It was only thirty seconds long, but the latest commercial spot for The Avengers: Infinity War premiered a few new snippets of footage. It is mostly extensions of things we have already seen – Peter Parker/ Spider-Man on that spinning thing wheel thing above Manhattan, Iron Man and Dr. Strange together and Thor interacting with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
But there are a few new things that raise some questions. Most notably, what is that thing on Captain America’s right arm? Is that his new shield? And what is the space we see Iron Man, Spider-Man and Dr. Strange in together?
The ad does further hammer home the notion that this film will be bringing together the threads of stories that Marvel has been weaving through their films for ten years now. And given that the first trailer for the first Avengers film premiered during the Super Bowl in 2012, it just didn’t seem like a Super Bowl until we got this spot.
Here’s the official studio synopsis –
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
The Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin. It thunders into theaters on May 4.