The new Infinity War Trailer dropped just over a few hours ago and here is my quickfire breakdown and analysis!
Rhodey is back on his feet. Either physical therapy worked out and/or his suit has some upgrades to help with his legs. But looking at the armor it doesn’t look like it’s been altered at all… or it has been and Thanos has banged him up quite a bit.
Gamora talks about the power of the Infinity Stones and what he plans to do with them.
“He can do it with a snap of his fingers.”
This is not accidental, and exactly what Thanos did in the Infinity Gauntlet Storyline by Jim Starlin and George Perez in 1991. This is likely what a great deal of the movie will be based off of (in addition to 2013’s Infinity by Johnathan Hickman).
Stark Suit Upgrades
We saw from the last trailers that Stark has yet again upgraded his suit. The last time we saw that it was coalescing around him as he walked forward, something it’s never done in the past. This could be a reference to his “Bleeding Edge” armor from the comics, an armor that is stored in his bones, but I think they are going a slightly, less grotesque, route with this one. In either case, it’s cool to see some new upgrades as always.
The Avengers are going to need to pull out all the stops for Thanos. Which of course means using the most advanced technological mind they have on the planet… SHURI!
The Guardians of the Galaxy
Finally seeing the Guardians meet with the Avengers will be a monumental moment in comic book and comic book movie history! Just look at Stark’s expression as he takes in Quill’s nonsense!
As we well know, Wakanda is going to be a major stomping ground in this movie. Still seeing the Dora Milaje and the other warriors of Wakanda is a spectacle. Notice that Bucky, like the other Wakandans has eyes forward, and focused. He is the White Wolf of Wakanda. Nat on the other hand… isn’t quite there yet.
It’s back and ready to get smashed by Thanos, or better yet Black Dwarf of the Black Order. Maybe it has some upgrades?
This is a flashback as we notice that he’s taking Gamora’s hand, but this is likely the clearest shot that we have of Thanos with his crown on. This also leads us into the fact that we will be getting a MCU backstory on Thanos. This is important for building a good villain and I’m glad they are choosing to go this route.
The Black Order
The Black Order are Thanos’ most powerful and trusted lieutenants. Here is Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw, Corvus Glaive, Black Dwarf and… Loki!? No Loki is not one of the Black Order, but it does seem that he’s been confronted and willingly gives up the Cosmic Cube (Tesseract).
It also seems as if we are going to see Thanos form these different Infinity objects into the actual stones that will fit into his gauntlet as we see the way he crushes the cosmic cube here.
Ebony Maw vs. Doctor Strange
We get a close up of Ebony Maw, the manipulator as I like to call him, and aptly doing mental battle with Doctor Strange, quite like in the comics, and quite like he should.
It’s looking more and more like Stark is not going to survive this movie. With Thanos words and his busted armor, I’m inclined to believe he’s going to bite the bullet.
How can you not love Cap in this movie? Enough said.
This movie is likely going to take the route of Thanos always intending to gather the stones for a particular purpose, that being wiping out half of the galaxy. I’m inclined to think that he made a deal with death (or possibly Hela) that if he could do this, he could have her, and thus has made it his life mission. It also looks as if the Avengers are planning to use the stones to lure him into some sort of trap. It’s possible that Loki is giving up the space stone, but it’s also possible that this is very much part of the Avenger’s plan. All of this remains to be seen when we actually watch the movie.
You can view the trailer here.
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