The hugely anticipated finale of the superhero series is releasing today in India and the mania around it is nothing short of fanaticism. From spoilers getting leaked online to tickets getting sold out much in advance, Avengers: Endgame will be a film that will go down in history.
In the previous installment of the Marvel series Avengers: Infinity War, the audience excitedly walked into the theatre only to come out shaken and surprised. “There was pin-drop silence because Thanos, with the help of the Infinity Gauntlet, had destroyed half the world, including many superheroes. We’ve always been taught that good triumphs over evil, but here, Thanos got his way,” shares Herold Quadros, an avid fan of Marvel comic books and the Avengers movies and is among the millions of fans looking forward to Avengers: Endgame — the 22nd film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and possibly, the last film in the Avengers movie series.
Herold, like several other prudent fans across the country, booked his tickets weeks in advance to beat the rush. The frenzied booking over the last couple of days has resulted in sold-out shows and app crashes, both of which can be real dampener for those hoping to catch an early watch of the film (The later you watch, the more spoilers you’re exposed to).
Bikram Duggal, head of Studio Entertainment at Disney in a statement said, “With every title, the popularity and fan-following of Marvel’s Super Heroes have grown exponentially in the country. Through the unique storytelling, action adventure, quirky humour, and superlative content, Marvel movies are among the most-awaited movies in India. And the initial peek through the trailer has quadrupled the expectations and response,” while Ashish Saksena, Chief Operating Officer (Cinemas) at BookMyShow, said in a statement, “We expect Avengers: Endgame to break more records as cinemas continue to open the advance bookings.”
Like every Avenger fan, I too, have been waiting for this film. I booked the tickets, the moment online booking was open. I see people struggling for tickets now but I am very happy that I will be able to comfortably watch the final Avengers movie on the first day Nisheeth Mathur, Software developer, Hyderabad
I managed to get a ticket at a theatre which is 30km away from my house. I had to watch Avengers: Endgame the first day, even if it meant sitting in the first row with no recliner. I don’t want to get any spoilers for the film, hence don't want to delay watching it. Akash Chopra, an IT employee in Hyderabad
Tamil Rockers spoil the fun
According to reports, the website has leaked a cam print of Avengers: Endgame on the internet
Two days before the film’s release, Tamil Rockers, a notorious piracy website has leaked the entire film online and is available for download. But that isn’t going to deter fans. As for what they are expecting to see, Anthony D’Costa, a Mumbai-based fan says, “At this point, anything could happen because the films don’t follow the comic books’ plotline to the T. We’re all excited to see how the Avengers are going to save the day. But I’m sad that the movie signals the end of the Avengers series because I’ve grown up with these superheroes and so much effort has gone into weaving the different plotlines and multiverses together. But I’ll still sit back and wait for the end-credits scene. It’s a Marvel film and it can’t have that.”