Avengers: Infinity War Trailer 2 Breakdown And Easter Eggs
The latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War is here. The upcoming film, which will be the longest Marvel movie to date, has all the heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the Guardians of the Galaxy. Together, they'll join forces to fight the evil Thanos. The villainous space titan is trying to collect all of the Infinity Stones in order to rule the universe. Can the Marvel heroes join forces and work together in order to defeat this threat?
There is a lot going on in this new trailer, so we're breaking it all down to figure out what's going on in the new film and a few of the Easter eggs the trailer dropped as well. In addition, the trailer introduced us to a few new bad guys who work alongside Thanos, one of which could be played by Peter Dinklage.
If you're interested to see what happened to the rest of the heroes before the film, make sure to check out "Avengers Infinity War: Where Is Everyone?" However, we're still not sure where Hawkeye and Ant-Man are, as they don't appear in this trailer.
Avengers: Infinity War comes to theaters on April 27. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the team behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. Infinity War will be the first of two Avengers films directed by the Russos, which will completely change the landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. Let's breakdown what's going on in this new Infinity War trailer.
The trailer opens with an object entering the atmosphere above New York City. Gamora, the adopted daughter of Thanos, provides voice over as Bruce Banner, Black Widow, and War Machine look towards the sky: "The entire time I knew him, he only ever had one goal: to wipe out half the universe."
Gamora continues: "If he gets all the Infinity Stones, he can do it with the snap of his fingers."
Thanos adds the Space Stone to his Infinity Gauntlet, which he acquires somehow from Loki, who obtained it after the events of Thor: Ragnarok. Thanos already has the Power Stone in the Gauntlet, which was in the possession of the Nova Corps, but the mad titan has apparently already relieved them of it.
There is a quick shot of Peter Parker hanging onto the side of a bus, and he puts his Spider-Man mask on. He's still using the first suit Tony Stark game to him, so this shot is most likely from earlier in the film. The real question we have is "Was the training wheels protocol turned off?"
Villains sure do love attacking New York City, don't they? In a quick scene, we see a circular object in the background. We've seen this in the past, as Spider-Man was traversing one in the previous trailer. It's called a Q-Ship, but what is its purpose?
Thanos looks best with his helmet on. The mad titan is somewhere in the universe, and it's apparent from the smoke billowing behind him that he is on the attack.
We quickly learn that this is essentially Gamora's origin story. Thanos comes to her planet, attacks, and takes the child with him. During consecutive shots, we see other green-skinned aliens standing behind the Chitauri guards. The bizarre takeaway from this moment is how willing Gamora seems to be to go alone with Thanos.
Within the trailer, there are a few scenes that show the true brutality and strength of Thanos. Above, you can see Thanos crushing Thor's head, and we have never seen Thor in that much pain in any of the films he's appeared in. Despite the fact he's the "second strongest Avenger," according to Tony Stark's computer (Thor: Ragnarok), he seems no match for Thanos.
Get ready for a new batch of bad guys. Accompanied by Loki, who has most likely turned on the heroes again, this is the Black Order--originally called Cull Obsidian in the comics. They are a group of Thanos's generals who are sent to Earth to destroy it. The team, which also goes by the name of "Midnight Slaughter," is made of up Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Black Dwarf (now called Cull Obsidian) and Ebony Maw. The character Supergiant is not pictured, and we're not sure if she's in the movie or not.
We quickly see Thanos crushing the Tesseract, which contains the Space Stone. Maybe Loki didn't betray the Avengers. Maybe this was all self-preservation as Thanos has been tracking the Infinity Stones, and Loki just happened to have one.
It looks like a lot of this movie takes place in Wakanda. We see Steve Rogers, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, James Rhodes, Sam Wilson, Vision, and Scarlet Witch all arriving together. During Civil War, they were fighting each other, so it's pretty obvious that the threat of Thanos has brought them all together. In addition, James Rhodes (War Machine) is wearing something around his waist and on his legs that helps him walk again, as he was injured by Vision in Civil War.
There is an overhead shot of what we can assume is the Chitauri attacking Wakanda. However, Wakanda's technology is incredibly advanced, and the city's force field seem to be holding up well to attack. Why is Wakanda being attacked though? Our guess is that the last Infinity Stone, the Soul Stone, resides in the country.
Much like Thor, Doctor Strange finds himself being dominated by someone during battle, with blades piercing his face. We have a pretty good feeling one of the Black Order is doing this to Doctor Strange, especially from the shot that follows.
Here's a closeup of Black Order member Ebony Maw. He is a master of manipulation and can affect people's minds with "webs" that give him information about that person's secrets. In addition, he can control them with these mind webs as well. Since he tends to avoid confrontation, he sends others to do his dirty work.
Finally, there is a shot of Captain America taking on Thanos, one on one. Rogers stops Thanos from crushing him with his giant hand, and Thanos gives him a confused look. Is it because Rogers is stronger than he appears or is Thanos confused as to why someone weaker than him is physically fighting back?
We'll learn more once Avengers: Infinity War comes to theaters on April 27.
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