Of course, if any red carpet was going to be packed with stars it would be the climax for a cinematic universe comprising dozens of characters and 21 films worth of build up.
Among the attendees, in no particular order: Robert Downey Jr.; Chris Evans; Mark Ruffalo; Scarlett Johansson and “SNL” performer Colin Jost; Matt Damon; Chris Pratt and fianceé Katherine Schwarzenegger; Chris Hemsworth; Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth; Bradley Cooper; Brie Larson; Danai Gurira; Gwyneth Paltrow; Evangeline Lilly; actor and director Jon Favreau; Natalie Portman…
…Thandie Newton; Josh Brolin; Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam; Don Cheadle; Sebastian Stan; Paul Rudd; Tessa Thompson; Jeremy Renner; Benedict Cumberbatch; Letitia Wright; Vin Diesel; Pom Klementieff; Karen Gillan; Laurence Fishburne; Linda Cardellini; Elizabeth Olsen; and Anthony Mackie.
The movie will mark the final appearance in the Marvel world for some characters and actors, while others are just getting started. (We’re looking at you, Black Panther and Captain Marvel.)
Last week, Anthony and Joseph Russo wrote an open letter to Marvel fans, asking them to keep the film’s secrets until more people get a chance to see the movie.
“Because so many of you have invested your time, your hearts, and your souls into these stories, we’re once again asking for your help,” the Russo Brothers said. “When you see Endgame in the coming weeks, please don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you.”
“This opportunity has…changed all our lives,” he said. “I love you all. This was an incredible experience.”
“Avengers: Endgame” arrives in theaters Friday.