With only one month before the release of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios has officially started the countdown to the year's most highly anticipated film. On Tuesday, not only did Marvel release a full batch of character posters featuring both the remaining and the fallen superheroes, the studio also released a new featurette video titled "We Lost."
While the video doesn't offer any footage from the film outside of what we have already seen in the Endgame trailers, it does feature the movie's cast discussing the state of their characters following the Avengers' devastating loss against Thanos -- and half of the universe dying on their watch.
"Everyone's doing their best to keep their head above water but it's kind of a losing battle," Chris Evans explains. "We lost, and we're not used to losing." More stars, such as Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson also reveal that the superheroes are still reeling, and transformed by the cataclysmic loss.
"They've truly leveled us, not just literally but morally and emotionally," Evans adds.
However, it may not all be doom and gloom, as this defeat is also an opportunity for the Avengers to rise above adversity and win the day once again. "The good thing is it's always easier to build people back up after they've been broken down," Chris Evans continues. "That's what Marvel's great at doing. It's that shred of hope everyone's looking for."
With so much of Endgame kept under wraps, fans are left to wonder what will become of their favorite characters. Will the dusted Avengers somehow return to life, or are they truly dead? "The fans' reactions to the end of Infinity War -- when half their favorite characters turned to dust -- really was indicative of how emotionally connected the world has gotten to these characters," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says in the featurette.
Now, it's up to those that are left alive to save the entire universe. While there is little we know about the film's story, all questions will finally be answered once the film hits theaters next month.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 26.