Fandom Is in a Glorious Meltdown Over the Infinity War Trailer
Pictured: MCU fans at the moment
While many people on planet Earth were psyched to see the official Avengers: Infinity War trailer go up, for a segment of the population with a deep emotional attachment to these characters and their world, today has been like Christmas morning mixed with Ragnarok.
On Tumblr and Twitter, which tend to be the epicenters of fan culture, reactions to the trailer were immediate. Gifs and screengrabs of the new footage went up on the sites within minutes, alongside plot theories and text posts with a lot of yelling.
If you’re not a part of fandom, it can be hard to communicate just how much it means to see everyone back in action—and that affection spans across a wide spectrum of character affinity, “ships,” and personal favorites. You might love Spider-Man the most and I might take a bullet for Bucky Barnes, but today, we’re all in this together.
Let’s take the pulse of fandom’s reaction, and what drew their eye, with a few samples from thousands of posts:
— Denise (@cloroxdrip93) November 29, 2017
#InfinityWarTrailer drops and no character or movie is trending except #BlackPanther. I need @Marvel @MarvelStudios to understand what that means and act accordingly. @theblackpanther pic.twitter.com/1ompdaocU2
— April (@ReignOfApril) November 29, 2017
— ChocolateCityComics (@ChocCityComics) November 29, 2017
— Finn. (@somnolance) November 29, 2017
The protect at all costs list:
1. The Wakandans. IDC even the extras, NARY ONE WAKANDAN CAN BE HARMED
3. Capt Beard
4. Peter Parker
5. Bucky with the Good Hair#InfinityWarTrailer
— Shanelle Little (@ShanelleLittle) November 29, 2017
I didn’t even see them back there 😂 pic.twitter.com/0wdnRLkYYE
— Misty Knight No Crescent Fro (@Steph_I_Will) November 29, 2017
pitch idea: Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy just kick around in space for one, maybe two full movies, nothing truly bad happens, there are no stakes, everyone is fine
— Emma Stefansky (@stefabsky) November 29, 2017
rolling up to a brunch line like pic.twitter.com/v6mgRtDMbc
— heather mason (@NerdHeather) November 29, 2017
Strange: the friend who abandons you for better plans five minutes before your table is ready
Wong: the friend who will straight up fight anyone who cuts in line
— Clare McBride (@omnivoreal) November 29, 2017
infinity war looks like one of those annoying fics with 500 tags that everybody ignores the shit out of pic.twitter.com/e7rCYIEbxG
— wakeen fenix (@Coolguyreiner) November 27, 2017
Marvel creators are getting in on the fun, too:
— Chip Zdarsky (@zdarsky) November 29, 2017
And so, in conclusion:
— Faizan lone (@eccentricfaizan) November 29, 2017
— Ankit Goel (@goelankit295) November 29, 2017
Even the personification of New York Comic Con is Feeling Feelings:
Just remembering when Cap told Iron Man: “I promise you, if you need us, if you need me, I’ll be there” and watching him show up in the #InfinityWarTrailer and sobbing uncontrollably. pic.twitter.com/lWuXGHRHWL
— New York Comic Con (@NY_Comic_Con) November 29, 2017
But I mean I’m just fine, just perfectly fine as I sit here staring at these gifs over and over, and not crying or rending my garments in the slightest. How are you?
(images: Marvel Studios)
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