New Avengers: Infinity War Featurette Explains The Importance Of Wakanda

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Proving that Marvel knew that they had another major hit on their hands, Black Panther‘s homeland of Wakanda is set to play a significant part in Avengers: Infinity War. The assembled heroes will congregate in the African nation that’s home to mighty warriors and bleeding-edge tech as it’s the perfect battleground on which to fight the formidable forces of Thanos and his army.

Now, with only days left before it hits theaters, the studio’s released a new featurette for the film that sees several cast members – specifically, Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright – explain the role that Wakanda and its inhabitants play in the movie. It also contains some new footage – well, new in English, at least. This featurette was actually released a few days ago by Marvel Russia, but this is our first look at these clips un-dubbed.

The most exciting bit of the video showcases the moment that Team Cap (do we still call them that?) arrive via Quinjet in Wakanda. Those on board appear to be Rogers, Black Widow, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, Bruce Banner and War Machine. There’s a nice bit of comedy, too, when Bruce asks Rhodey for advice on what to do when he encounters the King of Wakanda, which causes him to make a fool of himself as he does an awkward bow in front of a bemused T’Challa.

Not only that, but the video gives us a prolonged look at what’s most likely the final battle of Infinity War, which sees the combined forces of Wakanda ally with the Avengers to take down the alien Outriders. Again, some of this footage we’ve seen already, but some we haven’t. Specifically, we get another look at Rhodey, as he flies around and surveys the fight below.

As far as we can tell, Avengers: Infinity War is going to be an even bigger hit than the already massive Black Panther, as analysts say it’s going to bulldoze its way through box office records this weekend. Some are predicting that it could even reach the exclusive $2 billion club once all is said and done, and we’ll have a much better idea of its chances of doing so in just a couple of days.

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