The Avengers: Infinity War marketing machine is kicking into gear. The highly-anticipated sequel is less than 50 days away, and although Black Panther is still crushing it at the box office, it’s time for Disney and Marvel to turn their attention to their big superhero epic. That means 15 (!) EW covers showcasing different combinations of superheroes, along with a few brief teases.
For example, Iron Man has new armor (the most genius toy marketing device since Batman and his various suits), which has “wings” that “serve as rocket boosters into deep space,” so there’s a chance Tony Stark could cross paths with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Also, the Winter Soldier has a new arm. Since his mind was rebuilt in Wakanda, it stands to reason they’re the ones who supplied him with a new appendage. And since Wakanda’s chief resource is vibranium, I’m also willing to wager that’s the material for Bucky’s limb. That’s good news for the Winter Soldier since he now has an even stronger metal arm at his disposal.
As for the rest of the superheroes, the tweaks are more cosmetic. Cap no longer has his shield but two shield gauntlets made of vibranium along with a battle-damaged costume. Thor has darker armor to go along with his eye-patch, and Rhodey, despite a bit of paraplegia, is back in action with a new War Machine armor. No one is sitting out the fight against Thanos.
Check out the covers below.
The film opens April 27th and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd, and Tom Hiddleston.
Here’s the official synopsis for Avengers: Infinity War:
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.