What’s the one thing that’s been missing from the Avengers: Endgame promotional hype? Why, a musical montage featuring the cast of Avengers: Endgame singing the classic rock song, “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” of course.
The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon joined the surviving Avengers for a new take on Billy Joel’s popular tune. The two-minute video features Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, and Don Cheadle taking Marvel fans back through the history of this chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Robert Downey Jr kicks the video off introducing Tony Stark/Iron Man. Chris Hemsworth gets to sing about Asgard while Mark Ruffalo’s “Bruce Banner, radiation, transformation” succinctly sums up The Hulk’s origin. Chris Evans gets into it with, “Captain Rogers, World War II, Bucky, Peggy, I love you! First Avenger, here we go. Everyone assemble!”
Next, the video runs through the list of villains from this chapter of the MCU including Red Skull, Whiplash, HYDRA, and Loki.
Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) appears exhausted after singing his part: “Battle for humanity, Stones of Infinity, space, time soul, mind, power and reality.”
After the villains, the video runs through the 21 prior films that haven’t yet been mentioned. The two-minute video ends with a tribute to the man responsible for it all, Stan Lee.
Avengers: Endgame will be screening today for critics across America. (My screening’s four hours away as I type this.) The review embargo will lift at 3pm PT/6pm ET so be sure to avoid any #AvengersEndgame spoilers on social media beginning later today through its release date. The studio, the cast, and Avengers: Endgame directors have done an amazing job keeping plot details from leaking and have asked for critics to refrain from posting anything that may even hint at being a spoiler. Hopefully all Marvel fans will be able to go into a screening and experience the film’s twists without some jerk ruining it in advance.