With AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR just around the corner, Marvel Studios has debuted a new trailer for the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe epic from CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and CIVIL WAR directors Joe and Anthony Russo. The upcoming AVENGERS sequel has been touted as the start of the “culmination” of the MCU, along with the still untitled follow-up AVENGERS 4.
INFINITY WAR follows Thanos (Josh Brolin) on his hunt for the Infinity Stones, which grant him the power to reshape reality and destroy the universe when collected and placed in the Infinity Gauntlet, and it’s up to the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop him. While plot details have been kept well under wraps, we know thats INFINITY WAR is a bit of a heist film as Thanos tours the galaxy collecting the keys to his godly power, and that heist will ultimately lead him to Wakanda where the Avengers make a last stand to keep the Mind Stone in Vision’s head and out of Thanos’ hands.
This is a really great trailer that does a fantastic job of teasing the two major facets of INFINITY WAR: The massive stakes that Thanos brings to the table, and the joy of seeing these various Marvel characters interact with one another. There’s a scene with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) that showcases that volatile personality clash, and there’s a great tag at the end with Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) that underlines what Marvel does so well with these movies: they don’t take themselves too seriously. We also get some really intriguing looks at Thanos’ henchmen, the Black Order, who help him in his quest to kill people and stuff.
Scripted by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR), AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR opens April 27th, and also stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Tom Hiddleston.