First-hand accounts of the The Avengers: Infinity War trailer are starting to emerge, and good god, it’s rendered even the most seasoned entertainment reporters to a state of near slack-jawed awe. 

The trailer enjoyed a secret showing at the D23 convention, and while we don’t have footage – yet – mere descriptions of the footage are patently insane. 
(Look, we’re not usually ones to plaster spoiler tags over an unseen trailer, but this one seems justifiably massive. Look away if you want to wait for its official release, or an inevitable shaky-cam leak.)

Kyle Buchanan of Vulture says the footage opens with The Guardians Of The Galaxy cruising in their ship, The Milano. Suddenly, old mate Thor (Chris Hemsworth), slams unconscious onto the window. Rocket’s (Bradley Cooper) response to the legendary Asgardian: “Get it off!”

After Thor is taken into the ship and revived by Mantis (Pom Klementieff), he seems to get acquainted with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) & Co., before directing them back to a little planet named Earth. 

Then, judging by how expensive CGI is, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of shit goes down. And that’s not even including the actors’ wages. 


Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) struggle through ruined scenery. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) tears through some debris to grab a hold of the Tesseract, which still holds one of those Infinity Stones. You only need to re-read the film’s title to understand how important that is.
A voice intones “death follows him like a shadow,” referring to big baddie Thanos (Josh Brolin). The trailer cuts to newcomer Peter Parker (Tom Holland) on a bus somewhere, and the audience catches a glimpse of his arm hair standing up. Spidey-sense, baby!
Back to the carnage, and space ships are crash-landing all over the joint. New pals Mantis and Thor can be seen with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Thanos wanders in through a goddamn portal. Star-Lord goes on the offensive, and Strange unloads some of his, uh, strangeness.
Aaron Couch of The Hollywood Reporter reveals Captain America (Chris Evans) drops in, and is now sporting a big-ass beard after his sabbatical from Iron Man’s Avengers faction. He’s joined on-screen by Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson).

The trailer closes up with a scene of seismic consequence: Thanos is seen holding the head of a struggling Thor in his big ol’ hand. The universal baddie tells his adversary “you can run from it, but your destiny still arrives.” 

And then HE FUCKING EXPLODES A PLANET WITH HIS FREE HAND, AND HURLS THE DEBRIS DOWN TO EARTH.

Understandably, punters are going off chops at the description.


The film hits screens April 25, 2018. We’ll let you know when the trailer gets its full release, but we imagine it looks a little something like this:

 

Source: Vulture The Hollywood Reporter.
Photo: The Guardians Of The Galaxy / Marvel Studios.