'Avengers: Endgame' tickets are now on sale and they're causing absolute chaos
April is a big month for us nerds.
In just a couple of weeks (less than two weeks, actually) millions of us will be sitting down to watch the premiere of Game of Thrones' final season. Then, a mere 11 days after that, we'll be lining up to see Avengers: Endgame - which is also serving as the end of a years-long narrative.
I say 'nerds', but superheroes are far from obscure characters loved by a small number; rather, they're one of the driving forces of blockbuster entertainment this decade.
Back in 2012, The Avengers changed the game, pulling off what many thought was an impossible task and raking in over $1 billion at the box office. Last year, this number was beaten by Avengers: Infinity War, which took over $2 billion during its time in movie theatres.
Here's the latest trailer, which was released earlier today:
It would be a safe bet to say that this year's Avengers: Endgame will make even more money, since it's the conclusion of a story told across 21 movies - and if the ticket pre-order numbers are anything to go by, even more records are going to be broken.
Today, tickets for the crossover event of the summer went on sale, and many rushed to their computers to buy one. While some of us managed to grab their tickets and go (I'm feeling very smug right now), others were less fortunate.
In the virtual stampede, some booking sites couldn't handle the sheer number of visitors trying to buy tickets. These sites either featured long queues or crashed completely, leaving Marvel fans wondering why buying tickets for a film took longer than buying a ticket to Glastonbury.
Most notable are popular sites AMC and Fandango, with the former's app crashing and refusing to load, while the latter has left fans kicked out while selecting their seats.
People are not happy, to say the least.
Some of us are doing just fine.
Even those prepared enough to set a reminder on their phone that tickets went on sale on April 2 were still stuck in a crowd of people, fighting for their place in the queue, and hoping that they get to see the movie at all during the opening weekend.
It's getting a bit chaotic, in all honesty.
Cue the most appropriate Game of Thrones gif...
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