GEEK SQUAD: There Will Be Blood

Late last week the trailer and title for Avengers: Endgame finally dropped. Fans has been begging for this trailer for months. And it is finally here. And it’s a downer. The trailer picks up with the core team members Ironman, Captain America, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, and Thor all mourning the deaths of 50% of the entire universe from Avengers: Infinity War (2017). The trailer cements just how badly the team lost to Thanos. And yet underneath the somber tone is the promise of vengeance. Don’t expect the heroes we’ve watch for 10 years to just sit around talking about how much they all miss Bucky, Spider-Man, or Black Panther. One moment really stands out to me: Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) stands over a dead body in a new costume (his Ronin costume) with a look of pure anguish. The last time Renner was seen was in Captain America: Civil War (2016). After that, the archer retired from The Avengers to spend more time with his family. It’s ambiguous in the trailer, but my educated guess is that Hawkeye is mourning his wife and children. If so then Hawkeye could literally humanize the entire film. It wasn’t just gods, aliens, and superheroes who were wiped out by Thanos, millions of un-super everyday people are gone, too. And the remaining Avengers are dead set on avenging them all. There will be blood. — RICHARD SUPLEE