In the early afternoon of February 4th, @Marvel teased an image of empty slots in the shape of individual Avengers: Infinity War protagonists. Although one could have only speculated as to which character inhabited each outline, fans were taking guesses based on the shapes.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) February 4, 2018
More than two hours later, Marvel fans had their answers as each character appeared in their respective place, revealing colorful emojis. However, there were some folks on Twitter that were curious about the absence of Ant-Man, The Wasp, and Hawkeye. Nebula was given an emoji since she was recently revealed in the latest trailer for this massive MCU crossover. The reasoning behind these omissions will only be revealed with time, it seems.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) February 5, 2018
Here is the plot summary for Avengers: Infinity War:
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.”
Marvel moviegoers will now have a chance to root for their favorite Avenger on social media. It would be interesting to see if there are emojis released in the future consisting of the villains as well. Avengers: Infinity War will be hitting theaters on May 4th, 2018.