This past Friday, the internet was set ablaze by the long-awaited teaser trailer for the upcoming Marvel Studios film Avengers: Endgame. As one would expect from the follow-up to Infinity War, the tone of the trailer is one that is ripe with the themes of grief, regret and, above all, finality.
So much so, in fact, that it evokes memories of a certain other trailer for a hit Marvel film with very similar overtones. More specifically, 20th Century Fox's Logan, which marked the end of Hugh Jackman's long tenure as Wolverine.
In turn, YouTube user Mr. Krepshus has published a custom trailer for the upcoming Avengers sequel based on that of the somber 2017 X-Men spinoff film.
Set to Johnny Cash's famous cover of "Hurt," this fan trailer, like the official one, opens on a disheveled Tony Stark adrift in space. What follows is the song playing over the rest of the surviving Avengers contemplating the ramifications of Thanos' snap.
Stark and Steve Rogers mostly take center stage in this trailer, likely due to the fact that they are arguably the most Wolverine-esque (what with Stark's great many regrets and Rogers' inordinately long life.)
The trailer also features flashbacks from other Marvel films, such as Steve and Bucky arriving in Siberia in Captain America: Civil War, Bucky's demise at the hands of Thanos in Infinity War, Thor and Loki's heartfelt elevator ride in Thor: Ragnarok and Clint Barton spending time with his family in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The video concludes with Natasha Romanoff assuring Rogers that their plan is "going to work," and Rogers' response of, "I know it is. Because I don't know what I'm going to do if it doesn't," before fading out to a black background with a white title card that simply reads, "Endgame."
The fan trailer does exclude the stinger featuring the ever-charismatic Paul Rudd's Scott Lang. However, given the overtly serious tone of the trailer, it's not hard to see why the decision was made to keep Rudd's humorous portrayal of Ant-Man on ice for the time being.
Avengers: Endgame will be released in April 26, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.