On paper, Avengers: Infinity War is a hulking blockbuster with many moving parts, so it’s small wonder why Joe and Anthony Russo decided to include misdirects and red herrings in the film’s trailer campaign.
Remember that slow-mo money shot of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes charging into Wakanda? It didn’t make the cut, which is something that can also be said about Black Widow’s emotional exchange with Bruce Banner in the homeworld of T’Challa.
All of this (and more!) is outlined in the latest video from Mr. Sunday Movies. First reported by ComicBook.com, this is a spoiler-filled analysis of Infinity War and, more specifically, the content that Joe and Anthony Russo ultimately left by the wayside. It also ruminates on the unfinished effects, censored scenes, deleted scenes, and concept art from the early days of production, and makes for a rather brilliant video essay on what is undoubtedly Marvel’s biggest movie thus far.
To their credit, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have been pretty forthcoming about throwing everyone off the scent in order to shield Infinity War‘s third act from the prying eyes of the public. In fact, while appearing on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast to discuss all things Marvel Studios, Joe took a moment to address those faux trailer scenes and why it was so important to stay one step ahead of the fans.
We use all the material that we have at our disposal to create a trailer. We look at the trailer as a very different experience than the movie, and I think audiences are so predictive now that you have to be very smart about how you craft a trailer because an audience can watch a trailer and basically tell you what’s gonna happen in the film. We consume too much content. So at our disposal are lots of different shots that aren’t in the movie that we can manipulate through CG to tell a story that we want to tell specifically for the purpose of the trailer and not for the film.
Not that you can blame them, as Avengers: Infinity War was arguably one of the most talked about comic book movies, well, ever, and one need only look to the sequel’s continued box office success for evidence of that…
Source: Mr Sunday Movies