Another trailer for the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War dropped on March 16, 2018, and the internet is in an uproar about all the new details. While there is plenty to parse through there are several scenes and lines that point to Easter Eggs from comics and previous movies. The 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. Let’s check out what’s going on in this new trailer below.
Let’s check out what’s going on in this new trailer below.
At the very beginning of the trailer Gamora, the adopted daughter and former personal assassin of Thanos, states “The entire time I knew him he only ever had one goal: to wipe out half the universe. If he gets all the Infinity Stones, he can do it with a snap of his fingers.” While normally this could be taken as a grandiose exaggeration of a villain’s aim’s, in this case, it is entirely correct.
Thanos uses Infinity Gauntlet to destroy half the universe
In Infinity Gauntlet, the comic which seems to be the main inspiration for the film’s plot, Thanos destroys half of all life in the universe with a snap of his gauntleted fingers in the very first issue. While in the comic this act was only a means to an end and not his actual goal, as Gamora claims, her statement is still a direct allusion to an iconic moment in comic history and may even be replicated in the film.
2.Doctor Strange’s Infinity Stone
“We got one advantage: He’s coming to us,” Tony Stark states in the trailer as Doctor Strange’s amulet glows with a green light. “We have what Thanos wants.”
The Time Stone is kept within the Eye of Agomotto
This ties in the events of the Doctor Strange film into the Infinity War’s narrative. In it, the Eye of Agomotto, Strange’s signature amulet, is revealed to contain an Infinity stone, specifically the Time Stone. This seems to be the final gem Thanos needs to complete the Infinity Gauntlet and attain ultimate power, and the reason he and his forces are directly attacking Earth. While the previous trailer showed the Vision still in possession of the Mind Stone, it also showed a henchman of Thanos in the process of removing it. This makes the Time Stone almost certainly the remaining Stone the Avengers possess “that Thanos wants.”
3. Thor at the Forge
Trailers, stills, and even children’s toys have all seemed to hint at Thor receiving a new weapon to replace Mjolnir, and this trailer proved no exception.
Thor and his new weapon
Both comics and MCU get into some details about how Mjolnir was made, chiefly that it was made using the heat and power of a star. In the first trailer, we saw Thor standing in an elaborate machine positioned across from a star, seemingly exerting a great deal of effort as the Guardians of the Galaxy watched in what seemed like awe. This trailer shows what could very well be the same scene, but with the thunder god standing triumphantly with an object in his hand emitting lightning similarly to the old Mjolnir. Fans are speculating that this weapon forged in the same manner as Thor’s hammer could be the ax Jarnbjorn, used in Thor’s youth before he could wield Mjolnir and currently carried by him again in his Unworthy state
4. Gamora’s ‘Adoption’
In both comics and the movies, Gamora was raised from a young age by Thanos, less as a daughter and more of a living weapon. In the comics he found her after her entire species, the Zen-Whobari, had been eradicated by an outside force while in the MCU he himself was responsible for their slaughter.
Thanos takes in Gamora as his ward
A brief scene in the trailer shows Thanos taking the hand of what appears to be a small green child and walking with her as his soldiers surround them. This is almost certainly a visualization or flashback to the Titan taking in the young Gamora.
5. The Black Order
The Black Order is an elite team of Thanos’s favorite and most lethal warriors. First appearing in the Infinity crossover event, they individually were nearly capable of defeating some of the strongest kingdoms and fortresses of the Marvel universe, including Wakanda, Attilan, Atlantis, and the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
The Black order in Infinity (2014)
While two members, Midnight Proxima and Corvus Glaive (speaking in above panel) appeared in the first trailer, the new one shows the full team assembled together for the first time, with the addition of Loki.
The Black Order (and Loki)
If they are anything near as deadly as they were in the comics, our heroes will be facing a fierce fight that all may not survive.
These are only a handful of the exciting new scenes from today’s trailer, but each is significant in their own way! Because of the comic and movie fans alike put their heads together to theorize what will happen to their favorite heroes while we all anxiously wait for April to arrive so we can watch one of biggest movies of the year.