Ten years ago, Marvel took a chance on a character that, at the time, wasn’t widely known among casual fans of comic book movies. With Robert Downey Jr. donning the Iron Man suit, or perhaps even more-so because of the addictive personality of Tony Snark (I’ve got jokes), the company launched a cinematic franchise that has dominated the box office and won the world over. Through eighteen films- EIGHTEEN FILMS- fans have been treated to pure popcorn entertainment, and though there have been a few missteps along the way, we’ve become so attached to these heroes that the thought of losing any one of them is devastating. Cue the new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War.
Thanos has been billed as the big baddie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Phase One, and after several years of anticipating the Avengers battle with him, it finally arrives in theaters next month. While there have been a few great villains (The common complaint against the MCU is that the villains tend to be lacking in a number of areas), there’s no doubt that our heroes, and the film-version of our planet, have never seen a greater threat.
In the new trailer, which may lead you to believe that nobody makes it out alive with its somber tone toward the looming threat against civilization, we see our heroes- all of them- stand with each other to bring down the power-hungry behemoth.
Results may vary.
It appears that some of the team, particularly Thor (who is coming off what is far and away the best film of his individual series) and Captain America, may be in a bit of trouble. Honestly, I’m terrified for every single hero that’s been around since Phase One. Marvel and Disney have continued to branch out into new territory, so just how long do they intend to stick with our original team?
Their fate will be revealed when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27th.
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