One of the many secrets heading into Avengers: Endgame has to do with how much time has passed since the events of its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War. Fans have dissected the footage Marvel Studios has included in every trailer and TV spot for Avengers: Endgame, hoping to find a clue that reveals how long the surviving members of Earth's Mightiest Heroes have had to suffer following their defeat by Thanos, resulting in half of all life in the universe being wiped out with the snap of an Infinity Gauntlet-finger.
We may have finally gotten an answer to the hotly-debated time question in new Endgame footage screened for the press.
The selected members of the press were able to screen ten minutes of Endgame footage, which began with Tony Stark stranded in space aboard the Guardians of the Galaxy's ship, the Benatar. This is similar to the scene that opened the very first trailer for Endgame. Except this time, when Tony records his message for Pepper Potts, it's revealed he and Nebula have been stranded in space for 22 days.
There is a belief the scene of Tony in space will open Endgame, meaning the film will pick up a short time after Infinity War concludes. Since the first Endgame trailer showed Tony only has one day of oxygen left and ran out of food and water four days prior, those 22 days couldn't have been the best for the Armored Avenger. What will be interesting to learn is what have the remaining Avengers on Earth been up to in those 22 days.
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.