Stay on target James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Don’t worry bro @renner4real we got you #hawkeye #infinitywar @Avengers @MarvelStudios pic.twitter.com/pU40cRIYbY— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) March 17, 2018OK, that’s better. It’s only fair that Hawkeye gets something like this after being snubbed by the real poster. But what if it had the other Avengers on it and was much more hastily photoshopped?Via Reddit/ProbastyWe’re definitely getting somewhere, but we need more emotion. A good movie poster needs to evoke an instant emotional connection with the film. It’s a busy time for Marvel fans. Many of us were already deep into our MCU rewatch before Avengers: Infinity War when the new trailer dropped on Friday. (I’m halfway through Phase Two!) Now, an entire weekend has gone by, and we’ve all had plenty of time to pour over every detail in that trailer. We all think we have an idea of the meaning behind each shot. If you’re right there with us, chances are you’ve noticed a few Avengers missing from the movie’s promotional materials. For instance, take a look at the poster.Avengers: Infinity War poster (Photo via Marvel)It’s a pretty sweet poster. All the major heroes from every movie so far in some kind of fighting stance, and standing under the looming figure of Thanos. But… someone’s missing. Someone who’s been around since the first Thor. Someone with a bow. Yes, this poster has a concerning lack of Hawkeye. Jeremy Renner is nowhere to be seen in any of the trailers, nor on this poster. His name isn’t even in that block of credits on the bottom. That’s a real rough way to treat one of the original five Avengers. Sure, he hasn’t had his own movie, and unlike Black Widow, nobody’s really clamoring for one, but still! He deserves more than this.Fans of the movie have picked up on Marvel’s egregious mistake, and are doing everything they can to fix it. for those who cant find hawkeye in #InfinityWar poster, here you go pic.twitter.com/EYzkfGWKnt— acapbob (@m0hdashraff) March 17, 2018There he is! Now, don’t you ever leave us like that again, OK Legolas? You almost gave Tony an Arc Reactor attack.Ant-Man (Photo via Marvel/Disney)Hawkeye isn’t the only superhero missing from the trailers, though. The trailers prominently feature one of Marvel’s lovable rogues, but the other is nowhere to be found. Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man has yet to make an appearance in any Infinity War trailer. Some think that’s because his role in the film may have… shrunk. There are a ton of superheroes in this movie, and not all of them are going to get equal screen time. That may mean that Scott Lang doesn’t get to see a whole lot of action in this one. But even if that is the case, don’t worry. Not only is he getting a whole movie in July, Fansided reports he may have a bigger role in the next Avengers.“We knew that because we had two films, Avengers 3 and 4, that in one movie we could push people to the forefront but then we could pull back in the second film and push other characters to the forefront who had less screen time in the first movie,” co-director Joe Russo said. This movie is the last big hurrah for the Avengers as we know them. For some actors, it may be their last Marvel movie altogether. It’s only natural they should get slightly more focus than the characters who still have a solo film or two in the pipeline. If Ant-Man makes a small (hehe) appearance in Infinity War, it only means he’ll be much more important in Avengers 4.Then there’s the somehow still ongoing question of Captain Marvel. Last week, we thought we heard pretty definitively that she wasn’t going to be in Avengers: Infinity War. That she filmed some scenes, but they were cut. That she would first get a full introduction in 2019’s Captain Marvel, before joining the fray in Avengers 4. Well, that might not have been entirely true. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Joe Russo finally, we hope, answered the question once and for all.“We have some great female characters in this, Captain Marvel is in it, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch… umm… we have Wakanda coming in – there’s a whole group of characters coming from the Black Panther universe,” he said. There it is. He said it; Captain Marvel is in this movie. And just so there are no more questions, he added: “We’re really, really proud of being able to introduce Captain Marvel in this one.” In this one. Not in Avengers 4, not in Captain Marvel, in this upcoming movie. It’s confirmed from the director’s mouth himself; we’re going to see Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in Avengers: Infinity War. Now, let’s hope that puts the back-and-forth to bed for good.Avengers (Photo via Marvel Studios)One thing the interviewer hit on that really is incredible when you think about it is the sheer amount of superheroes in this movie. It’s even more impressive when you realize they all come from very different movies with wildly varying tones. A Guardians of the Galaxy movie is very different from an Iron Man movie, which is very different from a Thor or Captain America and so on. How do they put all that together and still end up with a coherent movie? A lot of collaboration.According to Comic Book, the directors of past Marvel Cinematic Universe had some input into how certain characters were handled, and what kind of tone their scenes would take. The Russo Brothers sought input from James Gunn for scenes featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy, Taika Waititi for Thor, Ryan Coogler for Black Panther, and Peyton Reed for Ant-Man. That sounds really smart. You don’t want these characters to seem like completely different people just because new directors are at the helm. The Cinematic Universe thing only works if you feel like you’re watching the same characters all the way through. I can’t think of a better way to accomplish that than to seek out the directors who’ve spent the most time on each individual hero.“I would say collectively, everyone in the Marvel Universe has been involved in this movie. We’re very close with all the directors. We love them all. We have a lot of conversations with people constantly. We had a lot of talking with Taika, because that movie [wasn’t] finished, and he had to execute things on set that we needed real information about tonally, about the direction it was going in,” Joe Russo said. “As far as how we’re working, we’re working in a real collaborate, united artists approach to the movie, in respect to hearing where people are taking their characters.”He said the director they talked the most with was Black Panther’s, Ryan Coogler. Because they were shooting at the same time, and Black Panther came out only a few months before Infinity War. “There was a lot of cross-collaboration there,” Russo said. Still no love for Hawkeye. [ by: ThaiPosterFanMade]#Avengers #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/MiE4qpF6j6— Popcornography (@PopCorn_Media) March 17, 2018Yeah, that’s the stuff. Powerful. Avengers: Infinite Bro-Hugs is going to kill at the box office. We might just have it there, but another fan went in a different direction. What if Hawkeye didn’t need to be added to the poster? What if he was already there? We’ve just been looking in the wrong place.