Marvel Snap's debut spot sees Nick Fury gets fired from The Avengers

Mischief created campaign promoting new mobile game from the Marvel universe

Published On
Oct 18, 2022

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Marvel launches its much-anticipated mobile game Marvel Snap this week, and to promote it, persuaded Samuel L Jackson to star in an ad that sees his character, Nick Fury, get fired.

Marvel Snap, which is released today, is a card battler game that lets fans assemble a Marvel dream team of heroes and villains before battling their way through the multiverse. Marketed by game development and publishing company Nuverse in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment, the game was developed by Second Dinner, and features more than 1000 cards at launch, featuring just about every fan favorite hero and villain in the Marvel universe.

Created by Mischief@NoFixedAddress, the ad sees Fury unceremoniously ousted from his job as Director of SHIELD, thanks to a young Marvel Snap fan who wants him as her screensaver. Other social media spots sees Fury trying to explain the trickier aspects of his role savng the world to the young fan, who already knows it all from playing the game. The ads remind viewers: "the entire Marvel universe is in your hands." The spot was directed by Steve Rogers via Biscuit Films.

Marvel is also encouraging fans to sign up to replace Fury themselves, via a website.

"At this point, Samuel L. Jackson basically is Nick Fury," explained Kevin Mulroy, executive creative director and partner at Mischief, which was appointed to handle the launch campaign in September last year.

"He's not a guy you just up and fire. And if you do, the replacement better have a pretty sick resume, saving the world and whatnot. So we had fun playing with who that person could be, and keeping the scene human and intimate. At its core, it's a scene about a man losing his job—to someone who wasn't even born the first time he prevented the annihilation of the human race."

"Not only did we win the pitch with this idea and actually make it, which rarely happens, but our Chief Strategy Officer Jeff McCrory’s head literally (yes, I said literally) exploded when we sold this idea," added Mulroy. "The massive comic book geek in him can now die happy. Which is good, because his brains are still all over the conference room glass."

"Everything we are doing with this campaign is a love letter to Marvel fans," said Rishi Mohan, head of marketing, Marvel Snap (Nuverse)" in a statement. "We’re thrilled to get a chance to help expand the Marvel story while remaining true to the universe."

 
 

Credits

Date
Oct 18, 2022
Client :
Marvel Snap
Agency :
Mischief
Client :
Marvel
Head of Marketing :
Rishi Mohan
Executive Producer :
Melanie McCracken
VP Marketing :
Aland Failde
Senior Product Development Manager :
Peter Rosas
VP / Creative Director :
Bill Rosemann
Art Director :
Joshua Singh
Senior Creative Manager :
Isabel Hsu
CCO & Partner :
Greg Hahn
Co-Founder :
Greg Hahn
Partner & Executive Creative Director :
Bianca Guimaraes
Partner & Executive Creative Director :
Kevin Mulroy
Senior Writer :
Vanessa de Beaumont
Senior Art Director :
João Viégas
EVP Production :
Will Dempster
Editor :
Kevin Tian
Partner & Head of Strategy :
Jeff McCrory
Strategy Director :
Jimmy George
Partner & President :
Kerry McKibbin
Group Account Director :
Tyler Harris
Account Supervisor :
Justine Yucesan
Partner & Head of Development :
Oliver McAteer
Production Company :
Biscuit Filmworks
Director :
Steve Rogers
Partner / Managing Director :
Shawn Lacy
Executive Producer :
Holly Vega
Producer :
Emily Skinner
Head of Production :
Sean Moody
Director of Photography :
Dariusz Wolski
Production Designer :
Brock Houghton
Editorial Company :
Work Editorial
Editor :
Rich Orrick
Assistant Editor :
Fatos Marishta
Executive Producer :
Alejandra Alarcon
HoP :
Chris Delarenal
Producer :
Annabelle Cuthbert
Animator :
Joseph Ryan
Finishing / VFX :
The Mill
2D Lead :
Andre Vidal
2D Lead :
Jeff Lopez
2D Lead :
Vi Nguyen
CG Lead :
Kevin Ives
Compositor :
Michael Almodovar
Compositor :
Luke Midgley
Compositor :
Dylan Streiff
Flame :
Matt McDonald
Executive Producer :
TJ Sponzo
Producer :
Zack Stimell
Associate Producer :
Emma Eckhoff
Color :
The Mill
Colorist :
Daniel De Vue
Music :
Human
Audio Post :
Post Human
Executive Producer :
James Dean Wells
Creative Lead :
Craig Deleon
Composer :
Jon Hubbell
Composer :
Jonathan Russell
Post Producer :
Rob Suchecki
Mixed by :
Sloan Alexander
Sound Design :
Trinitite Studios
Sound Design :
Brian Emrich

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