How Excited Am I for Infinity War?

About this much:

The first trailer from Marvel has finally dropped online! I have been looking forward to seeing it pretty much all day! πŸ™‚

So, let’s see what we got!

…yep, a long series of geek-out moments! πŸ™‚

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? πŸ˜€
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. πŸ™‚

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! πŸ˜€
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! πŸ˜€

…oh, and Thor is with the Guardians! πŸ˜€

(and that sound you hear now is me, squealing, as I completely geek-out!)

Next May!

I am so looking forward to this! Or could you tell? πŸ˜‰

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?

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19 Responses to How Excited Am I for Infinity War?

  1. zackmiller82 says:

    Just like you I shared a little concern for the film being overly crowded. With this trailer, however, it appears as if there will almost be two different situations taking place in two different locations. Seems as if everyone will get their screen time and things won’t get too bogged down

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    • Merlin says:

      Ah, good point! You’re right! I didn’t realize until just now, but the main portion of the trailer seems divided between what happens in New York and what happens (probably later) in Wakanda, with a bit of interstellar intrigue thrown in here and there. I think I recall hearing that the Russos were saying that it was practically like Thanos was the main character, going from one place to another, encountering his enemies here, then there, then there. Or something like that.

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  2. swanpride says:

    I have a new theory: Perhpas the soul stone is elsewhere. Maybe this movie is about Thanos getting all stones but one and the next one is about the surviving Avengers having to race him for the last one.

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    • Merlin says:

      Hmmm. It’s possible, though I doubt they’d make it quite *that* neat. There are three stones off-world, two on Earth, and one accounted for. We know he gets two of the off-world stones before facing the Avengers, we see him going after at least one of the Earthbound ones, and while I doubt he’d leave without both of them, it remains debatable. That leaves, unverified, one Earthbound stone, one off-world stone, and one still unaccounted for. I could see Thanos *maybe* having four at the end of Infinity War, and then it’s a race/search for the last two stones. Or something like that.


  3. shaddowcat99 says:

    You basically described my reaction to this trailer. After watching it I jumped around for about five minutes and then tested my brother in all caps that he had to watch it.

    I’ve been waiting for this movie since avenger’s came out, I waited for Avengers from the moment iron man came out. I was 12 when this all started, so I grew up with the marvel cinematic universe. Before that I was already a huge comic book fan. THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING!!!!!!

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  4. The Otaku Judge says:

    Looks good. I just hope it doesn’t fall into the X-Men trap of suffering story wise due to the huge amount of characters. Thanos looks menacing, although a bit weird without his headpiece.

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    • Merlin says:

      Eh, less fashion, more function, ie, overwhelming physical power. πŸ™‚

      X-Men, I think (assuming we are talking about the movies), fell more into the trap of “all flash, no substance,” more than having too big a cast.

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  5. I was expecting the soul stone to be in Ragnorak, with Hiemdall, because it would explain why he can see everyone and why his eyes are orange. But, no. It has to be in Black Panther, but I have no idea how

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  6. Matthew says:

    I seen this more than once and I am ready for this movie!

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  7. People figure the Soul Stone is in a Wakandan basement somewhere – hence the alien hordes descending on the country. The spear is thrown by Proxima Midnight.

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    • Merlin says:

      Not a bad supposition, and one which further answers the question of why Thanos would give Loki the one Infinity Stone he had, just to conquer Earth. I mean, if it were just one other stone he were after, that would be a bit foolish. But two or three all at once? That might be a risky investment, but one which promised a huge reward.

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