For the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe history, fans will see their favorite heroes join forces to save Earth. Avengers: Infinity War marks the accumulation of ten years of significant adventure storytelling that started in 2008's Iron Man. Avengers: Infinity War is expected to unite the Avengers as Thanos (Josh Brolin) finally makes his way to Earth with one mission: unite the Infinity Stones.
Earth's Exhausted Heroes
"It all started with an idea, to bring together a remarkable group of people to see if we could become something more. So when they needed us, we could fight the battles that they never could." This opening dialogue opens up the highly anticipated trailer. Fans' faces will light up with delight as their favorites return to the silver screen. Our heroes are in dire straits after the events of previous MCU movies including Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, and Thor: Ragnarok have left them physically and mentally exhausted.
Thanos Takes Over
Off-screen, Thanos vows that "in time, you will know what it is like to lose." When The Mad Titan inches closer to the Earth, the heroes begin to feel his massive presence all over the world. Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is the first to discover a large circular alien object that threatens the New York City skyline. Thanos has arrived on Earth, and his first stop is Wakanda. Thanos's forces begin their invasion and the heroes are at their breaking point until two figures appear from the shadows: Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.). The trailer ends with Tony Stark facing possible annihilation at Thanos's hands and the former Captain America leading a rag-tagged group of Avengers and the Wakandan army against Thanos's alien forces.
Avengers: Infinity War will feature the largest acting ensemble in a Marvel Studios film. Between the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy to Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, every Marvel Studios hero from the production company's first 10 years is allegedly going to be part of this film. Vanity Fair satisfied MCU fans all over the world when they produced four covers that featured unique pairings of our favorite heroes and allies. Fans can also check out the epic Marvel Cinematic Universe portrait that features 36 creators and characters in Vanity Fair's 2017/18 holiday issue.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told the magazine that the upcoming 2019 Avengers film will mark an end of an era.
"There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after," said Feige. "I know it will not be in ways people are expecting."
Avengers: Infinity War is expected to be released into theatres on May 4, 2018.