Disney treated Marvel fans to the final trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War” on Friday, to build up the hype after a pulled-ahead release date.
The trailer immediately became the top trending video on YouTube internationally, racking up nearly 20 million views well inside the first day, with over a hundred thousand comments pouring in. Advance tickets for the film also went out on sale for selected cinema chains, and promptly soared past previous record holder “Black Panther” to become Fandango's best-selling superhero movie during the first 24 hours of pre-sales, inside its first six hours.
The trailer showcases all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes, including Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, and Thor struggling in their fight against Josh Brolin's Thanos. The new trailer continues the trend of previous trailers' warnings of death and destruction at the hands of the god-like villain.
“The entire time I knew him, he only ever had one goal: to wipe out half the universe. If he gets all the Infinity Stones, he can do it with the snap of his fingers,” Zoe Saldana's Gamora says.
“Infinity War” will combine old-school MCU stars like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and Scarlett Johansson with newcomers, including “Spider-Man: Homecoming's” Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, and “Thor: Ragnarok” breakout Tessa Thompson. The “Guardians of the Galaxy”, lead by Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, will also be assembling with the Avengers in the tentpole.
The trailer closes with Iron Man and Captain America facing off against the baddie, individually, as their lives hang in the balance, according to Variety.
The movie is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who helmed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Captain America: Civil War”. The Russo brothers will also direct the untitled fourth “Avengers” movie, which is expected to conclude this chapter of MCU films.
The release date for “Infinity War” was recently pushed up a week to April 27.
Source: Variety, Cinemablend