The release date of the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer has been revealed. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have been teasing our first first look at the upcoming Marvel epic on social media, but their latest post all but confirms that we will see the trailer later this week.
Yesterday, they posted an image of a large cartoon number three. At the time it wasn’t clear if that meant the trailer would drop in three days time or on December 3. However, the latest post is a number two, strongly suggesting that the trailer will be be released on Thursday.
In the build up to the trailer, Vanity Fair this week carried some extensive Infinity War coverage. As well as four different covers revealing the movie’s main heroes, Marvel boss Kevin Feige was interviewed about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is expected that many of the franchise’s veteran stars, including Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), and Chris Hemsworth (Thor), may not return for further movies beyond 2019’s Avengers 4. However, Feige is confident about the MCU’s future.
“There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting,” he said. “We’re 22 movies in, and we’ve got another 20 movies on the docket that are completely different from anything that’s come before–intentionally.”
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018, with Avengers 4 following on May 3, 2019.