Marvel Studios finally made advance tickets for Avengers: Endgame available for purchase Tuesday morning, while also dropping a short mini-trailer featuring all-new footage. The only problem is the barrage of fans stampeding to the various online movie sites has created a logjam that is preventing the majority of paying customers from completing their purchases.
I started the process of attempting to buy advance tickets for Avengers: Endgame at 8:20 am ET, around 20 minutes after the ticket sale announcement was made. My first attempt came on the AMC Theaters mobile app, which wouldn't load for me. I next went to the Fandango app, which put me in a ticket queue with an estimated wait time of 48 minutes.
Surprisingly, after reaching a 42 minute estimated wait time, it then increased to over an hour. The time then continued to count down from there, until I finally got through to select my tickets at 9:40 am ET. Unfortunately, after clicking the button to complete my purchase through Fandango, I received an internal error message and the option to go back and select my tickets again.
This process continued for three more attempts until I finally gave up and closed the app. Subsequent endeavors through the Fandango and AMC Theaters websites were unsuccessful as well, with the AMC Theaters website not loading even when I tried to sign into my account. Also, instead of giving an estimated wait time, the Fandango app now simply states, "The line is paused."
At this rate, it's safe to say the amount of time fans spend trying to get through the clogged websites and apps to purchase their Avengers: Endgame tickets will equal or surpass the confirmed three hours and two-minute runtime of the Marvel Studios film.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau and Bradley Cooper, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin. The film arrives April 26.