Red is a prominent color in the new Avengers: Endgame trailer, but why?


Marvel just dropped a new trailer for Avengers: Endgame and red seems to be a pretty prominent color throughout the different scenes, but why?

When we last saw the Avengers, they were on Wakanda fighting Thanos, and many of their allies had been snapped into dust. After watching the second trailer that dropped today, we know some of our favorite superheroes are back on Earth and ready to fight.

This includes Iron Man, who we last saw on the Benatar (the ship from Guardians of the Galaxy), and Ant-Man, who we last saw stuck in the Quantum Realm after his family and friends were turned into dust by Thanos’ snap.

But during the trailer, you might have noticed something peculiar about the colorization of a few of the scenes. You can get a refresher by watching the trailer below.

During the trailer, there’s a black and white scene where Tony Stark is looking at his first Arc Reactor with red squares around it. In the next black and white scene, Captain America is carrying a flag-draped casket with only the red stripes of the flag in color. Then, Thor is seen on Asgard in black and white, and only his red cape is in color.

This theme continues throughout the trailer with individual heroes having something prominent about their character in red.

Red is often associated with energy, war, danger, strength, and power, all of which the Avengers are fighting for. But red is also the color of one of the Infinity Stones, which Thanos has on a somewhat beaten up Infinity Gauntlet: the Reality Stone.

The Reality Stone grants the user power to manipulate matter and has the power to go against the physical laws of the universe to create anything or change the perception (or “reality”) of anything in existence. We see this in Avengers: Infinity War when Star-Lord goes to shoot Gamora and his blast turns into bubbles — all thanks to the Reality Stone.

With red being such a prominent color throughout the trailer, the Reality Stone might just be playing a big part in the overall story of Avengers: Endgame, which debuts April 26, 2019.

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