So it begins... The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War comes tomorrow thanks to a meta-trailer from Marvel itself. This teaser-for-the-teaser shows us the origins of all the MCU's established heroes and teams edited with reactions from real-life fan reactions to past trailers like the one for the first Avengers.
It gives absolutely nothing away, but the minute-and-a-half clip is touching nonetheless as it shows how far the cinematic universe has come since 2008 and the devoted fanbase cultivated along the way.
"Everything you know. Everything you've experienced. Everything you've imagined. It has all been leading to this moment." A bold statement that Marvel Studios has arguably earned the right to use since Infinity War will feature both the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy fighting together in the same movie.
The news of the trailer's online debut began to trickle out after the leak of unauthorized clips that looked to be bits of the trailer. Then, the Russos began dropping hints on Instagram with anthropomorphic numbers and no captions. The Number 2 was posted today, shortly followed by the teaser-for-the-teaser and a video of Tom Holland unwrapping the film's first poster sent to him by Mark Ruffalo.
The Spider-Man actor shows the poster to the camera, clearly excited, and then reads a note from Ruffalo that contains a "CONFIDENTIAL DO NOT SHARE" warning on its back from Marvel Studios. As soon as he turns over the paper and sees the warning, Holland curses profusely and cuts the video short.
The whole things seems a bit too perfectly comical to have been authentic, as Holland has gone on record saying he's notorious for his inability to keep spoilers to himself. With this evidence in mind, it could have been a cheeky ploy on the part of Marvel to unveil the poster in a fun way to the fans.
It's got a great shiny and colorful motif going on to represent the six Infinity Stones, which will play such a crucial role in the movie.
As for the trailer itself, it has a very good chance of breaking the Internet and becoming the most-viewed trailer in history. Right now, IT holds the most views in 24 hours with 197 million. Odds are good Pennywise will soon be playing second fiddle to another cosmic character, Thanos. Just make sure to set your alarm for an early morning because the trailer will be dropping exclusively during ABC's Good Morning America. The video will probably appear on YouTube not long after, but if you want to watch it live, tune in to the show when it begins at 7 am ET and keep your eyes peeled for the exciting preview.