The second trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has finally arrived. The record-breaking, viewed-over-150-million-times first trailer was released way back in November, and some fans have been begging for a second trailer since. We mean literally begging, using an emoticon that the directors of the movie (Joe and Anthony Russo) used jokingly on Wednesday to hint at the second trailer’s release:
With Avengers: Infinity War opening at a new, sooner release date of April 27th, it was about time a second trailer was released. Along with today’s trailer release, new interviews with the directors and stars are being published, and some of those interviews contain new details.
A huge interview with Joe and Anthony Russo at /film revealed, among other things, the brothers’ inspiration for the narrative structure of Infinity War. Anthony said John Herzfeld’s 2 Days in the Valley (1996) and Steven Soderbergh’s Out of Sight (1998) influenced them. We weren’t expecting that, but you could definitely pick worse inspirations when trying to juggle so many characters and plot threads.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Scarlett Johansson revealed what the Avengers are up to now and how much time has passed between 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. Not surprisingly, the directors like to hold fast to realism where they can, so the amount of time between the two films is about the same on screen as it is for the viewers: two or three years.
“When we last saw these characters in Civil War it’s been probably 2 or 3 years that have passed, and our characters have been kind of part of some sort of counter-terrorism unit efforts but we’re flying under the radar, and you know it’s a lot I think when you are on these kinds of missions with no governmental support. You don’t even have the support of just the general public, and you’re sort of running rogue, trying to do what you know is best for the common man but you don’t have someone to guide you or support you.
“We’re kind of fractured ourselves, and then, of course, the last we saw Hulk he was floating into the stratosphere. Now we are reintroduced to this whole expanded universe. There’s been a lot of change that’s gone on since the original Avengers assembled.”
Avengers: Infinity War opens April 27th.