Warning: This article contains SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War.
Quite a few scenes from the Avengers: Infinity War trailers were omitted from the final cut of the movie. Marvel Studios waged an unprecedented marketing campaign for the latest Avengers film - which is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and based in a script from Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely - since they wanted to keep any and all spoilers at bay... at least for as long as possible.
To do just that, that meant leading with misdirection or teasing scenes that were altered or removed in the final finished product. While many of the following scenes may have still appeared in the movie with slight alterations or from different angles, the exact shots from the trailers are certainly not in the movie. Therefore, any difference, however minor, is enough for those shots to be included in this article.
Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer (0:22) - Thor in the Milano's pod
The entire voiceover quote from Tony Stark, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Thor, and Vision wasn't featured in the movie at all because it was meant for the trailer only. And what's interesting about Thor's scene in that sequence is him mournfully looking out of the Milano's pod. That particular scene was cut from the movie (though a snippet of it can still be seen). The scene immediately following it, however, remained in the final product, in which he and Rocket Raccoon have a heart-to-heart conversation about all the people Thor's lost and if he could handle what was coming.
Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer (0:26) - Bruce Banner & the Hulkbuster
Bruce Banner and the Hulk are having a "thing" in Avengers: Infinity War after Banner spent a few years stuck as the green giant and then once the Hulk lost to Thanos, which is why Banner isn't able to willingly transform into the Hulk in the movie. To accommodate for this little snag, Banner wears the Hulkbuster armor in Infinity War's climactic battle in Wakanda.
It makes sense that the Russo Brothers would want to cut this particular scene from the movie - which shows Banner clearly tinkering with the Hulkbuster armor and getting it ready for the upcoming battle - since it gives the film a surprise factor when audiences first see Banner in the Hulkbuster armor on the Wakandan battlefield. Still, that just leaves a lot open to question, such as: Where did the Hulkbuster armor come from?
Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer (1:02) - Tony & His Wicked Sunglasses
The first time audiences get to see Tony Stark in action as Iron Man comes in the first attack on New York towards the beginning of the film. That scene was teased in the movie's first trailer from last November, when Tony, Doctor Strange, Bruce Banner, and Wong are seeing preparing to fight. While the scene in the trailer shows Tony taking off his A.I.-powered sunglasses and looking forward, the actual scene in the movie is slightly different.
In the movie, Tony doesn't appear as far away from the rest of the group as is shown in the trailer when he removes his sunglasses and activates his latest and greatest Iron Man armor, which uses nanotechnology to transform into virtually any shape and create all kinds of new weapons. This variation of the scene was shown in Infinity War's Super Bowl TV spot in February.
Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer (1:07) - Loki & The Tesseract
Early on, it was believed that Loki betrays Thor and willingly hands over the Tesseract to Thanos. That's not exactly the case. In the trailer, it looks as if Loki took the object out of his back pocket, whereas in the movie, he reluctantly hands over the Space Stone to Thanos by revealing it in the palm of his right hand. Remember, Loki is the God of Mischief and plays all sorts of tricks on people, including hiding objects that otherwise be in plain sight.
Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer (1:24) - T'Challa & Cap's Shield
For Steve Rogers, getting a new shield is almost like filling a void. So, to a get a new Vibranium shield straight from the King of Wakanda must've been a great feeling for him. But how he got that shield is different than what was shown in the trailer. The trailer version of this scene shows T'Challa from a side view telling his people to get Steve Rogers a shield, whereas the movie's version shows T'Challa from the front, at which point the camera then cuts to Rogers. It's the same scene with the same dialogue, just a different angle.
Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer (1:30) - Hulkbuster Landing
After the trailer first showed Bruce Banner tinkering with the Hulkbuster armor, the actual suit makes its debut around the 1:30 mark. At the time of release, it was believed that Banner was piloting the Hulkbuster suit, which was later confirmed when the movie hit theaters.
And judging by the finished product, Banner clearly doesn't know how to operate the Hulkbuster armor in the movie as well as the trailer would have audiences believe. But, he had the skills when it counted, which is why he was able to defeat Cull Obsidian in a rather interesting way. Although the scene from the trailer wasn't in the movie, a similar scene does make it into the final cut, but that particular moment also features several Outriders.
Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer (1:49) - Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet
First off, this particular shot wasn't in the final cut of the movie at all. The shot before this one, however, is in the movie; the scene of Thanos arriving on Titan. Even if this shot was in the movie, it still would've been changed since Thanos already has four Infinity Stones - Power, Space, Reality, and Soul - by the time he battles the Avengers and Guardians, along with Doctor Strange.
Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer (2:00) - The Heroes
The end of the first Avengers: Infinity War trailer showcased just how large the Marvel Cinematic Universe had become by showing the Earth's Mightiest Heroes charging into battle with Captain America in the front. This was the money shot. This was the moment in which the Earth's Mightiest Heroes truly united against the Mad Titan Thanos, the Black Order, and the Outriders.
However, the shot itself wasn't in the movie. Although the heroes are seen charging at the Outriders in the film, this particular moment seems to have only been meant for the marketing campaign. Moreover, the scene shows Bruce Banner as Hulk, but as audiences will remember, Hulk was only used in the very beginning of the movie. After that, Banner was forced to use the Hulkbuster armor to fight.
Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer (2:19) - The Guardians
This particular shot is supposed to be used later in the sequence when Thor, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon depart the Milano on the ship's pod, but instead, in the trailer, it's shown immediately after Thor asks, "Who the hell are you guys?" In the movie, that shot is also quite different. For instance, Star-Lord is seen pointing his gun at Thor in the final cut, while the rest of the Guardians are all in different poses.
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