A Familiar MCU Villain Will Return In Avengers: Endgame


The 3D version of the Avengers: Endgame trailer has been released and fans have noticed something in it that isn’t there in the standard teaser. We’ve previously been told that the marketing for the movie has been deliberately tampered with in order to avoid spoilers and now we have proof of that as it seems that Marvel forgot to edit one clip in the 3D trailer, thereby telling us something we didn’t know before.

To see what we mean, take a look at the comparison shots below of Clint Barton fleeing from a fire. In the first pair of images, from the regular trailer, there’s nothing behind him. But in the third and fourth, we can clearly see some creatures on his tail. From what we can tell, these appear to be Outriders, the brutish henchmen that Thanos employed to invade Wakanda in the big Earthbound battle in Infinity War

It’s not a huge surprise that the Outriders will return in Endgame, either. The Avengers movies have always given the heroes some alien nasties to beat up as cannon fodder for cool action scenes (see: the Chitauri, Ultron’s drones, etc). The fact that Marvel went to the effort of removing them in the normal trailer, though, goes to show how keen they are to keep as much under wraps as possible.

So, what can we tell from this discovery? Well, this looks to be an Earthbound tunnel of some kind and Hawkeye is on his own, so perhaps we can infer that the Outriders come after Clint when he’s flying solo in Tokyo at the beginning of the movie, where Natasha finds him. On the other hand, it might make more sense for Thanos to send his goons after the Avengers once they’ve started interfering with his plans again, so maybe this happens later into the runtime.

In any case, if you have a good theory for how this scene fits into the story, let us know in the comments section down below. If not, well, we’ve got less than one month to go now until Avengers: Endgame blasts into cinemas on April 26th, and at that point, all will be revealed.

Source: MCU Cosmic