In a digital orgy of visual effects and superhero overkill, the latest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War is itself a monolith unto the bloated excesses that major studio tentpoles now aspire to. God only knows what the actual film is going to feel like. Mileage, obviously, will vary, but for box office heights the sky may be the only limit.
Still, given how passé this now feels (Thanos in particular) in the wake of the better, weightier Black Panther, it’d be a hopeful sign if Avengers: Infinity War ends up being the 2nd highest grossing Marvel film of the year.
We’ll start to get an idea of how that will play out when this one kicks off the summer movie season earlier than ever before, on April 27, 2018.