Avengers: Endgame might be the most successful comic book movie of all time, however, it seems like Disney’s Oscar screeners for the film are trying very hard to hide the film’s actual genre.
HuffPost movie critic and reporter Matthew Jacobs just recently received an Oscar screener of Avengers: Endgame. Taking to Twitter, the writer decided to share a picture of the screener featuring a tepid black and white picture of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) recording a message on the Benitar to send to his wife, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow).
Not only does the screener take away the bright colors of the comic book movie, but the picture also erases all signs of the scene’s background which indicates that Iron Man is actually on the Guardians of the Galaxy’s space ship.
Check out the image down here:
It seems like Disney is trying very hard to promote Endgame as a serious film that fits the standards of the Oscars. Though the Oscars have recently been trying to give more attention to comic book movies with its attempt at instating a Popular Film Award, the Academy of the Motion Pictures and the Arts doesn’t usually take notice of pop culture movies. Sure, comic book movies do get some recognition at the Oscars, but they’re usually for minor categories like Best in Sound Design, Best in Visual Effects, or Best in Hair and Makeup.
The only superhero film that’s ever gotten any major recognition at the Oscars is The Dark Knight, and that’s for the Best Supporting Actor category.
We can only wonder whether Endgame’s going to win anything big at next year’s Oscar.
Avengers: Endgame is available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.