Given the film’s massive cast and popularity, it’s only natural that it easily broke records to become the most watched video in 24 hours with over 56 million views on YouTube alone.
The two-minute clip begins with a familiar voice-over from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) who sets up the narrative of how the Avengers and 10 years worth of Marvel films culminated into this one moment where Earth’s mightiest heroes unite. “There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people.”
We obviously geeked out to Infinity Wars’ pure awesomeness while managing to do some major scene examinations on the side which led us to come up with a few questions based on some observations. Below are five burning questions we can’t wait to get answered during the upcoming superhero film scheduled to hit theaters in 2018.
Who is Thanos and what does he want?
We’ve been seeing a lot of this purple-hued baddie thanks to his various appearances in past Marvel movies and post-credit scenes, but just who is he? If you’ve been following the films, you’ll know that Thanos (Josh Brolin) remains shrouded in mystery. What we do know is he’s been collecting six gems of immense power called the infinity stones which seem to be the main focus of the MCU’s brewing conflict. He’s also the father of Nebula (Karen Gillan). In case you forgot, she’s that blue bald hottie who’s part of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast.
Is that a new Spidey suit?
We first got a glimpse of Spider-Man’s new and shiny suit by the end of the Homecoming a few months back. It now makes an appearance in the Infinity War trailer as Peter Parker (Tom Holland) uses it to engage Thanos. Unfortunately, we didn’t see our friendly neighborhood spider demonstrating the suit’s features since he initially turned down the offer to join the Avengers. That leaves us totally in the dark as to what combat capabilities to expect from the suit, but we’re quite sure it has tons of Stark tech installed. Repulsor web blasts, anyone?
What happens to Vision?
We’re pretty excited to see Vision (Paul Bettany) in his human form as he develops what appears to be a blooming romance with Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). But all this is suddenly up in the air as we see the infinity stone powering Vision’s existence getting plucked from his forehead by Thanos. The big question: so what happens after Vision loses the Mind stone?
Who’s going to die?
It’s been a decade of Marvel films since Iron Man was first released in 2008, but the closest death (of an Avenger) we got so far was when War Machine (Don Cheadle) nearly died in Civil War. This time around it’s different with red flags scattered all over the place as we see scenes in the trailer like Vision losing his infinity stone and Spider-Man getting crushed by Thanos. Of course, we’re ready to bet that at least one main Avenger dies—either Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) or Captain America (Chris Evans). Either way, this inevitable demise will probably be used as a dramatic effect to push forward the storyline of future MCU films.
What role do the Guardians have?
On one side, we have Team Cap and Team Iron Man who will most likely reconcile and join forces to take care of the “punching your way out of this” business with Thanos. On the other, we have Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) whose team is likely to handle other cosmic entities beyond the Avengers’ physical prowess.
That leaves us with the ragtag group who calls themselves the two-time saviors of the galaxy. So what roles do Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Groot (Vin Diesel) have to play in Infinity War? We can’t say for sure but it might have something to do with Star-Lord’s newfound celestial powers.