THE first trailer for Marvel’s star-studded Avengers: Infinity War has been released.
The highly anticipated film brings together the major players in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), including the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Thor and Black Panther.
Infinity War, the 19th film in the MCU and a sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron, has been described as an “unprecedented cinematic journey 10 years in the making” and “the deadliest showdown of all time”.
In the trailer, the battle is on as the superheroes join forces to defeat intergalactic despot Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, whose goal is to collect the Infinity Stones in an evil bid to take over the world.
It’s an epic, action-packed glimpse at the blockbuster effort, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.
Parts of the Hollywood flick were filmed in Edinburgh – and eagle-eyed viewers will be able to spot sites like Waverley station in the teaser trailer. (At 1.21 in the above video clip.)
With an ensemble cast that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood – including Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Zoe Saldana – the film’s trailer has already had a huge response on social meDIA.
Infinity War also stars Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman, Benicio del Toro, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders and Paul Bettany.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released in cinemas in May 2018.