After months of keeping fans in the dark, Marvel Studios is slowly lifting the fog of Avengers: Infinity War as the release date rapidly approaches. A brand-new TV spot features nearly a minute of footage and much of it has never been seen, which makes it very special. There’s so much new footage that it might as well be a new trailer for Infinity War. For those looking to go in blind, there aren’t any spoilers, but there is plenty of new footage, so consider yourself warned.
The new TV spot for Infinity War begins like most of them have with Peter Parker’s Spidey Sense tingling with the arrival of Thanos’ Q-Ship. However, that’s pretty much where the similarities end with past trailers and television spots. We’ll get this out of the way right now, there is no sign of Hawkeye or Ant-Man in the new spot, unless they’re hiding really, really well, which if the latest IMAX poster for Infinity War is any indication, Ant-Man might actually be in there somewhere.
The new Infinity War promo is entitled Chant as it features a lot of Wakanda and music reminiscent of Black Panther. There’s much more of Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa and even a never-before-seen brief flash of Shuri engaged in battle along with M’Baku chanting. Elsewhere, we see Steve Rogers and Bucky finally reunite in Wakanda after Rogers arrives with Black Widow and Falcon. Rogers asks, “How ya been Buck?” to which Bucky replies, “Not bad… for the end of the world.” Even though the threat of Thanos is very real, there’s still some time for some lighthearted humor in the new promo spot.
The new Infinity War TV spot also provides a brief glance at the Infinity Gauntlet when Thanos lands in Wakanda. The scene comes at the 24-second mark and is only shown in the Twitter version of the promo, not the YouTube version. It appears that Thanos could have four Infinity Stones by the time he gets to Wakanda. We know that he already has the Space Stone and Power Stone, and possibly the Reality Stone from The Collector. However, the 4th stone is a mystery. It could be Vision’s Mind Stone or maybe even the Soul Stone.
There’s even room for some pretty good humor from the Wakanda side of things in the new Infinity War TV spot. Okoye is seen telling T’Challa that this isn’t exactly what she expected when Wakanda was going to open itself to the rest of the world. She imagines that the Olympics or even a Starbucks would’ve arrived instead of a battle with the villainous Thanos. There’s plenty more that you can check out for yourself from the Infinity War promo. Included below are both the YouTube and Twitter versions, so you can get a better look at what Thanos has. The new footage is provided by the Marvel Entertainment YouTube channel.
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