10 Important Moments from the New Infinity War Trailer

Well, folks, the new Infinity War trailer is out, and I haven’t felt this excited about a Marvel trailer in a long time. Maybe it’s just me, but this rings all my bells in a unique way.

Let’s talk about some neat little character and plot moments that we would otherwise ignore because of the “ZOMG, here’s who Proxima Midnight is” hot takes.

Note: Some of the images came from the first trailer, because there weren't great screen caps for certain moments.

Soooooo we’ll start with…

Source: rottentomatoes.com

1. Half the Universe

During this nice little conversation with Tony Stark, Gamora finally gives us a goal for Thanos (it’s possible that this was leaked in some sort of Internet thing, but I try to not get too spoiled).

Thanos wants to wipe out half the universe “with a snap of his fingers.” This was also Thanos’s goal in the climactic and famous Marvel Comics event Infinity Gauntlet, which seems to serve as the inspiration for this film. In that story, however, Thanos actually achieved his goal…right at the beginning of the story.

In fact, it was when half of Earth’s population suddenly vanished that the heroes were tipped off that something weird might be going on. In the original story, Thanos did this because he was in love with the actual Grim Reaper.

As of yet, we don’t have an official reason for Thanos' desire to halve the cosmos Nor do we know whether he’s still proving his love to someone (Hela? If she survived Ragnarok, she’d be the go-to avatar of Death).