Hint: They’re still alive at the end of the movie
Just another Thanos Thursday
While Thanos is counting out half of the universe to wipe out, we’re counting down the hours to our next #VuduViewingParty. And we’re excited to say we’re only about 24-hours away from the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine – because it’s going to be epic.
Tomorrow at 7:00 PM (PT) sharp (no one likes being late to the balancing of the universe), we’re kicking off our Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War #VuduViewingParty. And you’re going to want to join us because we’ve got a great movie, lots of fun trivia, and prizes worth their weight in Infinity Stones – and the Russo Brothers. Yup, first Tessa Thompson, now the Russo Brothers. How bow dah.
So if you haven’t signed up, hurry up and RSVP to watch Avengers: Infinity War with the directors themselves. All you need is Avengers: Infinity War (watch it in up to 4K + HDR!) and a Twitter account.
Check out our Infinity Bling
Avengers: Infinity War is a big movie, so we’re stepping up our game with some equally big prizes and prize packs. And more of them. So don’t worry, we’ll have plenty to go around. More so if you consider that half of you won’t be around to collect them by the end of the movie. (Come on, that’s not really a spoiler at this point.)
There are way too many prizes to list here, but we can show you a picture of some of them.
We can also tell you that we channeled Mantis to lull Funko and Hasbro into being prize sponsors so we can bring you some really cool Funko Avengers: Infinity War Pops and PEZ dispensers, and Hasbro action figures and Avengers Assemblers.
Billion Dollar Brothers
So who are Joe and Anthony Russo? Well, they have directed three Marvel movies (we’re not counting Avengers 4 yet) which, to date, have made a combined $3 billion worldwide. So, this ain’t their first rodeo. But their journey to Avengers: Infinity war was as much a journey as the 10-year long one that the Avengers themselves had.
Before Thanos, the Infinity Stones, the Avengers, and even directing “Cap,” they were starting out the way most filmmakers start out – by maxing out their credit cards for their first movie, Pieces.
However, Pieces caught the eye of Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney, who recruited them for the star-studded caper-comedy Welcome to Collinwood. Which, in turn, caught the eye of a studio exec who turned to them to direct the comedy, Lucky. But that was canceled after just one season. Which luckily (eh, eh) was on just long enough to gain one important fan, Ron Howard, who put them in charge of a little comedy show called Arrested Development. No big deal.
Along the way, Soderbergh was there to inspire them creatively, and eventually, to convince them to jump to big-budget movie-making – finally punching their Marvel Studios golden ticket to Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Civil War, and ultimately the Avengers-movies-that-could-end-all-Avengers-movies.