Welcome to the first MCU-related post here on BladeStudios.net! My name is Ryan Blade and over the past few weeks, I have been eagerly waiting for the Avengers 4 trailer to be released. As you know, it hasn’t been, so it has given me a lot of time to think. One major thought that I had was whether or not I would be okay if Marvel Studios put together misleading trailers in an attempt to avoid spoiling Avengers 4.
Marvel Studios now has a trail of pieces of trailers that were either changed in the final version of a film or even entire shots that were completely left out. I know that trailers are put together relatively early in the process of post-production so of course there will be occasions were certain shots are cut out of the film from the time a trailer is released to when the film is finished. However, with Marvel Studios, the shot of the Avengers at Wakanda running towards the camera isn’t just a small shot that just wasn’t good enough, so someone decided to scrap it. That shot from the Infinity War trailer was presented in a way that it was going to be an important note in a scene. One can assume that the audience was intentionally mislead.
But is that a problem for you?
Sure, being mislead could be seen as a negative. However, that shot in particular generates two positives from it. The first being that it was an epic shot to end a trailer, maximizing our excitement for the film; the second is that it gave us an idea of what to expect, but did not give us the details. For example, the Hulk. He was in that epic shot with the Avengers, but by the time Bruce Banner is in Wakanda in the film, Hulk refuses to come out, so he never shows up in the Battle of Wakanda. For me, I didn’t have a problem with that shot not being in the final cut because they replaced it with other very exciting moments. So, after thinking about this, I started to like the idea of being mislead, because leading up to the film, I saw this one shot that got me excited and then I was able to go into the film and see that they weren’t going in the direction that I thought they were. It’s weird to say, but I’m okay with Marvel Studios lying to me.
Now we get to the meat of this post: the Avengers 4 trailer. It’s heavily speculated that the movie will have a lot of time travel in it, which as a total nerd for time travel stories, I’m very excited about. However, that gives Marvel Studios a way to mislead us heading into the film’s release. With the potential of time travel and going through alternate universes, there is a possibility that they could use pieces of different universes in the trailers. There’s a possibility that everything we see leading up to the film may actually only be about 15-20 minutes of the overall movie, and on top of that, may even be things that won’t matter afterwards because it’s not in the universe that we are familiar with.
So, the question arises: are you okay with misleading footage in the Avengers 4 trailer? I think under the circumstances and uncharted territory that the movie is in, I would be perfectly okay with the trailers being misleading. As long as I have a general idea of what I’m going to go watch (how and if the Avengers can recover from their loss at Infinity War), I’m okay with being thrown curve balls until the movie is released.
What do you think? Feel free to let me know in the comments or tweet me @TheRyanBlade or @BladeStudios as well as when you think the first trailer for Avengers 4 is coming out. Thank you for reading!
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