The new Avengers: Infinity War trailer has arrived with a much deeper look at what’s about to unfold when Thanos arrives on Earth…
The end is near.
That’s the message Thanos delivers as he arrives on Earth in search of the final infinity stones that will give him the ultimate power in the universe — the Infinity Gauntlet.
The newest Avengers: Infinity War trailer dropped on Friday with a ton of new footage plus plenty of first time meet ups in this epic teaser for the upcoming movie that will land in theaters on April 27.
The trailer starts with an ominous warning from Gamora, who is Thanos’ daughter, as well as part of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
“The entire time I knew him, he only ever had one goal — to wipe out half the universe. If he gets all the infinity stones, he can do it with the snap of his fingers”
Now it’s clear from the trailer that Thanos is tearing his way across the universe to gather the infinity stones with his end goal landing on Earth where several of the gems are currently located. As Tony Stark illustrates in his warning about Thanos’ arrival, the only advantage the Avengers have is that he’s coming to Earth so they can prepare for the attack and they know exactly what he wants.
Remember, Doctor Strange and the Vision both possess infinity stones so it’s safe to say both are in harm’s way when Thanos arrives.
The trailer also shows Captain America reuniting with T’Challa while standing alongside his old friend Black Widow, who has also arrived in Wakanda. Considering the battle scenes from this trailer, it seems like Wakanda will be a central focus in a couple of the major turning points in this movie. By all accounts, it appears that perhaps the Avengers will try to hide the Vision in Wakanda to keep him off of Thanos’ radar — or perhaps Wakanda is the location of the final infinity stone.
While most of the infinity stones have been revealed, the soul stone still hasn’t been found and maybe Wakanda is where it’s been hidden all along.
Of course we also see several team-ups for the first time during this trailer including Star-Lord injecting some humor into the film with his conversation with Tony Stark about the plan to bring down Thanos. There’s also a funny meeting between Peter Parker and Doctor Strange at the end of the trailer.
We also hear from Thanos about midway through the trailer as he offers up his own warning to humanity and the rest of the universe as he continues to amass his power.
“The end is near. When I’m done, half of humanity will still exist. Perfectly balanced, as all things should be”
There’s also a key sequence during the trailer that shows Thor calling down the lightning in what appears to be forging a new Mjolnir after Hella destroyed his in Thor: Ragnarok. During this same sequence we see Thanos grabbing onto Thor’s head, which might be a reference to the post credits scene in Thor: Ragnarok when the ship carrying all of the Asgardians ran into a much bigger ship, which belonged to Thanos.
Speaking of torture, we also see Doctor Strange being poked at and probed by a member of Thanos’ Black Order known as Ebony Maw
By all accounts, Thanos will be collecting the infinity stones from across the galaxy before arriving on Earth to gather the rest.
These final sequences also reveal Thanos fighting Captain America before he possesses all of the infinity stones, which could be a harbinger for what’s unfolding in Wakanda. There is a second part to this movie so it’s safe to assume that Avengers: Infinity War might end just like The Empire Strikes Back with the heroes scrambling and the villain victorious.
There’s been speculation ever since the announcement of this movie that several main characters might perish — is this the scene where Captain America meets his doom?
You will also notice in that scene when Cap is grabbing onto Thanos’ hand, the ‘Mad Titan’ already has two infinity stones embedded in his glove — the blue stone, which is the space stone or the Tesseract, which we saw in the original Avengers movie as well as just recently in Thor: Ragnarok. The other is purple and that’s the power stone that Thanos was after in Guardians of the Galaxy. At the end of that film, the power stone was turned over to the Nova Corps for safe keeping so Thanos undoubtedly gets that before heading to Earth.
Check out the new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and then watch it about 20 more times as we all anxiously await the arrival of this movie on April 27.