The new “Avengers: Infinity War” trailer dropped Friday, and it teases plenty of action and peril for the characters we have come to love (or hate) for the past 10 years.
Beloved characters like Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America face dire situations as the villain Thanos terrorizes the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. But it’s not all doom and gloom. The trailer teases much-anticipated reunions, like Bruce Banner and Black Widow; and meetings, like Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, and Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
For most viewers, the trailer will be a riveting tease at the blockbuster, but more eagle-eyed fans may notice a few key details.
For those confused as to what the glowing stones are that are so prominent in the trailer and what they mean for the fate of our heroes, we have you covered. And what’s up with Spider-Man’s new suit?
We broke down the trailer to highlight those details and more, both the hidden and the not-so-hidden – and what it all means.
Below are key details you may have missed in the “Avengers: Infinity War” trailer:
Thanos is after the Infinity Stones.
- Marvel Studios
To understand what’s going on in the new trailer, you have to understand what Infinity Stones are. The big bad guy of the movie, Thanos, wants to “wipe out half the universe,” as his adopted daughter Gamora says in the beginning of the trailer. To do that, he has to acquire six Infinity Stones, which are immensely powerful, reality-bending stones that give the user unimaginable power when collected into one glove, called in the comic books the Infinity Gauntlet.
So, where exactly are these stones? Well, it looks like Thanos has the blue space stone…
- Marvel Studios
The space stone was last seen aboard that giant space ship we see Thor and his pals escaping the planet Sakaar in at the end of “Thor: Ragnarok.” It’s inside the Tesseract, that glowing-blue cube we see in “The Avengers” – until “Infinity War,” when Thanos seems to get his hands on it, as evidenced by the above and previous photos. Recall that an even larger ship finds Thor and his friends at the end of “Rangarok.” That’s probably Thanos.