Anthony and Joe Russo, co-directors of Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers 4, just spent their ninth tweet over the weekend sharing an MCU tribute video titled “(Marvel) Avengers | Sacrifice” from The Garo Studios.
The video clocks in at just beyond 5 minutes and focuses primarily on the key dramatic scenes from Avengers: Infinity War. But its intercut with other sequences from previous MCU films featuring moments of great loss or those that demonstrate the various bonds these characters have made along the way. For those fans that went into Avengers: Infinity War having seen other MCU films only once or twice, this will serve as a chilling reminder of the depth these films have created for, among, and between all these characters.
Here’s the full video:
Right at the beginning, we’re reminded that the Collector did a better job of explaining the nature of the Infinity Stones than Wong did in Infinity War. (Sorry Wong!)
What makes the video particularly potent is in how it connects previous bits of foreshadowing from previous movies directly to emotional moments from Infinity War. With over 20 movies now, it’s easy to forget key moments, like how Thor’s vision from Age of Ultron probably hinted at Heimdall’s death.
The video expertly weaves together these dramatic moments to show how well-earned the devastating emotional fallout of Infinity War is, especially when we’re reminded of stuff from a movie we probably only saw once. Remember how in Captain America: Winter Soldier, a defeated Steve said to Bucky, “Then finish it … because I’m with you ‘till the end of the line?” Being reminded of that moment, then watching Steve grab Bucky’s shoulder with a smile before they get off the plane towards the end of Civil War, and then watching Bucky turn to ash before Steve’s eyes — cue the waterworks.
We also get excellent cuts featuring Tony Stark’s relationship with Peter Parker, but also that of Thor and his brother Loki. Based just on Infinity War, it’s hard to imagine what the universe looks like after Thanos wiped out half the population, but with this video, at least we can come to know how the survivors are feeling.
Avengers 4 will be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.