Thanos is here, and — according to a grim-faced Gamora (Zoe Saldana), remembering destruction past — he’s ready to wipe out “half of humanity.”
In the first trailer and in the Super Bowl television spot for Infinity War, there was a clear message that the team, however united they are in fighting Thanos (Josh Brolin), is still split. This new trailer gives us more of a look at the Avengers assembling worldwide, but it still looks like Iron Man has his own team in what appears to be New York City, while Cap and his squad are holding off an invasion in Wakanda.
We also get a closer look at how bringing together superheroes who are used to being the leads of their own movies might result in some serious ego clashes, like when Guardians of the Galaxy’s Peter “Star-Lord” Quill (Chris Pratt) tells Tony “Iron Man” Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) that his plan is good, “except it sucks.”
On the other side of the spectrum is Peter Parker (Tom Holland) introducing himself as such to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), before stuttering and going with the slightly more impressive “Spider-Man.” (Also: Shuri’s here, so, phew, they might actually stand a chance!)
Directed by the Russo brothers, who also helmed the past two Captain America films, Infinity War represents the culmination of a decade of Marvel moviemaking and the final piece in Marvel Studios’ cinematic plan to create a universe of interlocking, connected superhero movies. Various Marvel superheroes have already teamed up in crossover epics like The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, but Infinity War is poised to be the biggest and baddest of those crossovers yet.
Avengers: Infinity War (Part I) hits theaters on April 27, 2018.
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