‘In­fin­ity War’ trailer shines at fan expo

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ANAHEIM, Cal­i­for­nia – A hair-rais­ing teaser trailer for “Avengers: In­fin­ity War” stole the show at the star-stud­ded pre­sen­ta­tion of the Walt Dis­ney Stu­dios up­com­ing live-ac­tion films at the stu­dios’ fan con­ven­tion D23, up­stag­ing even “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Oprah Win­frey, and Mary Pop­pins.

“Star Wars” fans did get a lit­tle morsel of footage in a be­hind-thescenes fea­turette from the up­com­ing space saga and a lively panel with the film’s writer-direc­tor Rian John­son and a few of the film’s stars. But au­di­ences have yet to see a full trailer for the film.

In­stead, it was the ul­ti­mate Marvel Cine­matic Uni­verse team-up “Avengers: In­fin­ity War” that got fans re­ally ex­cited.

Marvel Stu­dios head Kevin Feige was on hand with a stage full of stars that in­cluded Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch as Doc­tor Strange, Tom Hol­land as Spi­der-Man, Se­bas­tian Stan as The Win­ter Soldier, El­iz­a­beth Olsen as The Scar­lett Witch, and Josh Brolin as the ul­ti­mate bad guy Thanos.

The trailer, which has not yet been re­leased on­line, was packed to the brim with tan­ta­liz­ing scenes, in­clud­ing Thor, float­ing and near dead in deep space be­ing res­cued by the Guardians of the Galaxy; Spi­derMan’s hair stand­ing up on his arm; Tony Stark omi­nously warn­ing that, “He’s com­ing for us,” likely talk­ing about Thanos; and Thanos him­self grip­ping a weak­ened Thor’s skull and look­ing ready to crack it with ease.

“Avengers: In­fin­ity War” comes out May 4, 2018.

Al­most on par with the “In­fin­ity War” en­thu­si­asm was the re­sponse to the footage for the Mary Pop­pins se­quel “Mary Pop­pins Re­turns,” a col­or­ful and topsy-turvy new in­stall­ment in the world of P.L. Travers from direc­tor Rob Mar­shall.

Emily Blunt, who takes on the role of Mary Pop­pins, said she wanted to “pay homage” to what Julie An­drews had done in the 1964 clas­sic but also “find my own space.”

“I had to do my own ver­sion of her,” Blunt said. “I think she is a lit­tle more acer­bic and odd and vain and weird in the books. We went that di­rec­tion a lit­tle more.”

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