Earlier this week the trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War was dropped, with a little over 5 months to go before the release of the movie.
The trailer gave fans of the Marvel franchise a glimpse into some of their favourite heroes as well as a further reveal of Thor meeting the Guardian’s of the Galaxy, which was briefly shown earlier this year at D23. The vast amount of characters revealed in the trailer took some attention away from those that weren’t shown; including characters such as Hawkeye and Ant-Man. Ant-Man is a character who should not have been left out of the trailer, with his upcoming sequel film releasing in July of next year, ultimately showing he will survive the first part of Avengers: Infinity War. This has now become a joke with many saying: “he is there, but he is just too small to see”. However, the film will be home to over 60 characters which will add plenty of room for any left out in the trailer. At Wizard World, New Orleans, Joe Russo, director of the film, stated:
We have so many characters we’re dealing with. We’re breaking ground on Avengers: Infinity War. We have a board with 67 characters on it.
This is one of the largest casts ever seen in order to feature all 67 main characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, yet, this doesn’t equate to the 2,000 characters Marvel Studios has the rights to. This continues to grow with Marvel Studios gaining the rights to Spider-man and many more in recent years.
Many have said that Spider-man Homecoming was a good film and introduction of the latest Spider-man, Tom Holland. Although, I believe Tobey Maguire’s portrayal of spiderman in director Sam Raimi’s original spiderman trilogy would make Avengers: Infinity War a must-see film. Due to Holland’s Spider-man, and the evolution into what seems to be a version of the iron spider suit, certain aspects may not portray the Spider-man people love because of his constant need and support for Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man. But a more controversial rant on the changes of Spider-man will be left for another article.
Speaking of Iron Man, the release of Avengers: Infinity War will mark 10 years since the first Iron Man movie. Will the one who started it all come to an end after 10 years of being in the franchise?
The third instalment of the Avengers movie franchise should make for a fascinating deliberation of your favourite characters, the ones you don’t like and the ones you have never heard of. All of this mixed with some well-executed CGI, a slightly deformed Thanos and the loss of some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s most loved and highest paid actors should create an enjoyable family film with classic clean comedy you would expect from any Marvel film.
By Archie Henry
As much as I can dream of Holland’s departure within the first 10 minutes of this film, it is safe to say he will not be leaving anytime soon, with a sequel for Spider-man: Homecoming emerging in 2019.
Watch the trailer here: