New information about the Marvel Studios' next two Avengers films has been revealed this week, but a picture is worth a thousand words - and the ones released alongside Vanity Fair's article may have a lot to say about what's coming in the currently in-production sequels. Check out the photos at the link above, in addition to the covers here.
Several of the original Avengers are sporting looks that combine elements from throughout the MCU's history. Captain America sports his shield - which was claimed by Tony Stark after their clash in Captain America: Civil War along with his gray and blue outfit from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Meanwhile, Thor - still sporting his cropped hair from Thor: Ragnarok - is now in a darker costume with less silver elements. More importantly, he's once again got two eyes and is wielding mighty Mjolnir, which was destroyed by Hela in that film.
As seen in the Avengers: Infinity War poster released at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Black Widow has gone blonde, and in this photoshoot, sports a much more tactical looking costume with a padded vest and batons for combat. Her fellow espionage agent Maria Hill is depicted in a blue coverall reminiscent of her S.H.I.E.L.D. look - though last we saw of Hill she was working for independently alongside Nick Fury as shown in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Black Widow's partner Hawkeye is also present, with a very different haircut and a darker, more simplified costume. Interestingly, Clint's wife Laura is also depicted here, along with several supporting cast members from other films such as Raimonda, Okoye, and Shuri from Black Panther, as well as Happy Hogan, Hank Pym, Wong, and Pepper Potts, implying that they'll all have roles in the Marvel Universe-spanning film.
Additionally, Mark Ruffalo appears as Bruce Banner - though he is mid-transformation - possibly indicating that he isn't entirely stuck in Hulk form, which was a possibility after Thor: Ragnarok.
Finally, War Machine is back in action with a darker, somewhat sleeker version of his armor, so it looks like Rhodey's injuries from Captain America: Civil War won't keep him out of duty going forward. Meanwhile, Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and Laurence Fishburne's Bill Foster - both named in the article as being on-set - were not including in the images.
Again you can view all of Vanity Fair's photos here.
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for release May 4, 2018, with Avengers 4 following on May 3, 2019.