The most talked about movie trailer lately has been Avengers: Infinity War.
But unless you were in the audience at D23 or in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), you may not have seen it. While there is currently a streamable version making its way around the internet, co-director Joe Russo has made it clear that this won’t be the video Marvel eventually publishes on YouTube and attaches to future movies. Russo told Cinema Blend that this specific video was cut together for both D23 and SDCC audiences, adding that there were aspects of the trailer that needed to be polished before it can go online.
“So we are taking our time and working on that footage because, as you can imagine, the levels of visual effects in these movies are unprecedented and there are certain things in this footage at Comic-Con that works specifically for a Comic-Con audience,” Russo said. “But when we go wide, to a wide audience, we have to make sure that footage works for a wide audience.”
Although the director wouldn’t give a timeline as to when people may expect to see the trailer, adding that he wanted it to be a surprise, the longstanding rumor is that it will be attached to Thor: Ragnarok in November, or be released around that time. It may seem ludicrous to think that Marvel would wait until November to release a trailer, especially when it’s been shown at two conventions and leaked online, but the team is still in the middle of filming.
The question is whether or not Marvel takes action on the streamable link going around and decides to publish an Avengers: Infinity War trailer sooner rather than later. The only aspect of the trailer’s official debut that we can confirm is there will be an enormous amount of hype surrounding it, and there’s a very good chance Marvel will debut it on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show. The studio has used Kimmel’s spot, which airs on Disney-owned ABC, the same company which owns Marvel Studios, to debut a number of trailers, including for its most recent film, Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Although the trailer for Infinity War is available to watch online for very little digging, it’s definitely worth waiting for a better quality version. Just trust us on this.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018.