The Jakarta Post
Robert Downey Jr. arrives on the red carpet at the world premiere of 'Avengers: Endgame' in Los Angeles, US, April 22, 2019. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)
Twitter Movies has identified Avengers: Endgame as the most-tweeted-about movie ever, with 50 million tweets since the start of the year.
A press release sent to The Jakarta Post by Twitter said half of the 50 million tweets recorded had been posted within the first week of the movie’s release date.
Fans have created such hashtags like #AvengersEndgame to express their love, marking the movie´s huge impact on pop culture around the world. Actors of the movie, namely Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo, tweeted back to their fans and shared their favorite moments from the filming process.
Furthermore, Twitter outlined the top 10 most-talked-about characters, led by villain #Thanos and followed by Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Loki, Spider-man, Black Widow, Groot and Nebula.
The press release also unveiled that Americans and Brazilians were the front-runners in tweeting about the movie, followed by movie buffs in the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia, in that order. Meanwhile, Indonesia is at number nine.
Another trending hashtag related to Avengers: Endgame is #DontSpoilTheEndgame, part of a campaign launched by the cast and directors urging moviegoers not to reveal the ending, so that fans who have yet to see it get the same emotional experience.
To avoid spoilers, some fans even resorted to muting related keywords.
CNET wrote that Marvel movies are known to be hugely tweeted about. Prior to the reign of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel’s Black Panther was the most-tweeted movie after its release in March 2018, with 35 million tweets. (sop/mut)