Marvel released their trailer for the next Avengers movie. And it is EPIC.
It’s worth watching it a few times, just to spot all the different characters. I mean, we’ve got Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Thor, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther…the list goes on.
While the trailer itself looks stunning, have one big concern: will an average audience be able to keep up with both the huge cast of characters? I mean, I heard feedback that there were too many characters in Captain America: Civil War. That looks tame by comparison now.
There has been a fairly solid story arc running through the Marvel comics movies up until now: the infinity gems. They’ve appeared in various guises. Bringing them – and arch-villain Thanos – together on Earth will make for some spectacular scenes. I hope audiences aren’t put off by the complexity of the stories leading to this episode of the Marvel franchise. But I also hope the movie doesn’t contain too much ‘Avengers for Dummies’ exposition for those people who’ve never watched the Avengers on screen before.
But I also hope the movie doesn’t contain too much ‘Avengers for Dummies’ exposition for those people who’ve never watched the Avengers on screen before.
On the other hand, bringing such an amazing array of characters together like this gives Marvel an excellent opportunity to jumpstart their next cycle of superhero movies and even diverge from the comics a little more. Just to keep the movies simple, entertaining and still surprising for a varied audience.
Despite watching and enjoying this trailer a dozen times already, I’m left with some questions, though:
- Why is the Black Widow’s hair now blonde?
- What is the Winter Soldier doing out of stasis?
- What happens in the upcoming Black Panther movie to bring everyone to Wakanda?
- And how long until the next movie?!
My prediction for ‘Infinity War’ is that it will echo ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. A quite dark mood, some casualties along the way and an apparent win for the bad guys. So we’ll be left hanging for the next episode, where good shall surely prevail.
I’m so happy to be along for the ride!