Warning: Possible spoilers for Avengers: Endgame follow.
Marvel released a new teaser for Avengers: Endgame on Tuesday. Our hearts broke over seeing Rocket Raccoon looking sad and watching Pepper Potts and Tony Stark embrace. And then, of course, our brains got to overanalyzing every last detail, and to theorizing. We paid particular attention to the moment when Iron Man asks Captain America, “Do you trust me?” Our theory: We think Cap’s suit in that shot was digitally altered so it doesn’t look like his ensemble in The Avengers. We think Tony Stark visits the past, specifically the Battle of New York, to give Captain America a mission.
Imagine this. Right after the Infinity War snap, our remaining heroes put together a plan, get Tony back from space, and go after Thanos. They fail. Time passes, maybe years based on how much of Black Widow’s hair grows out. Then Ant-Man shows up, fresh out of the Quantum Realm and full of information on time vortexes. The Avengers split into teams and travel to various key points in the past to try to stop Thanos from gathering all of the Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all life (yes, even the animals).
If Marvel wants to give Steve Rogers a digital makeover for this trailer, it’s their prerogative. We certainly don’t hold it against them. Go ahead and throw us off the trail. But instead of going to all that trouble, why wouldn’t they leave this scene out of the trailers instead? I’m all for any kind of Tony/Cap on-screen action, but I’m fine with waiting until Avengers: Endgame is in theaters to see it. It’s out on April 26 (and will be shown as part of a 22 movie MCU marathon in some theaters)—that’s not so far away.
Amy Ratcliffe is the Managing Editor for Nerdist and author of Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.