Updated April 8: In a footnote to Tuesday’s nostalgic reliving of the opening weekend of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige broke a nearly year-and-a-half Twitter silence (his previous last tweet on Nov. 12, 2018 was to recongize the late Stan Lee) to share in the online moment, retweeting the clip and writing, “A nice reminder of what we were all doing together almost exactly 1 year ago. A nice reminder of what we will all be doing together someday again.”
— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) April 7, 2020
Original story published April 7: Newsarama staffers can tell you from personal experience that friends who have somehow managed to avoid the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to now are newly-discovering the 23-film library as a near perfect family movie choice during social distancing. And Tuesday a Twitter user by the name of @ScottGustin shared on social media one of reasons why the film series is not only such an unprecedented box office phenomena, but what the MCUers-come-lately missed the first time around.
In a clip that has quickly gone viral (again), Gustin shared what he describes as the opening-night reaction to the key scene in Avengers: Endgame when Captain America picks up Mjölnir and uses it to (briefly) kick Thanos’ ass.
The audience reaction resembles NBA fans during a buzzer-beater at a home playoff game more than a typical night at the movies. For either a few seconds of nostalgic buzz at a time when you might need it or to get a sense of what you still may still be missing, check out the clip below.
Just stop what you’re doing and enjoy listening to the #AvengersEndgame opening night crowd react to Captain America wielding Thor’s hammer.
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) April 7, 2020