Though a full-length trailer for Avengers: Infinity War still hasn't arrive, EW's cover story on the film has revealed tons of new info about the characters and plot. On the surface, there's not much marketing that needs to go into the new Avengers film given Marvel's track record and the promise of dozens of heroes joining forces to finally confront Thanos. The MCU has been 10 years in the making and Infinity War is something of a victory lap. Still, fans are anxious for some idea of what the plot will entail what future may await their favorite characters.
Thanks to Avengers 3's release date moving up, there's less than two months before the biggest film of 2018 arrives. Toys, posters, and other merchandise and promotional items have been pouring in, teasing everything from the Black Order to Spider-Mans' new stingers. But with EW's exclusive cover story reveals the most yet, teasing a lot more about the beginning of the end for Phase 3 of the MCU.
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Thor, Rocket, and Groot Stick Together
This won't be a surprise to anyone who's been following the marketing and merchandise of Avengers: Infinity War so far, but the God of Thunder will be joining forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy. What the EW report confirms is that we'll see Thor, Groot, and Rocket team-up for most of the film as they pursue a special mission to stop Thanos. We've already seen Thor, Rocket, and Groot figures promoted together, and Thor: Ragnarok proved how comedic the God of Thunder can be when paired with the right characters. Though Rocket and Groot will likely be along to help Thor forge a new weapon, expect plenty of laughs when the trio come together.
Thor's New Weapon Confirmed
Thank to art and toy reveals, it hasn't been a surprise that Thor will get a new weapon in Avengers: Infinity War. After Hela destroyed Mjolnir in Thor: Ragnarok, the God of Thunder is in need of a new tool of war. In comes Stormbreaker, a mystical axe inspired by the comics. There's no telling what bells and whistles it will have, but clearly it's connected to Thor's mission with Rocket and Groot. And once he has it, he'll be heading to Wakanda with them.
The Guardians Head To Wakanda
From the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, we know the action will eventually head to Wakanda. This mirrors Jonathan Hickman's Infinity, a comic event that sees Black Dwarf (Cull Obsidian in the movie) head to Wakanda and wreak havoc. This time, he'll be met by Captain America and a bevy of other Avengers - and it looks as if at least some of the Guardians will be coming along as well. Rocket, for one, will reportedly have a lot of fun fighting the alien Outriders and meeting Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Rocket Wants Bucky's Arm
Rocket is known for his love of weapons and destruction, much like in the comics, but the MCU has given him a new trait: an obsession with prosthetics. We've seen this play out in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and Avengers: Infinity War doesn't miss a chance to reference it. When Bucky and Rocket fight together, the Guardian attempts to buy the White Wolf's gun. When that doesn't work, he moves on to his shiny new arm.
“Okay, how much for the arm? The arm?”
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