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Avengers: Infinity War trailer hints at what happened after Thor: Ragnarok’s post-credits

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Thor: Ragnarok’s final post-credits scene is a battle of emotions, as Thor and his brother Loki try to head into the unknown while maintaining a thread of hope.

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok.]

After defeating the detestable Hela and wreaking Ragnarok on all of Asgard, the realm Thor was destined to reign over after the death of his father, the remaining Asgardian refugees are forced to hop aboard a stolen ship and start a new life elsewhere. As they float through space, looking out into the great unknown, a ship universally assumed to belong to Thanos appears in front of them, spelling out disaster for those within its sight.

We’re left to assume that it’s not going to end well for the Asgardians, and a new still from the Avengers: Infinity War trailer confirms those fears. Bodies lie motionless on the floor in the scene, which can be seen below and was spotted by Screen Rant, dressed in the same clothing worn by Asgardians on the ship in Thor: Ragnarok.

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Citizens of Asgard from Thor: Ragnarok in Avengers: Infinity War trailer.
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To the far left of the corner, a body covered in body paint and a spectacular headdress also lies motionless, and although they don’t seem very important, it’s the biggest clue we have that this is wreckage from those who were saved in Ragnarok. The outfit is almost identical to the costumes worn by gladiators on Sakaar — the planet Hulk, Thor and Loki escaped from in Ragnarok upon their quest to return home and beat Hela.

A number of gladiators, including everyone’s favorite, Korg, managed to escape the planet and ventured to Asgard to help Thor in his fight. Once Thor defeated Hela, many of the gladiators left the eviscerated city with Thor, looking to start anew, too.

Between this photo of bodies sprawled across the floor of a burning ship and the still below of Loki offering up the Tesseract in fear, it seems to confirm the devastation came at the hands of Thanos — or one of his various Children.

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Loki offering up the Tesseract to someone in the Avengers: Infinity War trailer.
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Loki has worked with Thanos in the past — remember that’s what started it all in The Avengers — making his reunion with the mad god or one of his trusted soldiers all the more sweeter. There are some remaining questions, like “At what point does this happen in the movie,” and “Does this kickstart the war we see in the trailer,” and “Is Loki betraying everybody again or just saving them?”

We don’t have many more clues, but with future trailers set to be released in the coming months and Infinity War’s release only six months away, those questions will be answered soon enough.

Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018.

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