If anybody thought that the latest trailer for the next Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther, due to premiere in February of next year, had generated a significant amount of positive buzz, they probably didn’t pay attention to the movie release schedule. Next up for release is the third Avengers film subtitled Infinity War, set for May, just three months after Black Panther.
If there’s been any doubt about how intensely the Disney-Marvel crowd has been waiting for the big showdown promised since the first ever Avengers film back in 2012, then the reception for the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has cleared those away completely. Here’s the trailer in question.
In only 24 hours after it first appeared online, the trailer video has already racked up an astonishing 230 million views. To compare, within a similar 24-hour time-frame the first Black Panther trailer garnered just 89 million views online, plus 19 million more from when said trailer was aired during the NBA Finals 2017 Game 4.
Outside of the MCU, the top 24-hour trailer views before Avengers: Infinity War has been the IT trailer with 197 million views. Said trailer for the 2017 Stephen King horror film remake took the title from the Fate of the Furious trailer (139 million) which first came out in 2016.
Marvel Studios was of course very proud of how well the trailer for the upcoming epic MCU climax has been doing, taking to social media to thank the fans who watched.
Infinity War finally brings to the fore the universal and existential threat of the titan Thanos (Josh Brolin) who featured in the first Avengers mid-credits scene and in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Aside from the Avengers actors (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson), the humongous cast includes solo heroes Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther). The other MCU team the Guardians of the Galaxy (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel) will also figure.
Find out how the Cinematic Universe version of Marvel’s superhero community takes on one of the most powerful comic-book villains ever conceived when Avengers: Infinity War hits cinemas May 4, 2018.