"Whatever it takes" is the rallying cry for the heroes in Avengers: Endgame, but some fans believe Marvel is doing "whatever it takes" to throw us all off.
With the massive view count, it's obvious that hundreds of thousands of eagle-eyed fans watched the trailer multiple times to decode anything new about the film. And after watching it enough times, some fans believe they've caught Marvel red-handed.
Fans are theorizing that the studio featured fake scenes to prevent revealing secrets and spoilers. One Instagram user pinpointed the scene showing Tony Stark back on Earth alongside his fellow Avengers after we were all fairly confident he would remain in space for a majority of the film.
The user compared it to a promotional shot from Infinity War that showed Hulk in Wakanda, despite the fact Hulk doesn't appear in Wakanda at all after Thanos demolished him in the opening scene.
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Though this can be dismissed as just a conspiracy theory, it should be noted that Marvel has done these tricks in the past. Spider-Man was removed from a Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl spot in 2016, and they even hid Doctor Strange from the background of an Infinity War shot.
And to add some more fuel to this conspiracy's fire, the Russo Brothers have admitted to manipulating trailers to avoid spoilers.
"We look at the trailer as a very different experience than the movie, and I think audiences are so predictive now that you have to be very smart about how you craft a trailer because an audience can watch a trailer and basically tell you what’s gonna happen in the film,” Joe Russo said last year. “We consume too much content. So at our disposal are lots of different shots that aren’t in the movie that we can manipulate through CG to tell a story that we want to tell specifically for the purpose of the trailer and not for the film.”
I don’t believe anything I see in Marvel trailers after Infinity War. I’ve been hurt before. Y’all had the Hulk out there running with the clique in the last Avengers trailer but we know what actually happened so let’s just wait for it to come out and enjoy the result— SportsNSpoilers (@SportsNSpoilers) March 14, 2019
We'll find out if the Russo Brothers are deceiving us when Avengers: Endgame is released on April 26.