After Day of Mourning, Friday Brings Grammy Noms And (Fingers Crossed) An 'Avengers' Trailer

Kim MacCormack

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 2:01 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 2:01 PM UTC

Friday is the date churning in the rumor mill when the "Avengers 4" trailer will make its premiere.  Allegedly it was to drop Wednesday, but the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush pushed the announcement of Grammy Award nominees and possibly the trailer's release. 

The world stopped Wednesday to celebrate the passing of President George H.W. Bush at his state funeral in Washington, D.C.

As it should have.

The ripple effect of such a momentous event touched pop culture, too.

Former first lady Michelle Obama cancelled two overseas signings of her No. 1 biography “Becoming” in Paris and Berliln so she could be in the National Cathedral to honor No. 41.

Also postponed, the announcement of the Grammy nominations from Wednesday to Friday.

When we hear who will vie for the Grammys, nominees in the most coveted categories -- Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best new Artist -- will expand from five to eight.

Those those expected to get the lion’s share of nominations this year are Drake, Janelle Monae, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Cardi Be, Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves and maybe Sam Smith.

Another pop culture event that may or may not have been postponed depending on how much you believe the rumor mill was the premiere of the first “Avengers 4” trailer. It allegedly was going to debut during Wednesday’s “Good Morning America.”

Yeah, we can sense your eye-rolling from here. But for Marvel fanatics, they’ve been waiting patiently for the studio to give them a clue, no matter how slight, how this fight with Thanos will end.

Well, now the mill has it dropping on Friday morning. Take that with dose of infinity stones.

If it does happen, after much poring over every frame, bettors will likely see prop bets on who from our hardworking Avenger crew will be left standing after “Avengers 4.”

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Avengers 4 trailer delayed pic.twitter.com/2BY4qSBukx

— Javier Torres (@713ToThe281_) December 4, 2018
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Fans just have to hang on to the joy of a “Captain Marvel” trailer that premiered during “Monday Night Football” just a little bit longer.

Impatient oddsmakers and moviegoers and have been speculating for almost a year about who lives, dies or retires.

Speculative odds have a few of the original “Avengers” moving on: Captain America and Iron Man each have 3/1 odds they’ll be exiting left in some form. Only Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, has odds (50/1) indicating he may be sticking around.

Exit odds on a few of the others are Falcon 9/1, The Vision 10/1, Scarlet Witch 12/1 and Hawkeye 20/1. Obviously, Avengers new to the club and building their own movie franchise have odds that keep them in fold -- Ant-Man, Star-Lord, and Black Panther all at 50/1.

Chris Evans who plays Captain America sent many into ugly cry mode in October with a tweet he posted on his last day of filming on “Avengers 4.”

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Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 4, 2018
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Co-director Joe Russo told Esquire magazine don’t read too much into Evans’ tweet – Cap my not be hanging up his shield.

“I think it was more emotional for him than us,” Russo told the Associated Press. “Only because he’s not done yet. And I don’t want explain what that means but the audience will soon understand what I’m talking about.”

Esquire speculates that just like in the comics, someone else might step into the role – possibly Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie).

Marvel fans, who’ve long felt they are being punked just want answers. The movie comes out in April, and by now there would have been, at minimum, a teaser trailer released.

Last week at a Hollywood screening of “Infinity War,” which was the anniversary week of when that movie’s trailer was released (yes, people keep track), fans thought they might get a sneak when the film’s directors participated in a Q&A. Nope.

With trailer rumors popping up as quickly as Dr. Strange, Avengers fans are assembling in protest.

Many have released their inner Hulks in the comment section of the Marvel Entertainment YouTube page, where the studio provides clips and content meant to fan the flame. “US: WE NEED THE TRAILER. MARVEL: WHAT? YOU WANT A VID ON DEADPOOL? SURE, HERE YOU GO” and “START DISLIKING MARVEL VIDEOS UNTIL THEY GIVE US A TRAILER.” Yeah, ALL CAPS always bends corporate giants to your will.

At least two Twitter accounts have renamed their feeds revealing how deprived they feel: @Pezuilio’s feed is now called “AVENGERS 4 TRAILER WHERE U AT? AND @_DoctorCooper went blunt, “GIVE ME THE FUCKING AVENGERS 4 TRAILER.”

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When you get promised the Avengers 4 trailer today and you're here wondering if they ever plan to release it #Avengers4 #Avengers4trailer #Avengers #marvel pic.twitter.com/EQDWeFgMZu

— evie. (@warpedechoes) December 4, 2018
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We’ll see you on Friday.

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