Marvel Studios surprised audiences at D23 with the first footage for Avengers: Infinity War, and one director says it won’t be long before everyone gets to see it. Longtime fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are itching to learn more about Infinity War and finally getting the chance to see exactly what Marvel has planned. Joe and Anthony Russo are taking on directing duties for the next two Avengers films, giving them the task of delivering on the MCU’s long running vision.
Thanos’ arrival has been teased ever since the post-credits scene in The Avengers, and has continued to remain a distant, looming threat throughout Phase 2 and 3. In the closing movies of Phase 3, it will be Thanos’ time to shine and show why he was worth the wait. With only statue versions of him being shown to the public so far, the majority are still waiting to see his wrath on screen – and it sounds as though that could come sooner than expected.
GMA spoke to Joe Russo following the debut of the first trailer at D23 and asked him when they plan on releasing the trailer to the public. Joe says they are working on a cut to show the public and while he wouldn’t specify a specific time frame, it will be coming “soon.”
If Joe is telling the truth, fans may not have to wait as long as expected to get their first look at Infinity War. Just recently, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that we shouldn’t expect a trailer to hit until later this year as we get closer to Thor: Ragnarok. That is still four months away and hardly classifies as soon for most. But for now, the description of the footage shown at D23 is already getting people talking, and it’s possible that Joe is speaking of similar footage seeing a release during Comic-Con. We can only hope.
Should Marvel release a proper Infinity War teaser in the next month or two, it would put it well ahead of Marvel’s typical marketing strategy. For instance, Ragnarok‘s teaser trailer arrived in April, one month before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Marvel’s next release) hitting theaters and seven months ahead of Ragnarok‘s theatrical release. Black Panther followed a similar pattern, releasing their first trailer one months ahead of Spider-Man: Homecoming and eight months ahead of its release.
This is why many already anticipated having to wait until October or November before seeing a trailer for Infinity War. But, if Marvel is cutting a trailer and hoping to release it soon to capitalize on the buzz it received at D23, then it may not be out of the question for the trailer to arrive in August/September. No matter when it hits, it has the potential to be one of the more talked about trailers in recent memory.
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