The first thing fans noticed when they saw the first <em>Marvel's Avengers<\/em> game trailer had nothing to do with the story as revealed in the trailer. Instead, fans couldn't get over <em>how<\/em> the characters looked. It wasn't that they looked <em>bad<\/em>, but rather it was just a bunch of strange minor details\u2014little things here or there that made the games' characters look like caricaturized versions of their comic-book and movie counterparts.\r\n\r\nIn all of the hullabaloo of mass fan confusion and aversion, nobody noticed one of the most exciting details revealed in the new trailer: Captain America dies. Such reveals would be <em>odd<\/em> in any trailer, let alone one where people feel genuine dysphoria over the portrayal of already familiar characters.\r\n\r\nBut what if Captain America's death was just groundwork for a game about the multiverse? If so, it might go a long way to explaining why the video game's characters look like alternate universe versions of themselves.\r\n\r\nYesterday, reporters from IGN spoke to the creative director and writer, Shaun Escayg, for the <em>Marvel's Avengers<\/em> game and the things he hinted at where incredibly interesting\u2014to say the very least.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/LDBojdBAjXU\r\n\r\n"The Avengers' leader is Cap," Escayg said. "Without him, how do they cope?" Escayg intimated the story will be about an Avengers struggling to rediscover purpose. Cap's death will create a lot of trauma for the Avengers, not only because of the loss of a friend but because of the loss of the team's leadership.\r\n\r\nThe reveal of Captain America's death is the most shocking aspect of the story so far. But in many ways, it seems <em>too<\/em> shocking: One of the most important rules of storycraft is to never put all of your cards on the table. If you have a great twist, never reveal it in the first chapter. Writers like Escayg are well-aware of this rule. So we should assume Cap's death isn't the big twist but is just the beginning of the story.\r\n\r\nSpectators have known for quite a while that players will get the opportunity to play Captain America in-game. There are only a few ways to make that happen: flashbacks, resurrections, or other bizarre storylines. Multiverses fall under bizarre storylines. But they don't technically count as 'bizarre' in the realm of comics. More like standard fare.\r\n\r\nWhen Escayg addressed this point, he gave a cryptic but telling response: "The Marvel Universe is huge... The things that we draw from, it's so big. We can pull from multiverses at this point."\r\n\r\nBut he remained noncommittal on what he was hinting at\u2014not wanting to break the rule of revealing too much and spoiling his story's big twist. "You're going to have to play it to see it," he said.\r\n\r\n<em>Marvel's Avengers<\/em> is scheduled for release in May of 2020.