Nothing shakes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), not even the threat of wiping out the entire universe. At least, that’s the picture being painted in the latest clip from Avengers: Infinity War, which debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
In it, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) tells Tony everything he needs to know about Thanos (Josh Brolin), and none of it is good news. “He’s a plague, Tony. He invades planets, takes what he wants, and wipes out half of the population,” Banner tells his fellow Avenger. “He sent Loki. The attack on New York, that’s him.” In true Stark fashion, his only response is to mock the way Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) talks and wonder they can’t just stick the Infinity Stones he’s after “down the garbage disposal.”
The scene also includes an Easter egg that some fans might miss on their first viewing. Strange chastises Tony for leaning on the Cauldron of the Cosmos. While that already sounds like something he’d have in his Sanctum Sanctorum, it also has a history in Marvel Comics. The item appeared in issues of Man-Thing and Marvel Two-In-One, after first popping up in a 1981 installment of Marvel Team-up. It’s played for laughs in the trailer but is still exciting to see.
This situation is no laughing matter, though, and that’s something even Tony Stark understands. The threat Thanos poses is enough to draw together the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe of superheroes–which may or may not include Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd)–as they fight to keep those stones away from the Mad Titan.
Whether the heroes are going to walk away victorious remains to be seen, but based on GameSpot’s Avengers: Infinity War review, this is certainly a movie that meets the hype. Luckily, you won’t have to wait long to find out yourself, as this next massive chapter in the MCU arrives in theaters on April 27.