The anticipation for Avengers: Endgame keeps building and building as we approach its April 24 release date. Opening night shows are almost sold out all over Malaysia and theatre chains keep adding more and more showtimes to their lineup. In fact, a representative from TGV Cinemas had previously informed us that pre-sales for Endgame are about 70% higher than the pre-sales of Avengers: Infinity War.
But if for whatever reason you’re still not pumped for Endgame, then this next piece of news just might do the trick. In an interview with The Upcoming, Robert Downey Jr, who plays Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe said that the last eight minutes of Endgame is perhaps the best in the entire history of MCU.
“The last eight minutes of [Avengers: Endgame] are maybe the best eight minutes in the entire history of the whole run of them, in a way, because everyone’s involved.”
Two things stand out from the RDJ quote. For one, saying a particular sequence is the best in the entire MCU is no small praise. Better than the airport battle sequence in Civil War? Better than Thanos snapping his fingers in Infinity War? Better than the first time we see the first wave of Avengers assemble in 2012’s The Avengers?
Apart from that, Robert Downey Jr also said: “everyone’s involved.” Could this mean that the final eight minutes of Endgame would see an action block featuring more than 30 awesome characters kick ass? Or could it be a quiet and emotionally poignant moment? It is highly likely that by this point, the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk have successfully reversed the events that took place at the climax of Infinity War and brought their friends back to life. Just thinking about it makes my heart race!
Avengers: Endgame official synopsis:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.