A third official trailer for much-anticipated Infinity War sequel Avengers: Endgame was released March 14, and, as expected, fans dissected every second of the clip. A short teaser was released during the Super Bowl, following the first glance into the film from December 7.
However, directors and brothers Anthony and Joe Russo threw fans for a curve in a recent interview, in which they reported that content from the trailers might not even be in the movie. According to MovieWeb.com, the pair “made it that way by design,” so “some of the footage in the trailer is intentionally manipulated.”
For fans who are aggravated by this plot twist (I know I was – I want to know what I’m getting myself into here, people), Joe Russo has a well-crafted explanation that I will begrudgingly accept.
“We look at the trailer as a very different experience than the movie,” stated the director. Audiences are so predictive now that you have to be smart about how you craft a preview, because “an audience can watch a trailer and basically tell you what’s going to happen in the film.”“The thing that’s most important to us is that we preserve the surprise of the narrative,” he says. “When I was a kid and saw The Empire Strikes Back at 11 a.m. on the day it opened. It so profoundly moved me because I didn’t know a damn thing about the story I was going to watch. We’re trying to replicate that experience.”