It’s been a long time coming, but we’re almost there. Avengers: Infinity War is just on the horizon (May 4, 2018), with the final climactic bout between the Avengers and Thanos on deck. But we’re going to have to wait a little longer to catch our first glimpse because the trailer is not quite ready yet.
Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito took to Twitter to provide an update on the first trailer:
All I can say is that I love it and I hope all you feel the same. It’s currently being finished so it’s not ready yet. https://t.co/AIKdY5sgkF
— Louis D'Esposito (@louisde2) October 8, 2017
Marvel tends to strategically release content for its movies. Avengers: Infinity War is its biggest movie yet, so it likely has everything planned out. Our initial hope was that we might see the Infinity War trailer alongside Thor: Ragnarok, due out November 3, but after D’Esposito’s comments that appears less likely.
At Comic Con and D23, Marvel showed off footage of Infinity War, so we know it has something at least partially ready. However, director Joe Russo also mentioned that the same footage would not be used for the official trailer. This just provides more doubt as to when we can expect the trailer.
Marvel may opt to wait a little longer to release the Avengers: Infinity War trailer to keep the focus on Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther (due out in February)—as well as avoid the massive black hole of attention Star Wars: The Last Jedi will get in December—before ramping up hype for its long awaited movie.
After waiting for so long to see the Thanos storyline finally pay off, what’s a few more months of waiting to catch our first glimpse of the movie?