Since 2008, Marvel has been known for building their huge cinematic universe, introducing tons of comic-book characters to the world — ranging from rich billionaire philanthropists to talking raccoons. A superhero army hit the stage on Saturday at D23 Expo for Avengers: Infinity War.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), among other super-stars, took the fan convention stage along with archvillain Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Marvel Studios chief, Kevin Feige has soaring expectations for the film, which he describes as being – “by far the biggest production in the history of Marvel Studios.”
The #AvengersInfinityWar cast at #D23Expo where they just showed the first #InfinityWar trailer! pic.twitter.com/hrz30Nn3Kw
— NPOC (@nerdypoc) July 15, 2017
“I’ve got to admit, these guys have not been together on stage for a long time, and even I find myself geeking out,” said Feige before introducing world-first Infinity War teaser footage.
According to io9, Marvel started by playing a fast recap of where all the Infinity Stones have come from, featuring footage from previously released films. The footage unveiling was the beautiful culmination of the Disney live-action presentation, which left the crowd standing on its toes giving applause that rivaled Thor in its thunder.
We know each other! He’s a friend from work! #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/Yl2aHXhhyR
— Disney D23 (@DisneyD23) July 16, 2017
After the studio logo, the Guardians of the Galaxy are seen flying around, Chris Pratt’s Star Lord telling the crew to “put on your mean faces.” Something then smashes against their ship’s window: Thor. The footage then starts to explain the unexpected coming together of the various Marvel superhero worlds: It begins aboard The Milano, the spaceship utilized by Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and his crew in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Cap has a beard.
Black Widow is Blonde.
Spider-Man has Spidey-sense and the spider suit.
Hulkbuster is back. #AvengersInfinityWar
— SuperBroMovies (@SuperBroMovies) July 15, 2017
Asgardian is suddenly tossed violently against the windshield of the Star Lord’s Milano, leading Rocket (Bradley Cooper) to comically exclaim ‘get it off!’
Holy shit, the Avengers Infinity War sizzle reel is unbelievable. The scale is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in franchise filmmaking.
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) July 15, 2017
Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange strike defensive poses, then Thanos emerges from a smoky portal – and then comes Brolin’s voice-over: “Fun really isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe. But this … does put a smile on my face,” the space-tyrant says.
Infinity War footage! Looks incredible. Thanos basically beating the shit out of everyone and ends with him pulling down a planet to throw!
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) July 15, 2017
Although guests were treated to the sneak peak, fans still have a while to wait, as the first half of Infinity War hits theatres May 2018.