Since premiering in 1963, “The Avengers” series has transcended beyond a simple comic and become nothing short of an enormous entertainment franchise that spans multiple types of multimedia. The longstanding, legendary group is a conglomerate of many of the flagship characters in Marvel Comics, Captain America and Asgardian god Thor to name a few of the many characters introduced.  

 

Due to the release the star-studded first “Avengers” film in 2012, the films have become a worldwide sensation and has changed the entire superhero genre while putting the genre in the mainstream. That first “Avengers film also set a ridiculous amount of box office records, including the highest grossing film that year and the first Marvel production to reach over $1 billion in the box office as well as over 21 of the 74 different awards the film was nominated for, with many “Best Action” scene awards throughout those 74 nominations.

 

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To simply call the film series “successful would be an understatement given the fact that the immense hype behind the sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” caused the film to receive the hard-earned honor of currently being the seventh highest-grossing film, even beating out Scandinavian classic Disney musical “Frozen” and any other Marvel Cinematic Universe film on the “highest grossing” list.

 

As expected with any film series that’s generally considered successful, many sequels were expected and the Marvel Cinematic Universe announced the third “The Avengers” film all the way back in the humble, Ice Bucket Challenge-filled days of October of 2014. The attention of fans of all interest levels were caught when the directors of the upcoming third film, “Avengers: Infinity War”, announced that a total of 67 characters would be in the film.

 

Arguably the most important character, though, is Thanos. Introduced in the final post-credits scene of “The Avengers”, the giant purple alien demigod was an infamous villain in the comics. Throughout the following Marvel Cinematic Universe films with an emphasis on “Guardians of The Galaxy”, more crucial information is slowly told about Thanos, including his obsession with the infinity stones.

 

After months of undying anticipation and even a few memes regarding the release date of the trailer by fans, Marvel Studios finally released the long-awaited trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War” last week to much acclaim and even further excitement.

 

What’s notable in the trailer is the sheer amount of characters in the upcoming film. Literally every single character who’s still alive in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and isn’t owned by 20th Century Fox made an appearance; the entire Guardians of the Galaxy crew, Doctor Strange and Ant Man just to name a few. Along with the classic Avengers, the many additional characters introduced throughout many films will be making appearances as well as some of Thanos’ friends as well.

 

Overall, “Avengers: Infinity War” looks incredible. As much as I complain about the oversaturation of Marvel movies partially due to Mickey Mouse buying them, I’ll definitely be seeing this film with my comic-loving brother and father.

 

Have you seen the trailer yet? Check it out on YouTube and tell me what you think on Twitter at @CaptainKasoff.