The Avengers: Infinity War trailer has finally been released, and geek icon Kevin Smith apparently loved it as much as everybody else did.
In a tweet, he said “Yes, I cry at everything. But this? This has me bawling with joy. It truly lives up to the word @Marvel! Look at that clusterfuck of heroes! Take every penny of my money!”
Smith is mostly known as a filmmaker, but also podcasts and writes comics himself, and in general comments on all geeky pop culture. Many see him as a good, unbiased source of information about the quality of various products.
For example, he also recently gave praise to the new DC Extended Universe film Justice League, which has been underperforming at the box office and been slammed by most critics, though it has a significantly better audience score on Rotten Tomato.
In contrast, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been generally receiving broad approval from both critics and audiences, and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War film—set for release on May 4, 2018—is what the entire franchise has been building toward, with every hero working together to stop the evil Thanos from destroying the universe.
Despite having a working relationship with DC Comics (having directed a few episodes of their “Arrowverse” TV series) and the company’s fierce rivalry with Marvel, it is nice to get a reminder from high-profile fans like Smith that people can like both companies.