There is SO MUCH to unpack in the first official trailer for Joe and Anthony Russo's Avengers: Infinity War, an epic confrontation that will land in theaters next summer. This footage is different from the clips shown at D23 and San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, and as a result of having now seen Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok, there are details that Marvel is able to share so that amateur MCU sleuths like us can start to deduce how Infinity War (and maybe even Avengers 4) can and will play out.
We have gone over every frame of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer. If you need to see it one more time, give it a go:
Now, based on everything that we watched, here are the plot points that have been speculated on which are finally being confirmed by this initial footage.
Hulk will land in New York City after Thor: Ragnarok
When last we saw Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), he was riding safely along with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in the end credits of Thor: Ragnarok, having saved the existing Asgardians from Hela (Cate Blanchett). But before the movie could wrap, the heroes were confronted by Thanos' massive ship. This new trailer -- in scenes we'll discuss -- confirms that a fight will take place, and Hulk will get knocked from space all the way back down to Earth. In fact, we see him in human form having blasted a hole in the roof of the Sanctum Sanctorum, home of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Vision can look human now
The courtship of Vision (Paul Bettany) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) continues, and yet even though we see the synthetic android in his full colors later on in the trailer, this was a shocking reveal. Vision apparently can change his appearance now. Or, maybe Witch is doing something to mess with the appearance, to make him look more like Paul Bettany. I'm guessing Bettany wrote in that Jennifer Lawrence contract that says "Less time in the makeup chair, dudes." Either way this needs to be explained.