Star Wars Day 2020: On The Avengers's 8th anniversary, fans wish they could watch film in theatres again
May 4 has been a cult day in pop culture as 'Star Wars Day'. It has been one of the oldest celebrations in history and joining it on Monday were Marvel fans.
What's the connection, you ask? 'The Avengers' released on May 4, 2012, and it has been eight years since we saw the world's mightiest heroes assemble. Well, at least six of them — Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) who took on Loki (Tom Hiddleston) as he wreaked havoc with the Chitauri on New York City. The Marvel flick was a box office success raking in $1.51B, making it the highest-grossing superhero movie in history at the time.
"Happier times! How things have changed in 8 years, still the best one" wrote one of the fans. "There was an idea...." tweeted one of the fans, one of the most iconic lines for the film. "It’s been 8 years since 'The Avengers' assembled. I seriously wish I could watch this film for the first time again," read one of the tweets. This sentiment was echoed by another fan who said, "Same here, I really want to see this movie in theaters again to experience this feeling."
"There were moments I kicked my feet into the air in the cinema. It was magical," a fan recollected.
'The Avengers' was followed by three sequels — 'Avengers: The Age of Ultron (2015), 'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018) and 'Avengers: Endgame' (2019). The first installment was directed by Joss Whedon, with Alan Silvestri coming in as music producer. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a staggering 92% Tomatometer score and a 91% audience approval rating. The critic consensus reads: "Thanks to a script that emphasizes its heroes' humanity and a wealth of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies."
It does look like 'Star Wars' fans who enjoy Marvel films have a reason to watch the film today.
'The Avengers' and the sequels are available for streaming on Disney+.