So anyone who’s spent five minutes on the Internet since this morning can probably tell you what today was: Infinity War trailer day! If you’re Facebook and Twitter feeds are similar to mine, then that’s about all anyone can talk about. So, why don’t’ we join in on the fun?
First off, the trailer itself:
So just a few things that stood out to me as I watched this:
-human Vision and Wanda. I want to know more about this.
-The Spider Sense! This is one of the things I was most excited to see, to be honest.
-Loki with the tesseract, possibly walking through a bunch of dead people.
-Thanos’ skin is more of a muted purple than before. I like the way he looks here, less cartoony than before.
-Peter’s now wearing the Iron Spider suit. I dig the glowing eyes.
-Whatever Thor’s doing at 1:27 makes me think I need to finally get around to seeing Ragnarok.
-1:29- Google tells me the woman throwing the spear at this Steve Rogers-proportioned shadow is Proxima Midnight, one of the ‘children’ of Thanos.
-I think there was a collective squee of ‘Yessss!’ when T’Challa said “And get this man a shield” and Steve walks out of the shadow in all his bearded gloriousness.
-Is anyone else a little worried what Wanda is going to do if Vision dies from getting the Stone pulled out of his head? Just me?
-I’d like to know how Thanos figures he’s ‘balancing the universe’ by having all the Infinity Gems to himself. I don’t think that’s how that works, man.
-Nice to see Bucky got himself a new arm.
-This invasion and fight in Wakanda is going to be badass. I already can’t wait for Black Panther’s movie and this isn’t helping.
-And finally, I loved Mantis’ awkward wave. That was the cutest.
So what’s the takeaway here? This looks awesome. At this point, I don’t think I need any more trailers. Let’s be real here, I was going to see this one anyway, but it’s nice to see the trailer and really confirm that excitement. This is going to be a massive undertaking of a film, but I have confidence in the Russo brothers to make this work. We’ll find out how they do May 4th, 2018. I have to wonder how long this one is going to be, especially if it’s not a two-parter anymore and Avengers 4 is going to be its own thing. I’m thinking a good two-and-a-half hours, at least. And I am so on board.