By now you have all seen the trailer for Infinity War and if not, click that link and check it out before continuing.
The trailer length is only 2 minutes and 24 seconds but there were enough Easter Eggs dropped to keep a fanboy/girl filled with speculative glee for months. I haven’t been this excited for a MCU film since Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Enough of my personal feelings, let’s talk about those Easter Eggs.
Scarlet Witch and Vision relationship
A burgeoning relationship between Vis and the Witch can be seen in Captain America: Civil War and it seems that love will be further developed in Infinity War. The plot line makes sense considering the two were married at one point in Marvel comics and inexplicably had children; twins to be exact. Scarlet Witch as it turns out did not have children per se but instead gave birth to apparitions who she then made real, all through her magical powers. Yea, the story is as crazy as it sounds but entertaining also and is worth a read in the Vision and Scarlet Witch limited comic series.
Peter Parker’s Spidey Sense
That raised hair on Peter’s arm is his spidey sense tingling. Spidey sense is one of the abilities Parker gained after being bitten by a radioactive spider; it alerts him to nearby threats. While watching Spider-Man: Homecoming, audiences may have noticed the absence of Peter Parker’s spidey sense. After so many movie iterations of the web-slinger, it’s understandable that the studio would assume some of Spider-Man’s latent abilities are known to most fans. Even so, that doesn’t mean that all moviegoers are aware of his powers and I was surprised Homecoming lacked a scene displaying one of the features that define Peter Parker as Spider-man.
The Iron-Spider suit!!!!! I thought we would get it in Captain America: Civil War because the first time this suit was unveiled happened to be in Marvel’s Civil War comic series. Although it was teased in the last Act of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Parker rejected the suit and Tony Stark’s invitation to join the Avengers. The Iron-Spider suit was created by Stark to enhance Spider-man’s abilities and take him to “another level”, so to speak. First introduced in the Civil War series, Iron-Spider was a gift from Tony to Peter after he agreed to join Tony’s side during the Superhero Registration Act event.
Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive
Two of the fiercest members of Thanos’ Black Order, Proxima Midnight and Corvus Glaive are both shown briefly in the Infinity War trailer. Proxima is seen throwing her staff at Steve Rogers and Glaive is the character who has his foot on Vision’s chest, ripping the mind gem out of his forehead. They each have unique and powerful weapons at their disposal to aid Thanos in his universe conquering journey. Midnight’s staff is special because it was forged from a sun, harnessing the ability of a black hole and supernova. Her staff contains a toxin capable of destroying living matter instantaneously and it also operates as a lance. When Proxima hurls her staff at opponents she is able to control its mass and density. Corvus Glaive’s namesake Glaive is shaped like a spear/staff and can cut through anything. The glaive also gives him the power to resurrect himself from any injury as long as it is not broken or cracked in half.
Steve Rogers as Nomad?
There have been rumblings around the internet and speculation on whether Steve Rogers will be taking on the Nomad persona in this movie or not. Personally I believe he is based on the ending of Civil War and the new bearded look he has now. At one point in the Captain America comics, Steve Rogers decided to put the shield and title of Captain America down. His decision came about after discovering the U.S. government covered up the suicide of an undercover member of their ranks. That member happened to be working for the Secret Empire, a former branch of Hydra that broke off and started their own organization after the death of Baron Von Strucker. While the situation in the comics may be different from the movie universe it would be apropos that Rogers takes up the Nomad mantle after his unwillingness to sign the Sokovia Accords.
Yelena Belova’s Black Widow
Black Widow dawns a new hairstyle in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. After the events of Civil War, it is possible that Black Widow has been on the run and decided to dye her hair blonde. This could be some sort of tribute to Yelena Belova, the other Black Widow. Belova was trained by the Red Room just like Natasha Ramanova and they are similar in many ways, she is basically the evil version of Ramanova. Not sure where Marvel is going with the blonde hair but it is possible that Natasha could have changed her name to Yelena Belova after the events of Civil War.
You may have noticed these four arm creatures from the trailer that Cap and Black Panther are punching out but who or what are they? Well, they are called Outriders and Thanos uses them to seek out new planets inhabited by “weak” species. Outriders are a race of genetically engineered humanoid who is not born but made, devoted to their maker. They have the ability of tactile telepathy, invisibility, density control, flight and physical disruption. It’s possible that we may not see all their powers in the film.
If you feel like we missed anything please leave a comment and let us know. Continue reading below for the synopsis to Avengers: Infinity Wars.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Superhero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Marvels Avengers: Infinity War comes to theaters May 4, 2018!