‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Teaser Character Easter Eggs
Alas… the first trailer to Avengers: Infinity War is here, and with it the geek community released a collective sigh, which was immediately followed by a collective squeal.
But while we were all caught up in the building of the team we knew would be there, a number of Marvel characters were introduced, re-introduced, and teased in this character heavy teaser. With that, we have some MCU Character Easter Eggs for you right here.
Do keep in mind, some of this is complete speculation…
He’s back! We last saw War Machine in Captain America: Civil War, and things did not end well for him. We thought that movie might be the end for James Rhodes (played by Don Cheadle) since he was possibly not going to walk again, or at least for a long time. However, flying doesn’t require walking, at least not when you’re in million dollar tech. So for a brief moment we get War Machine joining the battle at Wakanda with some well known Avengers as well as Wakanda’s own warriors, Black Panther and Okoye.
It’s hard to say M’Baku is a reintroduction or tease since he’ll be in Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther in February, but keep in mind, they’ve made it very clear he is not getting along well with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Because of that, we find it very interesting, and revealing, that he’s standing with the Wakanda warriors ready to face Thanos’ army invasion. Do we see this resolution in February’s Black Panther? Or does he return in Avengers: Infinity War to unite with his country only because of the pending doom?
Clearly the least surprising of the “other” MCU characters to show up in this trailer is Bucky, aka The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). However, there are some interesting subplots that come along with him. We also last saw him in Captain America: Civil War, with his ending looking nearly as grim as War Machine’s. The reason his return is interesting is due to him still being somewhat mind-controlled by Hydra. So does Infinity War clear that up, or is he just ready to fight with the Avengers wondering if he’ll turn on them at any moment?
With Thanos comes an army, and they’re not all just alien foot soldiers. The well known Black Order are the elite warriors in The Mad Titan’s army, and one of those amazing characters is Proxima Midnight. She is well known for her hand-to-hand combat abilities as well as spears. Lots and lots of spears… as we see here right before we get a glimpse at Captain America’s return.
This one might be a bit of a reach, but we aren’t the first site reporting on Corvus Glaive’s appearance in Avengers: Infinity War thanks to a scene in which Vision’s Mind Stone is being pierced by a spear that looks very familiar to comic fans. And if we have Proxima Midnight, why not her husband and fellow member of The Black Order?
Alright… we’ve all wanted Nova for sometime now, especially with the overwhelming success and enjoyment of Guardians of the Galaxy. However, we still (most likely) are not getting him in Avengers: Infinity War. So why am I bringing him up? Well, when Loki hands Thanos (assuming) the Space Stone, Thanos adds it to the Infinity Gauntlet where it joins the first stone on the golden glove, the Power Stone. The Power Stone, if you remember, was captured by the Guardians of the Galaxy and locked away by the Nova Corps in their first film. However, since Thanos has it, it’s likely he has already plowed through the entire Nova Corps to get that stone. Meaning we have the popular origin story of Nova to build.
Although there is absolutely zero indication Nova is in Avengers: Infinity War (I know, I know… sorry for the tease), this does give us some excitement in knowing that his origin is setup for the fourth installment of the MCU, and could also hint at Secret Invasion being the driving story-arc behind the future of the MCU.
So who did we miss? Did we reach too far on some of these? Let us know what you think about all the exciting possibilities for Avengers: Infinity War in the comments below. And don’t forget to check it out on May 4, 2018, only after you’ve seen Black Panther on February 16, 2018.