Titanic Marvel team-up epic Avengers: Infinity War is already breaking records. The film's first teaser - which was released earlier this week - now holds the record of being the most viewed trailer of all time in its first 24 hours online.
Marvel Studios sent out a tweet last night (30 November) thanking fans for watching the trailer 230 million times, obliterating the record set by smash hit horror It earlier this year. Andy Muschietti's Stephen King adaptation managed 197 million views in the same period.
Prior to that, the record belonged to Fate of the Furious, with 139 million views last year.
Infinity War is one of the most anticipated and most ambitious movies ever made. It's the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to date, marking its ten-year anniversary by bringing together dozens of its most beloved characters to face a cosmic threat
Its first trailer introduced said threat - Josh Brolin's Thanos - who is attempting to gather the means to rule all of time and space, with a little help from his messed-up children and thousands of genetically-engineered alien invaders.
An official synopsis reads: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time.
"The Avengers and their superhero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe."
This means the original Avengers lineup (Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man, Chris Evans' Captain America, Chris Hemsworth's Thor, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, Ruffalo's Hulk and Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye) will meet the Guardians of the Galaxy (Chris Pratt's Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana's Nebula, Dave Bautista's Drax, Bradley Cooper's Rocket and Vin Diesel's Groot).
Alongside them will be Tom Holland's Spider-Man, Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther, Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, Paul Bettany's Vision, Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch, Anthony Mackie's Falcon, Sebastian Stan's Winter Soldier and Don Chealde's War Machine.
Karen Gillan's Nebula, Tom Hiddleston's Loki, Paul Rudd's Ant-Man and Pom Klementieff's Mantis are also set to feature. Others are rumoured, and may well appear.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on 27 April 2018 in the UK. The story will conclude with the untitled Avengers 4 on 26 April 2019.