By Divaldo Santos
The “most ambitious crossover event” in history is set to debut on big screens April 27th. Avengers: Infinity War is set to be the biggest movie of the year, and maybe the decade, as it surpassed Black Panther pre-ticket sales by 256% in its first 6 hours of presale.
Avengers: Infinity War will be the climax of a universe 10 years in the making. The film brings Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Starlord (Chris Pratt), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and the rest of their fellow Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy members to face their biggest threat yet, the mad titan Thanos. Thanos is on a mission to collect the scattered Infinity Stones, powerful gems that control the way of life as we see it. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain and everything we’ve seen our heroes fight through over the last 10 years has led to this moment.
The film has been breaking records since November, beginning with their first trailer for the film, released on November 27, 2017. The trailer dragged in a total of 230 million views across all platforms in a span of 24 hours. Breaking 2017’s IT trailer record by over 33 million views. The film’s second trailer, released online during the NCAA Tournament on March 16, earned the record of being the 3rd most viewed trailer of all time with 179 million views within its first 24 hours. Falling 2nd, is 2017’s IT film with 197 million views within its first 24 hours.
Over the last couple of months, tons of anticipation has been building for Avengers: Infinity War. Just last month on March 1, Marvel Studios announced that the film was pushed up a week ahead of its original release date of May 4 and now is to be released on April 27.
Other films such as Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty have been moved out of the way to avoid the competition with the films after the surprise announcement.
Excitement for the film has spread everywhere, fellow RHS senior, Lamar Mills says “I’m legit, so excited for Infinity War. You don’t understand.” Lamar is a hardcore comic book film fan. Seeing almost every DC Comics and Marvel movie to come out in the recent years. Having seen every film in the MCU, having Infinity War bring every hero together can only bring hype to the most diehard fans. Lamar also comments “I have to see it in IMAX especially, I’m gonna try to get into any fan event showings, can’t wait.
Even people who haven’t been too invested in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe are still excited to see their favorite heroes go up against a world ending threat. RHS sophomore Alejandra Garcia comments “It looks like a real good movie, the trailer was intense and I really wanna see Iron Man and Thor too”. When asked about the film, RHS senior Sergio Ramirez says “Oh yeah! It’s gonna be lit and it’s something I’m gonna have to see. All these trailers are making me even more excited to see it, to be honest. If you know, you know, if you don’t, you don’t.”