It's safe to say that Kevin Smith enjoyed the recently released Avengers: Infinity War trailer saying that the hotly anticipated footage lives up to the word "marvel." The long-awaited teaser trailer for Avengers: Infinity War finally arrived Wednesday morning after months of waiting and, for a lot of fans, the clip was worth all the hype.
Said to be the culmination of everything that has transpired in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far, Infinity War is the boldest and biggest undertaking for Marvel Studios yet. It aims to bring together every hero that has inhabited the shared film franchise for a decade in a massive showdown against Thanos. The Mad Titan comes to Earth in search of the six Infinity Stones that he needs to execute his universe altering plans. With the help of his children, the Black Order, he is determined to remove everything and everyone that get in his way. And if our heroes stand any chance against the big bad and his minions, they need to band together in order to save not just Earth but the rest of the galaxy.
With such an intricate storyline, seeing Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige's vision of an interconnected storyline all coming down to Infinity War and its still-untitled sequel, Avengers 4, is undoubtedly exciting for movie fans, let alone a comic book aficionado such as Smith. Taking it to his official Twitter account, the poster boy of geekdom shared his thoughts in a short but sweet statement. Check out his tweet below:
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) November 29, 2017
Despite having a working relationship with DC, since he's directed a couple of episodes for some Arrowverse shows such as Supergirl and The Flash, Smith is regarded as an all-encompassing personality in the world of comics. A self-professed nerd, many regard his voice as an unbiased, good gauge of a fandom's opinion. Even Chris Hemsworth admitted to wanting to change Thor: Ragnarok after hearing Smith's feeling about his Marvel sub-franchise. This allows the personality to be vocal about both Marvel and DC without being tainted as prejudiced for either of the companies, a privilege which only a few enjoy especially with the intense online clash between fans online. More recently, Smith praised Justice League despite many other critics lambasting the film, proving that one can like both properties.
For all the successes that the MCU has had in the last decade, two of the biggest gripes many have with their films is the lack of stakes and underbaked villains. Avengers: Infinity War is looking to rectify the situation as hinted in the all-out war that we saw in the trailer and the arrival of what is poised to (hopefully) be the franchise's best bad, Thanos.
Source: Kevin Smith
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