The trailer for the biggest superhero ensemble Avengers Infinity War dropped and owned the internet. It broke the all-time record for a maximum number of views in the first 24 hours of release. It was epic, breathtaking, and an action-packed extravaganza that has the potential to become the highest-grossing movie ever given the massive positive reception.
In the trailer, we saw actor Josh Brolin playing super-villain Thanos and his transformation into the most powerful cosmic being in the galaxy is terrifying as hell. We saw first-hand the massive powers of Infinity gems, each of them individually is powerful but collectively they can rewrite reality and destroy worlds. He will collect them, assemble them into an all-powerful infinity gauntlet before he launches an all-out assault on the entire mankind.
In fact, in an interview with CNET, Russo Brothers spoke about how they were inspired by heist movies for Avengers Infinity War. Here’s what they said:
“With “Infinity War,” the biggest new element to the movie is Thanos and the fact that he’s entering the storytelling in a very bold, strong way, to the degree that he’s almost one of the leads. We’ve shaped an interesting narrative around him that in some ways leans heavily on a heist film in the fact that he’s going after the infinity stones in a much bolder, successful way than he has in the past. The entire movie has that energy of the bad guy being one step ahead of the heroes. We looked at a lot of movies that had that heist-style energy to them, and that brought some inspiration”.
In the trailer, we saw the Mad Titan already wearing two Infinity gems – Space stone and Power stone.
The blue one is the Space Stone that was previously used to power Tesseract during the Chitauri invasion at the Battle of New York. It is the first Infinity stone which allows you to be omnipresent and warp yourself in any part of the universe.
It helps in opening portals that can be used for interstellar teleportation. It is orange in color in comics (although it has been shown in blue in MCU).
Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D said in ‘The Avengers’ –
“Howard Stark fished that out of the ocean when he was looking for you. He thought what we think; the Tesseract could be the key to unlimited sustainable energy. That’s something the world sorely needs.”
It’s likely that the post-credit scene of Thor: Ragnarok will be the first scene of Avengers Infinity War, otherwise, why is Thanos suddenly interested in Thor’s ship? Well, at the end of Thor: Ragnarok, when Loki went inside treasure room to bring Surtur alive, he looked at Tesseract and he must have grabbed it because he is God of mischief. The ship will probably be destroyed by Thanos and Loki will gladly hand over the Infinity stone to him.
It is now confirmed by Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel studios at Brazil Comic-Con that Loki will align with Thanos in the Avengers Infinity War. It is not shocking at all as Loki has a whole history of betrayals.
The Brazilian entertainment news outlet Omelette released the news on its Twitter handle. Well, it’s possible that Loki is playing with Thanos too by trying to win his trust and then join the side of the good.
Anyways, two stones are down and four to go. Further, in the trailer, we saw Corvus Glaive (leader of Black Order) ripping “Mind stone” off Vision’s forehead. The Reality stone aka Aether was with the Collector after he was given the possession of it by Asgardians at the end of Thor: The Dark World. But the leaked footage showed Thanos ambushing Collector’s base and possibly retrieving the Infinity stone. The “Time stone” is lying in Kamar-Taj library and “Soul stone” is in Wakanda.
Marvel Studios has recently released a brand new synopsis of the movie:
“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe”.
“Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay. “Avengers: Infinity War” releases in U.S. theaters on May 4, 2018”.