Avengers: Infinity War has a new set of promos for the upcoming blockbuster, releasing five posters instead of packing everyone in a single poster.
6 Infinity Gems, 23 Heroes, 5 Posters
The new collection of posters follows the different colors of the Infinity Gems, keeping it entirely in the mood of the upcoming film. Only one of the colors is missing, the orange Soul Gem, which is the last stone missing.
Like the previously released Entertainment Weekly covers, the 23 characters are in separate posters. After all, there are far too many of them to keep all together in every promo material.
An entire universe. Once and for all. Marvel Studios' @Avengers: #InfinityWar in theaters April 27th. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/91HjeRJGqm — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 26, 2018
An entire universe. Once and for all. Marvel Studios' @Avengers: #InfinityWar in theaters April 27th. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/aSDrOld98m — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 26, 2018
The most prominently featured Avengers in the posters may be a clue to their corresponding roles in the film with Iron Man and Doctor Strange, Black Widow and Black Panther, Captain America and Winter Soldier, Scarlett Witch and Vision, and Thor and Star-Lord all getting the biggest coverage in these latest posters. It could also be an indication about the team-ups that will be seen onscreen.
Other superheroes featured in the posters include Shuri, Nebula, Mantis, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Teen Groot, Okoye, The Hulk, Falcon, War Machine, Wong, and Spider-Man.
Avengers: Infinity War features an impressive roster of stars including Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Anthony Mackie.
But there's one conspicuous absence from Infinity War promos that have been called out incessantly by Marvel fans: Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye. Although the actor is confirmed to appear in the film, along with Paul Rudd's Ant-Man, he has not been shown in any promo material or trailer so far.
As an original Avenger, the lack of screen time for the character is glaring, especially for viewers who followed the franchise from the beginning.
Anthony and Joe Russo, who direct the two upcoming Avengers films, even play along with the running joke, making a fan-made Infinity War poster their Facebook header as a shout-out to the Marvel sharpshooter.
Of course, Hawkeye's presumably small role in Infinity War may mean he gets more screen time in the fourth Avengers film.
After all, the Russo brothers have been open about the potential of Avengers dying in the upcoming Marvel installment.
"But if there was ever finality in Marvel movies, it would be in these films," Joe teases in Digital Spy. "There are major chapters that close."
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27.