All the Marvel Characters Who Are For SURE in Avengers: Infinity War


This week, the internet promptly descended into chaos when Marvel dropped the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War.


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While there are plenty of details to parse out from the 2-minute teaser, there's also a fun game to play: how many Marvel characters can you count before the screen smashes to black? In 2016, the writers revealed that there are up to 67 "available" characters that have appeared in prior Marvel movies, and that's not even counting the new characters they might introduce. While the writers said not all of these heroes will appear, it's still safe to assume the number will be very large. Here's who we spotted in just the first trailer alone.

Iron Man aka Tony Stark


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We've got Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) all over the place in the new trailer. He's going up against the big bad Thanos, he's hanging with Dr. Strange, and he's looking very worried. 




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That's right, the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) is kicking ass and taking names. And he's keeping his short haircut and his eye patch! 


Spider-Man aka Peter Parker


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Good ol' Peter (Tom Holland) is also going toe to toe with the villain. He even gets slammed to the ground in a choke hold in one alarming shot. Please do not hurt Peter, Thanos. He is a precious cinnamon roll. 


Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff


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Wow, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is very on brand with her Atomic Blonde-inspired makeover. I bet that means she's going to kick extra ass this time around. 


Captain America aka Steve Rogers


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Our dad, Captain America (Chris Evans), is back. And he's very scruffy and serious. 


Hulk aka Bruce Banner


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Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) is finally back on Earth (it seems), so we're keeping our fingers crossed for some epic smashing. 


Black Panther aka T'Challa


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The hotly anticipated Black Panther doesn't drop until February, but it's clear this hero (Chadwick Boseman) and his incredibly epic army are both playing heavily into the battle sequences. In fact, it looks like his army is in that huge, main battle sequence about halfway through and in that forest-set sprint scene at the end. F*ck it up, Black Panther squad. 


Scarlet Witch aka Wanda Maximoff


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She may be down a twin — RIP Quicksilver — but at least Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is getting all loved up with Vision and getting into the thick of the action. 




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Damnit! It seems like Loki (Tom Hiddleston) did indeed steal the Tesseract at the end of Thor: Ragnarok. Can't he stay out of trouble just, like, once?! 


Dr. Strange


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Fresh off his brief cameo in Thor: Ragnarok, is looks like Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is ready to join all the fun. 


Winter Soldier aka Bucky Barnes


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Good to have you on our side, Bucky (Sebastian Stan). 




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Um, is seems like Vision (Paul Bettany) is really going through the ringer this time around. There's some real anguish in his eyes as Thanos plucks that infinity stone right out of his forehead. 


Falcon aka Sam Wilson


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Hey, Falcon (Anthony Mackie)! Missed you. 




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There's so much Black Panther magic in Avengers: Infinity War, and we are here for every second of it. Watching Okoye (Danai Gurira) sprint with the gang will clear your skin and water your crops. 


Ant-Man aka Scott Lang


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OK, so, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) doesn't actually appear in the flesh in the trailer. But he does appear in that brief Marvel montage at the beginning. That's a pretty good sign he'll show up at some point. Also, maybe he is in the trailer, and we just can't see him. You know? 




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We're glad to see Dr. Strange brought along his trusty sidekick, Wong (Benedict Wong). 




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And then, of course, there's Thanos (Josh Brolin), who seems to have gone through a makeover. Lookin' fierce, darling. 


The Guardians of the Galaxy


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As the icing on the cake, we see all of the Guardians of the Galaxy players during a run-in with Thor at the very end of the trailer. So, with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Mantis (Pom Klementieff), our current tally has reached 23 Marvel characters. And we're sure that's just the beginning.


By Ryan Roschke

This article first appeared in Pop Sugar.