The latest trailer for Avengers: Endgame will no doubt launch a new wave of theories, but fans shouldn't jump to any conclusions about which hero is being buried by Steve Rogers.
Arriving in the trailer at the 2:26 mark, the scene in question is actually the funeral for Peggy Carter from 2016's Captain America: Civil War.
The new Endgame trailer showcases flashbacks to key moments in the cinematic lives of Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and Thor, there are significant references to the late Peggy Carter, the agent of the Strategic Scientific Reserve who looms large in the memory of Captain America. First, she's heard in voiceover, from Captain America: Winter Soldier, saying, "The world has changed, and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best, and sometimes the best we can do, is to start over."
Second, the flashback to Peggy's funeral is particularly poignant and marks the third time she is included in the Endgame trailers. The first was in the original teaser, which depicted her photo within a compass held by Steve Rogers.
Fan theories had suggested that first nod to Peggy was a clue that the Soul Stone would be used to reunite her with Captain America.
But how would such a reunion be possible? Considering the Time Stone was employed by Thanos at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, there could be a time loop side effect, such as in Doctor Strange, when the title character used the Eye of Agamotto to place Dormammu in a recurring loop to stop him from breaking through to Earth's reality.
Following the cancellation of the ABC series Agent Carter, star Hayley Atwell indicated to CBR that she "would absolutely not rule out the idea of going back to Peggy at some point, seeing her in other avenues. I love her, and I hope that she has a life elsewhere at another time."
Could this third reference to Peggy Carter in the Endgame marketing mean she will return in some time loop action? We'll have to wait a little more than a month to find out.
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.