Holy Crap, The First Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Is Here 

Video: The first trailer for the biggest, most anticipated Marvel movie ever is finally here.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, and starring basically everyone, here's the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War.

Four months ago, Marvel showed fans at the D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con the first footage from this highly anticipated film, but didn't release the footage online. It drove people crazy, but now, finally, we have this trailer.

Infinity War is the beginning of the end for the first major story arc of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will show the mad titan Thanos (Josh Brolin), who first appeared in 2012's The Avengers, attempting to complete the Infinity Gauntlet in order to take over the galaxy. Fighting back will be every Marvel hero we've seen so far, starting in 2008's Iron Man and going all the way up through the yet-to-be-released Black Panther.

Avengers: Infinity War opens 25 April 2018.

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    Trailer says May 2018 but story says April?

      Probably may US release, april for Australia.

      What matrix said. Marvel have a wonderful (for us) habit of releasing movies here a week earlier than the US, generally tieing in somewhere near Anzac Day versus early May.

      Its worked out wonderfully for them so far, helping to build massive word of mouth, and driving the opening weekend numbers up overseas.

    Wow, who didn't they throw in this one. I'm expecting Howard the duck to appear somewhere in here as well. Just adding more people doesn't mean the film will be better and they should of left it with the original crew from the first Avengers but that's just my opinion. Watching this just made me groan.

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      Pretty sure the idea from the beginning was to built the Marvel Cinematic universe up to this one movie starring pretty much all the characters...

        Yeah I get that but when there's too many people you tend to lose any identification with them. When it's a small group you can get behind them but a real large group like this it becomes a big mish mash.

          To be honest, it'll probably be like the comics and core, major characters will get a lot of time but lesser ones will just get a few moments, or will just be in the background fighting.

          Considering this is an "end of the world (universe!)" story every hero *should* be in it. It wouldn't make sense for something so apocalyptic to be happening and for say Spider-man to be sitting there saying, "Nah they got this".

          One thing that I do wonder is how Thanos counters Strange. After all Dr Strange has the ultimate Deus Ex in his time reversal spell. If he could beat Dormammu with it then why not Thanos? They're gonna have to explain that one somehow.

            I see your point and from someone who has read the comics that would make sense but I'm from the majority who has never picked up a comic book in their life. To me (and most probably a lot of people) I'm going to watch this film and go "who the fuck are these people". I bought into the original Avengers because it was a small select group who came together to defeat the bad person, while I didn't like the second (could be third) movie because it had too many "Heroes" in it that I just didn't give a shit anymore, especially when they dragged Spiderman into it (god I hate Spiderman. He's like a kiddy version of a superhero ). Now that there's everyone and the kitchen sink in it, I'm a bit meh about the whole film. To be honest, these other characters are just the B grade superheroes of Marvel that I'm never going to give a shit about and hence my problem. I'm going into the film where I don't like half the cast before I've even seen the film. Oh well, I hope it's entertaining anyway.

              A lot of the superheroes are "kiddy versions". I mean they were purposely written for a young audience. Spider-man is a prime example, he was written to be a character kids could relate to and to be a strong role model for them. He was still in school, a bit nerdy, struggling with life and family and making the right decisions. Yet he was learning and trying to do the right thing (the whole with great power comes great responsibility thing).

              If you look more closely at a lot of the superheroes you'll see a similar setup. The writers have taken social issues and used comics as a way of expressing them. X-men is very much about racism and prejudice for example.

              I can understand jumping into Avengers would be confusing if you never read the comics and never watched the movies. But that's kinda the point, Marvel have built up a whole movie universe where a dozen or so films introduce all the characters and link to one another. If you've seen the whole bunch of films then it makes more sense than if you've just picked up one or two at random.

              Which is a very clever idea from Marvel and something the comic companies have been doing in print for a long time - the crossover. Comics used to be very much "Superman" or "Batman" and you wouldn't see any other hero in it. But at some point they realised they could attract say Superman fans who never bothered reading Batman if they put the two of them together. Which was ok, you'd get appearances between the two. But it became more and more convoluted and they started doing major events with dozens, even hundreds of characters just so fans needed to buy a bunch of issues of random comics.

              So it's a valid idea in that it makes sense for the characters to team up for a big threat. But it makes even more sense from a financial perspective because people will buy more comics in order to follow the story. And they've carried this through to the movies. I suspect a bunch of people probably didn't care about Ant-man (for example) but they probably watched it so they could see how it tied into the rest of the "universe".

                Yeah, maybe I'm different. I like them as individuals as opposed to a group of them. That being said I did like the group in the original Avengers. They meshed well and it seemed like they belonged together apart from the arrow dude. He was still good in the film but he seemed the odd one out to me. I love the guardians of the galaxy but I wouldn't want them participating with other superheroes. They have their own story (in my mind) and they should just stay that way but I know it won't happen. To me it seems a bit desperate to shove them all together because I don't see them in some sort of Marvel universe but they don't make movies just for me so I'll just have to put up with it I suppose or stop watching them.

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