Prime Video already began a few days ago to heat up the expectation around the new series by the Russo brothers, directors of ‘Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’ (that is, the most respected and remembered films in the Marvel universe) revealing that ‘Citadel’ it had been the second most expensive television series in history, only behind another production with his label, ‘The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power’. Now comes the trailer for this series that will premiere on April 28.
And the impressions we have are very peculiar. Everything in the trailer seems to fit into the plot we know at the moment: Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are former agents of a spy organization with no ties to any country called the Citadel. But they were defeated years ago and their memories were erased. Until an ex-colleague (Stanley Tucci) rounds them up to get them back to work and settle scores.
The funny thing is that, visually, the film seems to borrow more of a visual and thematic trope (even in terms of setting, there’s that final descent into the snow) from Christopher Nolan’s cinema, especially to his two most codified films within the spy movies (‘Origin’ and ‘Tenet’). In this trailer we see his characteristic inclined planes, the dream environment, and even the credits moving in a circular direction. Demons, until the poster It has a very clear Tenet air to it.
For now, and before rushing to trial, it is only fair to wait for the premiere, which is just around the corner. Prime Video has a considerable challenge ahead of it with this investment, but it’s nothing compared to the one ahead of the Russo brothers, still needing to prove they have something to offer Hollywood when they’re not cashing in on Marvel’s gargantuan machine.
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