When Avengers: Infinity War was at its prime for hype and promotional material, we were able to see many different stills, and clips thrown at us from all across the board. However, some may not have noticed that one very popular still of a group of Avengers, was not in the film what so ever, and we now have the explanation as to why.
Reshoots are quite a popular thing in the movie industry, obviously, and Marvel Studios clearly does them also. This image never being a apart of the film, got fans wondering why it was missing an if the ending went through a massive re-shoot of its own, turns out, no. According to Joe Russo in a recent interview, they really use what they have on hand to make trailers.
“We use all the material that we have at our disposal to create a trailer.”
They clearly have never been a stranger to misdirection and Joe goes on to explain how they tried to avoid the fans predicting the outcome of the film and chose their trailer images accordingly:
“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.”
Anthony Russo went on to explain that the popular shot that most people will remember for quite some time and were probably looking forward to in the film, was never actually a part of the film and was made specifically to get the fans pumped:
“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 Thanos’ missing line in which he said “ Fun isn’t something one considers when balancing the universe, but this, does put a smile on my face” and how it was taken out to make the film better overall:
“That was a scripted line for the movie that we replaced with another line that we thought was a little more specific to the storytelling with Gamora. I think he used to say that on Nowhere to Gamora when he emerged from the Reality Cloak as the aether exposed him. I think we changed it to something that was a little more specific to the storytelling.”
The film is currently playing in theaters every where.
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