'Avengers: Endgame' new featurette sees a sassy Captain Marvel break ice with Captain America, Rhodes and Thor, but where is Iron Man?
'Avengers: Endgame' is all set to release in a couple of weeks, and we now have a new featurette from the team as they get set to fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin). The new video which is almost a minute and a half long features James Rhodes aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Chris Evans), Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johanssen), Bruce Banner aka Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and of course, Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who has just made it back to Earth after receiving a message from Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson). The conversation is about what can be done now, given the warriors have fallen and Captain Marvel wants to fight Thanos again.
Not just that, when Bruce and Rhodes caution about how powerful Thanos really is with the Infinity Stones, Captain Marvel says the team only lost last time because they didn't have her. To this, Rhodes replies, "Hey new girl, if you don't mind my asking, where the hell have you been all this time?" Of course, Captain Marvel doesn't bat an eyelid and replies, "There are a lot of other planets in the universe and unfortunately, they didn't have you guys!"
Now, this repartee reminds us of Captain Marvel in the presence of her old friend Nick Fury. The dry humor, the sarcasm and the witty comebacks had helped us go through the film in one piece and this is kept intact in 'Avengers: Endgame' as well. The moment when Thor tries to intimidate Captain Marvel using his all-new hammer, the Stormbreaker, was featured in the last trailer. However, this extended version adds a new dimension to the equation that Captain Marvel will share with this team.
Another important point to note is the absence of Iron Man in this video. While the latest trailer did feature Iron Man join the team as they walked to the spaceship to fight Thanos, he is clearly not anywhere in the vicinity when Captain Marvel arrives. Is this when he is recovering from his failed attempt to bring back the fallen warriors? Or is he still floating somewhere, waiting to be rescued by the team? Personally, I think it is Captain Marvel who rescues him from the pod while she returns to Earth. Is there another explanation that you can think of otherwise?
Natasha's character, while important to the Marvel-verse at this point, feels just like her dialogues - redundant! Can we see something of the Black Widow where she says something other than "We owe it to people who are not here"? Of course, there is more to her and we will see that in the three-hour long movie, but the featurettes don't really show what a great hero she is.
'Avengers: Endgame' directed by Joe and Anthony Russo is slated to release April 24 worldwide.