The world of films is always full of playful rivalries, and every movie is competing against every other film. Avengers: Infinity War has dominated its competitors at the box office and has also earned the highest-grossing opening weekend and even pushed The Force Awakens from the top spot. The Star Wars actor, Mark Hamill went on Twitter and congratulated the movie.
The actor had shared the official Star Wars account’s tweet and added,
“Well done, Marvel Studios and Avengers: Infinity War. (FYI Iron Man: Wait until after she leaves if you’re going to toss that away. Trust me on this one.) From Mark and everyone at the Hamill house!”
This tweet had featured Rey handing Iron Man a lightsaber, and the note said,
“From a galaxy far, far away…to Earth’s Mightiest heroes, congratulations on the biggest opening weekend in history! From [Lucasfilm president] Kathy [Kennedy] and everyone at Lucasfilm!”
A few fans may not see the gesture as significant, considering Disney owns Lucasfilm and Marvel, but it does serve as an acknowledgment of the power of storytelling. The Force Awakens had been the very first sequel to 1983’s Return of the Jedi and had given the audiences an update on characters like Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo, while Avengers: Infinity War had brought together characters who have been depicted on screen for a decade.
This is a very big achievement for the MCU and all those who are responsible for bringing this to life. Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige has noted how the Star Wars saga has shaped his outlook on movies:
“One of the great things about Star Wars and one thing that I think is great about the Marvel characters from the comics and what we try to emulate in the movies is if you’re the kind of person that wants to go see it on opening weekend, our job is to make sure you have a great time.” Kevin Feige said.
“If you want to see it a second time, our job is to make sure there’s more there. Third, fourth, fifth time, still more there. And even the deeper you go, there’ll be things to reward you. And I learned that directly from Star Wars and from those West End Sourcebooks.”
Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in theaters now.
Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films include Ant-Man and The Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, and the fourth Avengers on May 3, 2019. The sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming hits on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 lands in 2020.