The Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen heroes come together before, but not nearly on the same scale as it will in the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War”. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and other select protagonists will join forces to stop Thanos from acquiring all six Infinity Stones in the Russo brothers-directed film that lands in theatres April 27, and with only a few more weeks to go until the release, Marvel dropped 22 new posters for the blockbuster event, each highlighting one of the characters who will be taking part in the tentpole. Cinemablend did a breakdown of the posters, excerpts from which are given below:
The first set has Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) who is no longer going by Captain America, Nebula (Karen GIllan), Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) who is now going by White Wolf and Shuri (Letitia Wright). Bucky's new metal arm looks especially cool on his poster, which presumably Shuri has re-designed, as she's been 'fixing' him following the events of “Civil War”.
The next set has Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Wong (Benedict Wong). While the inclusion of Wong hints at his involvement in the saga, Peter Parker's Iron Spider armor also looks fairly detailed in his poster.
The third group consists of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), as well as Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) and Rocket Racoon (Bradley Cooper) sharing a poster. It's Thor who stands out from this bunch, since he's not a Guardian of the Galaxy, but he'll meet the team relatively early into “Avengers: Infinity War” as teased in the trailer.
In the next tweet are Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). T'Challa has been enjoying great success on the big screen since “Black Panther” debuted in February, and fans are excited to see him fight alongside the other MCU heroes in Wakanda against Thanos' minions.
The next batch of posters show off Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Vision (Paul Bettany), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie). Like Wong, Okoye getting a place in the MCU hero lineup is promising, given her strong presence in “Black Panther”. Vision is also likely to be is one of the most important players in the film, since he is powered by the Mind Stone, thus making of Thanos' primary targets.
The final set gives a closer look at War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff). War Machine, despite being paralyzed in “Civil War”, thanks to cutting edge Stark tech (and perhaps some Wakandan tech), he'll be able to don his armor again and participate in the action. Mantis was introduced in “Guardians Vol. 2”, and it will be interesting to see if her ability to sense and manipulate emotions will come into play during this film.
The two glaring absentees in this illustrious series of posters are Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), keeping with the promotional material by Marvel so far. According to the directors, Hawkeye will be on his 'own journey' during the movie, but there has been no news of Ant-Man.