After months of waiting, Marvel has finally dropped the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War. This film is the culmination of 10 years’ worth of interconnected filmmaking and the gravity of that is felt right from the opening frame, as we hear Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury recite his speech from 2012’s The Avengers. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is known for not taking itself overly serious but this is easily the darkest trailer Marvel Studios has ever produced, as we see Earth’s mightiest heroes come together to fight an unprecedented threat: Thanos.
The main focus here is on Thanos’ arrival on Earth but even though there is quite a bit of footage here, the trailer does a good job of not giving away too much. We see Thanos briefly fight a few of the Avengers and the return of some faces we haven’t seen for awhile, but not much in the way of spoilers (thankfully). Still, if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to watch this thing over and over again to catch every last detail. We’ve dug through the footage, highlighting the most noteworthy things, so read on for our trailer breakdown and reactions.
Tony In Mourning?
“There was an idea…” The trailer opens with Nick Fury’s memorable pep talk from the first Avengers movie that helped bring the team together in the first place. Unfortunately, it looks like Earth’s mightiest heroes are going to need more than another rousing speech delivered by Sam Jackson (who may or may not appear in the final film) to get through this next challenge, as we see Earth in flames in the background as a beat-up looking Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) strikes a mournful pose. It’s hard to tell whether this is actually happening or just another one of Tony’s visions but with Thanos officially making his arrival on Earth, things really aren’t looking good for the Avengers either way.