You might have heard, but there’s a little movie called Avengers: Endgame coming out later this week…
Ahead of its arrival in cinemas on Thursday, the 22nd entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe had its premiere in Los Angeles last night, with MCU stars old and new hitting the ‘purple’ carpet – and, well, let’s just say the first reactions are more than promising.
The culmination of Marvel’s sprawling, 11-year-old ‘Infinity Saga’, Endgame follows up on the cliffhanger ending of last year’s Avengers: Infinity War – a blockbuster notable for the fact that the baddie actually won, with purple baldie Thanos (Josh Brolin) snapping his fingers and wiping out half of all living creatures in the universe (including a host of our heroes).
Endgame will see the remaining Avengers – led by original sextet Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye/Ronin (Jeremy Renner) – trying to reverse the Snap and defeat Thanos for good.
Proper reviews are embargoed, natch (look out for our own review on the site soon), but premiere attendants quickly took to social media to offer their initial thoughts. “Emotional”, “epic”, the “brains” to Infinity War‘s “brawn”… If these reports are typical of people’s responses, it sounds like directors the Russo brothers have pulled off something very special.
Here’s what people had to say…
3 hours later and I%u2019m shook! My God, @Avengers Endgame is beyond epic! It%u2019s everything you hope it will be and more – an absolute @MarvelStudios marvel! And I%u2019m pretty sure it will make all the money ever printed! Loved it and would watch again instantly! pic.twitter.com/7D3qLfrxV1
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 23, 2019
So I just saw #AvengersEndgame, and you guys aren%u2019t ready for shiiiiit. All the theorizing didn%u2019t prepare you for this. I cried a lot, I flung my hands in the air and screamed out loud. It%u2019s incredible. #EndgamePremiereLA #Avengers #Endgame
— Beatrice Verhoeven (@bverhoev) April 23, 2019
There wasn%u2019t a dry eye in the house as the credits rolled for #AvengersEndgame.
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) April 23, 2019
I was not prepared for the range of emotions that #Endgame put me through, from utter despair to pure elation. I laughed, I cried, I wished Tony Stark was my dad.
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 23, 2019
#AvengersEndgame is filled with so much comic book awesomeness that you may not be ready! Great blend of action, emotion and humor while keeping the stakes high throughout. Truly an achievement in blockbuster filmmaking.
— Dennis Tzeng (@ThinkHero) April 23, 2019
Incredible ingenuity and commitment. Marvel and Disney can and should be proud of this moment. #AvengersEndgame
— Matt Donnelly (@MattDonnelly) April 23, 2019
#AvengersEndgame is a masterful epic – a true culmination of 22 films that not only concludes the story, but expands upon it. You%u2019ll learn more about the other movies while this one unfolds. If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains. And wow, what an ending! pic.twitter.com/94ttBUQKJ0
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) April 23, 2019
#AvengersEndgame is an astonishing, amazing film. I%u2019ve never seen anything like it. This movie is everything I wanted to be and SO much more. Amazing.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) April 23, 2019
Man #AvengersEndgame kicked my ass. It was an epic conclusion to 11 years of films. It had laughs, incredible action and absolute emotional rollercoaster. It was the series finale for these cast of characters that I had been hoping for. Congrats to all for pulling off the feat.
— Kristian Harloff (@KristianHarloff) April 23, 2019
— Joel Meares (@joelmeares) April 23, 2019
Avengers: Endgame finally hits UK cinemas on 25 April.