by Michelle Profis and Grady SmithThe Avengers blasted into theaters just after midnight last night, but for many passionate fans of the Marvel universe, the premiere was a culmination of an entire day with their favorite superheroes. Starting at about 11:30 a.m., fans who paid $40 for tickets, got to see five Marvel films as part of the Ultimate Marvel Marathon, a 13-hour event taking place at 10 AMC theaters across the country that lead up to the midnight premiere. Fans watched (in order) Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor in 3-D, Captain America in 3-D, and then, of course, Joss Whedon’s brand new, well-reviewed 3-D spectacle.
Entertainment Weekly was there to capture all the fandemonium and checked in with marathon-attendees before, during, and after the event to see how they were holding up. Here’s what they had to say! READ FULL STORY