This is a big week for questions in need of answers, as Avengers: Endgame will be readily available for theatrical consumption on Friday. But first, the Endgame team gathered in Los Angeles for the film's global premiere.
For Chris Evans, a.k.a. Captain America, the screening provided the opportunity for approximately six consecutive cries. "I have a lot of my friends and family here tonight, and a lot of them are right up here," he told those gathered for the premiere, which Variety reports included phones being taken up prior to any unveiling. "We have this bond that transcends what we do for a living … I cried like six times [tonight]."
Also notably in attendance at Monday night's expectedly star-stacked Los Angeles premiere was Natalie Portman, who appeared in Thor and Thor: The Dark World. Naturally, some took her appearance at the premiere as some sort of a sign:
Avengers: Endgame is out April 26 and, for at least 17 theaters at the time of this writing, that drop date will result in staying open for four days straight. Thanks to Monday's unveiling, fans now have some spoiler-free reactions to how the 181-minute era ender handles the task at hand.
Current predictions, per Variety, place opening North America numbers at as high as $268 million across the first three days. If the movie tops $257.7 million in the first weekend, it'll best Infinity War to bag the largest domestic debut ever. It's also on pace to do similarly massive numbers internationally, surely breaking multiple records in the process. (And in just over two months, Spider-Man: Far From Home will surely earn its own massive haul, especially since Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige just revealed that film will wrap the MCU's Phase 3, rather than Endgame.)
As expected, early reactions are indeed positive, with many praising the film's emotional core and how the Russo brothers have approached arguably the most crucial entry in the MCU. Tap into the hype below, then look for more formal reviews to start popping up in the days ahead.