A new behind-the-scenes video for Avengers: Infinity War offers fans a sneak peek at the Wakanda-set battle in the movie. All roads lead to the fictitious African nation as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes alongside their new allies – Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, and Spider-Man – all gear-up for an all-out war against Thanos. Confirmed as the backdrop of the film’s final act, the people of Wakanda who once lived in isolation are now also at the forefront of the brewing fight to save the galaxy from the Mad Titan’s universe-altering evil plan.
Disney and Marvel Studios’ marketing for Infinity War is starting to heat-up as we near the film’s release. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the movie is the start of the culmination of everything that has transpired in the MCU for the last 10 years, and will neatly wrap up in next year’s still-untitled Avengers 4.
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As promised, ET (via TODO DOWNEY JR UNIVERSE) aired their behind-the-scenes look at Infinity War Monday night. No new film footage was shown, but it included commentaries from some of its stars such as Danai Gurira (Black Panther‘s Okoye), who admitted that she geeked out the first time she saw everyone on set while Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) came to her and calmed her down.
Chris Evans (Captain America) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) also sat down with the media outlet and commented on Thor’s new shorter ‘do. Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), on the other hand, spoke about how jampacked the film is, joking that he only has four lines – he’s most likely exaggerating considering the last time we saw the Hulk, the green raging monster had developed a 2-year-old’s speech pattern. It’s uncertain if there is more to come from ET’s set visit but in the meantime, you can check out the clip above.
Marvel Studios seems to be consciously keeping new footage out of sight but, added something else in their marketing previews to keep fans tuned-in. The recently released TV spot for Infinity War likewise didn’t have any new scenes, but it does include new dialog from a mysterious creature announcing that the end is near, effectively keeping people talking regarding the persona of the being without having to unveil any visuals from the film. If anything, we’ve seen plenty of stills from the EW cover last week that feature Thanos throwing a moon, which was the highlight of the D23/SDCC-exclusive trailer last year.
But with Avengers: Infinity War still waiting for one final full trailer, chances are that we’ll still see some new scenes from the film before it hits theaters. No release date for the trailer has been confirmed, but with the film set to debut in less than seven weeks, it should be out any day now. In fact, it’s already a tad late by traditional marketing standards. Then again, Marvel Studios doesn’t need to hype their upcoming project any further, people’s interests are already piqued enough that they could get away without a second trailer and just release the standard TV spots as we near its debut. That way, they maintain the hype for the film while giving as little as possible, saving most of the reveals for the movie.
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Source: ET (via TODO DOWNEY JR UNIVERSE/Facebook)