Avengers: Infinity War is almost upon us and Marvel has released the first clip from the forthcoming movie, featuring an extended scene of Peter Parker's Spidey Sense tingling as Thanos' Q-Ship arrives in New York City. This sneak peek scene comes after nearly 30 minutes of footage has been screened in the U.K. and Brazil, with overwhelmingly positive reviews, highlighting humor, epic action, and spectacular villains. Basically, it looks like the movie will deliver on what the trailers have been promising since last summer.
The new Infinity War clip has Peter Parker in need of a distraction so Spider-Man can swing into action without his fellow students seeing him on the school bus. Ned Leeds provides just the chaos Tom Holland's superhero needs to swing off the bus and in to investigate Thanos' mysterious Q-Ship. The arrival of the Mad Titan to Earth is very much a surprise to Parker and the rest of the Avengers, which leaves Gamora to explain the actions of her father to Tony Stark.
In addition to the new clip, new tracking estimates have set Infinity War in the $230 billion mark, which places it really close to 2015's The Force Awakens. Initial tracking had the movie around $200 million with Disney going the traditional safe route of predicting anywhere from $175 million to $200 million. However, in the week that has gone by, the tracking has risen since more promotion has kicked in. If the latest tracking for Infinity War stays accurate, it will come pretty close to knocking The Force Awakens out of the top spot for highest grossing opening weekend in North American box office history.
Earlier this week, Marvel released new character posters for Infinity War that featured the heroes alone for once. As the excitement began to dissipate, hardcore Marvel fans began to dissect the new posters, which resulted in a fascination with Captain America and Bucky's backsides as well as a "tucking" controversy surrounding Spider-Man. Upon closer inspection, Tom Holland's body is completely airbrushed in the genital region, leaving him to look like a Spider-Man version of a Ken Doll. This has led to a pretty intense online discussion and dissection of other images of Spider-Man on social media.
Infinity War is only a few weeks away and the plot as well as character appearances have been expertly kept under wraps by Marvel and Disney. The Russo Brothers have reportedly left Tom Holland in the dark about any specifics about the epic movie to prevent him from unintentionally leaking any spoilers to the Marvel fans from around the world. They're more than likely doing the same thing with Mark Ruffalo who famously "accidentally" live streamed audio from the first 20 minutes or so of Thor: Ragnarok during the world premiere. You can check out the brand-new Infinity War footage below of Spider-Man getting ready to investigate Thanos' Q-Ship, courtesy of Marvel.