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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer makes much-anticipated debut

November 29, 2017 GMT

It’s finally here!

The long-awaited trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War” debuted Wednesday on “Good Morning America.”

Entertainment Weekly reports the movie opens May 4 and is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, who are veterans of the Captain America franchise with “The Winter Soldier” and “Civil War.” But “Infinity War” presents one of the biggest challenges yet — uniting dozens of characters in a single story about the universe being threatened by cosmic death-dealer Thanos (played by Josh Brolin through motion-capture techniques).

Throughout the Marvel films, infinity stones have been a common MacGuffin — that object or device that fuels the plot of a story. There’s one embedded in the forehead of Paul Bettany’s Vision, another within the time-shifting medallion around the neck of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, and another — the glowing blue Tesseract cube — that was last seen catching the eye of Loki in “Thor: Ragnarok.”