'Avengers: Endgame': Three Easter Eggs you may have missed in the trailer and what they mean

The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer did not reveal much along the lines of who all will return from the dead but did offer some clues about the fate of a few characters

'Avengers: Endgame': Three Easter Eggs you may have missed in the trailer and what they mean

Two days after the trailer for ‘Captain Marvel’ was released, Marvel Cinematic Universe gave us a taste of what is to come in the fourth installment of the ‘Avengers’ franchise which is pegged to mark the end of phase 4. In ‘Infinity War’ we saw the deaths of many of our favorite superheroes, from young Spider-Man (Tom Hiddleston) to almost all of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the wait for the new trailer has been mostly about finding out who will be resurrected and how they will be brought back to life.  

While the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer did not reveal much along the lines of who all will return from the dead, we did get a glimpse of Scott Lang aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) towards the end. He was waiting at the gates of Avengers headquarters, hoping someone would let him in, while reminding Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) that they have worked together in the past. Black Widow and the Cap are as confused as we are as to how the man we watched turn into ashes came back to his human form.  

From Iron Man’s (Robert Downey Jr.) seemingly final dairy logs to Dr Banner’s (Mark Ruffalo) mournfully longing stares at the faces of the Avengers they lost, there was quite a bit of information to consume in the 2.25 minutes trailer. Here, we have the top three Easter Eggs you may have missed in the trailer.  

Hawkeye has evolved into Ronin 

Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), who we have known and loved as Hawkeye for so long, has shed that persona to become Ronin. According to the comics, Clint became Ronin after some severely traumatic experiences, which led to him fighting alongside Luke Cage's Secret Avengers.  

In the cinematic universe, the likely theory is that Clint lost his family — whom he had so fiercely protected even during his most dangerous missions with the help of Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) — when Thanos (Josh Brolin) basically erased half of the world’s population. This would have led him to become the darker, more violent version of himself — Ronin. 

Hawkeye becomes Ronin (Youtube screenshot)
Hawkeye becomes Ronin (Youtube screenshot)

This evolution, coupled with the fact that he was found by Nat, aka Black Widow, fighting the Yakuza in Japan also hints at the possibility that Gao and Murukami, who were both killed off in the TV universe, may make their debut in the MCU.  

Shuri is dead

The fate of Shuri (Letitia Wright) was not revealed in the first 'Infinity War' movie even though half of the 'Black Panther' army was shown turning into dust. From the trailer for 'Endgame', it is pretty certain that she was among the many that were erased by Thanos. 

In a particularly mournful scene from the trailer, Dr Banner is seen staring at a bunch of photos, the most prominent of which is Scott Lang. The next in line is that of Shuri, which quickly turns into Peter Parker aka Spider-Man. Seeing that both Scott — whose escape from death was not revealed until later in the trailer — and Peter are victims of Thanos, it is pretty self-explanatory that Shuri is among those considered "missing." 

Dr Banner stares at photos of Scott Land and Shuri (Youtube screenshot)
Dr Banner stares at photos of Scott Land and Shuri (Youtube screenshot)

Scott Lang escaped the Quantum Realm

‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ had ended with Scott getting seemingly trapped in the Quantum Realm after Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and her parents were erased from existence by Thanos. However, that very thing seems to have brought Scott back.  

Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer), who had developed some cool superpowers during her time stuck in the Quantum Realm for 30 years, had also warned Scott to venture away from any time vortex he may come across. While it wasn’t portrayed as a very significant dialogue, this seems to be the answer for everything in ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

Scott Lang at the gates of Avengers headquarters (Youtube screenshot)
Scott Lang at the gates of Avengers headquarters (Youtube screenshot)

A vortex would allow Scott to travel to the past or the future, meaning he could very well be the key to reprogramming the Earth to a time before the genocide.  

'Avengers: Endgame' is scheduled to be released in the dUnited States on May 3, 2019, in IMAX and 3D.