The completely assembled version of Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con poster for Avengers: Infinity War has finally been released. Marvel Studios has been building towards Infinity War since the very beginning, slowly populating this universe with dozens of heroes. Phase 1 brought Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and War Machine into the fold. Phase 2 introduced the Guardians of the Galaxy, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Ant-Man. Phase 3 has only just begun, but has already included Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and more Guardians joining the lineup.
Most of these heroes will be on hand to battle Thanos (Josh Brolin), a battle that has been teased to be on the horizon since The Avengers. With the movie less than a year away, Marvel gave it a push at this year's SDCC in the form of three separate posters. The first poster has Iron Man and others, the second featured Thanos and the Black Order, and the third showed Captain America and more. Together, they make one incredible banner.
While the posters were handed out on the floor of SDCC, the official images have continued to come online. Finally, Marvel has released the banner in all its glory, combining all three posters into one giant image. While the posters were great on their own, seeing the full image is something else.
When assembled like this, it is quite remarkable to step back and see that Marvel Studios has been able to make this happen. There have been some less successful films and director troubles before, but through it all the studio maintained a singular focus on making this goal achievable. Considering Infinity War is done filming, it appears as though Kevin Feige directors Anthony and Joe Russo have pulled it off (with thanks to the cast and plentiful aid from other MCU writers and directors).
Now that the entire poster is available, fans who were not at D23 or SDCC will have something to tide them over until a trailer. Marvel does not typically release trailers this early, but with Infinity War being such a highly anticipated film, there has been hope that they could change their traditional approach to get the marketing campaign started earlier. Footage has already screened and the descriptions sound incredible, making everyone only more eager to see it. Joe Russo says a trailer will come "very soon," but Kevin Feige believes they won't release one until closer to the theatrical release of Thor: Ragnarok. Whenever it is released, seeing the concept of this poster in motion will surely be something special.
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019