Geekery: Infinity War is Here

Check out the first trailer for the next installment in the Avengers story.

It’s been 10 years since Iron Man. 10 years of world building and character establishment to get here…

As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Wow – there’s a lot in that two and a half minutes.

  • The Black Order is out in full force
  • These battles look huge
  • Is Loki up to his old tricks or is this a bit of misdirection?
  • Spidey sense!
  • Is that a new arc reactor?
  • Hulkbuster seems to have gotten some upgrades
  • Cap! (not really a surprise)
  • Bucky!
  • Not sure about shiny Spider-Man, but that’s just a nitpick

The cast list has EVERYONE. This could be an overstuffed action extravaganza, but it’s in the hands of Anthony and Joe Russo. The pair have made some of the best movies for the studio. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay – both are Marvel studios vets, so they know the characters well. Hopefully the combination of the 4 will keep this huge cast of characters from becoming a mess because this first look raises the bar really high.

Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters May 4th, 2018.

 

What did you see that I missed?

  • Jared Swenson

    Welp, I am officially stoked.

  • Excuse me a moment, I need to find a towel….

  • SilentPony

    DCEU Time of death –
    7Am, Wednesday November 29, 2017

  • m3g4tr0n

    Looks okay, but I’d have preferred to see Thanos in his full armor, and without human eyes. I also hope they don’t cave to SJWs, and have him taken out by Squirrel Girl.

  • *heavy breathing*

  • I_am_Alpharius

    Loving it. I’m pretty sure that thats “a Hulk” in a suit of Hulkbuster armour too!

    • chris harrison

      The Hulk. In a suit of powered armor. Mind blown. But this movie is made of the stuff of mind-blowing. I’m watching the Punisher on Netflix and all of a sudden it seems just like something to keep my mind occupied until next spring. Damn you Stan Lee!

    • Jabberwokk

      HULK BE SPACE MARINE TOO!

      RWAAAARGH!

  • BrassWitch

    Very cool looking videogame if you ask me.

  • Angry Panda

    Looks like Marvel just medically aborted DC’s movie career

    #INFINITYWAR

  • euansmith

    I’m avoiding the trailers, but I’m looking forward to finding out how they are going to juggle so many characters in a film.

    • DJ860

      This is the big pendulum swinger for me.

      Done right, it could be incredible, literally the stuff of childhood dreams.

      Done wrong, it could be an absolute pile of plop.

      I’m hopeful for it to be positive.

      • euansmith

        I was pleasantly surprised with how they juggled the large cast in Civil War; however, this looks to be a whole new level of mental.

  • ChubToad

    CGI Thanos looks terrible. And spoiler alert, Thanos gets all the Infinity Stones by the end of this movie. Wait for the second part to see the Avengers win.
    Oh and Iron Spider is not Spiderman. Thanks for ruining a great character MCU.