Fans who were present at the D23 Expo or San Diego Comic-Con this year were treated to some knockout footage from Avengers: Infinity War that really brought the house down. However if you were unable to attend either event, odds are the praise of the footage is making you want a trailer even more. ComicBook.com spoke to Joe Russo, one of the Avengers: Infinity War directors, to try and pin down just when exactly the masses can expect a glimpse of the upcoming film. Here’s what he had to say:
“You know, all I can say is that when the footage comes out we want it to be exactly right. 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. But when we go wide, to a wide audience, we have to make sure that footage works for a wide audience. So we’re hard at work on that right now. I’m not going to give a timeline on it because I want to surprise people but, you know, hopefully, they’re patient with us.”
Russo makes a good point in that the mammoth amount of visual effects necessary to pull off a film like this is time consuming. Certainly they are able to show still-in-progress footage to a more receptive audience at Comic-Con that understands it will not be the final cut.
One thing is for sure, going by the hype the Comic-Con reel received, that when the footage does come out it is sure to blow us away. Until then, follow Heroic Hollywood for updates.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theaters on May 4, 2018.
Top 5 Moments From D23’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Sneak Peek
Disney broke the internet on Saturday when they showed the first footage from Avengers: Infinity War at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. Lucky for all you guys, I was in the room and made a mental list of all the best moments from the teaser. While the movie only just reached the production half-way mark, the footage director Joe Russo showed to the audience still included some epic moments.
It wasn’t a trailer per se — more so just a compilation of random moments designed to excite the audience. Whatever you want to call it, it did a great job of expressing how emotionally charged this movie will be. Remember, this is the conclusion of nearly ten years worth of stories, so expect some big action and tear jerking moments as Marvel Studios starts to shift towards Phase 4 and a new game plan.
Hit Next to learn about some of the best moments from the Infinity War sneak peek.