Friday 20 July 2018

'I am shook' - first fan reactions to Avengers Infinity War have landed

Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

While the directors of Avengers: Infinity War have requested that fans refrain from sharing spoilers and suggested those who haven't seen it to avoid social media, that hasn't stopped some fans from taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.

Anthony and Joseph Russo took to Twitter to address fans directly via the villain Thanos and, for the most part, fans have obliged.

Details of the new Marvel film have been a closely guarded secret with the directors joking (we think) about giving Spider Man star, Tom 'loose-lips' Holland, a different script.

The film also stars Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana as well as Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright, while our own Tom Vaughan Lawlor plays villain Ebony Maw.  At one point it reportedly features over 40 Marvel characters in one scene.

Read more: Avengers: Infinity War review: 'Wildly ambitious, entertaining ride - its momentum rarely slips'

Where does Avengers: Infinity War rank compared to other films in Marvel Cinematic Universe?  

It has been billed as 'the beginning of the end' of this chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the reactions after the LA premiere have been overwhelmingly positive.  It releases on Thursday to the masses.

In the meantime, here are some spoiler-free, positive reactions to whet your appetite. However, if you really want to go in entirely fresh and untainted by the opinions, however vague, of others, we advise you to avert your eyeballs now...

 

Read more: Avengers directors urge fans to stay offline to avoid spoilers

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