Avengers: Infinity War had a massive impact upon the audiences. The ending of the film was so traumatic that we still keep talking about it till date. Talking about the MCU not having high stakes in their films, Infinity War gave us way more than we could have ever imagined. Character deaths in the MCU were pretty rare, but Infinity War killed half the population of the entire Universe at once. Too bad that the existence of Spider-Man: Far From Home spoiled the mega finale of the MCU, Avengers: Endgame.
There are some major aspects of these MCU films that would have been really mind exploding if certain things about the films were not revealed through any medium way before the films came out. Just imagine if the first Thor: Ragnarok trailer never showed us that Thor would end up meeting Hulk on Sakaar. Hulk became an important piece to market Thor: Ragnarok, but see yourself sitting in the theatres looking for who Thor is going to fight and out of nowhere, hulk shows up 2 years later! The impact of the scene would have just doubled.
But because all the people do not get to watch these films on the first day, spoilers end up leaking to the internet, and this Hulk scenario would have had less impact for the larger audience base. So, having Hulk in the marketing ended up as a bonus for everyone. What I mean to say is, what if we could have felt the same thing about every Marvel movie, the way we did when we suddenly saw Red Skull make his return in Infinity War.
Now, the same goes for Avengers: Endgame. We have known it way before Infinity War that the follow up to Avengers 4 is going to be a Spider-Man sequel. Sony persisted it right from the start that Marvel has to have a Spider-Man solo film come out every 2 years, and apart from that he has to appear in 3 crossover films. So, for now Spidey has a 6 picture stay in Marvel, which by this deal will probably end in 2021.
But the matter of concern here is that because of this stringent compulsion made by Sony, the impact of Infinity War was not delivered as it should have been. Things would have been way different if we didn’t know that Spider-Man: Far From Home was coming out just two months after Avengers: Endgame.
As reported by Variety, Marvel did not want to have revealed the next stage of MCU films after Avengers: Endgame, but Sony’s insistence on a 2019 Spider-Man movie complicated Marvel’s roadmap for Avengers: Endgame and their attempts to keep some major secrets from being revealed.
Seeing the “I don’t feel so good” sequence did make us cry temporarily, but the feeling of sadness was kinda lightened, or in some cases completely gone because we knew that Spidey is going to be alive and well in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Because Spidey is going to come back to life, it became obvious for us that other victims of the Decimation were also going to return, i.e. the snap would either be revered or prevented for sure!
Marvel still tried to bring back the sadness with the way they edited the Avengers: Endgame trailer, but again, the impact is already minimized as we know that the Avengers would bring the deadbeats back.
Sure we have no clue about how things are going to take place in Endgame, but not knowing about the return of the dead characters would have led to people lose their minds. Seeing the dead characters return in the theatres would have made a much greater impact if we went in completely clueless.
Knowing that people already anticipate the return of the dead characters, Disney is not shying away from announcing more future content related to the characters who were dusted. But it all happened because of Sony’s deal. We know a big spoiler for Avengers: Endgame, which at this moment isn’t even considered as a spoiler!
Spoiling films is a total dick move! Everyone’s excited about the upcoming films, so let everyone enjoy their films the way they are meant to be experienced. #SayNoToSpoilers.
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