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Avengers, assemble! Marvel drops new Infinity War trailer

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Marvel Studios is on quite the roll. Black Panther has already grossed over a billion dollars and doesn't look like it's done making money, and the studio's accountants must be rubbing their hands with glee as thoughts turn to the next tentpole release, Avengers: Infinity War. That movie opens on April 27, and on Friday, Marvel dropped a new trailer on us:

Since many readers might not be able to watch the trailer at work, I've pulled some images into the following gallery. You'll need to provide your own stirring Avengers theme music by humming along, and it goes without saying that you shouldn't look at it if you're at all sensitive to spoilers. Really, I mean it; if you look at those pictures, you've got nothing to complain about other than your own lack of self-control!

  • The trailer opens with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and War Machine (Don Cheadle) standing on what looks to be the helicopter pad at Stark Tower. [Start humming theme now.] Marvel Studios
  • Uh-oh! Something big and round and definitely evil-looking has materialized above Manhattan. You can see Ars' parent company offices in the foreground. Right about now, I'm glad I work remotely from Washington, DC; John Timmer, Jeff Dunn, and Peter Bright might be in trouble, as they aren't too far away. Marvel Studios
  • This is Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). You probably knew that already since the entire world has seen his movie, more than once judging by the box office take. And why not? It was a damn good film. PS: His suit is made from vibranium. Marvel Studios
  • This is Thanos (Josh Brolin). He's from outer space, he's purple, and he's basically unstoppable even before he has all the infinity stones (those glowing macguffins that we saw in lots of previous Marvel movies). How the gang is going to prevent him from wrecking the world is beyond me! Marvel Studios
  • Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) might have a plan? It involves this suit. Will it work? We won't know until April 27th!! [Keep humming theme tune] Marvel Studios
  • Starlord (Chris Pratt) and Iron Man discuss the plan, or lack of plan. [If you're still humming, start working up to a crescendo about now.] Marvel Studios
  • Oooh, dramatic tension! Someone is poking Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in his face! With needles! (These needles are almost certainly metal and not plastic. +15 Ars points if you get the reference.) Marvel Studios

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