The Avengers: Infinity War marketing has begun, and it’s off to a great start. After the release of a teaser poster and the newly released trailer, the hype for the film has reached insurmountable levels. The trailer brought us some great moments, from Thor meeting the Guardians, to Thanos choke-slamming Spider-Man, it was a great trailer to what is expected to be a cinematic spectacle. Some of these moments were really good, but some may offer some more insight as to what we could see in an upcoming film, like Black Panther.
In what was one of the last moments shown in the trailer, we see Steve Rogers with Black Panther leading the charge in what seems to be a battle set in Wakanda. We see the likes of The Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Falcon, The Hulk, Okoye, and War Machine. The moment was amazing, but does it tell us about certain characters appearing in the upcoming ‘Black Panther’ solo film?
First off, nothing is set on stone. We’re about to embark on a speculation journey, so hold on and don’t take anything as a statement from Marvel. Now that that’s settled, let’s start with some facts. Of all the characters seen in the picture, we definitely know that Black Panther and Okoye are in the film (duh), and I highly doubt Hulk will appear as well, but what about Steve Rogers & Company? As we know from ‘Civil War’ and some in-film context from ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, they’re war criminals on the run. The trailer shows them in Wakanda, yes, but let’s go back to that ‘Civil War’ post-credits scene.
In the scene, we see Bucky in a medical facility in Wakanda, about to be put in a sort of cryogenic sleep. This was due to Bucky still being a little bit on the brainwashed side and missing an arm. As Wakanda has a rich arsenal of vibranium, it makes sense as to why Bucky would be in Wakanda. That being said, why would Steve Rogers and company appear in the film? Well why wouldn’t they?
Black Panther is the last film leading up to Avengers: Infinity War, and Steve, along with allies such as Falcon and Black Widow, are “under the radar.” If Wakanda is to be seen as a myth and a hidden place as shown in the trailers, one that doesn’t exist for many, why wouldn’t they go there? I am not saying that they will have a big role in the film. On the contrary, only something among the lines of a cameo near the end or a post credits scene. Bucky’s presence is already explained, so with a war looming, could they be there to go get him, or to prepare Wakanda for the war, or both of these? The important thing to note is that, again, this is the last film before Avengers: Infinity War, and knowing how Marvel operates, they’ll find a way to lead us into the superhero spectacle that we’re all anticipating.
Again, this is all speculation to this point, but when looking at some facts of past films and what’s to come, it does start to make sense. What do you think of this? Do you think we’ll see Steve & Company in Black Panther? Let us know at @SuperBroMovies. –Kenneth Colon
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.
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