Here’s everything you missed in the new Avengers: Infinity War – Teaser Trailer:
Yes, I know. We all have been waiting for this (since eternity) and this is how we got goosebumps when the trailer was launched. And as the film’s name suggests, the trailer was INFINITelY EPIC! There wasn’t a single moment in the trailer where I got the privilege to even blink because that’s what Avengers: Infinity War is about! Pure cinematic excellence formed by the culmination of 18 films over the course of 10 years. However, before I start breaking down the trailer, have a look at it (again) for further references and better understanding:
Calm down! 230+ millions views in one day and still no fall in excitement, isn’t it? The 2 minutes, 24 seconds long trailer has so much to tell us about the Marvel epic, yet so much hidden for future teasers and the film itself. The Marvel Cinematic Universe started its journey, on May 2, 2008, with the release of Favreau’s Iron Man. Since then, it has created 17 live-action superhero masterpieces, with the 18th (Black Panther) scheduled to release in February. All these 18 films can be seen as pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that stick together to form the ultimate 19th – Infinity War. Remember when Nick Fury first appeared in the post-credits of Iron Man to tease fans about Avengers?
That’s what Marvel did for the last 10 years. Now, without further ado, let us start discussing what we saw in the trailer and what you (probably) missed.
1. Tony Stark is dead-prepared for the war but…
It’s easy to guess that Tony Stark is already prepared to tackle the Mad Titan. In the comics, he is always ready to tackle things, even if they go haywire. He has a Hulkbuster suit to take care of Banner and a Thorbuster armor to restrain Odinson. In the MCU, Stark is no less inventive or intelligent and has similar defensive measures for extreme situations. Noticed the arc-reactor back on his chest? Well, it’s not actually what you think but, at the same time, not much different, too. Stark used the cavity in his chest to store the new bleeding-edge armor (Mark XLVIII) because the last time he was without one, little Bucky almost shot him in the face.
He must have sensed that a greater threat is approaching Earth and has well-equipped himself. But, will that be enough? Mr. Iron Man has starred in 8 MCU films till date but in no other installment, did he look so dead-serious. The fear on his face is visible like his new bleeding-edge suit and he looks equally stunt in most of the trailer. Is this the end of…? No, I won’t spoil.
2. Speaking of Stark, he is not in the new Hulkbuster
Obviously! He is in New York along with Strange, Wong and Spidey. He has to take care of that giant portal that appeared out of nowhere and devastated the city. And to add to that, he has a new suit made out of nano-technology. Wearing the Hulkbuster would be the last option he would take because Hulk isn’t a threat anymore. So, who is in it? Is it really very hard to guess? The person who designed it! No, not Tony but his Science-Bro with 7 PhDs – Dr. Bruce Banner! Why? Because he hates to be the Hulk but knows that the world needs someone as powerful as the green giant. I won’t take transporting to Wakanda as a reason because Strange could have helped him with that, easily.
There’s another shot where the Falcon takes on the minions of Thanos and we see the Hulkbuster fighting them off in loads.
The possibilities of Banner inside the suit are endless. First of all, in every shot of Wakanda in the trailer, we don’t get a glimpse of Tony anywhere. We see Bruce in a lot of scenes and in the ending shots of the teaser, we even see his alter-ego. Want more proof about my assumption? See this:
But how did Banner get back on Earth? Let’s join some jigsaw pieces. Potential **Spoilers** ahead if you haven’t seen Thor: Ragnarok, yet.
3. The ship carrying Asgardians didn’t have a smooth ride
FINAL WARNING. If you haven’t seen Thor: Ragnarok, skip this point or, bookmark this article, buy a ticket, watch the film and then come back to continue reading. However, if you have seen it already and not left the theatre before the end of credits, you know what you saw.
The gigantic ship that shadows the Asgardian vessel is none other than Thanos’ ship – Sanctuary II. But if Thanos is after the Infinity Gems, why has he come after the Asgardians? Remember when Loki stopped before the Tesseract before summoning Surtur? He did take the Infinity Gem in his possession and that’s why Thanos came to collect it. And as the trailer suggests, Loki, our brave villain-turned-antihero-turned-villain, doesn’t even hesitate to offer him the same.
The Asgardians are mostly dead inside the vessel, the whereabouts of Heimdall and Valkyrie are unknown but what about Hulk and Thor? Thor somehow crash-landed on the Guardians’ ship after a probable clash with the Mad Titan. He gets back his senses and cannot identify any of the Guardians (which is obvious). But thanks to his crash-landing, we at least get a small glimpse of the outer-space heroes.
We also get a glimpse of Odinson in two more frames, one where he is watching some wreckage in space from the Guardian’s ship and another where he is trying to hold (or maybe close) an enormous portal gate which could be a part of something bigger.
4. And in the same way, the Hulk crash-landed, too
Although the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t a perfect mirror image of the Marvel Comic Universe, the former often tries to bring justice to the original comic story or plot through innovative improvisations. However, discussing all the comic-perfect scenes in the MCU would be an article of its own and, thus, out of the scope of our discussion. Then why raise the topic, in the first place? This is because the Hulk crash-landing into, what is presumably, Sanctum Sanctorum is a recreation of a popular comic-Infinity War incident.
In the comics, Silver Surfer crash-landed the same way into the New York Sanctorum, after being beaten-up by Thanos. While there is no Surfer in the MCU, the Hulk probably had a similar incident aboard the Asgardian vessel and this is how the two Short-Hair Bros crashed onto two different places.
5. The Black Order is after the Infinity Stones, basically
Thanos doesn’t like to keep his word, that’s for sure. In the post-credits of Age of Ultron, he donned the Infinity Gauntlet and said the words – “Fine, I’ll do it myself”. It meant that he was tired of his minions and would collect the Infinity Stones, himself. But, the trailer of Infinity War tells a different story altogether. It looks like the Black Order (or the adoptive children of Thanos) are collecting the stones on his behalf and he is just putting them on his gauntlet. We even see Corvus Glaive, another member of the Black Order, removing the Mind Stone from Vision’s forehead.
Speaking of Vision, he looks more human than ever. This can be because of two things – one, he is an Android and can change forms or two, (as it happened in the comics) Wanda uses her reality-altering powers to make Vision look (and become) human.
If the latter reasoning is true and so is the casting of twin babies going on for Avengers 4, darker times isn’t much far away from the Avengers. But let’s keep all that for Phase 4. We are too much stacked-up at the moment. However, the assault on Vision is much later in the film because when Thanos puts the Space Stone on his gauntlet, it only has the Power Stone attached to it. This also means that Thanos and his children have already defeated the Nova Corps who were in charge of protecting the Orb encasing the Infinity Stone.
6. Most of the fight takes place in Wakanda because…
Kevin Feige revealed that Black Panther would indeed have a very important role in the film. In the trailer, we see most of the war taking place in Wakanda and everyone, almost everyone, taking part in it. If you look at the above frame minutely, you’ll get to see CaptainAmerica-turned-Nomad and his bff, Bucky, standing in the line-up on the left of King T’Challa. On the right, we can see M’Baku standing in the same defensive line-up, which implies the enormity of the things at stake, here in Wakanda and the World.
When the assault on the Asgardian Vessel takes place, Thanos gets the Space Stone. If Heimdall truly had the Soul Stone in him, Thanos would have taken it for good. But that’s not the case when he arrives on Earth through the portal. He is only seen wearing the gauntlet with the Power and Space Stone attached to it. This not only means that the fan theories about Heimdall was wrong, but also indicates that the Soul Stone, without any doubt, is in…
..Wakanda! Yes, the Soul Stone is in Wakanda. But how would they justify it? See, Wakanda is a technologically advanced nation because a meteorite composed of pure Vibranium struck the place hundreds of years ago and they utilized its potential in unimaginable ways. In order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands, they used advanced disguising technology to hide the entire nation from the outside world. But, what if, Vibranium is not what they are hiding but the Soul Stone? What if, the Vibranium meteorite that struck the nation encased the Soul Stone? We all know that Vibranium absorbs any impact made on it and thus, enclosing the Soul Stone in it would be safer than anything else. At the same time, it also serves an explanation to MCU’s Djalia!
The Djalia is a type of astral plane, a place out of space and time, which houses the memory and “souls” of previous Wakandan kings. In the comics, the Black Panther frequently visits the place to talk to his ancestors and take advice from them. In Captain America : Civil War, T’Challa teases about a place where the soul travels to after leaving the body. We even see a similar place in the Black Panther trailer which looks like the MCU’s version of Djalia. If all guesses and teases complement each other, then I can assure you that Wakanda houses the Soul Stone.
7. Divided they stand
This time, it isn’t about Civil War. The Avengers are fighting in different pacts because they all have been given the task of safeguarding a certain Infinity Stone. While Stark, Strange, Wong and Spidey are in New York, Rogers, T’Challa, Romanoff, Rhodes (with his spine fixed somehow) and Wilson are in Wakanda. Banner is seen along with Stark in the initial stages of the film and then join hands with Rogers after going out all green. A few missing characters in the fight scenes are Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Vision and Wanda, although the exclusion of Vision and Wanda is justified. Vision is kept in what seems like a protected facility to safeguard the Mind Stone. When Proxima comes to collect that, she is challenged by the presence of Rogers, Romanoff, Wilson and, obviously, Maximoff.
If you look closely at the attire of Rogers, you will see all the American stars striped off from his costume. This is because he gave up the role of Captain America the very moment he left his shield with Stark, at the end of Civil War. On the contrary, he takes up the new mantle of Nomad to suit his presence stature. You can also see Black Panther’s vibranium gauntlets on his hands, which (proabably) are given to him as protection in the absence of his beloved shield. Maybe the gauntlet is the shield King T’Challa was talking about.
Black Widow’s blonde and Spider-Man’s Iron Spider suit are the most easily viewable things in the trailer and thus, they are absolutely unmissable. However, before ending my discussion on today’s topic, I would like to point out something that I’m sure you all have missed.
In the first shot, you can see the Avengers tower without the large “A” on it. If you have watched Spider-Man: Homecoming, you will be aware of the fact that Stark has sold the building to someone (whose identity is still unknown). In the next shot, you see Stark inside the Sanctum Sanctorum holding a tiny display kind of thing. It’s basically the phone that Rogers gave him at the end of Civil War to serve as the only means of communication between the two. Civil War did have a powerful impact on the team but it wasn’t strong enough to break their bond when it comes to saving the world, again.
It has been one of my longest posts, till date, but when it comes to Infinity War, nothing seems enough. That’s all for today. If you loved this post, don’t forget to show some appreciation in the form of likes and shares in order to encourage me produce more and more and like this. Happy December to everyone! On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for Avengers: Infinity War?
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