Marvel promised Warner Bros. that they would wait two weeks after Justice League was released to start their marketing for Avengers Infinity War. Of course, they waited precisely two weeks to the mark to start their marketing, and it was worth the wait. So, without further ado — let’s talk about this little over two-minute trailer.
The Avengers Infinity War trailer is here and to say I am pumped is an underestimation. Throughout this film, we get more insight into where everything is headed. We always knew a general synopsis of the film, but this leads us to innumerable plots that can come.
That is exciting. We have not seen Thanos since the Guardians of the Galaxy film, right? It’s been a while since we have seen him and it finally has come to fruition, and he is back. I think Thanos is a compelling villain; he gets a team up of everyone in S.H.I.E.L.D. to come together to kick his butt?
That is skill, my friend. However, the trailer is about two minutes and twenty-four seconds long ranking at almost five million views (4,556,951, possibly more by the second). Marvel packed a lot of information about Avengers Infinity War in two minutes, and it is enough to hold me over until after Black Panther comes out and we get another trailer.
Play-By-Play: Avengers Infinity War Trailer
The trailer begins with a heartwrenching line from Tony, Natasha, Vision, and Thor:
“There was an idea. To bring together a group of remarkable people. To see if we could become something more. So when they needed us, we could fight the battles. That they never could.”
Throughout the first thirty seconds, we see Tony with his hands guarding his face, Natasha seeing Bruce again for the first time since… Civil War? Then we see Thor looking mighty and big, and Vision without his suit, which is a first. I love Scarlet Witch and Vision, so I am excited to see their comic relationship pan on out on screen even more so.
They are marvelous together in the comics. Nonetheless, after this thirty seconds is up and the Marvel Studios logo finishes, things get intense and real. We get Doctor Strange’s home ruined — and, it looks like Tony, Bruce, and Strange are all confused as to how and/or why (especially Bruce who always looks like he’s having a panic attack like me).
There was an idea…
Fifty-three seconds in we get incredible cinematography from Tom Holland A.K.A Peter Parker A.K.A Spider-Man on his school bus. The hair on his arms stands up which are his spidey senses tingling, and it is an incredible scene to put in the trailer. It made me excited but nervous about what was coming next from this trailer. That is when you see the infamous anxiety back to when Loki ruined New York over the Tesseract.
We get Loki holding the Tesseract…again…that he stole from Asgard in Thor: Ragnarok. I mean, we all assumed he was going to take it, right? It’s Loki… he could not let that get burned to ruins. That begs the question, though, is Loki on #TeamThanos or #TeamAvengers? We are unsure about his status; Loki always plays the mind game that he is a villain, but he is an anti-hero, for the most part, I think. He can do good when he wants to do good.
One minute and ten seconds in we see Thanos, finally. He looks incredibly different from Guardians, I will say that much. Back when the first Guardians was coming out, Thanos looked like a forced CGI’d villain; but, I am so happy that he seems scary and immense. The Spidey suit is looking nice these days too; Tom is pulling the strings superbly (get it?)
…To bring together a group of remarkable people…
We get another legendary scene of an intense superhero holding together something to save the lives of millions. Captain America with the S.H.I.E.L.D. plane or whatever S.H.I.E.L.D. calls it, Spider-Man (Sam Raimi’s version) with the train/subway; I mean there are countless moments in Marvel history of a superhero holding together something to save the lives of millions.
One minute and twenty-three seconds in we get Captain America and Black Panther ready to haul and kick some major butt; that I am here for. Black Panther is teaming up, and I am so excited for the solo movie. So I am excited to see what else it can tell us about Avengers Infinity War. Then we see Steve Rogers with scruff and long hair. I never thought this day would come in my life and yet, here I am.
…To see if we could become something more…
Captain American looks so good. And, even Scarlet Witch is like “where did you grow all that hair.” Me too, Scarlet, me too. Within the next thirty seconds, we get glimpses of a new Iron Man suit (here for it), we get Natasha with her great new hair, I love the color. Spider-Man is… once again, being smashed down to smithereens and he will have something witty to say I am sure.
At one minute and forty seconds, Tony is looking like he wants to cry and have a panic attack at the same time, which will be me watching the film. Someone hurting vision has me upset, highly. Thanos, I am coming for you, Vision must be protected at all costs. Also, Thanos has one scary voice, and I am excited to be startled. A Marvel villain has truly spooked me, so I am here for that.
…So when they needed us, we could fight the battles…
At one minute and fifty-two seconds, we get Bucky Barnes. The metal armed love of everyone’s life, Bucky. What a pleasure to see him again after… Winter Soldier? Civil War? I mean Winter Soldier where we truly got conversation and screen time with him. T’Challa’s men are looking ready to go, and so am I!
Falcon is doing what Falcon does best at about one minute and fifty-five seconds. I am excited to see more of Falcon. The ending scene of the trailer before we get the “post-credits trailer scene” is going to be my wallpaper. Someone screenshot an unambiguous picture of that and send it to me. It has Bucky, Natasha, Hulk, Steve, T’Challa, and Okoye I’m pretty sure. Such a killer scene to end with. My emotions are all over the place.
And, then we get the ending with Avengers Infinity War lighting up and the famous theme song in the background. That is the end of the trailer… well, actually not quite.
At two minutes and fifteen seconds, we get Thor meeting Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time. Star-Lord and all. We do see that Thor still does not have his right eye, which correlates with Thor: Ragnarok.
…That they never could.
So far we have yet to see Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Wasp, and Rhodey in the trailer — so maybe the next one? I was gutted that we did not get any Hawkeye in the trailer.
Especially with the photoshoot from Vanity Fair, I was excited to see his new haircut. But, I am sure the next trailer will unveil a ton more superheroes from the film — this was just the tip of the iceberg as they say.
If you want to see Tom Holland accidentally leak the Avengers Infinity War poster check out this video!