There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people. So when we needed them they could fight the battles that we never could.
There is hype. And then there is hype for Avengers: Infinity War, the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3 and the beginning of the end of a journey that began when Tony Stark met Nick Fury in Iron Man and was told that he was a part of a bigger universe. He didn’t know it then but if this trailer shows us anything, it’s that he knows it now.
Avengers: Infinity War [is] the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3 and the beginning of the end of a journey that began when Tony Stark met Nick Fury in Iron Man
The trailer for Infinity War does what all great trailers do – it gets the audience excited for what is to come, showing us spectacle, characters and giving us a feeling for the stakes to come. By this point we have had our fill of apocalyptic-level superhero films, so just showing heroes fighting villains and their effort-filled grunting isn’t enough.
Avengers: Infinity War shows us more. It shows us how our heroes have aged. The look in Tony Stark’s eyes as he sees what he’s up against, Captain America’s on-the-run facial hair, Black Widow’s new hair (which doesn’t look as much like a wig as it did in the posters) and her, presumably, new identity. We’ve spent years with these characters and this film is, if all goes well, the pay-off.
The trailer for Infinity War does what all great trailers do – it gets the audience excited for what is to come
If there is anything to be concerned about in this trailer, it is potentially Thanos, and that is purely down to how he has been teased up until now. Will he emerge as one of the great MCU villains alongside Loki, the Vulture and Hela? Or just be another CGI baddie with an axe, or gauntlet, to grind? We can only wait and see, and pray, he isn’t just a purple version of Apocalypse. Nobody needs a purple version of Apocalypse.
Potential qualms about traditional Marvel weaknesses aside, every shot of this is made to generate hype. Seeing Iron Man and Hulk team up with Dr Strange, Thor meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther calling Captain America and Bucky back into the fray. There are call-backs, alliances, new suits an,d for those worrying that Age of Ultron wasn’t so much an age but more of a board meeting, Infinity War looks like a war. Armies, individual fights, team-ups, charging into the fray – it has everything. As the characters reiterate the words Nick Fury said as he assembled the Avengers, there is a building tension, and like Spidey’s Spider-Sense, all our hairs will be on edge as we anticipate a war to remember.
Avengers Infinity War will be released April 27th 2018.
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