December 11-12, 2021
Written by Chris Daniels
It’s been a massive year for Marvel, but they’re not done yet, unveiling the long-awaited Avengers: Infinity War trailer last week.
With its trailer setting a record for the most views in one day, Infinity War is gearing up to be the biggest blockbuster of 2018.
Everything up to this moment has led to the cosmic battle that is known as Infinity War, and briefly looking at the trailer, it features familiar faces and inconceivable team-ups. As we look deeper, here are five important details you may have missed.
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HIS RUGGED LOOKS
Emerging from the shadows, a bearded Captain America hints at a severe character development since we last saw him. Sure, it could just be a new look, though unmasked and without a shield, perhaps it could mean a lot more.
By the looks of things, Chris Evans will only be portraying Steve Rogers, because according to director Joe Russo, “him dropping the shield [in Civil War] is also him letting go of that identity.” As the trailer features Bucky Barnes (AKA the Winter Soldier), we may already know who is taking the mantle of Captain America.
A VULNERABLE TONY STARK
Usually, Stark would be armoured and prepared, though several scenes show him without a suit on hand. On Bleeker Street, Stark stands alongside Bruce Banner, Stephen Strange and Wong, but aside from the confusing team up, there is a much more important detail hidden in Stark’s hands. Black dots on his fingers imply a more sophisticated design of armour, such as the bleeding edge, which makes sense now that he has suddenly reinstalled his arc reactor.
A BLACK PANTHER STORYLINE
The Black Panther film hasn’t even been released in cinemas yet, but the trailer features T’Challa and the technological African nation of Wakanda in a very centric light. The sixth Infinity Stone, the soul stone, appears to be hidden in Wakanda, explaining why several Avengers, including Captain America, Black Widow and the Hulk are standing alongside the Wakandan army.
Absent from Homecoming, Peter Parker now shows off his hair-raising spider senses. Throughout the trailer, Parker scores a generous amount of screen time, because as we know it, he is in it for the long run. Wearing the suit offered by Tony Stark himself, Spider-Man will soon become a key leader in the progression of the MCU.
LOKI, THE GOD OF MISCHIEF
Evidently, Loki took the Tesseract from Asgard at the end of Ragnarok, but with great power comes great responsibility. With the chaotic reign of Thanos, Loki would not survive his wrath keeping the Tesseract in his possession, so the implication begins. Either as a peace offering or the beginning of a troublesome partnership, it seems Loki will be back to basics in his villainous role, posing as a major threat to those who face him.
The fast-paced, action-packed trailer landing earlier in the week shines a light on everything we could have hoped. Though some characters remain absent, it seems nothing is off the cards for Infinity War.
Avengers: Infinity War will be arriving in Australian cinemas on April 25, 2018.