After the tragic ending of Infinity War, we will have to spend at least half of Avengers 4 without the characters that died. Kevin Feige mentioned in an interview after Avengers: Infinity War that the trailers for 4 will not be including the characters who were disintegrated. So we can stay satisfied with one thing that the trailers will not be giving us anything relating to their come back and we will only find that out when we see the film in the theatres.
Not including the dead characters in the trailers and other marketing materials does make a lot of sense because Marvel hasn’t really confirmed the fact that those characters are actually in the film. It is just us who are assuming that these characters will be resurrected or somehow brought back through time travel to team up with the rest of the Avengers.
This assumption is surely the reality of the film because all the dead characters have confirmed future projects in the MCU, and many of the actors that play these characters have given some kind of spoilers relating to their return.
So, we can safely say that these characters will be back for sure. But there is a whole lot of story that will be told before they are back in business. The characters who survived the snap are going to Assemble as a last resort, trying to undo what Thanos did, and that is what the marketing of the film will probably be based on.
As we are on the brink of getting the first Avengers 4 trailer, Jeremy Conrad from MCU Cosmic, who is known for his Hollywood Intel has come out and confirmed the fact that what we have been thinking is real and the dead characters will not return in the Avengers 4 Marketing.
Sure, Spidey can be in is own trailer, but he will certainly not be in the Avengers 4 trailer. These characters not being in the marketing material does not mean that they won’t be appearing in the film. Marvel cannot pull off a “Hawkeye” move twice with us. People believed that even though Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, and Ant-Man were not in the marketing of the film, they may make surprise cameos towards the end of the film.
But as it turns out, Infinity War only starred the names of Hawkeye and Ant-Man, and when it comes to Captain Marvel, she only got a reference through the Avengers 4 post-credits sequence. This will surely not be the case when it comes to the disintegrated heroes.
Them not being a part of the marketing for the film is just a way to keep the spoilers hidden and nothing more. Consider it the way Spider-Man was handled in the marketing of Captain America: Civil War. He never showed up in the trailers, posters and TV spots of the film except for one little entrance sequence.
But don’t expect these dead characters to ever show up in the marketing of the film. The trailers will include footage that includes the surviving characters, some old movie footage compiled from the last 20 MCU films and some exclusive shot for the scenes of the trailer.
It would be amazing if we get just a little glimpse of the moment that Sebastian Stan revealed, a scene that includes all the MCU characters including the disintegrated ones. But even if we don’t get that, it would be totally fine because then that moment will become sacred for us when we watch the film.
Avengers 4 comes out on May 3 and it will presumably star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Katherine Langford, Stellan Skarsgard and Brie Larson.
Here’s the official Synopsis:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”