The first trailer for 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War has landed and it’s already shaping up to be a significant step up from DC’s recent sorry attempt at a Justice League movie.
In fact, the trailer alone might actually be better than Batfleck and gang’s recent effort – if it was a choice between paying £10 to see Justice League again or watch this trailer on the big screen, the latter would probably win through.
But this is all besides the point. Avengers: Infinity War looks epic, bringing together pretty much ever character from the Marvel cinematic universe for the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.
It’s the culmination of some 10 years of Marvel movies – because, unlike DC, Marvel believe in laying the foundations for their superhero ensemble films, rather than jumping straight in at the deep end and working backwards. Sorry, we’ll stop.
This time round fans will finally get a look at Josh Brolin as Thanos, the all-powerful Marvel supervillain who has spent much of the time so far sat on a weird throne in the middle of space.
He’s off his throne now though and plotting to wreak havoc on Earth and do away with some of the planet’s mightiest heroes in the process.
Based on the trailer alone, Paul Bettany’s Vision looks like he is in serious trouble while the lack of screen time for Robert Downey Jr. suggests Iron Man could also be shuffled off this mortal coil.
The first of a two-part Marvel epic, filmmakers Anthony and Joe Russo certainly appear to be setting up an Empire Strikes Back style story, with the villains very much in the driving seat and baying for blood.
“In time, you will know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail all the same,” Brolin’s Thanos warns, over images of death and destruction.
“Dread it, run from it, destiny still arrives…”
Speaking of arrivals, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr Strange and the entirety of the Guardians of the Galaxy clan all appear along with Spider-Man and pretty much any Marvel movie character you can think of. Apart from Ed Norton. No one talks about Ed Norton.
It’s fast shaping up to be the biggest, and hopefully best, superhero movie of all time though there is something a little off about Chris Pratt’s Starlord though…new beard?
Thankfully Groot has grown a bit in the time since their last Marvel movie outing.
With so much to get excited about the only real shame is that we will have to wait until April 27th 2018 for it to come out!
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.