It's a very good time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio is still riding high on the wild success of Black Panther, which is still in theaters and making history. The entire shared universe is about to change in just a few weeks, as Avengers: Infinity War finally hits theaters and likely kills at least one fan favorite character in the process. Disney and the folks at the MCU have been keeping things pretty light lipped regarding what could possibly occur during the blockbuster, while also releasing perfectly timed posters and trailers to keep anticipation at a fever pitch. Some lucky insiders got to see 30 minutes of Avengers: Infinity War, and they promptly took to Twitter to cryptically share their thoughts. Spoiler alert: it looks awesome.
It looks like Avengers: Infinity War is going to fire at all fronts. The upcoming blockbuster's sneak peek footage had action, solid comedic beats, as well as awesome villains. The latter is particularly exciting, as the MCU has had mixed success when it comes to their onscreen antagonists. While Josh Brolin is looking to change the game as the villainous Thanos, he's also bringing his Black Order, who have their own terrifying methods of inflicting pain.
With so many characters for the Russo Brothers to juggle, fans have been wondering how they'll manage to pivot between all the players. Now it looks like certain characters will bring tonal shifts to the movie. As Digital Spy tells it,
While only 30 minutes from the film's long runtime have beens shared, it seems they didn't include Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye. Despite being an original Avenger, the archer has never really gotten the chance to shine. He's been noticeably missing from the Avengers: Infinity War trailer and posters. The Russo Brothers have maintained this is all a purposeful choice to move the plot forward, but it's raised a few flags.
Yahoo's Tom Butler also took to Twitter to throw praise at Avengers: Infinity War. While being sure to be vague about what he saw, Butler was sure to mention the use of comedy in the new blockbuster. Humor has quickly become a focal point of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. Movie fans go to theaters expecting to laugh when they're not witnessing an epic action sequence, although sometimes there's a combination of both like in Captain America: Civil War's airport battle.
It should come to no surprise that The Russo Brothers put as much comedy as possible, especially considering the comedic talent attached to Avengers: Infinity War. There's Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt, mainstays like Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth, and even the always delightful Paul Rudd all occupying the same space. The group dynamics will no doubt be awesome, as well as seeing characters finally interact for the first time.
All will be revealed when Avengers: Infinity War arrives on April 27, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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