The debut trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has arrived, and get ready to go totally nuts because it looks amazing. It's likely the same trailer audiences went crazy for at both San Diego Comic-Con and Disney’s D23 Expo, but it's the first time this particular sneak peek at the biggest Avengers movie yet has been widely released. If you're a big fan, my only advice is to make sure you're seated before you press play.
As the sequel to both 2012's The Avengers and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Infinity War will see the Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy in order to help stop big, bad cosmic villain Thanos from finding the Infinity Stones. It definitely looks like the trailer is hinting at a possible climactic showdown between our Avengers and Guardians and Thanos.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War), Infinity War will feature literally every single beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero that has been depicted onscreen so far, from fan favorites like Captain America, Iron Man, Thor to newbies like Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther and Tom Holland's Spider-Man. This sprawling ensemble cast is the logical conclusion of the MCU, with Infinity War marking the beginning of the end of the Avengers movies; it's also the 19th Marvel movie to date! It's technically the first part of the last installment in the series; part two, which remains untitled, is set for release in May 2019.
This trailer is packed with action and will only serve to increase the already very intense hype for what could be Marvel's most anticipated movie. It's certainly already the biggest Avengers movie, but as the hype rises so do expectations, so let's hope Marvel knows what it's doing by throwing so many characters together. 2012's The Avengers currently ranks as the fifth highest-grossing movie of all time with $1.52 billion at the worldwide box office; Age of Ultron falls at No. 7 with $1.4 billion. Will Infinity War follow in those mighty footsteps?
Avengers: Infinity War will be released May 4, 2018.