The Avengers #InfinityWar footage brought every single person to their feet. We absolutely cannot wait for you to see this – Epic! #D23Expo
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 15, 2017
Epic was definitely the word that came to mind when we read what went down in the teaser footage. No we haven’t seen it yet, because it hasn’t been released, and apparently won’t be, so there is some waiting to go before we get to watch the official trailer. But fret not as we’ve scoured the web to bring you the gist of what was revealed at D23—you might want to sit down for this:
Most, if not all, of your favourite Marvel superheroes are in it
Yes, even the Guardians of the Galaxy are here. “Almost every single hero we’ve ever introduced is going to be in that film. Why, you ask? Because of one person,” says Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, before introducing Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos. He proceeded to bring on Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Dave Bautista (Drax), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Sebastian Stan (Bucky), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man).
And that’s not even all of them that will be on the film. We missed Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Chris Evans (Captain America) and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) at the presentation, to name a few.
Again, it’s going to be massive
Here’s a rundown of that elusive footage:
The Guardians of the Galaxy emerge in a field of asteroids and red gas, a space where destruction has just taken place. “Okay, Guardians, don’t forget this might be dangerous, so let’s put on our mean faces,” says Star-Lord to his fellow Guardians. Then, an unconscious and beaten-up Thor collides with their ship, and they bring him in. Mantis revives him up. Thor wakes up and asks “Who the hell are you guys?”
The Guardians, along with Thor, then make their way to another planet. When they arrive, another scene of destruction greeted them.
Rapid-fire imagery followed from thereon. Loki presents the Tesseract to a figure who is taller than him – presumably Thanos. In Queens, Spider-Man’s senses tingles and the hairs on his arm stand up on end while he reads on a school bus. A ship is seen flying towards a planet. “We have one advantage,” says Tony Stark. “He’s coming to us.”
The ship crashes. “Fun really isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe. But this… does put a smile on my face,” says Thanos as he emerges from a smoky portal.
A fight ensues, and we see Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, Spider-Man (in his upgraded suit that was shown at the end of Homecoming) and more in action. The montage flashes continue: a shot of Vision behind bars, a Wakandan army which includes Bucky, Captain America with a full beard, Black Widow is sporting blonde hair, and Iron Man in a sleek new armour.
It seems that Thanos already has two of the Infinity stones (it looks to be Purple and Blue). In the heat of the battle, with the Infinity Gaunlet in his hand, he starts to draw a planet, bringing into the realm where he is battling the Avengers. Debris starts to fly… and the footage comes to an end.
Phew, that is a lot to take in. But for now, the wait continues. Avengers: Infinity War is expected to hit cinemas on 26 April 2018.
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