‘New Avengers: Endgame’ footage released as tickets go on sale, crashing ticket sites

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We are only just over three weeks away from the release of Avengers: Endgame. Are you excited? I am. Even though I am looking forward to the film, I was smart enough to stay THE HELL away from trying to buy tickets, which went on sale yesterday. Every site selling them either crashed or had excruciating hold times. And if you were super lucky, you sat through an excruciating wait time only to then have the site crash – fun! One the one hand, most of us predicted this would happen and held off buying our tickets. On the other, it’s not like these site didn’t know this was coming. Twitter, as always, made it almost worth it:

This all begs the question: will this three plus hour film be worth it? Well, they dropped some new footage yesterday so let’s decide:

I am in the thick of getting my house ready to put on the market, I cannot tell you how much I needed this. Maybe it’s exhaustion but the new footage just claimed all my feels. First they reminded us how sad we are, because everyone is dead. And the dead were the Avengers friends, so Rocket’s having a good cry with Nebula while Tony looks wistfully at Peter’s photo because, again – dead. Plus, there’s the Not Dead (yet?), who are hot and have great biceps. They used the same scene of Captain Marvel as before because they can’t tell you how badly she is going to f—k Thanos up outright, but we know she is. Thanos is there, because everyone was ticked off he wasn’t in the first trailer. The cappers were the shot of the Tony/Cap/Thor trio walking into the battlefield and the “Tony and Steve are back together!” scene we wanted so desperately. Can you imagine how much more this film has in it that they can put the Tony/Cap handshake right there in the trailer?

Oh, and if all of that wasn’t enough to twist your heart in a knot – Joe Russo confirmed that Endgame will have Stan Lee’s final cameo. Me and the Avenger’s friends – we are all dead. I was just on the phone with my real estate agent making arrangements for Open Houses. She told me she’d need the house for at least three hours for each showing. Huh, whatever could I do for three hours every weekend day?

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  1. Becks1 says:

    3 hours long….yeesh. I am sort of surprised they did not split it into two movies.

    as I get older, I have this thing about long movies. I just rarely find one that is worth the length. I thought the Favourite was really well done, for example, but about a half hour too long. Usually the movie isn’t long because the story requires that, so I find that often I get bored during longer movies, and end up disliking the movie as a result.

    • Of the Seraphs says:

      This is the conclusion to Infinity War, right? So it was already split. I don’t think splitting it further would have been smart, although it would still rake in the $$$.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I’m generally the same, but if a movie is really great I find that I don’t even notice the time pass. I saw all three Lord of the Rings films in the theater and wasn’t fazed by the 3 hour-ish run-time at all. Whereas when I saw Wonder Woman (which I liked a lot, but didn’t adore) I found myself checking my watch a few times.

      With this movie, I think I’ll be just fiiiiiine. My bladder, on the other hand… :P

      • Catherine says:

        Same here, I LOVED the LOTR movies so much. I’ll just make sure I don’t drink anything for a while before & during the movie.

      • Becks1 says:

        Oh I loved the LOTR movies! those were ones that were worth the length to me.

      • Salted Watermelon says:

        Same. Normally I don’t have a problem making it through movies – however, I’m currently pregnant, and I really don’t know how I’m going to get through 3 hours without a bathroom break at some point.

      • Lady D says:

        The LOTR movies were the only movies I watched in a theatre without stepping out for a cigarette. They will go down in history as my all time favourite movies, along with The Nightmare Before Christmas.

      • Grant says:

        Lord… I could NOT suffer through LOTR, especially the last one. I felt like it just would not end.

    • Case says:

      I’m actually the opposite — I often find longer movies to be more rewarding because I’m able to become more immersed in the story.

    • oddly says:

      Oh lordy!………I’m so old I remember ‘Gone with the Wind’ , ‘Ben Hur’ and ‘The 10 Commandments’ at the movies all 4hours long, cinemas used to only have 2 screenings a day in the 50′s , so it was generally a double bill (3 hours at least) with intermission of 20 mins. The loooong movies were split into two halves with a 20min intermission.

      Ah the good old days.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    I walked myself to the movie theater at lunch time and got the last six seats that were together in the theater after sending my niece and cousin pictures of the long line. We’re ready! Although my niece has yet to decide whether she’ll dress as Captain Marvel or Thor.

    • Incredulous says:

      Thor with Captain Marvel’s colours? I have a soft spot for Carol Danvers and I’m still surprised they went with her over Kamala Khan.

      • Xi Tang says:

        Carol Danvers is mo longer miss marvel. That title belongs to Kamala now. Carol is Captain Marvel now.

        Anyway it’s embarrassing how freaking excited I’m for Endgame. Won’t be watching it on opening weekend because everything, and I mean everything, was sold out. So I’ll log off from the internet when it opens.

      • Darla says:

        Ugh Xi, you have to be a real jerk to post spoilers, but we both know they will be hard to avoid. So many jerks! Are you going the first week after opening weekend then?

      • Lightpurple says:

        Marvel is in the process of casting Kamala Khan for her own Ms Marvel film.

    • Xi Tang says:

      Darla, yes I will be going after opening weekend. Probably on monday.
      Jerks are everywhere. They post spoilers in random articles and videos. Imagine being this kind of an asshole.

  3. Darla says:

    I died when I saw the Tony/Cap handshake! oh, and I did get tickets yesterday. I got them late after the crash was over, and I did not have my pick of seats for sure, but I got em. I’m going opening weekend,which I never do. I hate the crowds and always wait. But I just know people are going to take pleasure in posting spoilers, and so what was I going to do? I’m going opening weekend.

    • Xi Tang says:

      About that handshake and Tony and Pepper hugging – Photoshop experts are saying that the footage is altered! Even my untalented ass noticed that this isn’t Captain America’s sleeve during the handshake. Take everything with a grain of salt.

      • Darla says:

        Damn! I know Marvel likes their misdirection in their trailers, but I really want that scene! Maybe there will be an even better one. Obviously Cap and Stark are going to have to have their moment.

    • Xi Tang says:

      They will give us a moment for sure and it’s going to break our hearts. But this ain’t it. Noticed how Tony have grey hair? Wonder how they are going to work that time travel thing.

  4. BlueSky says:

    I actually bought my ticket after work. I decided to buy a ticket for Thursday night. The other earlier showtimes sold out so I’m going to the 6:30 showtime. I actually didn’t have a problem, it’s probably because I waited until later.

    • Catherine says:

      I managed to buy my tickets for the Thursday Night 6pm showing right after I saw the new trailer on instagram. I was lucky because I had no problems but I guess that’s because the news of the ticket sales hadn’t really gotten out there yet.

  5. BookOwl says:

    Between this movie being the culmination of an epic journey and the final season of Game of Thrones, I might actually lose my mind this month.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Right? I have just finished re-watching all of Game of Thrones. Tonight, I begin re-watching the MCU.

    • Eve says:

      @Bookowl:

      Same here.

      @Lightpurple:

      I’m re-watching GoT right now (today they’re showing the third season).

  6. Darla says:

    I can’t wait to see Cap say “I could do this all day” to thanos!

  7. Maya says:

    Did anyone else notice that Doctor Strange was in one of the end scenes? His red cape was visible…

    PS: now is probably not the time to say that here in UK, we have special screenings from 24th and I got tickets for that.

  8. Cate says:

    Between 2 phones a laptop and 2 computers my husband and I were able to secure tickets, it was very frustrating and annoying but we are huge fans and very much looking forward to seeing this movie.

  9. Loopy says:

    So is this the absolute last Avengers…is that why everyone is going nuts?

    • sunny says:

      Marvel has multiple phases of this universe. Right now through 21(?) films we are at the end of phase 2. Pretty much every film of the 21 has built to Avengers: Endgame. And while several of the Avengers may appear in the films in phase 3, it is the end of Robert Downy Jr. and Chris Evans Marvel contracts so people want to see their last outing. Cap, Thor, and Iron man are considered the most important 3 of the 6 O.G. Avengers and none of them may be back. Hence the trailer that showed Cap and Tony coming to terms and the original three walking towards Thanos. (I am leaving Hemsworth out of this bc he has talked about a new contract and possibly doing one more Thor movie). Hence the excitement.

  10. grabbyhands says:

    I panicked because I forgot they were going on sale and couldn’t find good seats at the theatre that is my favorite, but then I went to my second favorite and they had a ton of seats for Sunday’s first show.

    I am now ready to be emotionally devastated again by Marvel.

  11. Elkie says:

    The one saving grace of Marvel movies is that, for an occasional afternoon at least, it gets the kids off my lawn….

  12. TheOriginalMia says:

    I had a 20 minute wait. Might have been the shortest yesterday. But I got mine! I will see this Saturday and blacklist any and all spoilers until then. I cannot wait!

    I had the same feeling as you. If they can show us TonyCap handshake, what are they hiding? Squee!

  13. Miss M says:

    I am going to wait and will end up going on a week night after work.

  14. Case says:

    I am so excited! Going bright and early Sunday morning. I’m actually starting to feel more emotional about this than I thought I’d be — I know there are more movies to come, but this is truly the end of an era in terms of our original Avengers. Even though I like most other characters better than our original team (lol), I’m still quite sad at the thought of losing them.

  15. Prairiegirl says:

    Saw the “on sale now!” tweet at 7:00 am, had tickets for the family via a movie theater chain app by 7:05 am. First one to buy in the theater, date, and time of my choice, even! Why can’t this kind of luck happen when I’m looking for concert tickets?

  16. Cay says:

    I must be the only person in the world who doesn’t care about superhero movies.

    • Darla says:

      No, far from it. None of my friends do, and they don’t understand my interest at all. Only my two nephews get it. Well, I took my now 18 yo nephew to see the very first Ironman, just him and me.

    • broodytrudy says:

      Nah, i am here. I am not interested in watching a bunch of white men save the world in a sausage fest. The first Avengers movie is legit the only movie I’ve ever walked out on. Am mostly interested to know if this is the last of the Avengers franchise? Will i never have to hear about this ever again?

      Eta: nvm, last avengers question is answered up top. Good god, this is never going to end.

      • Darla says:

        It’s really not that anymore. It has grown more and more diverse, and the next stage, well, there is every possibility we will see a superhero named Kamala Khan come out the same year we swear in a president with the same first name. Sure the original Big Three are white guys, but it has grown so far beyond that now.

  17. Anon says:

    My husband and daughter scored tickets yesterday. He balked at the prices as we usually frequent the NCG theaters, which are very nice and but also very affordable. They got tickets (Thursday at 5 pm) at one of the big city, downtown theaters so premium pricing. I told him “look – this is our daughters Star Wars”. She will watch these with her kids just because. Just like we did/do with her and Star Wars.

    Of course he’s dying to see it too lol!

  18. hnmmom says:

    We got ours for Sunday morning. The site was slow, which I thought was weird, but we were the second people to buy tickets for that showing so I’m grateful we got through. We started going to see the Marvel movies as a Mother’s Day celebration for me with the first Iron Man. I wanted to go to the movies and knew an action movie was the best bet for the whole family. We were instantly hooked and it became a tradition: MARVELous Mother’s Day every year. But this year my son said there’s no way he can wait so we are going opening weekend to avoid spoilers.

  19. Jack says:

    I have tickets for Friday 4/26!! Woohoo! No issues with the local movie theatre here!!

  20. Lindy says:

    I can’t be the only one who’s just really, really tired of all superhero movies, can I? There’s gotta be someone else, right?

    I loved Wonder Woman, but that’s because I’m a lifelong fan who had the comics as a little girl, dressed as WW for Halloween, had the underroos and generally was obsessed as a kid. They did an excellent job with it, too.

    But… I’m just so bored with everything else. There’s so much same same same to all of it.

  21. barbwire says:

    this is the first 3 hour movie i will be ecstatic to sit through. I’m indian so 3 hour Bollywood movies are the usual mind numbing norm