Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of all the events that have transpired in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the past 10 years over 18 films. To some superhero geeks this may be akin to watching the Superbowl or World Cup Final. Except here, it is the Avengers versus Thanos, in an intergalactic war that will determine the fate of the universe.
Here’s an overview for those unsure of what the film is about! Thanos, the megalomaniac super-villain, who previously only appeared in short cameos, is now planning to gather all six infinity stones so that he can wipe out half the universe. It seems like the heroes always win but looking at the trailers and build-up, it seems like this may be the exception. Well, no matter what, it seems like movie-goers will have a hell of a time! Here’s 6 exciting facts about Avengers: Infinity War!
The most popular actor in Avengers can’t actually be seen in the movie
With an impressive lineup of A-list stars, Avengers: Infinity War will have no shortage of star power. However, it is interesting to note that the most popular actor (with 48.1 million Instagram followers) in Avengers: Infinity War cannot actually be seen in the movie.
Enter Vin Diesel, the voice actor of iconic character Groot, whose only lines in the movie are “I am Groot”. Despite this, it is fascinating to see how he gives the character such an endearing personality.
Audience has nearly doubled over the past month
From the data below we can see that the efforts to promote the movie on social media through trailer releases and celebrity-fan interactions have proven to be extremely successful as evident from the immense audience growth.
Avengers isn’t just a male-oriented franchise and is definitely not only for kids.
The cornerstone on which every movie franchise is built upon is definitely its fan base. Let’s take a closer look at the Avengers fan base!
Those holding onto stereotypes that superhero films only appeal to men should take a look at these statistics. The Avengers Instagram page has a greater percentage of female followers than male followers, which shows its popularity among the female crowd.
Don’t let anyone stop you from watching the movie just because they tell you that superhero movies are for kids. In fact, more than half of the Avengers fan base consists of adults. Those below 18 years of age account for only 15% of the Instagram fan base, although this is probably due to the fact that many of them have not started using Instagram yet.
Marvel knows how to have some light-hearted fun on social media.
The new record holder for most viewed Youtube movie trailer is here!
The first trailer that was released four months ago amassed a whopping 170 million views! This makes it the most viewed trailer on YouTube, dethroning the previous record holder, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which already had an impressive 100 million views.
The most liked post only has 1 Marvel character.
The Avengers’ Instagram page has an assortment of posts, from trailers to fan art to coverage on public appearances, however, the most liked posts are all of promotional posters. This is probably due to the eye-catching nature of the posters that let them easily grab the attention of Instagram users. Let’s take a look at the top 3 most liked posts as of the time of writing!
3. In 3rd place, featuring Iron Man, Dr Strange and Spiderman!
2. In 2nd place, a poster of almost the entire Avengers family.
1. Well, this comes as a surprise but the most liked post of Avengers: Infinity War (at the time of writing) is of Black Widow and ermm… no one else, despite the film featuring over 60 characters!
I hope you are hyped up for Avengers: Infinity War because I definitely am. If you are planning to catch up on all the past Marvel movies, the 18-film movie marathon will take you 38 hours or closer to 2 days if you wish to take breaks, but don’t let that stop you!