It is a beautiful day to be a Marvel fan! The comic book franchise just dropped the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, and it's packed with every single superhero you can possibly think of. Check out the action-packed, first Avengers: Infinity War trailer below, and then we can break down every single second of it.
The new trailer shows a bunch of our favorite Marvel heroes meeting up with one another for the first time, as well as introducing its new, terrifying villain Thanos. We see a meeting of science and magic as Iron Man himself, Tony Stark, meets up with Doctor Strange, and then Black Panther reintroduces Captain America to the rest of the team and they all take a trip to Wakanda, and finally, Thor has an intergalactic meet-up with the Guardians of the Galaxy at the very end of the clip. Throw in some Hulk, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Winter Soldier, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and a ton of other heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and you've got yourself the most sprawling superhero team-up movie that Marvel has ever released.
And the reason for coming together? Defending Earth against the intergalactic warlord Thanos, whom movie fans have only gotten glimpses of in a couple of post-credits scenes in Marvel movies before now. But in this new trailer, Thanos takes center stage... and also a bunch of Infinity Stones. Okay, okay... watch the trailer for yourself and then I can break it down some more.
Okay, now let's get into every detail, starting with that scene with Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, and Doctor Strange. We see the heroes together for a quick scene at the beginning, as they all check out what looks like the aftermath of some major battle on a ruined street.
Now, they could be in Hong Kong, at the site of the big final battle in Doctor Strange, but the fact that Strange is clearly using his time-bending magic in the background of the scene really opens up the possibility that they could be anywhere... and any time.
Another exciting part about that scene is the fact that Bruce Banner is on Earth, and not Hulked out! We last saw Banner when he was being held captive in an intergalactic fight club in Thor: Ragnarok, when the Hulk had taken control of him for about two whole years. When Banner finally did get control again, he told Thor that he was afraid if he even went green again, his human part may never return. So it's nice to see Bruce Banner is human after he Hulked out for the final battle in Asgard.
We get another interesting look at Iron Man (or one of his robots) later in the trailer, when a bulkier version of the Iron Man suit than we're used to flies into Wakanda (the homeland of Black Panther).
But the real star of the new trailer is Thanos, the powerful warlord who we've seen clips of in the post-credits scenes of the past Avengers flicks. This is our first time seeing Thanos in all his terrifying glory, as he comes to Earth in search of the six Infinity Stones that will make him all-powerful. We see him with two stones in his gauntlet already in the new trailer.
As a reminder, Marvel fans have actually already seen five of the six Infinity Stone in the past movies, although you may not have recognized them. Here's a helpful rundown of where all the Infinity Stones are as we head into Infinity War.
Thanos' hunt for Infinity Stones means bad things for two characters that we see in the trailer in particular: Loki and Vision. We saw Loki eyeing the Tesseract at the very end of Thor: Ragnarok, and this new trailer confirms that he did indeed nab the mystical object before Asgard's destruction. There's a quick shot of Loki holding the Tesseract that is very reminiscent of the first Avengers movie, except now we know that it contains the Space Stone, and will definitely make the trickster god one of Thanos' targets.
But things look much, much worse for Vision. Since the newly created hero was brought to life by the Mind Stone, he is obviously going to be heavily targeted by Thanos. And in the new trailer, we see Thanos doing just that, tearing the Mind Stone out of Vision's head to add to his growing collection.
So, yeah — a lot of not-fun stuff going on. But true to Marvel's form, the trailer does end on a more lighthearted note with Thor meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy.
This meet-up is one of the main things that was set up in the end of Thor: Ragnarok, as the god of thunder and the rest of Asgard are sailing through space in their spaceship, just like the Guardians.
Unfortunately, we're going to have to wait half a year to finally see Avengers: Infinity War. It will hit theaters in May of 2018. Until then, we can just keep replaying this trailer, I guess.