Avengers: Endgame’s Test Screenings Had The Best Responses In Marvel History

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Avengers: Endgame is fast approaching its release date and it looks like Marvel has started holding test screenings for the film. While it isn't a surprise that the studio might try to give test audiences an advanced screening of what might be the most highly anticipated film of the year, the responses from the screenings turned out to be pretty epic.

Joe and Anthony Russo just recently spoke in an interview with Box Office Pro discussing the comedies that helped them prepare for their Avengers projects. During the interview, Joe opened up about Endgame's test screenings, saying that the second installment in their two-part Avengers movie actually got the best responses from its audience.

"We spent a decade squeezing complex comedy stories with many, many characters, both of those shows being big ensemble shows, into 21 minutes," Russo says. "We'd call it ‘the Russo path,' where we came in and squeezed it down to a density that we felt would elevate the show, because it would move so quickly that you'd miss half the jokes and have to watch it again. That was an agenda of ours. The same thing is true when we work on these Marvel films. We try to create a density in storytelling that makes them feel compulsive, irrespective of the length. We're very rigorous about storytelling points, and we spend months in the edit room twisting and turning the narrative a bunch of different ways until we think we've unlocked the best one. We're vigilant about using test audiences to tell us whether we're on the right track or we're making bad decisions. With Endgame, it had one of the most incredible audience responses in Marvel history. Irrespective of the length, it's been consistently embraced by the test audiences."

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That's a pretty good sign. But then again, Marvel fans expect nothing but the best from Endgame. Not only is the film closing out the Russo's Avengers story, but it's also serving as a culmination of the past ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

What do you think? Will Endgame live up to all the hype?

Avengers: Endgame premieres April 26, 2019.

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