Watch the Epic Avengers: Infinity War Super Bowl Spot

We’ve been telling you for a while now how the Russo Brothers’ Avengers: Infinity War is likely the biggest superhero film of all time. Chris Hemsworth himself marveled (pun intended) at the size and scope of the film, which is centered on the battle between just about every good (or good-ish) Marvel character and Thanos (Josh Brolin), whose quest for the Infinity Stones has shaped nearly every film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If Thanos gets all the Infinity Stones, his power will be limitless, hence the need for everyone, and we do mean everyone, to come together and try to stop him. Infinity War is the first film in a two-part epic (the Russos shot it back-to-back with Avengers 4) that will have cataclysmic consequences for some of our favorite characters.

Naturally, a film this size would be dropping a spot during the Super Bowl, the most watched television event of the year. The Infinity War spot wastes no time in supplying the film’s central thesis—every crucial character in the MCU who you’ve met over the past decade will be involved in this battle, and it’s going to take their very best to defeat Thanos. That means the cosmic characters (Guardians of the Galaxy) and the earth-bound (Spider-Man), the royal (Black Panther) and the rough (Hulk), the mind-bending (Doctor Strange) and mind-reading (Mantis) will have to learn to work together.

Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: Civil War), Infinity War opens May 4th. Some of the cast include Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Tom Hiddleston.

Featured image: L to R: War Machine (Don Cheadle), Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlet Johansson), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2018


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