Marvel Studios has finally debuted the first teaser trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. Since the very beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008, there has been a plan in place should all things succeed. Marvel has followed that plan, raking in box office dollars and praise in the process. With their seventeenth film (Thor: Ragnarok) now in theaters, many eyes have already turned to Infinity War - the culmination of the entire MCU to this point.
The hype has continued to build since the start of filming video showed several stars side by side on the Infinity War set, and only grew when descriptions of the D23 Infinity War trailer hit the 'Net. After over a four month wait, Marvel confirmed yesterday that the Infinity War teaser trailer would be arriving today. Now, the time has finally come for everyone to see what Infinity War is all about.
Marvel debuted the first teaser trailer for Infinity War this morning on GMA. Joe and Anthony Russo's third MCU directorial effort looks to deliver on all fronts thanks to their most impressive cast to date by far - not to mention Thanos (Josh Brolin), the villain who's been teased for years. Unfortunately for both Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy, his arrival will test them like nothing before.
Expectations for the trailer were high, and it looks like Marvel Studios has matched and possibly exceeded them based on the initial reaction. There is plenty of new Infinity War footage that wasn't previously shown at either D23 or San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, giving even those lucky people who saw that preview something new here. However, the trailer also leaves out a few scenes from the D23/SDCC preview - such as Thanos hurling pieces of a moon at the Avengers, Thor's first encounter with the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more.
Thankfully, there is plenty of time to see more from the movie, as even key characters like Hawkeye are not included in the footage. The focal point of the trailer is Thanos, and he's already making things difficult for the Avengers with only a few Infinity Stones. The trailer shows Loki giving him the Tesseract (aka the Space Stone) he took at the end of Thor: Ragnarok, but Thanos has also gained control of The Orb aka the Power Stone already, based on his gauntlet. The trailer even shows Corvus Glaive attempting to take the Mind Stone from Vision's head, but since it isn't featured in Thanos' glove, either that doesn't work out or Marvel is keeping the trailer semi-spoiler free by removing it from the Infinity Gauntlet.
All in all, the trailer is going to be a huge point of discussion for days to come, and early indications may show Marvel delivering on the promise of Thanos (and a great look for Josh Brolin's motion capture performance). There's plenty to dive into with the trailer, so stay tuned to Screen Rant for the full breakdown, theories, and more!