Unsurprisingly, this holiday deteriorate of cinema has been met with the first-ever trailer for the many expected summer blockbuster of 2018: Avengers: Infinity War.
If Wednesday’s trailer is any indication, we’ll have to wait for a continued drip of information to see what the heck will occur in the movie, but for now, at slightest we know that roughly 40 gazillion Marvel characters will be in this one. Also, nothing of them appears to be happy.
Scarlett Witch and Vision get closest with a calm, moonlit embrace. Otherwise, every Marvel impression in the trailer is possibly writhing in pain, staring intently, or charging into battle. The full expel of both Avengers films can be seen here, with the difference of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye being conspicuously absent from the trailer. Black Widow has left blonde, and to show her up, Captain America opts for a beard. Show-off. (We also hear a scream from Black Panther suggesting that someone “give him a shield,” which may or may not be about the Cap.)
We also see the full weight of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brought to bear, with rapid-fire confirmations of Doctor Strange (along with his friend Wong), Thor, Loki, Spider-man (with an upgraded suit), Okoye, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, and the full Guardians of the Galaxy register contending with the Infinity Stones-bearing immorality of Thanos. (Ant Man may very good be dark in the 2:24 trailer, as well, in his minute form.) It’s a lot of heroes, but deliberation how charged up Thanos has turn in the march of so many Marvel films, that favourite overkill will substantially be required, at slightest in terms of Marvel Comics continuity.
Whether that tips the film over from friendly-yet-epic to something a little too steel-faced stays to be seen, and this trailer is all posturing and general exclamations, as against to divulgence accurately how these characters—who have faced off and tricked any other copiousness in prior films—will combine both with superpowers and in camaraderie. But, hey, that’s what the full film is for, which is still slated for a May 2018 launch.