Marvel Studios has thanked the ‘greatest fans in the world’ after the trailer for Avengers 4: Endgame ended up smashing a huge record.
After months of waiting as well as some delays, the trailer was released yesterday (December 6).
While it gives very little away… and we still have little idea what the film’s about, things sure look bleak for Earth’s mightiest heroes, but it seems the waiting game has worked.
A lot of people – and that’s the biggest understatement ever – tuned in during those first 24 hours.
In a tweet, Marvel Studios wrote:
To the greatest fans in the world, thank you for being there from the beginning until the endgame and making this the most viewed trailer in history with 289M views in 24 hours!
To the greatest fans in the world, thank you for being there from the beginning until the endgame and making this the most viewed trailer in history with 289M views in 24 hours! pic.twitter.com/oWBDCe4e0m
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 8, 2018
Avengers: Endgame will bring to an end Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so it would make sense to kill off some original characters, including Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark who has long been rumoured as potentially making his exit in this film.
We didn’t know though ‘making his exit’ may mean his death.
And while we’re sure fans will flock to the cinema to see how the Avengers will finally defeat Thanos and undo ‘The Snap’ it may not end up being the biggest film of 2019.
Disney and Marvel will no doubt hope Endgame will be bigger than Infinity War but that’s an ambitious goal even for a film as eagerly anticipated as Avengers 4.
Infinity War was a huge hit financially, breaking numerous records, including; becoming the first superhero film to take over $2 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the fourth biggest film ever, and the biggest film of 2018.
Not only was the film was widely heralded by fans, critics lauded praise for Josh Brolin’s wonderful performance (Thanos did nothing wrong) and directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s ability to perfectly balance character and action.
There’s going to be some serious competition from another Disney film coming out near Christmas time.
Star Wars: Episode IX is due for release in December 2019 and is the biggest threat toAvengers: Endgame’s box office domination, or will at least stop it being the year’s number one film.
And while the more cynical among you may suggest that fans will boycott Episode IX, like they allegedly did to Solo, in an attempt to ruin the film’s box office, let’s be real.
Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas worldwide on April 26, 2019.
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