Russo Brothers Hosting Endgame Live Tweet Rewatch to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary
One year ago saw the release of Avengers: Endgame, one of the most anticipated films of all time. The Marvel production went on to become the biggest film of all time and stands as one of the great crowd-pleasers in recent memory. To celebrate the anniversary, the Russo Brothers will be doing a tweet-along rewatch today at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET with possible special guests joining them. Check out the announcement post below!
Additionally, while talking to Deadline to promote the action extravaganza Extraction, directors Joe and Anthony Russo looked back on Endgame and revealed that they actually snuck into a theater to secretly watch the film with a packed crowd.
“My most treasured memory is when Ant and I, Kevin Feige, Markus & McFeely and Lou D’Esposito snuck into the Westwood Theater on opening night to watch it with an audience,” Joe said. “I’ve never had an experience like that in a movie theater, where an audience was that viscerally and emotionally connected to what was going on, vocalizing and emoting the way they were.
“We had chills all around and were brought to tears once or twice, realizing you told a story that had such binding communal impact. It was something we’ll never forget.”
There are a number of sequences in the film that brought the house down, including the big moment where Captain America wields Thor’s hammer; not to mention the “On your left …” bit that still induces chills even on the small screen.
Anthony added, “To be in a movie theater that feels like a rock arena, I never imagined it and to be part of that energy and see the crowds experience the movie in that way with that fervor, sharing it together and feeding one another. That was something I never anticipated and to see it happen on that movie.”
“It keeps you humbled because you don’t know where art is going to take you or where movies take us,” the filmmaker continued. “It was nice to be part of that moment.”
Avengers: Endgame is now officially the highest-grossing film of all time, dethroning Avatar with a $2.8 billion gross worldwide. It had also shattered records when it opened day-and-date April 26 with $1,223.6M globally, including $357.1M and $866.5M internationally. It crossed the $1B mark in just 5 days and the $2B mark in 11. Currently, the film is the #1 domestic and international release of all time, with just under $1 billion and $2 billion respectively. It’s the #1 release of all time in 25 territories, and the #3 highest-grossing film of all time in China with $629M.