An Avengers 4 fan reveals how Marvel Studios could help boost voter turnout in the U.S.'s midterm elections - and it has to do with releasing the Avengers 4 trailer. Marvel Studios marked its 10th anniversary this year with a successful lineup of films. Black Panther broke box office records earlier in 2018, and Avengers: Infinity War also had a record-breaking run in theaters over the summer. While Ant-Man and the Wasp was a relatively smaller Marvel release, it provided a decent palette cleanser before the studio's massive 2019. Not only will Marvel Studios debut its first solo female-led superhero movie in Captain Marvel, they'll close out Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Avengers 4. Then, they'll kick off Phase 4 with Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Arguably, Avengers 4 is the most highly anticipated Marvel Studios release of 2019 and fans are eagerly awaiting any kind of information or official marketing for the movie. Marvel still hasn't even revealed the title of Avengers 4 yet, let alone a poster or trailer. However, the Avengers 4 trailer is rumored to arrive this month, and one fan has an idea of how Marvel Studios could leverage the teaser's release to increase voter turnout in the United States.
Tuesday, Nov. 6 is the midterm elections in the United States, and many folks in Hollywood have stepped up efforts to encourage citizens to get out and vote. Even Captain Marvel star Brie Larson revealed a new image from the movie in an effort to encourage fans to vote. Along those lines, Reddit user tr7272 posted a fake tweet screenshot showcasing how they believe Marvel could help boost voter turnout by promising to release the Avengers 4 trailer if fans vote. See the Reddit post below.
Of course, the tweet in the Reddit post is photoshopped to include the sentence: “Vote tomorrow and we’ll drop the Avengers 4 trailer.” Still, it's a decent idea of how to get Marvel and superhero movie fans to turn up at the polls. Fans are so eager to see the Avengers 4 trailer, a tweet like this from Marvel would undoubtedly convince some to turn out and vote, even if they weren't already planning to do so.
That said, it's not typical of Marvel Studios to get involved in politics in this way and it would be out of character for the company to offer the Avengers 4 trailer if fans prove they've voted. However, that's not to say it would be out of character for the studio's employees. As stated previously, Larson revealed a new Captain Marvel image featuring Rock the Vote posters, which she likely received permission from the studio to release. Plus, Captain America actor Chris Evans has become well known on Twitter for being vocal about politics in the U.S. And many other actors who appear in the MCU have also put effort into getting fans to vote during today's midterm elections.
Unfortunately, though, this plan to encourage Avengers 4 fans to vote by promising to release the trailer isn't something Marvel Studios is actually doing - no matter how good of an idea it may be. Instead, fans will have to wait a little while longer to get a first look at footage from the upcoming MCU movie. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige did say the Avengers 4 trailer will arrive before the end of the year, though, so fans won't have to wait too long. And in the meantime, U.S. fans can still exercise their constitutional right to vote in the midterm elections today - it's what Captain America would want, after all.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019