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Avengers Endgame movie review and release LIVE UPDATES: The big MCU finale is here

Avengers Endgame movie review and release live updates: Here's what celebrities, critics and fans across the world are saying about Avengers Endgame. Starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson and Josh Brolin among others, the film is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.

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Avengers Endgame movie review: The Joe and Anthony Russo film is expected to break box office records.

Avengers Endgame has released all over the world today. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Endgame picks up after events of the 2018 release Avengers Infinity War. Half the superheroes that the audience had come to know and love disintegrated after Thanos’ snap and it seems like the remaining superheroes will do everything in their power to bring back the fallen heroes.

From the promotional material and the interviews, the makers have strongly suggested that this film will focus on the dynamics of the six original Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye. Of course, they will be strongly supported by Captain Marvel and Ant-Man. The film also brings back the characters who survived Thanos’ snap which includes Okoye, James Rhodes, Rocket and Nebula among others.

Fans were overwhelmed after the emotional end of Avengers: Infinity War and the early reviews of Avengers: Endgame suggest that the audience is going to have a strong reaction to this one as well. Much like the last film, the makers have requested the audience to not share any spoilers.

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Our verdict | Avengers Endgame movie review

Having laboured over setting up the final battle in Avengers: Infinity War, Directors Anthony and Joe Russo get their act together to give a proper, emotional, funny and, yes, even spectacular, send-off to a cast of characters we have come to know (and, mostly love) over 22 films and 10 years.

Read here | Avengers Endgame movie review: A spectacular send-off

Avengers Endgame cast talks about the emotional wrap up

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Avengers Endgame runtime

The exact runtime of Avengers Endgame is said to be 182 minutes making it the longest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The runtime of Avengers Infinity War was 149 minutes.

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Our verdict | Avengers Endgame movie review

Having laboured over setting up the final battle in Avengers: Infinity War, Directors Anthony and Joe Russo get their act together to give a proper, emotional, funny and, yes, even spectacular, send-off to a cast of characters we have come to know (and, mostly love) over 22 films and 10 years.

Read full review here |  Avengers Endgame movie review: A spectacular send-off

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Joe Russo on Avengers Endgame fan theories

Joe Russo told indianexpress.com, “People are creative and funny, and the fact that they are so excited about these movies that they are adding their own stories to it, I mean, it is not really all that storytelling, it is this sort of collective contribution. And I think the Marvel universe represents that – how 11 franchises are woven together by a bunch of different artistes. I think that it is just fun to see the fans reflecting it the same way and telling their own stories.”

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Avengers Endgame cast talks about the big finale

‘Thanos is a sociopath’

Joe Russo earlier told indianexpress.com, “Thanos’ goal was one that’s very philosophical. It was a teachable moment. Ultimately we should remember that he is a sociopath. So you have to ask the question as to what was his goal ultimately. To teach people about resources or to fulfill his demented vision of the universe?” 

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'I don’t believe that there is ever a finish line'

Jeremy Renner told indianexpress.com, "I don’t know. I feel like there is never a last thing with anything in Marvel. Marvel is a giant universe of storytelling. So I don’t believe that there is ever a finish line. So I would say no."

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Thanos' snap was supposed to happen in Avengers Endgame?

Screenwriter Stephen McFeely, who wrote the movie’s script with Christopher Markus, revealed to Empire that initially the snap was supposed to happen in Avengers: Endgame. McFeely said, “We had so much story in those early drafts of Infinity War that, if anything, we thought we maybe shouldn’t do The Snap until the end of act one of Endgame.”

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Mark Ruffalo shot for multiple endings for Avengers Endgame

Mark Ruffalo told E!News in an interview, "I shot, like, five different endings to this movie. I didn’t even get a whole script to this movie. And I don’t know why. The script I did get had dummy scenes in it." Joe Russo later said, "The truth is he actually shot 11 endings!"

Director Joe Russo on Avengers Endgame

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'This is why we watch films'

Director Milap Zaveri shared on Twitter, "Never felt the magic of the movies in my life like I did in #AvengersEndgame I laughed, I cheered, I clapped, I cried. I felt my heart swell, break and love. This is why we watch films. Make films. Love films. Live and breathe films. ??"

Kevin Feige asks fans to bring tissues for Avengers Endgame

"I think bring tissues. And bring your enthusiasm and love for these characters and cast because the actors have worked so hard for so long. We shot this movie for almost two years with Infinity War at the same time. I think just go into a theatre full of fans and other people. And I hope you enjoy the movie," Kevin Feige said at a media interaction in Seoul.

Avengers Endgame to earn Rs 50 crore in India on opening day

Film trade analyst Girish Johar told indianexpress.com, "The Russo brothers directorial will sit at the box office for a long time and I peg it’s opening day collection at Rs 50 crore in all languages and if all goes well, it will earn Rs 150 crore on its first weekend."

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'Endings can be scary', Joe Russo on Avengers Endgame

Joe Russo told indianexpress.com, "We just keep telling everyone that it is cathartic. I think it is an ending and endings are supposed to be cathartic. And you know, endings can be scary, but they also can be the best part of the story."

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Stan Lee's last cameo in Avengers Endgame

Stan Lee, who passed away in November 2018, shot for his last cameo for Avengers Endgame. Anthony Russo earlier told indianexpress.com, "We love Stan Lee and it is incredibly special that Endgame would be his final cameo."

Watch: Fan dressed as Iron Man expresses his excitement

'It’s not cool', says Kevin Feige on Avengers Endgame leak

Kevin Feige expressed his disappointment on Avengers Endgame leak on piracy website. He told AP, "I wasn’t pleased. It’s not cool. It’s not fun. But the response was what I expected, which was everybody turning it off, dismissing it, ‘Don’t watch it, don’t spoil it for anybody else.’"

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Avengers Endgame breaks records

Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest offering Avengers: Endgame is breaking records left, right and centre. Just a day old and the Russo brothers directorial has already smashed ticket counters wide open with its jaw-dropping 169 million dollars collection at the international box office, as reported by Deadline.

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'Get ready for a tsunami at the box office'

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#OneWordReview…#AvengersEndgame: MARVEL-OUS. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The hugely-anticipated film exceeds the humongous expectations... Emotional, humorous, lots and lots of surprises in store... Get ready for a Tsunami at the Boxoffice. #AvengersEndgameReview"

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Mumbai is excited about Avengers Endgame

Long queues have begun to form outside theaters playing Avengers Endgame in Mumbai. (Photo: Komal RJ Panchal/indanexpress.com)

Avengers Endgame quick review

While Thanos wishes for "a more grateful world," one comes out of Avengers Endgame feeling thankful to the creators and the stellar cast for making the goodbye hard but worth it.

Also Read | Avengers Endgame quick review: Brain, brawn and a lot of heart

'Avengers Endgame is everything you want it to be and more'

Cinemablend’s Eric Eisenberg shared on Twitter, “This can’t be understated: #AvengersEndgame is everything you want it to be and more. I am absolutely floored. A perfect reflection on the last 11 years that pays off everything in the best way possible. Without question my new favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Stunned.”

'An epic conclusion to 10 years of Marvel movies'

“Don’t know how any @MarvelStudios fan walks out of #AvengersEndgame disappointed. Movie is loaded with incredible set pieces and tons of small character moments that leave you wanting more. An epic conclusion to 10 years of Marvel movies. Thank you to everyone that worked on MCU,” Collider’s Steven Weintraub said via Twitter.

'Avengers Endgame is the film of the year'

Forbes' Mark Hughes tweeted, "#AvengersEndgame is the film of the year. If you thought you’d seen comics brought fully to the big screen already, prepare to reset your expectations AGAIN. #MCU #Avengers #Endgame #EndgamePremiereLA #EndgamePremiere"

'It’s the most emotional, most epic MCU film'

Slashfilm's Peter Sciretta wrote on Twitter, "Imagine the best possible version of #AvengersEndgame and somehow the film still surpasses all expectations. I cried 5-6 times. It’s the most emotional, most epic, MCU film. A tribute to ten years of this universe and holy shit the great fan service in this movie. Soooo good."

'Avengers Endgame is a masterful epic'

Fandango's Erik Davis posted on Twitter, "#AvengersEndgame is a masterful epic - a true culmination of 22 films that not only concludes the story, but expands upon it. You’ll learn more about the other movies while this one unfolds. If Infinity War is the brawn, Endgame is the brains. And wow, what an ending!"

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Avengers-ku whistle podu!

Chennaites come out in full force for Avengers: Endgame. (Photo: Antara Chakraborthy/indianexpress.com)

Avengers frenzy in Kochi

Fans catch the early morning show of Avengers: Endgame at Vanitha theater in Kochi. (Photo: Joshy K John/ieMalayalam)

Marvel Cinematic Universe started with Iron Man in the year 2008 and Robert Downey Jr's star power scaled new heights soon after the film. Over the years, Marvel films have helped in creating new heroes who are worshipped throughout the world. It's only a testament to their success so far that Avengers Endgame tickets in India were sold within minutes. As per online ticket booking site BookMyShow, they sold 18 tickets per second. There are talks about 24X7 shows in cinema halls across India. Such kind of fandom is unheard of.

MCU is expected to broaden its scope after Avengers: Endgame as Disney has more characters to play with after the Fox acquisition. Marvel president Kevin Feige is yet to announce the studio's direction after Endgame but sequels for Black Panther and Doctor Strange are speculated to be in the pipeline. Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is also in the works and there has been a strong chatter about a standalone Black Widow movie. Spider-Man: Far From Home is scheduled to release in July 2019.

Avengers Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr (Tony Stark aka Iron Man), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers aka Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner aka Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton aka Hawkeye), Brie Larson (Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang aka Ant-Man), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Don Cheadle (James Rhodes aka War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Bradley Cooper (Rocket) and Josh Brolin (Thanos).