Where do you get news about comic book movie trailers if it’s not from San Diego Comic Con? Well, that would be when there’s a blockbuster superhero film like Avengers: Infinity War coming out from Marvel Studios. Marvel’s parent company, Disney, held its own convention last weekend, the D23 Expo, about 95 miles north of San Diego in Anaheim, California.
In a world where we now announce premiere dates and events for 3-minute movie trailers, the next evolutionary step is to not actually see a trailer itself, but read descriptions of it. Such is the case with footage from Avengers: Infinity War shown at D23 last Saturday. After approximately two minutes of intro footage from previous movies in the franchise, the new thrills began:
As the Guardians of the Galaxy are flying through space, a body crashes into their ship. It’s Thor!
On Earth, Loki appears in front of Scarlet Witch and hands the Tesseract to mystery person.
In Queens, the hairs on Peter Parker’s arm stand on end and a ship is heading toward Earth (or other planet).
This ship crashes and Mantis, Iron Man, Star-Lord, Doctor Strange and others react in shock.
As Star-Lord says, “Oh, no,” Thanks emergent from a black hole.
As fighting begins, Doctor Strange places platforms for Star-Lord to jump off, guns blazing.
Spider-man wears the new suit revealed at the end of Spider-man: Homecoming.
Bucky is part of a Wakandan army.
Captain America has a full beard.
Black Widow has blonde hair.
Iron Man has new armor.
Peter Parker is hurt, crying while he says, “I’m sorry, Tony.”
Thanos grabs Thor’s head and squeezes.
Thanos uses the Infinity Gauntlet to grab a moon and drag it toward Earth (or other planet).
Oh, yeah, there’s also a lot of destruction and debris before the footage cuts to the title card. Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018.(Thanks to Germain Lussier from io9 for his description of the footage, which we’ve in turn described here.)