Many fans across the world had some pretty intense reactions to the Avengers: Infinity War trailer reveal yesterday. Honestly speaking, we were some of them. The trailer brought us to tears for a few reasons.
First, it was more epic than we imagined – in a good way. We are no strangers to the comics nor are we strangers to the idea that this is the biggest film the MCU has put together. In saying that, there are going to be deaths, losses; and moments that break our hearts. Some of those were previewed in the trailer. Like Tony Stark in tears and the almost empty look in Steve Rogers’ eyes when we see him in Wakanda.
Then, there was the fact that this has been building for years, since Iron Man, and we’ve been at every midnight or early release for the films. They’re part of who we are at the core of pop culture fans. The first Avengers we’ve known and followed, they’re the ones who have the most to lose in Infinity War. They’re the ones who will lose the most. No matter what kind of fan you are, it’ll be hard to watch the changes coming – even if they are exciting.
Finally, we were overwhelmed with the knowledge that all of these heroes from different worlds are coming together. They’ve got a common enemy and this grand gesture – trying to defeat Thanos together is the beginning of the MCU’s next chapter. As we prepare to say those goodbyes, we’ll be preparing to open our minds to a new versions of ourselves as MCU fans. It’s exciting, but it’s sad, too.
One fan who had these feelings alongside us was the one and only Kevin Smith.
He said, simply, the trailer lives up to the word Marvel. Which is the best way to sum it up. Marvel’s universe is so vast and so full of power that the film is going to be mind blowing, it’s going to set a continued standard for other comic book films, and it will certainly go down in pop culture history as a turning point for entertainment as we know it.
We cant wait to be front row for all of it. Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.