As part of the promotional campaign for Avengers: Endgame on home video, Marvel Studios and directors Anthony and Joe Russo will be doing a 9-city "We Love You 3,000 " tour to thank fans for a decade of support. Marvel Studios is doing its best to engage and connect with its audience, as it's rare to have a long-running film franchise maintain this much fan devotion over its entire run.
Avengers: Endgame itself remains still on track to possibly cross the finish line as the worldwide all time box office champion, even before it gets to home theater screens. Now, Marvel Studios is taking another step closer to their fans by giving them the chance to see some of the talent that they've seen onscreen and read about live, without having to travel all the way to massive events like San Diego Comic-Con.
Marvel Studios said in a press release that the tour is being presented as a way to give back to the fans by showcasing special guests from Marvel Studios and the MCU, as well as distributing a range of giveaways. The opening event will be on Saturday, July 20 at San Diego Comic-Con, and the tour concludes during Disney's D23 event in Anaheim, California over August 23-25. Each stop will include meet and greets by filmmakers and/or MCU actors. In addition Marvel Studios will be giving away a total of 3,000 MCU-themed Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures and exclusive Avengers: Endgame posters. Additional giveaways will include McDonald's vouchers for free Happy Meals which include an Avengers: Endgame Happy Meal toy, and Ben & Jerry's MCU-inspired sundaes and recipe cards. Check out the promo for Avengers: Endgame's home video release below.
While the additional guests beyond the Russo brothers are still clearly in flux, it's likely events that even just feature them and no onscreen talent will still bring in fans by the hundreds. After directing so many acclaimed entries in the MCU, Anthony and Joe Russo are basically rock stars to the majority of the Marvel fanbase. That said, if any of the main six Avengers actors can be convinced to show up to one or more of these tour stops, one hopes the venue is given time to beef up its security, as there's no shortage of fans who would travel a long distance to meet a Robert Downey Jr. or a Chris Evans.
After the eleven-year cinematic history-making franchise, Marvel Studios is pulling out all the stops to help Phase 3 go out with as big of a bang as possible. Avengers: Endgame continues to bring in dollars at the box office, with only $6.8 million dollars separating it from Avatar's #1 worldwide all-time box office record. The physical media release in mid-August may well coincide with the film finally claiming that top spot. With the home release including six deleted scenes, as well as a plethora of other bonus features, there will undoubtedly be even more records falling to the Russos' epic final act before the year is out, even as fans wait to see what Marvel Studio's Phase 4 will hold for the future.
Source: Marvel Studios