Marvel is famous for trying to mislead fans with trailers of upcoming films. In the cast of Avengers: Endgame, the film itself continues the charade into the opening act. At the beginning of the films, the remaining Avengers assemble and take the Milano to space. The line “Let’s go get this son of a bitch” primes the audience for an epic attempt to Avenge the Earth after the team failed to save it. But the film doesn’t wait long to pull the rug out from under fans by unceremoniously killing Thanos with little satisfaction. Director Russo and writer Markus discussed this bait and switch on the film’s commentary track. The commentary track was included with the home media release.
Russo says “It’s fun”
“What’s so fun about this for us is that we’re setting it up to play as if it is going to be an action-adventure movie,” Russo says. “The Avengers chasing Thanos through space trying to retrieve the gauntlet from him.
Markus notes, “‘Let’s go get this son of a bitch’ could not be more of the ’80s, ’90s trailer moment…”
Russo calls it a “Misdirect,” saying they were “Trying to lead you to that belief, again, that the film is going to go on a certain track, and then we completely derail it in 10 minutes. One of our favourite shots of the whole movie, Steve going to space for the first time.”
Endgame beats Avatar in the box office
Avengers: Endgame has surpassed Avatar at the box office and has now become the highest-grossing movie of all time. At least one fan has seen it 200 times! It’s made $2.793 billion worldwide.
The team’s gratitude expressed
“We poured our heart and soul into Avengers: Endgame, hoping to tell a story that would inspire audiences around the world,” the Russos said in a statement following Endgame’s record-breaking opening weekend. “Our family of cast and crew felt honoured to be entrusted with bringing the Infinity Saga to a close. To Kevin Feige, everyone at Disney and Marvel, and the incredible, global community of fans – thank you.”
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