Fans expected Marvel to go big today at D23 and thankfully, they didn’t disappoint, bringing with them the first Avengers: Infinity War footage. Full of fun interactions between all your favorite heroes, some epic battles and tons of destruction, it promises to deliver on everything we’re expecting and more.
Or at least, it sure sounds like it. You see, Marvel has chosen to keep the sizzle reel shown today as a D23 exclusive, meaning that it isn’t online just yet. In fact, there’s nothing to say that they’ll make it available to those who couldn’t attend the convention, but we’re definitely hoping that they do. From the reports we’re getting straight from D23, it sounds like Infinity War is going to be the movie to beat next year.
ComicBook.com were in attendance earlier today when the footage was screened and here’s how they outline what it showed off:
“‘We are arriving,’ Mantis said to the Guardians. Teenage Groot in a seat. They describe this place as ‘dangerous.’ The body of Thor lands on their windshield. His hair is short. Rocket is startled. Mantis wakes him up using her powers. Thor is startled. All of the Guardians look at him, prompting him to ask who they are. The ship zips through the cosmos. Elsewhere, Wanda dodges some white energy, and it breaks a truck. Somewhere else, Loki stands in ruin, presenting the Tesseract to someone. Peter’s Spider-Sense takes off as he rides a bus. Tony prepares for battle. He is in space with the Guardians.”
That’s not all though, as ComicBook.com’s report continues on to say the following:
“‘Fun really isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe,’ Thanos said. ‘This does put a smile on my face.’ Gamora looks on, terrified. The Guardians observe ruin in many places across Earth and the cosmos. Thanos warps into this new world. Star-Lord battles him. Strange battles him. Spider-Man, in his new suit, battles him. Winter Soldier battles on Earth. Wakanda readies to defend their territory. Cap steps out of the shadows, beared, with longer hair. Hulkbuster fights. Black Panther fights the four legged creature from Infinity. Thor’s head is squeezed by Thanos. Thanos pummels Iron Man in a fight. The Guardians are all defeated. Thanos has assembled the Infinity Gauntlet. He throws energy from a hole in space.”
Yup, we’re drooling as well. Sounds absolutely incredible and though we may not get to see the D23 footage anytime soon, or even at all, we’re pretty confident that Marvel will have something for us next weekend at Comic-Con, which will hopefully be made available online, unlike this reel.
Joe and Anthony Russo’s star-studded blockbuster is said to be the culmination of all of the events that have defined and shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe hitherto, and if the description above is anything to go by, it looks like we’re all in for one hell of a good time when Avengers: Infinity War zooms into theatres on May 4th, 2018.