For those who weren't fortunate enough to see the Avengers: Infinity War footage screened at D23 and San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, you won't have to wait much longer to get a glimpse at what next year's big Marvel release will look like. It was revealed hours ago that the first Infinity War trailer will drop tomorrow, but that doesn't mean there aren't any goodies for Earth's Mightiest Heroes' next adventure today. Tom Holland debuted the first Infinity War poster to the public earlier today, but it took some "sneaky" planning on Mark Ruffalo's part to ensure that happened.
Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo's iterations of Spider-Man and Hulk, respectively, will finally cross paths on the big screen next year in Avengers: Infinity War, but the actors got to know each other quite well during the Infinity War and Avengers 4 shoot. So when Holland received a package from Ruffalo, the Peter Parker actor figured it'd be fun to learn its contents at the same time as everyone else watching him on his Instagram Live stream. Lo and behold, it was the first Infinity War poster, but there was also a 'Confidential, Do Not Share' warning on the back of Ruffalo's message to his costar. Maybe next time Holland should check what the package's contents are before letting his fans get a peek. On the other hand, that was a well-played trick on Ruffalo's part. Oh yeah, and this was all an act...in case that that wasn't clear.
Fortunately, Marvel was "generous" enough to formally release the Avengers: Infinity War teaser poster on social media, which follows in its predecessors' footsteps by simply displaying the Avengers 'A' insignia. Using that for the 'a' in 'May' was also a nice touch.
Even with only six months to go until Avengers: Infinity War's release, Marvel has stayed mum on specific plot details for the movie. What we do know is that after years of looming in the background, Thanos will finally come to the forefront and attempt to obtain the six Infinity Stones with the help of The Black Order. Each Stone is powerful enough by itself, but when combined, it makes their owner practically invincible. Only the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and other select MCU heroes remotely stand a chance of foiling Thanos' schemes, but since Avengers 4 comes the following year, it remains to be seen if they'll successfully stop the Mad Titan during Infinity War or if this conflict will conclude in another movie.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. As for what other major motion pictures are arriving next year, look through our 2018 premiere guide.
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