The cast of Avengers: Endgame sings a special Marvel-themed version of the hit song "We Didn't Start the Fire." After 11 years and 21 films of build-up, the culmination of the MCU's industry-redefining Infinity Saga is almost here. The movie had its world premiere yesterday, earning rave reactions following the screening. While fans still have a few more days to wait before watching Endgame for themselves, it sounds like directors Joe and Anthony Russo delivered a product that lives up to the uncontrollable hype.
Disney and Marvel ran an ultra-secretive marketing campaign for Endgame, doing their best to preserve the film's most noteworthy twists and turns. Per the Russos, Endgame contains more spoiler moments than Infinity War (which is saying something), and they wanted viewers to be surprised when the movie finally hits theaters. Of course, this meant the actors who star in Endgame were severely limited with what they could talk about as they embarked on the press tour. So, during one stop, the team opted to sing a song.
On The Tonight Show, a number of MCU staples (Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, etc.) and newcomers (like Brie Larson) did their own rendition of Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." In a fun twist, the lyrics were redone in order to recap the MCU's extensive roster of characters in entertaining fashion. Check out the video in the space below:
It seems almost quaint to consider now, but there was a point in time when it was thought to be overly-ambitious for Marvel to band together the Original Six for the first Avengers movie. But when that film proved to be a critical and commercial success, the MCU brand was cemented as one of the premier Hollywood franchises, and the floodgates were open. Now, Marvel is able to make hit projects out of any character at their disposal, even ones like the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. Captain Marvel, which came out in March, earned $1 billion at the worldwide box office and has made more money than any Batman movie. Because of developments like that, the MCU is not dependent on a single character in order to thrive. That makes the impending departures of Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor all the more easier to handle.
While it's amazing Marvel's gotten to the point where they can make a film about the Eternals, all this wouldn't have been possible without that initial core group getting things off to a great start. It's no coincidence the Original Six has been at the forefront of Endgame marketing. The last time they fought together as a team was in 2015's Age of Ultron, and now at their lowest point, they need to reunite and avenge the fallen. But even as the old guard (possibly) steps away, they'll be leaving the MCU in good hands - as this video clearly illustrates. Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, and others can carry the torch moving forward.
Source: The Tonight Show
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019