Avengers: Infinity Wars trailer
Posted: Posted November 29th, 2017 by Jet Presto
Not gonna lie, I kinda forgot that was finally happening so soon at this point. The first official trailer just dropped this morning.
So, first, I have to admit that I am (annoyingly) pretty hyped! I generally get excited for some of these (Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther), but otherwise, as a fan of the comics, I don't ultimately spend that much time thinking about upcoming films - since I've spent years following these characters. I didn't realize how stoked I would actually be to finally see where Marvel was ultimately building towards.
Second, there's so much happening here! I know they planned it to be in two parts, which makes sense because watching the trailer and seeing how much is happening, it's hard to imagine the film being less than two and a half hours. It looks like essentially it will focus primarily on New York and Wakanda as far as locations go. Makes sense.
We also can pretty much figure out how the film begins based on the mid-credits sequence from Thor: Ragnarok. (So, Thanos will try to take over the Asgardian ship with the Guardians of the Galaxy presumably swooping in to save the day.) They sell it in the trailer like that might be the sort of "stay tuned" ending of the first film, but it chronologically has to happen near the start. So it might be a Return of the Jedi situation where the Avengers take the fight on Earth while Guardians take it in space. (I'd loooove if they actually work in real Novas, but I know James Gunn doesn't like them for some reason and made it a point to effectively weaken them to the point of being useless.) (We also know this has to be the beginning of the film because they have to get Hulk to Earth.)
Love the little Spider-man bits. The hair standing up is a pretty clever way to indicate Spideysense on film. Also dig their version of the Iron Spider (I assume that's what it's supposed to be.) The lack of the legs is kinda disappointing, but also sort of does make sense for a film.
Interesting that there isn't really much of Winter Soldier or Black Widow, and Hawkeye doesn't appear at all. Kiiiinda makes sense that the "relatively normal humans" would sort of drop back, although presumably Black Widow will have more of a role given her popularity and overall significance in the team before.
The negative thing I'll say is that it's kind of disappointing that we don't get to see anything substantial with Cap following Civil War. This is the benefit of the comics. You end a story arc on such a dramatic note as Captain America giving up his mighty shield, but everyone knows - given the nature of the business - it's only a matter of time before he takes it up again. So, we can also follow the character during that time. In cinema, we're going to ultimately go from "Cap gave up his shield" to "Cap is taking up his shield again" literally the very next time we see him. (Unless he's somehow a sneakily a part of Black Panther.) So you definitely lose some of the excitement over seeing him with the shield again and being Cap again.
But it's still pretty crazy that we're finally at this point. Two or three films a year for a decade all leading up to this, it almost feels like it's been much longer.
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