Even since the first Avengers film (and arguably, even before that), the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building toward a showdown between the Earth’s mightiest heroes and the Mad Titan, Thanos (Josh Brolin). That showdown will be hitting big screens next year, but you can get a glimpse right now with the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War.
Much of this trailer is comprised of footage that was screened earlier this year, at the D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con, but there’s quite a bit of new stuff too. There’s an undeniable thrill that comes from seeing all of these heroes from the various Marvel franchises banding together, and the scope of this film looks truly epic.
There’s also plenty of fan service here, as well: details like a new Stark-designed suit for Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Vision (Paul Bettany) appearing in a more human form, and Captain American (Chris Evans) charging across the battlefield flanked by the likes of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) are sure to set the Internet ablaze with speculation and excitement.
Infinity War also boasts one of the largest ensemble casts in history: in addition to the aforementioned names, there’s also returning stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Tom Hiddleston.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Infinity War opens on May 4, 2018.