Riding on the hype for Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios dropped the newest trailer for Avengers: Endgame last Thursday. Since its release, fans have flooded Youtube, and the trailer has amassed a record amount of views in the first day of its release. 268 million views has pushed the trailer to become the second most watched trailer ever in its first 24 hours.
Thank you to the greatest fans in the universe for making Marvel Studios’ #CaptainMarvel the #1 movie in the world for two weeks in a row, and doing ‘whatever it takes’ to watch the #AvengersEndgame trailer 268 million times in 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/reSauLnnDA
— The Avengers (@Avengers) 17 March 2019
The feat came as no surprise, as this next installment of the Avengers has been brewing for a while, and is one of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2019. What’s amazing is that the latest trailer comes second to Endgame‘s very own first trailer, which was viewed 289 million times in its first 24 hours. The previous record holder was also a Marvel movie, Avengers: Infinity War, with 230 million views.
One fan took to Twitter to shed some light on why fans could be so obsessed with the Marvel trailer drops.
we aren’t even trying to watch the trailer over and over
we are trying to find easter eggs and some sneakies
— mika♥︎ (@Dj_Mika101) 17 March 2019
It does make a lot of sense, with arguably the most successful cinematic universe in movie history, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is well known and loved for its attention to detail and propensity to hide easter eggs, references, and other gems in the background of shots, which help tie all the different characters together. Fans have been speculating about the downfall of Thanos and the resurrection of the Avengers ever since the moment they walked out of the cinema after Infinity War, so it’s almost expected that they would dig through the new trailers, hoping to catch a glimpse of what the newest film of the franchise would entail.
Marvel fans can also rejoice at the news that James Gunn has been rehired to direct the third installment of Guardians of the Galaxy.