Infinity War Theatrical Trailer Breakdown

Jason O’Toole

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A full theatrical trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has hit the internet. Along with it came a whole slew of new theories about the films plot. We finally get a better look at Thanos and his Black Order as well as some new footage of our heroes. As always, let’s take a look at certain parts of the trailer and try to discern their meaning. If any of these things turn out to actually be part of the plot, a SPOILER ALERT may be in order.

While the trailer does give us a new look at Thanos in his armor, most of the footage appears in a flash back sequence on Gamora’s home world. This appears to be the moment when Thanos first took Gamora away from her home and made her the sole survivor of her race. It is quite possible we will get to witness firsthand the extinction of her people as we see Thanos’ soldiers holding her people at bay. The Russo brothers, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, spoke of how this film will serve as an origin for the Mad Titan, and go to some dark places telling that story.

We finally get our first footage of the Black Order, Thanos’ generals, Corvus Glave, Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw and Black Dwarf. Even though it is brief, a major plot point from the Infinity crossover from Marvel Comics may be making its way to the big screen. In the comic, the Ebony Maw took control of Doctor Strange to find the Infinity Stones on Earth, and sent him in as a sleeper agent who would eventually betray the team. These shots definitely seem to be in direct reference to that part of the comic. It seems that at least in some ways this movie will take its cues from the comic.

Finally, we come to a tense standoff between Captain America and Thanos. It is very likely that Cap will lay down his life in defense of Earth, but he will definitely get a few good licks in before that happens. This is also a moment when we see Thanos look worried and a bit confused about how this human man is able to match his strength. The Mad Titan has no reason to think these people will be able to stop him, but coming up against Cap is where we see him begin to doubt that fact. This seems like the setup for what will be an amazing brawl between the pair. Leave us a comment with your thoughts on this latest trailer and we’ll see you April 27th for what is sure to be an epic movie.

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