The first trailer for Avengers: Endgame is with us. It has left fans with lots of questions and inevitably there will be much speculation about certain moments. But it also seems to confirm a couple of things too. We know that Hawkeye survived the devastating end of Infinity War, and that tragically Steve Rogers’ beard did not. But the trailer also suggests that fan-favorite Shuri was one of Thanos’s victims.
During the montage of the surviving Avengers looking very sad about the death of their friends, we see Bruce Banner looking at a series of holographic screens of the missing heroes. Among them is Shuri. She was last seen towards the end of Infinity War, trying to extract the Mind Stone from Vision’s head. Shortly after this, the action switched to the forest where the rest of the Wakanda sequence plays out, and we never return to her.
Given 50% of every living creature in the universe is now gone, there was always a good chance that Shuri might be one of the victims. But with her brother T’Challa having also disappeared at the end of Infinity War, fans were hoping that the same fate didn’t await her. Of course, Scott Lang is also on the missing list, and we now know he survived, so maybe there is still hope.
Avengers: Endgame releases on April 26, 2019 and is directed once more by Joe and Anthony Russo. Virtually all the major actors from the MCU are set to return, so that means Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Ruffalo, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, and so on. It had been rumored that this might be the last Marvel movie for some of the MCU’s longest-running stars–in particular Evans–but nothing has been confirmed about their future in the franchise.