Marvel dropped a new Avengers: Endgame spot during Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast and since then fans have been poring over the footage, looking for every detail possible.
One detail that many may have missed, however, is that the very beginning of the trailer featured flashes of a number of heroes who died during Avengers: Infinity War. Now, no one can blame people for not catching it. The flashes -- ten flashes but thirteen characters in all -- happen in rapid succession in under one second before the Marvel Studios logo comes up and promptly vanishes in ash. It's a pretty incredible opening, especially with each character's appearance coming from other films they've appeared in and being toned black and white with splashes of red.
While it's not clear what the rapid fire heroic flashes mean -- and given how important details are in the MCU it wouldn't surprise us if there is a meaning, though it could also just be a really cool if not somber reminder of everything that's been lost -- it's certainly a haunting touch. But if you weren't able to see all of the heroes in that super-fast montage no need to worry. We've taken the time to go through the footage and break down which fallen heroes make a blink-and-miss-it appearance in the latest Avengers: Endgame footage.
Read on to see which characters appeared, in order of their appearance in the trailer.
Avengers: Infinity War is now available on home video. Upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Captain Marvel on March 8th, Avengers: Endgame on April 26th and Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 5th.
Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp
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