It’s been hours since the release of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer and we’re still trying to wrap our heads around everything in that 2 minute and 22 second film teaser. Yes, with a title like Infinity War and comic book knowledge, Marvel fans knew this was coming.
However, seeing it play out with the heroes we’ve been following for the last 10 years is a tough pill to swallow.
The fight between good and evil has always existed. It’s one of the oldest stories. For the most part, even if it brought with it a set of new consequences, Marvel’s finest have always stood against evil in the best way they know how – together.
That doesn’t mean there haven’t been disagreements, buried secrets and at times, harsh opposition – it just means they were able to find common ground. They were brought together to ‘become something more’.
There was an idea, to bring together a group of remarkable people, to see if we could become something more. So when they needed us, we could fight the battles that they never could.
It’s true, the remarkable people that were brought together have fought those battles. They’ve fought them and at times, paid the price. Sometimes the weight they’ve carried was so heavy that they’ve lost themselves.
Sometimes, a hero needs saving too.
In time, you will know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you are right yet to fail all the same.
One of the biggest moments of impact, and not even physically, is the fact that this war finds the Avengers without that very necessary common thread. Their camraderarie.
The strength and power that they possess on their own is indeed impactful, but it’s nothing like what they’re capable of when they’re all on the same wave length. The fall outs born from Civil War, and the unrest that existed even before then, will leave our heroes more vulnerable, easier to pick off.
Dread it, run from it, destiny still arrives.
Destiny. Fate. The inescapable forces that can’t be deterred no matter how we try. In the faces of Tony Stark and T’Challa, in Bucky Barnes and Natasha Romanof – we see the fear and the pain and for maybe the first time – we see the true seed of doubt.
Will they win, and if so, at what cost?
However, through those moments of worry come triumph. There are some things we know as fact and nothing, not even Thanos and the Black Order can change them.
1. The Avengers are a group of remarkable people who were brought together to become something more.
2. In times of dire circumstance, even the most unlikely pairings will form to defeat evil.
3. Even the most broken relationships can, and will, be mended in order to save one another.
4. Thanos lives and breathes evil, but our heroes have faith and a light that shines. Sometimes the strongest power is a small whisper of hope.
5. With Steve Rogers on our side – and that shield – there’s hope.
Evacuate the city, engage your defenses, and get this man a shield.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.
‘…but I knew him’