When it comes to trailers for Marvel movies, it's becoming increasingly obvious that we should not believe what we see. Spider-Man was hiding from an airport battle shot in the Trailer trailer of the Thor: Ragnarok trailer, which blinded the audience with a key shot Thor with both his eyes and a trailer of Avengers: Infinity War knocked us off by including Hulk's shot with Team Wakanda, which never appeared in the movie.
Now directors Anthony and Joe Russo have confirmed that they are doing the same with the Avengers Endgame followers of to preserve the audience's experience to be surprised in the theater. Set your bets below on which settings have been digitally changed.
Talking to Empire Online (via ComingSoon), Joe Russo talked about why he and his brother convinced the marketing team at Marvel Studios to mislead audiences:
"We have over all Scales of marketing talked. The most important thing for us is that we preserve the surprise of the narrative. When I was a kid and saw The Empire Strikes Back at 11am on the day it opened … it moved me deeply because I did not know anything about the story I was going to watch. We try to repeat this experience.
Last summer, the Russos said something similar in a podcast interview:
"We consider the trailer as a very different experience than the movie, and I think the audience is predicting it now that you are very smart about how to make a trailer because an audience can watch a trailer and basically tell you what's going to happen in the movie. We consume too much content. So we have a lot of different footage available that is not in the movie that we can manipulate through CG to tell a story that we specifically want to tell for the trailer, not the movie. "
So, what footage from the last trailer do you think we're misleading? Maybe Tony Stark and Nebula are not really on Earth and wearing these spacesuits with the rest of the team? If Scott Lang looks confused and disgusted at the telephone mast with the missing posters, could Thanos, who farts in Lang's face, have been digitally replaced? (Look at this moment again and tell me that this could not happen!)
To recapture the feeling of walking in The Empire Strikes Back well, things are something unlike now in 1980 (19459004), only 19459005), and I can certainly see a case that the Russos should embrace The Way Things Are Now and should stop trying to impose their own childhood experience on the audience, using essentially manipulated material lie. 19659012] But in this case I have to admit that I agree with the directors.
At / Film we often comb through trailer frame by frame and try to find clues that could show us how big blockbuster movies will look like. I've done it myself. It's fun to find out little details that have gone by at first glance, and our readers seem to enjoy it. If it was up to me, I would just watch the first teaser for all my most anticipated films, and then I would not see more footage until the opening day. I appreciate the surprise factor Russos speak of.
It is difficult. Is digital manipulation of footage around a line? Yes, even if the intentions of the filmmakers are pure. On the other hand, editing is also a form of manipulation, and the audience is not in the arms if the footage in the film appears in a different order than in the trailer. Changing footage to keep a surprise might take things too far, but maybe it's not as big a jump as some people think.
Avengers: Endgame arrives in the theaters on April 26, 2019 – unless the release date has also been changed digitally.
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