It’s been 15 hours since the Avengers: Infinity War trailer dropped and during that time, an abundance of theories and occasional bursts of devastation have been simmering on social media. It is the Avengers so all (minus a few) of our favourite heroes are in this film.
People aren’t even over Black Panther yet and we’re about to cop a bloody battle between Thanos and the Avengers in Wakanda. Like that in itself blows minds, not to mention the confirmed fact that we are going to have a coupla permanent character deaths thrown at us so better prepare yourselves for April 25.
If you haven’t watched the trailer, here it is below and please take a breath first because Black Panther, Shuri, General Okoye, Captain America, Black Widow, Wanda, Iron Man, Spider-Man – actually, it’ll be way quicker to list the people who don’t appear in the official theatrical poster and trailer. Ant-Man, Hawkeye and his wife, Laura Barton, oh and Nick Fury.
Anyway, please enjoy.
(Did you see Little Gamora?)
15 hours – 20 million views just on Youtube and it’s the number one trending video. Impressive.
Also, here’s the theatrical poster because this is important too.
In as little words as possible we now know that Thanos is threatening to end the world as we know it and the Avengers must try and stop him by making sure he doesn’t get his enormous hands on all six Infinity Stones. We also know Thanos already has two as seen on his gauntlet. He already has the Power Stone (purple one) and gets the blue Space Stone by crumbling the Tesseract into smithereens. The yellow Mind Stone is still embedded in Vision’s head…for now, the green Time Stone is in the possession of Doctor Strange, the red Reality Stone with The Collector (you see him in GOTG) which makes only the orange Soul Stone the only stone unaccounted for. People think it’s in Wakanda.
Okay, with that out of the way, let’s get to the main bits and fan theories.
WHO IS PETER DINKLAGE GONNA PLAY?
Yep, that’s right. Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage AKA Tyrion will be in the film. Grab a magnifying glass and take a close look at that movie poster and you’ll spot his name right down the bottom in between Idris Elba and Benedict Wong.
People reckon Ty-Peter may be playing Pip the troll, a sort-of-mate of Thanos so once again, we’ll be sort of loving but also hating him.
You saw it. Star-Lord and Iron man, Spider-man and Doctor Strange. It may look like nothing but it’s already all the rage on twitter (and fanfic sites probs).
UM, WHERE’S ANT-MAN AND HAWKEYE?
Sooo, there have been two reactions to these missing characters.
Reactions have either been like this,
fixed it #AvengersInfinityWar #Hawkeye pic.twitter.com/hoQrHQlzQe
— euge⭐⭐⭐ (@eugechicle) March 16, 2018
Or, like this,
“Hawkeye is important in Infinity War” pic.twitter.com/aClwFoNYyV
— boo boo the fool (@wckdstiles24) March 16, 2018
The answers to these are not so much theories but actual confirmation from the directors, Anthony and Joe Russo aka the Russo brothers. So, during a set visit the Russo brothers told the media that Hawkeye is doing some sort of Eat, Pray, Love solo journey so he won’t be sharing many scenes with the main cast like he usually does. Will he still be in the movie? Technically yes, but possibly just a scene here and there.
And Ant-Man? No clue but the Russo brothers did say the Infinity Wars plot will tie in with the next Ant-Man standalone film.
WHO’S GOING TO DIE?
Yeah, it sucks but it’s going to happen. In a set interview, the Russo Brothers unfortunately hinted that our souls will be crushed in the upcoming film and the bets are on either Iron man, Vision, or Captain America. Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige also confirmed that SOME of the deaths will be permanent whereas others will come back to life as per usual.
So who’s it gonna be? We’re all gonna have to wait to find out but here are some tweets that pretty much sums up any MCU death.
Also, some fans are speculating Thanos will kill off Stan Lee’s always present cameos so to a) give people a really major reason to hate Thanos and b) allow Marvel to farewell the always adorable cameos before Stan actually dies. The 95-year-old has previously pre-filmed his cameos with his last one being for Thor: Ragnarok.
I can’t wait to see this but I’m dreading character deaths.
Next Avengers, can we just have Dr. Strange do a magical reboot and bring everyone back to life & unite the X-Men back with the mainline Marvel cinematic universe?
And bring @RealHughJackman for one last Wolverine?
— Trace🎨Art🎨Twit (@RaTraci) March 16, 2018
While it’s pretty much a guarantee that there will be quite a few deaths in both AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and its sequel, I know the one that is going to affect me the most if it happens to them is Captain America. He is the heart of the MCU and I will shed tears if he does die. pic.twitter.com/56T1Cpv7Th
— The Terrible Aussie (@BedeJermyn) March 16, 2018
April 25, mark it in your diaries.