“Avengers: Endgame” has officially surpassed the US$2 billion mark in ticket sales in its 2nd weekend in cinemas, beating “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, and “Titanic”.
Given that it’s the fastest film to hit the US$2 billion mark, it is expected to surpass “Avatar”’s US$2.7 billion total gross. So what’s next? Word on the street has it that Disney and Marvel are planning to make a big push for “Endgame” ahead of the 2019-2020 award circuit.
Fandango’s Erik Davis revealed that Marvel Studios recently screened “Avengers: Endgame” for members of the Academy. Many feel that this could be a major campaign for the superhero blockbuster as we approach next year’s awards season.
Although superhero flicks then to have a bad track record with Academy voters, Marvel Cinematic Universe has been making waves at the Academy Awards. Earlier this year, “Black Panther” was nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture. It end up with 3 gongs for Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design.
Fans feel like “Avengers: Endgame” does stand a good chance in getting recognition in the production design and visual effects categories. Meanwhile director Joe Russo thinks that Robert Downey Jr., deserves a nod for portraying Iron Man.
“His cumulative body of work from these movies is staggering. If you look at the work over just even the last 4 (Marvel) films he’s done, it’s phenomenal… He deserves an Oscar perhaps more than anyone in the last 40 years because of the way that he has motivated popular culture,” the filmmaker told The Washington Post.
What do you think? Will the Oscar voters favour “Avengers: Endgame” like how they did with “Black Panther”?
Source: We Got This Covered.