In the previous two Avengers films, audiences got to see specific shots of the heroes looking their most heroic when charging into battle, something that was teased in a shot from the Avengers: Infinity War trailer. While fans expected to see Captain America, Black Panther, Hulk, and other Avengers heading into battle, the scene never appeared in the finished product. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo pointed out that they intentionally crafted a different experience for the trailer than audiences got in a finished film.
"I think sometimes you see the disconnect that you're referencing with toys or trailers or whatever the case may be because the work on those has to start so early in the process that it kind of predates where we arrive," Anthony Russo explained on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. "For instance, that shot that you're referencing was never in the movie in the version that you saw. It was never even created for the movie in that version, it was literally created in that version for the trailer."
Joe Russo went on to explain that, while the trailer isn't intentionally crafted to trick or confuse audiences, all of the footage they have to work with doesn't necessarily reflect many of the choices made for the film's final cut.
"We use all the material that we have at our disposal to create a trailer," the filmmaker noted. "A trailer is a very different experience from the movie and I think that audiences are so predictive now that you have to be very smart about how you craft a
Fans are curious as to whether this means we'll ever see a version of this shot in Avengers 4, though the events of Infinity War make that seem unlikely.
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now.
Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include Ant-Man and The Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, and the fourth Avengers on May 3, 2019. The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming hits on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 lands in 2020.
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[H/T Happy Sad Confused]