The mass dusting that concluded Avengers: Infinity War casts a long shadow over the promotion for next year’s Avengers: Endgame, from the disintegrating Marvel Studios logo in the film’s first trailer, to the purple-tinted lettering that the marketing material has been using lately to remind us that Thanos is coming back.
The importance of The Decimation is especially apparent in the movie’s first official poster, which shows a big purple Avengers ‘A’ falling apart as though it were just one more of the Mad Titan’s victims. And to make this reference all the clearer, digital artist BossLogic has shared a few altered versions of the image that remind us of some of the people we lost in the purge.
Of course, most fans will have no trouble remembering Peter Parker’s sad fate at the end of Infinity War, which is referenced here by way of Tom Holland’s frightened face. T’Challa, meanwhile, is looking pretty stoic for a guy whose body is falling apart, though Wanda Maximoff is evidently still absorbing the trauma of watching Vision die twice. And as for Peter Quill, well, it’s a little hard to tell what he’s thinking beneath that mask.
Though fans were left shaken after seeing half their heroes disintegrate before their eyes, it’s generally agreed that the Avengers’ next outing will see these characters make a return.
As a matter of fact, Peter Parker and T’Challa both have sequels lined up, with Spider-Man: Far From Home coming out next year and Black Panther 2 arriving further down the line. And while things are looking a little uncertain around Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, it seems more likely than not that we haven’t see the last of Star-Lord. As for Scarlet Witch, Elizabeth Olsen’s character will be among the first MCU regulars to get her own Disney Plus show, reportedly reuniting with Paul Bettany for Vision and the Scarlet Witch.
How exactly all these characters will be brought back, however, remains the number one question, and we’ll get our answer when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019.