There has been a lot of great trailers and news come out of SDCC this year, it’s been one of the best in recent memory (if you ask me) but there’s just one morsel that’s missing and that’s Infinity War.
Let’s be honest, it’s something that should have never happened. I could imagine the talk at school if one of us had even suggested that something like the MCU would come along and we’d see things like the Avengers or even a decent stand alone movie! Even among fellow geeks, you would have been ridiculed! Yet, here we are and people are complaining of Comic book movie fatigue? Nonsense, there hasn’t been a better time to be a geek!
Now, we approach the end of the current road, with not only the MCU’s biggest project but one of cinema’s biggest projects, certainly one of the most ambitious and i don’t know about you, but i am ready!!
Some of you may know that recently at D23 (Disney’s own special convention) that they showed off the Black Order, Thanos and some golden glove thing that he really likes but not only this, there was a trailer. Strict rules apply at this event and, as far as i know, there was no leaking of this footage. Thankfully, the security at Hall H SDCC isn’t quite as strict and there were a few brave souls (who’ve probably now been banned from YT and every place they posted it) who shared this footage. It’s largely been removed from the net, though i’d encourage you to keep an eye out should it reappear because it. Is. GLORIOUS!
I watched two different videos several times over and i’m going to share with you what i saw. There is the potential of some spoilers, not only from Infinity War but the two movies yet to come out between now and then, so read on at your own risk!!..
Seriously, last warning….
Okay!!! The trailer begins with a passed out and wounded Thor floating in space (this is potentially quite a phenomenal spoiler!!!) The Guardians of the Galaxy (fully grown Groot and Mantis is there too) hit him as they are flying through space in the Milano. He gets stuck to the windshield and Rocket suggests using the windshield wipers to clear the problem. However they decide to rescue the castaway who wakes up, and says, “Who the hell are you guys?”. Next up, it cuts to Loki holding the Tesseract, almost as if he’s handing it over and he looks scared!! It cuts again to the newest “Avenger” Peter Parker, looks like he’s on a school bus and as the hairs rise on his arm (hello spidey sense!) suddenly we get a voice over, it sounds like Gamora and she states that “Death, follows him like a shadow” along with large thudding footsteps on a dark planet.
It cuts again, you see a ruined planet landscape, it’s hard to tell where it’s meant to be but Iron-Man is with the Guardians, fighting an enemy off-screen, the music stops briefly and then suddenly soars again, as a portal opens and Thanos himself steps forward from it. He speaks, i think it’s to his welcoming committee, it’s something along the lines of: “There’s something about destruction that brings a smile to my face”.
Then we get a super cut of action scenes. We see Doctor Strange, The Guardians, Spider-man in his new suit, Iron man (IN A NEW HULKBUSTER LOOKING ARMOUR SET!!!!), Cap with a full hobo beard, we see a blonde Widow, we catch glimpses of Vision, Scarlet Witch, Bucky and Falcon and then, there’s a scene with a wounded looking Spider-man on the ground, mask torn, he’s crying and he says to Iron Man: “I’m sorry.”
Then, the money shot! Thanos, Infinity Gauntlet in hand, raises his arm and seems to pull a moon out of orbit and hurls it at the heroes. The screen goes black and then the logo comes up!
I don’t know if i could be more excited about this and even though there’s so much set up still to be done, there’s technically only one film left to do it (as Black Panther is set to be an almost stand alone film). So i wonder how much of it will be in the film itself? The characters are almost all established, so there doesn’t need to be much character set up (though there are still some more new faces being added).
So what are your theories? Where are the characters who weren’t in the trailer? How does the Mad Titan gather all of the gems? Where is the mysterious last one? Who will die and how do you think they’ll stop Thanos?