We round up the geek movie news on a big news day for Avengers: Endgame.Variety. Similarly, Atom Tickets said it sold four times as many tickets for Avengers: Endgame as it did for its previous record-holder, Aquaman, in less than half a day. Theater chains AMC and Alamo Drafthouse reported websites unable to process ticket requests at times on Tuesday.
The number of showings per theater may be limited somewhat by the long running time of the movie, revealed to be around 3 hours this week according to an interview with co-director Anthony Russo by Fandango.
The hardest of hardcore Marvel fans can book the ultimate MCU experience at AMC: a 59-hour marathon of all 22 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with Iron Man and ending with Captain Marvel, leading up to a one-hour-early premiere of Avengers: Endgame at theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Attendees will get marathon-only collectibles and a special concession offer.
Marvel kicked things off Tuesday morning with the release of posters and a new trailer, both below. The film opens April 26 (see “’Avengers: Endgame’ Poster Set Reveals Who Survived”).
Warner Bros. also released a new trailer, for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, embedded below. The film premieres May 31 (see “’Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Character Posters”).Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ Begins Principal Photography”). A teaser trailer is promised for Wednesday.
In other news, McKenna Grace, who played young Carol Danvers in Ms. Marvel, has been cast as the ostensible lead in Jason Reitman’s sequel to Ghostbusters, according to Hollywood Reporter. Ghostbusters is slated for release July 10, 2020 (see “’Ghostbusters’ Gets Release Date”).
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