In July this year, the teaser for Avengers: Infinity War took event-goers of SDCC and D23 Expo by storm. Emotions ran wild on social media, with excited, passionate shrills that came in the form of fully-capitalised tweets and exclamation marks.
Come later today, and the same scene will surely unfold – and to say that things are about to get messy is probably too much of an understatement.
Following an Instagram tease by directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel has took to Twitter and confirmed the trailer release.
Here’s the catch: it will be a different cut from the one screened at the earlier events, and is slated for a world premiere reveal on Good Morning America from 7-9am EST, which translates to 10pm-12am here. Who needs sleep when you have the Infinity War trailer to watch?
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 28, 2017
That’s not all for the fans: the main teaser poster of Infinity War has also been unveiled in true Marvel fashion, sporting the full-blown size of the iconic Avengers emblem (what else?) in Thano-esque purple hues. Everything’s awfully vague, and information has been rather sparse, although word has it that Captain Marvel is going to make an appearance. But hey, what’s a teaser without some good ol’ suspense?
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) November 28, 2017
Prior to that, Tom Holland was said to have leaked a confidential copy of the poster during a live Instagram story, but chances are that everything was staged from the start. Or maybe he’s just that bad at keeping secrets, as Marvel Studios and himself have stated.
As you should know by now, Infinity War features the Avengers teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to confront Thanos, who’s trying to collect all six Infinity Stones. It’s a story told with a massive cast that definitely sets up a bigger stage for the Marvel Cinematic Universe – which may miss out on the current Avengers squad in the near future.
Upon the last stages of The Avengers, Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige remains tight-lipped on what’s to come for the fandom but emphasised that the universe will be undergoing a substantial change after Infinity War.
For now, though, let’s assemble in solidarity and wait for the trailer drop.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.