With all the terribleness going on in the world, at least we have Avengers: Infinity War to look forward to. The Russo Bros. are going to cram every MCU character into two movies, and it’s going to be glorious. And then after the second Infinity War, a bunch of those Marvel characters will probably be dead, and then we’ll move on to the next generation of characters.
Here’s the first trailer.
Holy crapsticks, Batman! Oops, wrong cinematic universe. In THIS cinematic universe, it looks like Cap and Bucky have hidden themselves away in Wakanda, where Black Panther has been perfecting his badass crossed-arms claw pose. Loki’s gotten his mitts on the Tesseract. Thor meets the Guardians. Doctor Strange… I dunno, makes his glowy magic discs? There’s a definite hint of romance in the air: that Banner/Natasha reunion, and Wanda face-stroking Vision. But not all is well in the world, as you can tell when Peter’s spidey-sense sends the hairs straight up on his forearms.
That’s because Thanos is in town! And he looked… a little silly? But I mean, he’s the Mad Titan and he’s hunting for very special jewels for his bejeweled glove and OF COURSE he’ll look a little silly. He’ll also tear the stone right off of Vision’s head to get what he wants. Let’s face it — he’s a two-movie kinda threat.
My biggest takeaway watching this footage is that I remember almost nothing about the Doctor Strange film, and yet I’m really excited to see our heroes existing in a NYC where the Sanctum Sanctorum is also just chilling. Maybe it was that brief sequence from Thor: Ragnarok that’s got me pumped but I look forward to our heroes heading over to Bleecker Street whenever shit gets too real.
Wait, you know what? My actual biggest takeaway is Captain America + Beard = SWOON.
What did you think?
The Avengers: Infinity War will arrive on May 4, 2018.