First off, let me give a big thank you to one of the secret Thoughters that helps me with the site. With this article in particular, he was a big help when it came to breaking down all of the little moments that happen in this exciting trailer. By the end of it we might have looked like this…
But it was well worth it. NOW, let’s get to the trailer breakdown.
This morning Marvel decided to drop the biggest microphone they could find and looked across the super hero landscape and said, “top that, oh wait, you can’t and you never will.” That’s right folks! The Infinity War trailer is here and there’s no other way to put it than to simply say, it’s awesome. Oh and for the record, if you haven’t seen Thor Ragnarok, I’m gonna spoil some of it. And to quote the great philosopher Demi Lovato, “sorry, not sorry.”
The trailer starts out by showing us an orange planet with a Jupiter-like storm appearing to be occuring. Based off some of the images we see in the rest of the trailer, this appears to be where Thanos and some of the Marvel heroes have their big fight.
We see here Tony Stark on what I believe is said planet. It’s kind of hard to fit together some of the time lines of when certain scenes occur because we see Tony on what appears to be the alien planet in a hoodie, an outfit we also see Tony wearing while he’s in New York. There’s yet another scene that adds to some of the confusion as well, but we’ll get to that later.
Here we have Dr. Strange and his buddy Wong staring down at a now un-Hulked Bruce Banner. This is particularly shocking because the last time we saw Bruce, he was making the claim that if he turned back into the Hulk he might not be able to turn back into Bruce. Also based off the giant hole in the roof and floor of Strange’s home, I’m guessing Banner’s entrace wasn’t the most graceful. There’s also the important question of how did he get here in the first place. The last time we saw the Hulk, he was on a ship with Thor… in space.
I’ve always wondered how Marvel would handle the romance between Vision and Scarlet Witch and here’s the answer. The Vision just turns into Paul Bettany. Smooth move.
Here’s a quick scene of Bruce Banner, in what I think is safe to assume Wakanda, the Black Panther’s home. On top of that, there’s also one of the arms from the Hulk Buster. Interesting that it’s in pieces…
Here we get our first shot of now blonde Black Widow. The way the shot is portrayed, we’re suppose to believe that she’s looking back at Bruce. If so, I can only imagine the feels considering the last time these two were together, they were basically in love.
We cut back to Strange’s sanctuary but now with Tony Stark… and that outfit we saw him wearing when he was on the alien planet. I know, I’m obsessing too much over this little detail, but everyone and their mom has broken this trailer down. I’ve gotta find something new to talk about. Also, the four are preparing to head out into the streets of New York and fight some danger that’s arrived.
Here we get some Spidey senses tingling as Peter sees the danger that Tony and the boys are about to head out and fight.
Here’s an interesting scene that really allows for speculation of all kind. In this particualr scene we see Tony looking at something while taking his glasses off. Nothing special at first, but if you look at the three heroes behind Stark, they are actually frozen in time. Is this the doing of the machine we see floating above the city or could this be the handy work of one of Thano’s henchmen, possibly Ebony Maw.
Now I said I was going to spoil Thor Ragnarok and I kind of did by mentioning the Hulk stuff, but now I’m really going to spoil that movie. At the end of the film we see Loki, Hulk, Thor, and the Asguaridans that survived the destruction of Asguard (I tried to warn you) on a ship. In one of the after credit scenes, we see a large vessel that is believed to be Thanos’ ship approaching the ship that our heroes are on. I believe that what we’re seeing here is the aftermath of Thanos and his crew destroying Thor’s ship and killing at least some of the Asguardians that were there. Now the real question is, what is Loki doing? Is he offering the stone to Thanos in exchange for his life or is he trying to use it to teleport Hulk back to Earth? I know the obvious answer would be Thanos but at some point these movies have to give Loki an actual redemption story, right… right?
Here we get our first real look at Thanos as he walks through a portal of some kind. Based off the little that we can see around the portal (not in this picture obviously) it’s nearly impossible to tell where Thanos is. It doesn’t look like anywhere we’ve ever seen before, but that isn’t to say that it still couldn’t be on Earth in a destroyed city. My theory though, I actually think we might be looking at a different destroyed planet called Xandar. Xandar is the captial of the Nova Empire. And if you’ve forgotten, the Nova Corps have one of the stones that Thanos is looking for. Perhaps Thanos’ crew has wiped out the city and now Thanos is arriving to pick up his stone.
Here we have Spiderman landing on the large metal ring that was floating above New York. Most importantly, we also have Spiderman rocking that new Iron-Spider costume that we saw at the end of Spider-Man Homecoming. While some have specualted that this suit would ultimately end up being Miles Morales’ costume, I think it’s safe to say that this is Peter Parker.
Now here’s something interesting…
Much like Tony Stark wearing a hoodie on a hell planet, I’ve looked at these two images of Thor and this weird device and while I’ve got a million BS theories on what could be going on, the truth is, I have absolutely no idea. If anyone knows, like actually knows, not “my uncle works at Marvel knows,” tell me. I’m super curious about what’s going on.
Something I do know though. Here’s our first image of Proxima Midnight. One of Thor’s henchmen (henchwoman?) throwing her spear at someone…
We then cut to Mr. Panther himself clearly referencing the fact that Captain America is now in Wakanda working with Black Panther to fight against a greater enemy.
Oh and by the way, that total bad ass catching that alien’s spear. It was bearded Captain America. That’s right folks! Didn’t think Captain America could get any cooler? Well, it turns out that if slap a beard on freedom, it becomes even more amazing. It’s like if they had cast Chuck Norris to play Captain America back in the early 80’s.
And now the return of the Hulk Buster… in Wakanda, but why? Do we get an unexpected rematch between Hulk and Tony that somehow leads them back to Strange’s house? While that would be cool, I just don’t know that there’s enough time for that many action scenes. At some point, this movie is going to have to tell an actual story. So what’s the Hulk buster doing here? Honestly, the hardest part of this trailer is trying to connect the dots of when and where everyone is.
Something I can easily explain is Black Widow clearly killing someone with what looks like a spear. Is she using Proxima Midnight’s spear to land the final blow on the invanding alien? Not quite sure, but that would be pretty great.
From what I’ve been able to gather, these large machines crashing into the ground contain…
this nightmare fuel. While it might be a little boring for Infinity War to introduce yet another set of faceless aliens for our heroes to kill… at least they look cool and ontop of that there seems to be a million of them… literally.
And in other happy-go-lucky news, here’s an image of Thanos crushing Spider-Man as he slams him into the ground. Based off the leaked Comi-Con footage I think it’s safe to say that this fight doesn’t go very well for Peter…
Now we’re back to the greatest mystery of all. Tony Stark, on a hell planet, in a hoodie. What the hell is going on? We can see here in this scene that something happens off screen that catches Tony’s attention. My personal theory is that Tony is left on this planet after Thanos executes a huge attack with the gauntlet. Tony survives and possibly thinks that everyone else involved in the battle is dead. This scene is Tony looking over as he hears others crawling out of the rubble. There are other theories as to what’s happening, but this is my article so I’m gonna go with that.
And here we have the scene that we all knew would come one day. For Thanos to collect all of the stones, he’s going to have to remove the one that’s in Vision’s head. Based off how trailers work and some footage we saw in the leaked Comi-Con trailer, I don’t believe they succeed in removing the stone. I think the power is too great for the henchmen to handle and they decide to capture Vision and bring him to Thanos. That’s just a personal theory though.
Well, we all knew that one day The Mad Titan would finally start collecting the stones and as we can see here, he’s got two of them: the space gem and the power gem. One was attached to the tesseract that we saw Loki holding earlier and the other the Nova Corps had… or maybe we should start calling them Nove Corpse? Get it? Cause they’re dead.
Well enough about thinking about dead John C. Riley and Glen Close and more thinking about the fact somebody woke up the Winter Solider from his nap and he doesn’t seem too happy about it.
If I can take a quick break from this trailer breakdown and just say that I’m really impressed with how the trailer for Infintiy War has me even more excited for Black Panther. Anytime this movie shows off Wakanda or anything Black Panther related, I get even more excited for this movie. Turns out the people at Marvel are really good at their job. Who knew?
Oh, no big deal just Falcon shooting machines guns while flying over a battlefield of Wakanda warriors fighting aliens…
Oh, no big deal, just Hulk (somehow), two armed Winter Soldier (somehow), War Machine (somehow) running into battle with Black Panther and his bad ass body guard (I’ll learn her name in Black Panther, don’t worry) as well as Captain America, Falcon, Black Widow and what appears to be 100’s of Wakanda warriors. This is easily my favorite scene in the entire trailer.
Oh… for those of you that didn’t see Thor Ragnarok. Thor lost one of his eyes.
also… HE’S ON THE SAME SHIP AS THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!!! So, here’s what we know about this scene based off other leaked trailers, as well as what we’ve already seen in this trailer. Something terrible happens to Thor’s ship. In fact, based off what we saw in the leaked Comi-Con trailer, the Guaridans actually find Thor unconsious, floating out in space. They bring him in, and then I can only assume they have that classic, “I want to kill Thanos, WHAT we want to kill Thanos too,” conversation. They then become best friends, head towards Earth and find themselves in a fight to the death with the Mad Titan himself. Will they win? Considering there’s going to be a sequel to this particular Avenger’s film, I’m gonna say no. In fact, I’m 99% certain that our heroes lose horribly. Like one of them is definitely dead. That kind of horribly.
Would you like hear something hilarious? Well, considering I just told you that there’s a good chance at least one of the Marvel heroes you’ve loved for the last 10 years is about to die, I think you deserve to hear something funny, or rather see something funny. Do you remember the trailer for Captain America: Civil War? Remember that awesome scene near the end of the trailer where Cap and his crew are running towards Iron Man and his crew?
It was an amazing scene that got everyone excited. Visually, just amazing. Something straight out of the comics that we never thought we’d see on the big screen. So what’s the funny part? Well, if you’re thinking to yourself, that something seems to be missing in this picture, you’d be right.
Black Panther isn’t even in the shot! It’s Spider-Man! They wanted fans to speculate on what Spider-Man’s role would be so they actually removed him from the scene where he’s clearly on Tony’s side. They also wanted his reveal at the end of the trailer to be a surprise, meaning they couldn’t show him in the scenes where we actually appeared in the film.
So what’s the point that I’m trying to make? It’s that everything I just talked about doesn’t matter. The stones we see Thanos putting in his little gold mitten could be fake. He could have two other stones. He could have more than two stones. That scene at the end with the Guaridan of The Galaxy, for all we know, Howard The Duck could be on that ship. This is Marvel’s world and we’re just living it it. They’re pulling the strings and we’re just merely their puppets. So do I feel like I just wasted my time making this breakdown? Not at all. Half the fun of the MCU is trying to figure out what they’re going to do next. The other half is going to see the movie and then discovering just how wrong we all were.