By Joshie Jaxon
Greetings, geek fans! The Infinity War trailer is finally here, and I’m just delighted. The MCU movies have been a family tradition since the original Thor. My brother and I even flew to Denver when my dad lived there to see the first Avengers movie together. This trailer brought me a lot of joy, on multiple levels. I’m not here to discuss family fun though. I’m here to go over the biggest pieces of info we gain from this amazing trailer. Be warned, there are Ragnarok spoilers involved, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve been warned. I’m gonna do these in random order. Let the geeks begin!
Not only do we get to see the infinity gem getting pulled from his head, we also get to see him as human before it happens. Now, the question of if this is some kind of projection by Vision, or is an effect of Wanda’s powers will be an interesting reveal. Paul Bettany is awesome, and I’m glad he went from the voice of Jarvis to an on screen character. I hope he’s not the first casualty, and there’s a way to preserve Vision as a whole.
Though brief, we get an appearance of my favorite villain, Loki. As anticipated, he has the Tesseract. The real question is if he took it to preserve it, or he’s still got a side gig with Thanos. I’m thinking the first, as he didn’t seem too happy as he presented the cube. Time will tell.
The mad titan himself. First off, without his helmet, he looks weird. Just throwing that out there. Secondly, the trailer implies he’s able to teleport. Which, while cool, begs the question why he’d need people like Loki and the Collector, assuming they’re on the same side, to gather the infinity gems for him. Speaking of which, how in his long-ass lifetime has he not already gathered at least one of these? We can if we he doesn’t have any, as the gauntlet had been empty the first time we see him put it on. Although, in this trailer we see he has the purple stone, which means he’s visited the Nova Corp before coming to earth.
This one is more banner related than Thor, but still. At the end of Ragnarok Thor, Loki, and Hulk are all on his ship. In the trailer we see Thor meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy, while we primarily see Hulk/Banner on Earth. Now, while I’m glad Banner isn’t gone forever like he feared, I am concerned that he got separated from the others. How he gets back to Earth will be an interesting scene. Does Star Lord given them a lift? Would Hulk, Drax, and Groot have lots to talk about? It’s gonna be fun.
There wasn’t a ton of spider action in this trailer, but there was an important scene where we see him in his “Avengers/Iron Spider” suit. Ready or not, it appears that our dear Mr. Parker was given his upgrade to help defend the world.
6- Winter Soldier/War Machine
I’m a big fan of the Winter Bucky, mostly because I have a think for hunky, damaged, bad boys. See my Loki obsession if you don’t believe me. I was glad to see him out of hibernation and on the front lines, two arms in tow. The second part of those same front lines was the apparent return of War Machine. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I swear he was there with Black Panther and crew, cause that didn’t look like Iron Man to me. Which begs the question why he’d be with them, since Cap’s side is the reason he was hurt. Alright, it was Vision, but he wouldn’t have been shooting if everyone could just get along.
7- The Roster
SO many people in this film! Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Wong, Thor, Loki, Hulk, Spider-Man, Widow, Captain America, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Star Lord, Groot, Gamora, Mantis, Rocket, Winter Soldier, Black Panther, War Machine, Falcon… it’s going to be amazing, and May can’t get here fast enough. What did you think of the trailer? Feel free to comment, and as always, stay geeky and keep gabbing!