Even though the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be taking giant leaps forward in 2018, the latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War proves that Marvel Studios is grateful for the speech that began the Avengers Initiative.
The opening moments of the trailer show several shots of the main cast preparing for the onslaught that Thanos is about to unleash upon them. While that is happening, Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) speech to Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in the first Avengers film starts to weave a delicate ribbon until the narrative comes full circle. Fury and other Avengers continue in tandem with the footage.
The trailer begins to show Stark surrounded by destruction as Nick Fury’s voice can be heard saying: “There was an idea…”
“…to bring together a group of remarkable people…,” continues Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). By this time, he and Wong (Benedict Wong) find a startled and distressed Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) at the bottom of a hole.
Vision (Paul Bettany), in his human form, picks up the speech with, “…to see if we could become something more…,” as he embraces Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).
“…so when they needed us, we could fight the battles…,” continues Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he stands on board the Guardians Of The Galaxy’s spaceship.
“…that they never could,” Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) concludes. Her last part of the speech occurs during her reunion scene with Bruce Banner in Wakanda.
The full quote by Nick Fury from the original Avengers film went like this: “There was an idea, Stark knows this, called the Avengers Initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of remarkable people, see if they could become something more. See if they could work together when we needed them to to fight the battles we never could.”
This callback to the first phase of the MCU is sure to let fans know of the passion that its creators have for their work. It’s sure to make Marvel Studios enthusiasts (of nearly a decade) well up with emotion. Avengers: Infinity War will be taking theaters by storm once it drops on May 4th, 2018.