Where oh where is our Avengers: Infinity War trailer? It’s been months since the SDCC teaser leaked online and we’re ravenously hungry for a look at the MCU’s ultimate armageddon that isn’t shot at a 45-degree angle on a shaky cellphone.
What’s the thinking behind its absence, though? We’d assumed they didn’t want to derail Thor: Ragnarok‘s pre-release hype, but surely attaching a flashy, jaw-dropping trailer to that film would drive audiences into an uncomfortably sticky frenzy, right? Sadly, despite much rumor-mongering, it was not to be.
Now, the Russo Brothers have addressed the absence of a trailer via Instagram, and they’ve done it in an unexpectedly classy way:
Yes, that’s Orson Welles hawking discount wine sometime in the early 1980s. The point of posting this is, as the Citizen Kane director says: “It took Beethoven four years to write that symphony. Some things can’t be rushed.” So, the Russo Brothers will apparently “sell no wine before its time.”
Well, fair enough. But if we could have just a tiny peek at the wine, or maybe even a glimpse at the label that would be nice, too. Somewhat tripping up their analogy is that we know there already exists a damn good trailer for Infinity War because most of us have seen a grainy copy. So please Marvel Studios, just upload that in Ultra HD and help us keep this monkey off our backs.
All I’m going to say after this is that if you’ve got the stones to (in a roundabout way) compare your upcoming film with a Beethoven symphony, you’d better damn deliver. The MCU has been building up to the events of Avengers: Infinity War for almost a decade now and if the final product is an anticlimactic mess, it’d be a disaster for their ongoing plans.
So, Marvel Studios, let us get our fix. Stop trolling us and release that damn trailer!