The trailer for Avengers: Infinity War was sort of a big deal, setting records for the speed with which it was viewed. It's got everybody excited for the movie to come out next year, but what some might find even more exciting is seeing the Avengers assemble in cartoon form. Some enterprising individuals have taken scenes from several 90s era Marvel cartoons and spliced them together to recreate the most popular movie trailer ever made. Check it out.
The opening speech is done so somberly that seeing it placed over animated versions of Marvel's heroes is a bit disparate. The cartoons just can't look as serious as the words and the music need them to be. Once that bit's over, however, everything else works remarkably well. The animated version of the Marvel logo, created by Darth Blender, looks great and totally makes me want to watch this show.
After the logo, we do get some pretty good moments that, while they might be a little less deep in animated form, make the transition from movie to cartoon quite well. The "get this man a shield" bit from Black Panther that leads to a shot of a door opening to reveal Captain America standing in the shadows, is perfect. The shot of Iron Man staring at his helmet while Thanos speaks on the team's eventual failure is also well put together. The only thing missing is that this version of the trailer doesn't have the post title stinger with Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Unfortunately, the Guardians never got to make an appearance in a 90s cartoon series, so there was likely no footage that would work.
The trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has sort of blown up the internet. It has people talking about a movie that doesn't come out for six months when there's a bloody Star Wars movie coming out in less than two weeks. There's also a whole other Marvel movie set to debut before we even get to Infinity War. It just shows just how big the Marvel Cinematic Universe really is. After almost 10 years we're getting ready for a massive team-up that's going to be even bigger than The Avengers was when it was new. The trailer was in massive demand following a version of it that was shown at the D23 Expo and San Diego Comic-Con. While what we have now seen wasn't exactly the same thing, the fact that just a trailer gets people so excited makes one wonder just how big the movie itself will actually be. There's already a pretty good chance that Avengers: Infinity War will be the highest grossing movie of 2018, but just how big could it get?
We'll find out when the movie makes its bow next May.