AMC Is Playing a 59-Hour-Long Marvel Marathon Before ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is Released

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The end is near.

Marvel’s highly-anticipated Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26, so you can be sure that MCU fans will be preparing appropriately. And in this case, that means watching the 22 MCU films that came before Endgame!

Now most of us fans probably plan to do that over the course of weeks, but people are in it to win it. And AMC has an offer for those people in particular! Because AMC is hosting a Marvel Cinematic Universe marathon in preparation for Endgame. That’s right, all 22 existing Marvel movies will be screened back-to-back.

Think you’ve got the kind of endurance needed for a 22-movie marathon? We’re sure plenty of Marvel fans will! So check out the details of this bold offer from AMC.

Last year, Avengers: Infinity War shocked audiences everywhere.

And now it’s time for Endgame to wrap up the storyline begun then. Needless to say, fans are getting pumped.

It takes place directly after “Infinity War.”

That is to say after Thanos has wiped out half of all life in the universe.

Endgame’s plot is being kept VERY quiet.

So much so that Marvel considered not even doing a standard marketing campaign for the movie, for fear that spoilers would get out!

They even denied an actor his script.

Yep, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is notoriously bad at keeping secrets before a movie’s release. So Marvel wouldn’t even give him a full script!

One half of Endgame’s directing duo, Joe Russo, admitted it:

“Yeah, Tom Holland does not get the script. Tom Holland gets his lines and that’s it. He doesn’t even know who he’s acting opposite of. We’ll just, we use like very vague terms to describe to him what is happening in the scene, because he has a very difficult time keeping his mouth shut,” Russo said.

So far, Marvel has even done a good job protecting secrets with the marketing campaign.

No unplanned Endgame spoilers have gotten out, but Marvel has been releasing a few trailers and posters along the way.

Those posters gave us a little information.

There were 32 in total, and they give us a pretty good indication of which major characters survived The Snap, and which didn’t.

The survivors’ posters are colorized.

In addition to the obvious candidates whom we know survived (Thor, Banner, Black Widow, Iron Man, Cap, etc), other survivors include Pepper Potts, Valkyrie, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Wong, Okoye, Rocket, Nebula, Ant-Man, War Machine, and Happy Hogan.

So we can look forward to hearing from each of those characters in Endgame.

It’s funny; half the universe is dead, but the other half is really stepping up this time around!

And posters of currently deceased characters are in black and white.

Again, there are a few very obvious and memorable deaths (T’Challa, Bucky Barnes, Vision, Scarlet Witch, the other Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Peter Parker, etc). Here are a few other characters confirmed to be dead or dust: Falcon, The Wasp, Shuri, Nick Fury, and Loki of Asgard.

These posters definitely caught people in the feels.

Each one is emblazoned with the phrase “Avenge the fallen.” Gulp!

So our heroes are in a tough spot.

And people are already lining up for ticket pre-orders to see how they get themselves out of it. But before Endgame, it’s time to freshen our memories.

Because there’s really nothing more to discover about Endgame.

Marvel has told us all it is going to. Time to take a peek into the past, and get ready for Endgame in a different way!

Because 22 movies is A LOT of content.

How can we be expected to remember every detail of the last decade in the MCU?

AMC posted an announcement to its official site.

Beginning Tuesday, April 23, “fans will have the opportunity to experience a 22-title Marvel movie marathon unlike any other.”

The marathon will lead right into Endgame.

“This premium event will include, marathon only collectibles, and a special concession offer. Plus, AVENGERS: ENDGAME will start at 5pm local time, one hour earlier than regular public show times,” AMC writes.

It takes place in the middle of the week.

At 10am on April 23, participating AMC locations begin with showing Iron Man. Presumably there will be breaks to sleep and eat; other than that, the marathon will take viewers all the way through the MCU.

Can you guess the total time?

Well, here it is: the marathon will run for 59 hours and seven minutes. That’s over two full days of movies!

It’s a pretty limited event.

The only three AMC theaters to host it are Lincoln Square 13 in New York City, River East 21 in Chicago, and Metreon 16 in San Francisco.

People originally didn’t know what to think.

The announcement was made on April 1, so some fans were pretty sure AMC was just making a joke!

After all, the marathon is playing at a strange time.

A 59-hour movie marathon, smack dab in the middle of the work week? It definitely could have been an April Fool’s ploy.

But it wasn’t.

AMC was serious about the offer after all, and interested parties will have to make a significant time commitment to it when they might otherwise be at work!

Which makes sense.

Endgame itself now boasts a three-hour final cut; Marvel has even contemplated including an intermission for movie-goers.

The approximate length leaked briefly on AMC’s site.

Three hours and two minutes in total, although the detail was swiftly removed from AMC after it went up.

So it’s a time commitment all around.

Then again, I’m not surprised–if you’re going to have all those heroes with their own pieces of the plot, you need some time to cover everything.

Plus, they’re wrapping up a lot of stories.

After all, Chris Evans is retiring from the role of Captain America after this–and this may be the case for other heroes as well. Endgame might need that time to give each one a proper sendoff.

Maybe there’s more than one way to prep for Endgame.

You could also just watch a Lord of the Rings movie and get comfortable with intense 3-hour movies!

You might wonder how many people would really turn up for a marathon this long.

But as of this story’s writing, tickets are selling fast! Clearly, Marvel’s fanbase is not joking around when it comes to the MCU.

Not everybody can watch movies for 59 hours in three days.

But the ones who can are already lining up!

Sure, maybe watching a few movies each week would make more sense.

But this is Endgame, people! We go big or go home. Are you planning to binge all of the MCU movies before Endgame? Share this story with your Marvel-loving friends!