He is always looking for ways to help those in need and it is probably fair to say that most, if not everybody, is in need of some help following the decimation of half of the universe’s population.
Jumping ahead to the latest trailer, it appears we can now say with confidence that Captain America is the one leading the support group and this is where he keeps telling everyone to move on. It also explains how he knows that some of the folks in his group do in fact move on. And of course when Steve says “but not us,” he is referencing himself and the rest of the remaining Avengers, who cannot get past the fact that they nearly stopped Thanos at the end of Infinity War.
Alright, so we know now that Captain America is leading up support groups in Endgame. What, if anything, can we extrapolate from that?
Well, if support groups are a thing in this post-Decimation world, then that suggests some time has passed since the conclusion of Infinity War. How much time? We cannot be sure. That said, there must have been time enough for society to collectively recognize the harsh, new reality. Still, the sting of this unprecedented loss is still fresh enough that people feel the need for support and to support others. Based on what we’ve talked about here, I’d probably guess it has been about one year since Thanos snapped his fingers.
Check out the latest trailer for Avengers: Endgame:
What do you make of this theory? Do you buy into it? And do you think there is more we can learn from it, if indeed it is true? Let me know your thoughts on my suggestion as well as the new trailer in general down in the comments below!