Disney has released the first look at Marvel’s upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, and while the video isn’t available just yet, we can give you a breakdown of what we saw at this year’s D23 event.
The footage began as a retrospective on the 10-year history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We saw the destroyed Stark Tower from the end of The Avengers, Captain America and Iron Man’s origins, the Infinity stones, Thor’s hammer, and various other scenes and motifs from the 16 Marvel Cinematic Universe films, all culminating in a shot of Thanos picking up the Infinity Gauntlet.
But then, Thor slammed into the windshield of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s starship, a was then brought aboard. This kicked off a montage of fresh scenes from Infinity War, which will see most heroes from the MCU colliding. We saw the return of Loki as he graped the Tesseract, as well as Iron Man with the Guardians. There was also Thanos battling Star-Lord, Peter Parker in the new Spider-Man suit seen at the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming and a bearded, messy-haired Captain America.
Avengers: Infinity War is the first in a two-part Avengers series that will effectively end this phase of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe cycle. Prior to Disney releasing the footage, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed that next February’s Black Panther, as the last stand-alone film before the Avengers sequel, will set up the events of Infinity War.
Infinity War also marks the third MCU movie that Spider-Man will be a part of, following Captain America: Civil War in 2016 and this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018.