The waning moments of “Avengers: Endgame” featured a girl-power nod so cringe-worthy even woke web pages cried foul.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been downhill ever since.

The saga now not crushes the field workplace competitors prefer it did in the course of the Iron Man/Thor/Captain America heyday. Now, films like “Black Widow,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Eternals” draw smaller crowds than their predecessors.

The franchise is healthier identified for its woke storytelling than breakout hits lately, with solely the latest “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. III” dwelling as much as expectations.

It’s why field workplace forecasts for “The Marvels” are so gloomy.

Consultants predict the movie might make anyplace from $45 to $75 million, a far cry from the MCU glory days. It’s additionally a dizzying step down from what “Captain Marvel” made in 2018 – $156 million in its opening body.

Disney, which owns the MCU, known as within the reinforcements.

Iron Man. Captain America.

No, these MCU favorites don’t seem in “The Marvels,” that includes a trio of feminine heroes led by Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel.

They do pop up within the just-released trailer meant to reverse the dangerous buzz surrounding the undertaking. It’s odd to see a trailer launched the day earlier than a movie opens, however Staff MCU is in hassle.

Ship in Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans, the actors who performed Iron Man and Captain America in the course of the MCU heyday.

A lot for woman energy.

The trailer flashes again to the male heroes together with a time when the MCU might do no improper. The hope? Connecting the traditional MCU tales to “The Marvels” will coax some film goers into theaters this weekend.

Up till lately, the advertising and marketing message behind “The Marvels” centered on three heroes with restricted enchantment. Larson’s Captain Marvel lacks the charisma of her predecessor.

Iman Vellani’s Disney+ collection “Ms. Marvel” failed to attract a crowd on the streaming service. Teyonah Parris, launched on Disney+’s “WandaVision,” completes the brand new movie’s trio however lacks the title recognition of Thor, The Hulk or Spider-Man.

It’s crunch time for Marvel and Disney, and even an excellent woke firm realizes its followers miss the times when Shell Head led the cost in opposition to foes like Loki and Thanos.

We’ll see if audiences need that ol’ MCU magic badly sufficient to rally behind “The Marvels” this weekend.