About this much:
So, let’s see what we got!
…yep, a long series of geek-out moments! 🙂
First sequence: a play on Fury’s speech from Avengers.
Fury’s voice among the stars.
Iron Man is… is he marooned on some alien landscape?
His voice, “To bring together a group of remarkable people.” As Bruce Banner is found lying in a crater, by Doctor Strange and Wong. (geek-out!)
Vison’s voice, as he and Scarlet Witch are apparently together… and he’s like a human?! What? How? Is that a dream or another body or what? Hmm, he has the jewel still on his head.
Thor on a ship. Ah, but who’s ship? 😀
Black Widow’s voice! She and Banner reunite! Apparently in Wakanda, with the arm of the Hulkbuster armor neaby, and she’s blonde now.
Credits rolling, Marvel logo… slow version of the Avengers theme. 🙂
Second sequence: Enter THANOS!
And his monologue is definitely intimating that the Avengers are going to lose, which, as this is the first of a two-part story, one somewhat expects.
New York City. Banner, Stark, Wong, and Strange, all in Strange’s lair. Trouble outside, which Peter Parker feels with his spidey-sense. Something alien is coming to the city. Again. It’s drawing everyone’s gaze and doing damage.
Who are those bodies? Where are those bodies? And who, if not Thanos, is stepping over them? …hm, I wonder if he’s even the sort to bother stepping over bodies instead of just stepping on them.
Loki, ever the survivalist, has the Tesseract. He has the Space Stone, which is what he was originally sent to Earth by Thanos to retrieve. He is acquainted with Thanos, so, is he going to offer it to him in exchange for his life?
Oh boy. Thanos looks more primal this time, more brutal and physical. He’s getting his hands dirty for this.
Where is he stepping out from that portal into?
Third, and final, sequence: Black Panther saying,
“Evacuate the city,” as Spider-Man charges into battle with his most advanced suit yet.
“Engage all/our defenses,” (not sure if that was “all” or “our”) as Thor stands in some grand cosmic machine trying to do something even he, with all his physical power, is finding difficult.
“And get this man a shield.” As Captain America steps out of the shadows! 😀
Who was that throwing a glowing spear at him?
Scarlet Witch is in civilian garb, doing something. Did Cap come to her aid?
I notice the music is getting pretty dire here!
Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor, Black Widow plunging a spear into someone or something, Doctor Strange wielding mystical power, they’re not holding anything back!
And what are those things falling from the sky? Invasion pods?
Everybody’s in battle against alien creatures. Captain America, Black Panther, etc.
And things are desperate! Thanos pins Spidey like a bug! Iron Man is somewhere unfamiliar, very upset about everything that’s happening. Vision… is pinned beneath Thanos’ boot, screaming as Thanos pries the gem from his forehead with a spear.
Thanos adding a blue stone to a purple one on his gauntlet. The Tesseract and the Orb, which would mean he’s visiting the Nova Corps first. And he’s taking pleasure in what he’s doing, as his shadow falls across Iron Man, and the cosmos.
Bucky’s back! The Winter Soldier is back, fighting alongside Black Panther and the Wakandans!
This is really going to be a battle, between entire armies, which we see as Falcon swoops in, firing, and the land is covered beneath the defiant Wakandans.
And who are they following? The Avengers. Captain America, Black Panther, the Hulk, Black Widow, the Winder Soldier, Falcon… and that’s War Machine, right? Not Iron Man?
That hero shot, as they charge the enemy as one. Awesome. But what are they up against? And how does the fight come to Wakanda anyway?
And logo! With blaring Avengers theme!
This! Will! Be! Awesooooome! 😀
…oh, and Thor is with the Guardians! 😀
(and that sound you hear now is me, squealing, as I completely geek-out!)
I am so looking forward to this! Or could you tell? 😉
Of course, now that we’ll be in the main crunch of things, everything coming towards the climax that they’ve been leading to since the MCU first began, there are some things that Marvel must get right.
Firstly, while they’ve improved this a great deal, they have earned a reputation for unfulfilling villains. They cannot let that happen with Thanos.
Second, some of their ensemble films have felt a bit crowded. They need to handle that with care as well. That’s one reason I’m glad they divided this story into two movies. Crowding both cast and events together like that would just not be a good thing.
Random question: where’s the final Infinity Stone? The one that’ll represent the Soul? The Tesseract is the Space Stone, and it was on Asgard, but Loki took it. The Time Stone is in the Eye of Agamotto, which Doctor Strange possesses. The Reality Stone is the Aether, which we last saw in the Collector’s possession. The Mind Stone is affixed to Vision’s head. And the Power Stone is in the Orb guarded by the Nova Corps. So where is the sixth, the Soul Stone?
How about you? What are your thoughts?