As jam-packed with action and new footage as the Super Bowl spot was for Avengers: Infinity War, it merely served to whet the appetites of fans for an extended look at what's guaranteed to be Marvel's next record-shattering blockbuster. Although the studio has been quiet about when the next trailer will debut, we now have a pretty good indication that it will arrive early next week.
That will no doubt come as welcome news to Marvel Cinematic Universe devotees who may have expected a new Infinity War trailer to arrive in theaters last week with Black Panther. However, given the overwhelmingly positive reception received by director Ryan Coogler's film, to say nothing of its staggering $426.8 million worldwide box office, it's likely any disappointment didn't last long.
A major clue to the release of the new trailer for Infinity War can gleaned from the guest lineup for the Tuesday, Feb. 27, edition of ABC's Good Morning America: Vision actor Paul Bettany, Nebula actress Karen Gillan and Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan. Unless the three have formed their own band, or are announcing an off-Broadway show, the introduction of new Infinity War footage is pretty safe bet.
The planned GMA appearance by the three Infinity War stars was revealed by the website for 1iota, an agency that coordinates audience tickets for live studio tapings of the morning show. It's the same source that confirmed the Feb. 5 premiere of the first trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The hotly anticipated film is the culmination of a thread that's run through much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the end of 2012's The Avengers, with Thanos and his minions the Black Order arriving on Earth in a quest for the remaining Infinity Stones, powerful cosmic artifacts that, when assembled as part of the Infinity Gauntlet, will give him dominion over the universe. But of course, the Avengers and their allies -- among them, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy -- stand between the Mad Titan and his ultimate goal.
Black Panther, which debuted Friday nationwide, has been felling box-office records left and right, even slipping past the opening-weekend haul of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It now lays claim to the second-highest domestic opening for a superhero film, behind only The Avengers. However, it's unlikely to be able to enjoy that spot for long, as May's Infinity War is expected to crush most every record in its path.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film opens May 4.