Avengers: Infinity War is playing in theatres and the fans are raving about the movie like nothing else matters in this world. This movie took 10 years of build-up and it was totally worth the wait! Every aspect that was put into this movie was a big surprise and even though the movie was full of twists and turns at every corner, but it was fan-pleasing at every moment.
It broke new ground in the MCU as the movie had a really strong villain in the form of Thanos, a lot darker tone and real stakes with lasting consequences. The biggest shock that the viewers got was towards the end of the movie. It was a GOT Level Cliffhanger that nobody saw it coming.
The movie is breaking box office records as the Infinity War juggernaut refuses to stop. It opened to a massive, record-breaking opening weekend amounting to $640 million Box office collections worldwide and has become the fastest movie that has reached to $1 Billion in just 11 days.
It is yet to open in several major markets including China which will help Infinity War breach $2 Billion mark which will be a remarkable feat.
The Russos have pulled off a masterpiece as both fans and critics are acclaiming the movie in glowing terms. The RT Score is 84% which is quite impressive. But one reason why the movie has made giant strides is that the spoilers were well-guarded before the release. Marvel really knows how to do this, unlike DC that gave away the biggest reveal in the trailer itself (Remember Doomsday’s appearance in BVS trailer?).
They had to be really secretive about the movie and Marvel had to adopt slightly misleading marketing tactics for this movie as the movie was a big thriller, and they could not let the trailers spoil the movie for the fans in any way, so we got to see alternate scenes and dialogues in the trailers which were edited from the final cut of the movie as the direction this movie took was kept hidden until it finally came out.
One of the big scenes that the fans were expecting but did not show up was the epic Money Shot of the Avengers running in for the battle at Wakanda, and that still showed Captain America, Bucky, Black Panther, Black Widow, Falcon, War Machine, Okoye and the Hulk! But as it turned out, Banner did not even turn into the Hulk after the brutal beating he got from Thanos right in the beginning of the movie.
Looking at the money shot which actually led the entire marketing of the movie on its head, people thought that the Hulk is there running along with the Avengers, so Banner will soon turn into the Hulk as he gets over his fears after the Hulkbuster armor gets destroyed.
But not only did Hulk stay hidden being afraid like a cry-baby the main shot which was needed in the movie was not even there. Except, we had a different shot of everyone running into battle which was led by Captain America and Black Panther.
Now, the directors of the movie, Joe and Anthony Russo have revealed the reason why that particular Hulk scene was taken out of the final cut of the movie. They also told us that they actually crafted something different for the trailers that gave the audiences the feel of the movie, but not the actual plot. Here’s what Anthony Russo said:
“I think sometimes you see the disconnect that you’re referencing with toys or trailers or whatever the case may be because the work on those has to start so early in the process that it kind of predates where we arrive. For instance, 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 added that the trailer actually meant to confuse the audience and take them in a different direction so that the plot of the movie remains spoiler proof and the Audiences totally don’t expect what has been kept in store for them. Here’s what he said:
“We use all the material that we have at our disposal to create a trailer. A trailer is a very different experience from the movie and I think that audiences are so predictive now that you have to be very smart about how you craft a trailer, because an audience can basically watch a trailer and tell you what’s going to happen in the film. We consume too much content. At our disposal are lots of different shots that aren’t in the movie that we can manipulate through CG to tell the story that we want to tell in a trailer specifically for the purpose of the trailer and not for the film.
Well, it is really good that the trailers actually took the audiences in a different direction every time, as we got to see more footage from the movie without it actually being in the movie. Moreover, it kept the plot of the movie safe for us to unravel it only at the theatres and not before that.
But don’t you worry Marvel fanboys as there will be the bunch of additional cool stuff in the DVD/Blu Ray of the movie. Here’s what Russos said:
“We were very tight with the scripts on Winter Soldier and Civil War, so there weren’t a lot of extras. This is a very big movie with a lot of characters in it, and we played around with a lot of improvisation, because we had new chemistry that we were defining between characters. It was the first time ever that all these characters were on screen together, so we played around with quite a bit of footage, and I think there will be some good stuff for the DVD.”
Avengers: Infinity War is out in the theatres and Avengers 4 will open on May 3, 2019. Directed by Russo Brothers and produced by Marvel Head Kevin Feige along with a group of executive producers namely Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo etc. The screenplay is co-written by a talented duo – Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
The ensemble cast is truly epic as it features some of the biggest A-List stars under one roof including Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Peter Dinklage (Eitri), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill).
The official movie synopsis reads:
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”
“Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment”.