6 Major Marvel Questions We Still Have After The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer
The single most highly anticipated trailer of the year finally debuted this week after months of leaving fans in the dark. The Avengers: Infinity War trailer is here! The trailer certainly lived up to the hype, selling a movie that features the various heroes from across the MCU banding together to face a terrible foe. Thanos! Thor with the Guardians! Wakanda ready for battle! A fully bearded Captain America! It was all a feast for the eyes, but now the cooling excitement in our brains just makes for some burning questions about Marvel's humongous blockbuster.
While the first video of Avengers: Infinity War was a strong tease of what's to come, it wouldn't be a very good trailer if it didn't leave us wanting to know more. We're left with an idea of what certain characters are doing and with whom, but there's plenty left that goes unanswered. That will likely stay the same until May 2018, so we'll just have to obsess over this trailer in the meantime (or until the next one). Thanos' plans are wrapped in mystery, and these are 6 of the biggest questions we have about Avengers: Infinity War.
Is Tony Stark Wearing An Arc Reactor?
Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) started it all in the first Iron Man, and he will play a huge part in the events of Avengers: Infinity War. In the trailer, Tony teams up with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Wong (Benedict Wong), and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) to fight something in New York City before coming face-to-face with the purple man himself: Thanos (Josh Brolin). While in his civilian clothing, what looks like a glowing metal object can be seen poking out of Tony's jacket. It certainly looks like an arc reactor, the power source of the Iron Man armor that used to be directly attached to his chest. Tony removed the reactor at the end of Iron Man 3 and has been operating his suits without it just fine. So, did he reattach it? If so, then why? For health reasons?
What Is This Mysterious Planet?
The opening shot of the trailer is an unnamed orange planet. This planet looks to be the setting of a major confrontation between Team Iron Man and Thanos (Josh Brolin). The Mad Titan smacks the crap out on Iron Man and Spider-Man in the orange wasteland, and Tony Stark looks absolutely shaken in what looks like the same setting. It's possible that this planet is actually Earth in the aftermath of a Thanos-attack, or it could be an entirely new planet we've never seen. I'm inclined to think that latter, so why are they there? And how did they get there? Thanos has the Space Stone at this point, so it's possible that he teleported everyone there from Earth. As to the why of it all, the planet happens to be a similar shade to the last remaining Infinity Stone: the Soul Stone. Could this planet be home to the final Stone?
Who Is Piloting The Hulkbuster?
One of the setpieces teased in the trailer is a massive-looking battle that takes place right outside Wakanda against Thanos' army. It's straight-up Lord of the Rings level of epic and in addition to Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and the Hulk, Team Cap also got there hands on a Hulkbuster. The only question is who's piloting it? While Tony Stark's suits are capable of functioning autonomously, it's way more fun to have an actual person behind the wheel. Tony is probably not in the Wakanda scene, so that leaves us with a few other options. All the members of Team Cap seem to be accounted for and the trailer offers no hints as to who it could be. If I had to guess, I would say Shuri, T-Challa's sister who will debut in Black Panther. She's said to be just as smart as Tony Stark, so she'd be capable of piloting the suit no problem.
What The Hell Is This Thing?
Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) big moment in the trailer comes right at the end when he meets the Guardians of the Galaxy, but Thor is also literally in the middle of one of the trailer's mysteries. Thor can be seen in the center of a strange circular machine, clearly exerting great effort to do... something. There's almost nothing to go on as to what this very heavy metal-looking piece of machinery could be, but some people are already theorizing that it has something to do with a different circular machine seen in the trailer. A massive wheel-shaped construction is found by Spider-Man floating above New York City. Its purpose is a mystery, but if nothing else, both of these machines look awesome.
How Did Thanos Get The Power Stone?
Thanos' quest for the Infinity Stones is a major focus of Infinity War, as the Mad Titan must collect all six to be able to use the reality-bending Infinity Gauntlet. Five of the Stones are currently accounted for, with only the Soul Stone still a mystery. Based on the trailer, Thanos at some point gets his giant hands on the Power Stone, which was last seen with the Nova Corps on Xandar in Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanos already had this Stone in his Gauntlet before getting the Tesseract, so, how did he get it? Xandar is one of the most fortified locations in the galaxy. What does this mean for the Nova Corps? However Thanos did it, it probably doesn't mean good news for the Nova Corps.
Where Are The Other Major Characters?
Avengers: Infinity War is already jam-packed with characters and the trailer showed viewers quite a lot of them! However, when you stuff a basket full of goodies, people are likely to take note of what's not there just as much as what is. Certain major players were left out of the trailer, such as Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and Nebula (Karen Gillan). Marvel is known for being pretty sneaky with their trailers, using CGI to hide certain characters or details, so it's always possible that, say, Hawkeye is in Wakanda. It's also likely that they are being saved for later trailers (don't want to spoil too much), but still, the omission of such key players is noticeable.
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