Crowd Reaction To Avengers: Endgame’s Portals Scene Is Awesome
The crowd goes wild during the Avengers: Endgame portals scene at the film's opening night. It's been almost a year since the blockbuster hit theaters, and fans are getting nostalgic over it, especially considering the predicament the world is in due to the coronavirus pandemic. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo with the story written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, it's both a critical and massive success, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time with a total of $2.798 billion haul.
Picking up after the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame also marked the swan song for some of MCU's founding heroes. Following a five-year time jump, the surviving heroes banded together again for a time heist in the hopes of bringing back all those who were snuffed out of existence during Thanos' snap. They succeeded in accomplishing their goal. On the brink of losing their battle against Mad Titan and his minions, all of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America's allies came back one by one through Doctor Strange and the other sorcerers' portals leading to the film's "Avengers assemble" moment. Fans can now relive that experience thanks to a reaction video from the crowd at the movie's opening night at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.
Courtesy of Scott Gustin on Twitter comes this particular bit from Endgame with the audience's cheering incorporated. The excitement from fans becomes more and more explicit as they begin to understand what's happening, all leading to Captain America finally saying: "Avengers Assemble." Watch the clip below:
Since the Avengers team was established in 2012, fans had been waiting for Captain America to deliver the iconic line, the same way he did in the comic books. There were several moments throughout the years when he could've said it. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Steve almost did as he rounded up his new recruits, but before he can finish, the film cuts to black. Endgame was chock full of memorable moments, which was intentional from the filmmakers' parts since they wanted the culminating project to be a love letter to their loyal followers. However, this scene was particularly special since it's essentially a visual representation of what Marvel Studios built in the last decade. MCU architect Kevin Feige said this was the moment he'd been working toward in the last 10 years since the universe was born in Jon Favreau's Iron Man.
Those who worked on Avengers: Endgame previously revealed they thought about varying ways of how this portals moment would be executed. In the end, they nailed the most effective way to do it. Granted it seems odd that Thanos would just watch idly while the Avengers assembled, putting a focus on each dead hero coming back allowed fans to really soak in this glorious moment. Marvel Studios had their job cut out for them to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Infinity Saga and just by this action sequence alone, they delivered on that front as evidenced by the deafening cheers from the crowd during the Avengers: Endgame opening night.
Source: Scott Gustin