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Things We Saw Today: Okay, This Avengers 4 Trailer Description Looks Legit

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We’ve seen supposed descriptions of what might be happening in the Avengers 4 trailer before, but this one seems like it might be viable.

Earlier in the week, another alleged trailer breakdown appeared and then was removed from Reddit, leading some to believe it contained authentic information. When you compare the latest Reddit post to the earlier breakdown, there are some similar elements, so it’s possible they’ve both seen a trailer—or that this new post is riffing on the old, or that this one is the genuine one, or, or, or …

We’re either deep into a realm of Avengers 4 trailer fanfiction, or we might actually be getting some real details. The write-up certainly feels like something Marvel-made and aligns with details we already know, though this could be the work of a talented trickster. (Maybe Loki’s back, you guys!)

As BGR explains, the latest leak “source” claims to have a history of revealing Marvel Things before they’ve been released; from the account’s comments, it’s implied that they know people working on Marvel movies, not that they’re directly involved with the process themselves. Let’s put on our tinfoil hats.

Quoth BGR:

Reddit user vfxgurudontmind started his leak by saying this:

Sup, you guys don’t know me. However few years ago I was the one who posted here on a throw away saying Spider-Man appears in the Civil War Trailer #2 (I told people to remember the word “underoos.”)

And ended it by saying that he also mentioned Red Skull being in Infinity War:

Just like Civil War, I’ll come back to this post once it drops for you guys’ thoughts. Then bye bye to this account. Also, I mentioned Red Skull being in Infinity War, but at the time I didn’t know if it was 100% sure. I just knew some guys working on it that talked about it.

It’s unclear why someone not working for Marvel might get to see a rough cut of a trailer (and see it enough to write up a detailed description) of a film so highly anticipated we’re writing about its mere potential first trailer description, but hey, it’s Friday, let’s indulge in some whimsy. Here’s what “vfxgurudontmind” posted on Reddit:

Final Trailer is about 2ish minutes. But it starts with the 10th year logo, which zooms into the screen in logo fashion but it flashes all colors of the stones as it does

Thanos’ voice: “My Destiny is not yet fulfilled…” A shot of a battered Tony, looks as though he’s still on Titan, confused. “Greater threats arise to undo the balance I lost everything to achieve… and I…. will not… be undone” Shot of Banner and Cap with Vision on a table fades in and out… Shot of Quill’s ship lifting off. Fades. Tony: “Fury was right.” He’s talking to someone out of view in some type of normal house. This MIGHT be Aunt May, he’s glossy eyed, and the dialogue is spoken over the prior screen, not actually what’s he’s saying. “He was right since day 1…” black screen

Tony: scene of him in some sort of garage looking place. In front of 3 different suits, they seem pretty normal? None are the one that was leaked, he has the housing unit in his hands. “I’ll do whatever it takes so that never happens again…” black screen

Tony in SHIELD gear. He’s walking towards the camera with soldiers behind him.

Shot of Ant Man standing in the Quantum Realm. Cuts to him surrounded by 3 tardigrades. He’s running, then stops at a green portal type thing. Fades to a shot of Scott in street clothes. Gray shirt jeans and a jean jacket. Scott: “ I think… I might have a way to help.” Not sure who he’s speaking to. Or if this is even the real dialogue lol. Doesn’t look like it matches.

Shot of an empty throne in Wakanda, various shots of Shuri, M’Baku, and Okoye. Black screen “This was NOT our fight…” Shuri or Okoye couldn’t tell. Screen still black. Shot of Cap standing arms crossed with Rhodey, Rocket and Thor, in a room that looks like it’s still Wakanda.
Cap: “We need to make this right…”
Banner: “Cap we don’t even know where to start… Thanos is gone. He won.” Thor: “Well… then we had better get to work”

Shot panning down slowly of the pager Fury had in someone’s hands. I’m almost 100% certain it’s in Tony’s hands.

A shot of Rhodey suiting up very briefly, from the knees up to the crotch area lol, it’s not nanotech, but looks more or less exactly how Star-Lord’s mask materializes with a Thor voiceover: “Are you ready for this?”

Rocket: “Well… if I’m not…” pause. Black Fades in to Rocket, music silences: “What more could I lose?” Bifrost shot w/ Thor, War Machine, and Rocket. Various shots. Gauntlet, still damaged, being reached for, shot of Nebula (looks like the same place Tony was earlier), and then shot of Banner. Black screen.

Thor: “We need an army to stand against Thanos…” shot of Thanos putting on armor. “Yours is the only one formidable enough to give us a chance…” shot of Thanos wielding a big double edge sword. “So I ask of you…” Various shots of Black Widow, brief shot of Tony’s suit, Caps new chest piece (chainmail!!!) and Banner putting on a purple skintight suit and a button up over it In front of a mirror.

Fades to Thor, “Will you help us?” More various shots, including a broken gauntlet on the ground as someone (clearly Thanos) is walking away… same aesthetic and scenery as the one when it’s being reached for. (I think he throws it on the ground??) “It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Earth…”

Music is getting louder as it crescendos to a shot of Captain Marvel’s chest panning up to her face. The scenery behind her almost looks like Xandar. Because it can’t be Earth (that would make no sense) but it’s blue skies and clouds outside a window… Captain Marvel: “Let’s go” Shot of her flying towards something angrily, she cocks back a punch, eyes glowing, flames surround her. She punches, then [Title Card] as Avengers theme plays.

However it doesn’t actually have anything, it’s just a blank screen with the music.. Post theme cutaway stinger, Rocket is in a rolling chair looking at a few computer screens, has on this cool ass white bodysuit.

Rhodey: “I’ve seen a lot of crazy things, but a talking Raccoon? (rocket looks up at him from chair) Definitely tops them all…” Rocket, going from Rhodey back to the computer screens sarcastically: “boy if I had a unit* every time I heard that one” cuts to a shot of Thor smiling with an off queue “Ha Ha Ha.” Trailer ends…

The Reddit post is here if you want to see what’s happening in further discussion in the comments there.

What do you think? Something about the jump-cut chaos of action scene tidbits intercut with comedic moments while revealing absolutely nothing really about the plot smacks of Marvel. The description from earlier in the week feels a bit more like fan wish-fulfillment, though there are enough similar elements that if all of this is legitimate, it’s extremely possible there are multiple versions and cuts of the trailer.

On the other hand, at this point I could probably write up a trailer description myself that could pass the smell test based on all the details and speculation that we have, so … I’m going to go lie down.

(via BGR, image: Marvel)

  • Speaking of Marvel movies, Marvel’s film slotted for July 31st, 2020, which was likely Guardians of the Galaxy 3, has been removed from the Disney schedule. That doesn’t mean it’s not happening, if the movie was indeed Guardians, just that Disney/Marvel know it can’t be delivered by that point in time. (via Comicbookmovie.com)
  • Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is out there wearing all kinds of important clothes I cannot wrap my head around. (via Go Fug Yourself)
  • At Essence???

  • A new music video loaded with new features for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which we cannot wait for. (via GeekTyrant)
  • Remember the 12-year-old girl who pulled an ancient sword out of a lake, thus fulfilling all of your childhood fantasy nerd dreams? (Is it just me?) Well, here she is in The Guardian: “I pulled a 1,500-year-old sword out of a lake. People are saying I am the queen of Sweden because of the legend of King Arthur.” We stan a modern mythological queen. (via The Guardian)

It’s Friday, friends! What did you see today?

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