It looks like we’ll be somewhat busy documenting all pertinent movie trailers and teasers connected to Disney overall, that were shown during the recently-concluded NFL Super Bowl LII on Sunday. Not only has patience been rewarded with the first ever teaser for Solo, the MCU also gets its own spot.
No excessive repetition is necessary regarding the sheer storyline importance of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War in the 10-year long Marvel Cinematic Universe. It promises to address, if not completely resolve, the long-hanging issue of the threat posed by the cosmic-powered alien Thanos (Josh Brolin) over the entire planet Earth.
That said, the master of the Infinity Stones doesn’t particular dominate this trailer the way he did the first one that came out. Rather, this focuses on the now impressively massive ensemble of all the Marvel superheroes that have come out into the MCU since Iron Man back in 2008.
Certain visual plot threads picked up from the past preview include the developing relationship between Paul Bettany’s Vision and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, the potentially devastating choice made by Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Spider-Man (Tom Holland) examining that giant alien portal.
Practically every good guy who ever showed up in an MCU film beforehand is present in this. Perhaps the most exciting moment in the trailer however, has got to be the on-screen reveal of the new vibranium shield that Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) ordered given to Captain America (Chris Evans).
Maybe I should’ve said “shields” with an extra “s”. That’s because Cap is packing a collapsible shield in each arm. The design calls back the bifurcated shield used by him in the recent comic book art, and it actually looks formidable on him as he runs like in Trailer 01.
Avengers: Infinity War premieres on May 4, some three months after the solo Black Panther movie starring Boseman arrives this coming February 16. All in all, two out of the three MCU films showing for 2018 are shaping up to some strong box office openings.