If you’re one of those people who will avoid spoilers of any kind before watching a movie, I’d ignore this. If you like the HYPE, read ahead!
Yesterday, Marvel dropped the first trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War,” the final piece to a ten-year long endeavor of Marvel’s first four phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The day before releasing the trailer, Marvel released a teaser trailer, a video of fan reactions to the first “Avengers” movie released in 2012.
This trailer brings some clarity to a lot of questions the fans of the MCU have asked for months, however Marvel is known to change small details from trailers in the final cut of the film.
Notably in the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” trailer, a shot of Spider-Man jumping from a building to a ferry was changed to gliding in the last cut.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this trailer is the team-ups. While “Thor: Ragnarok” and the tail end of “Doctor Strange” had small meet-ups between the two heroes, this trailer shows Doctor Strange meeting with Bruce Banner, Tony Stark and several other heroes.
We also see a lot of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man in this trailer, featuring some hair-raising that may be spidey-sense, which has been absent thus far in the MCU. The end of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” teased a brand new suit that made an appearance as well. Plus, Spider-Man gets slammed to the ground by Thanos.
We also see the return of Captain America, who has been MIA since the end of “Captain America: Civil War.” Loki is back holding the terribly dangerous weapon the tesseract, and Thanos, the villain of the movie, places two infinity stones into the infinity gauntlet.
Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, is the large purple guy that has appeared at the end of several MCU movies during the post-credit scenes.
The infinity stones have been the main source of tension in the MCU. The stones are incredibly powerful relics from the beginning of time, and the infinity stone gauntlet is a glove that can control all five stones.
This is the aspect of the trailer that seems most likely to change. The trailer showed the blue and purple stones being shown, which are the mind and space stones. This could be a red herring, designed to throw off audiences as to what Thanos actually has.
There are many more aspects of this small trailer that could be picked apart (Is that Vision as a person caressing the Scarlet Witch?) but it certainly raises more questions than answers, questions that likely won’t be answered until Marvel releases the movie.
“Avengers: Infinity War” will be released May 4, 2018, which is the date of SUU’s commencement as well.
On Feb. 16, 2018, “Black Panther” will also be released. The Wakandans were heavily featured in the trailer, so it seems likely that this movie may set up aspects of “Infinity War” but nothing in the “Black Panther” trailer hints at this. We will have to wait and see.
A short six months is all we need until that meeting of the Guardians of the Galaxy and the rest of the MCU. Tickets will be available closer to the date at Megaplex and Fandango.
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