‘Avengers: Infinity War’ — First Reactions from the Premiere

Avengers: Infinity War has finally been unveiled.

Filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo introduced Marvel Studios’ most ambitious movie yet at the film’s Hollywood premiere Monday, and the reactions are pouring in on social media.

The secrecy for the new Avengers movie has been even greater than usual for Marvel, which generally holds premieres and press screenings several weeks ahead of its official release dates. In the case of Infinity War, Monday’s comes just days before the film officially opens on Friday, and official reviews will hit Tuesday afternoon.

The Russos and Marvel have said holding the premiere so close to the release date is to minimize the chance of spoilers leaking out (the filmmakers have even urged fans to stay offline until they can see the movie). Infinity War‘s sprawling cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt and Tom Holland.

Here is a sampling of what the premiere audience is saying about Avengers: Infinity War.

Jimmy Kimmel released an exclusive clip from “Avengers: Infinity War” on the night of the film’s premiere with guests and “Infinity War” stars Paul Bettany, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, and Robert Downey, Jr. on hand to help out.

In the clip, Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner explains to Downey’s Tony Stark in Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum exactly how bad the situation is if Thanos is involved.

“He’s a plague, Tony, he invades planets, he takes what he wants, he wipes out half a population. He sent Loki. The attack on New York, that’s him,” Banner says.

“If he gets his hands on all six stones,” Banner begins…

“He could destroy life on a scale hitherto undreamt of,” finishes Doctor Strange.

Stark proposes destroying the stone they’re in possession of, but Doctor Strange and Wong say they’re sworn to protect the stones with their lives