With the world premiere occurring only days ago, Avengers: End Game is poised to break records as anticipation for the film soars higher than any other film released.
The world premiere, on April 23rd, had thousands of people watching for any hints to the story that is about to debut; however, the stars on the red carpet gave out near to nothing regarding the plot. Following the premiere, official numbers began to be published. Pre-order tickets have already made the film over $120 million, and the trades have reported that the movie is expected to make over $300 million in its opening weekend.
You can hear the conversations on the deck, around campus, and even within the classroom, Endgame is on everyone’s mind. I cannot even count the number of times this week I have heard a teacher tell a group of students to stop talking about their showtimes. The energy is all around us; people are enthusiastically waiting for its theater release. On April 2nd, movie websites across the United States crashed due to the immense traffic received once the tickets went on sale. As the websites went back up, theaters were sold out in a matter of seconds, people want to see their favorite Avenger on the big screen, and see the decade-long conclusion.
Joe Russo, a Director of Avengers: Endgame, had this to say: “It’s not predictive. You can challenge the audience. It’s impossible to tell the stories we have been telling for the last few movies without the movies that predicated ours. The audience has that emotional investment.” With the two brothers- Joe and Anthony- directing Infinity War and Endgame, the movie is set to break even more records, and turn an even bigger profit, as a result of the brother’s storytelling and filmmaking.
Looking into the future, Kevin Feige- producer of every Marvel film- has announced that seven films are coming (in order from soonest to latest): Spiderman Far From Home, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Widow, The Eternals, Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther, and Shang-Chi. Evidently, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will not end with Endgame, and yet excitement has not ceased.
Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters this Friday, April 26th, comment below what you are most excited for, and if you have managed to already see it please keep the comments free of spoilers.
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