With exactly 10 days left until D-day, the Avengers: Infinity War promos are beginning to arrive thick and fast.
First up was this morning’s blistering TV spot that had Spidey go toe-to-toe with Thanos (AKA Marvel’s Mad Titan), before Marvel Studios rolled out an extensive featurette to commemorate 10 years of the MCU.
That’s right, it’s going on a decade since Kevin Feige and Jon Favreau first rolled the dice on Iron Man, a plucky superhero underdog that debuted in the same year as The Dark Knight, so it’s fair to say that Tony Stark’s cinematic debut didn’t garner much interest leading up to release. And yet, once the lights went down on May 2nd, 2008, viewers soon realized that Feige and Favreau had struck gold. And the rest is history.
Speaking of history, it’s that legacy and unprecedented scope that serves as the lifeblood of Avengers: Infinity War, which has just unleashed another promo featuring Captain America taking a stand in Wakanda.
First teased in Civil War, it was Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther movie that allowed King T’Challa to cement his status as one the MCU’s figureheads, one who opens his doors to both Bucky Barnes and Captain America during their time of need.
The latter is also poised for a big arc of his own, what with the Russo Brothers promising a transition from Cap to Nomad:
We have a history of cross-pollinating genres, and we like deconstruction. Arrested Development dabbles in deconstruction. Community is a show about deconstruction. And those were the kind of books that we loved growing up. Captain America, we’ve said this before, was not one of our favorite characters. We found him a little flat and a little square, so we wanted to dimensionalize him by sending him on this journey that you’ll see continues in Avengers: Infinity War, where he goes from the most patriotic character to an insurgent. In a lot of ways, it represents how it is that we feel about the world and our own growth and our own principles. So it’s been a very personal journey for us.
Avengers: Infinity War opens big on April 27th. How big, exactly? Try $235 million…and that’s just in North America.