During Disney's annual D23 convention, some pretty huge news dropped about the next Avengers film, Infinity War. While there isn't any footage of it floating around online (yet), here's my recap of what went down. (And boy, oh boy, did things get nuts.)
The footage starts us off in space, with a shot of the Milano—the ship that the Guardians of the Galaxy roam around in. Suddenly Thor, still clad in his gladiator outfit (presumably from Thor: Ragnarok), gets flung onto the windshield of the ship. Pom Klementieff's Mantis brings him back to life, and he then greets the guardians with a, "Who the hell are you?"
(To be fair, this is right after Star-Lord tells the other guardians, "This might be dangerous, so let's put on our mean faces.")
Filling in the blanks a bit, it's a safe bet that Thor ends up being the one guiding the guardians to Earth.
We then get a quick shot of Scarlet Witch cutting a flaming car in half, while Paul Bettany's Vision is trapped nearby. The look on their faces tell us that something very bad is about to happen. Loki then shows up, clearing through the wreckage to grab the Tesseract—which also happens to be an Infinity Stone.
Next up is a shot of Peter Parker on a bus, and we get a close up of the hairs on his arm starting to raise. (Spider-sense, if I had to guess.)
Some alien ships then crash land on a battle-worn earth, and we see Mantis alongside Iron Man, Thor, Doctor Strange, the Hulk, and a few others. A ruined room tells us that Thanos has pillaged the Collector's, well, collection for another Infinity Stone. He then disappears into a portal leading to Earth. From here, we get a shot of Doctor Strange and Star-Lord leaping into action, in addition to Spider-Man swinging in with a new suit.
A few glimpses of Black Widow and Captain America are shown—the former now blonde, and the latter sporting a beard.
In the final scenes, Thanos grabs Thor's head. He growls that, "You can run from it, but your destiny still arrives." Then with one hand, he rips off of a part of a nearby moon and heaves it at the Avengers—though noticeably doesn't have the full Infinity Gauntlet yet assembled. (Yep, I didn't mis-type that.)
And that concludes what footage was shown at D23.
The last thing that I wanted to mention was that Thanos isn't working alone. Those familiar with 2013's Infinity (comic book) storyline will no doubt recognize the 4 members of the Black Order. Aside from that, there isn't much else that we know about the third Avengers film.
Avengers: Infinity War drops May 4th, and if we're lucky, we might catch a glimpse of some more footage during next weekend's San Diego Comic Con.