Marvel fans cause internet meltdown trying to buy Avengers tickets
Fans had to wait ridiculous amounts of time for Avengers tickets and some didn't even get through thanks to website crashes
Unless you've been living in a small, WIFI-less box that is also located within a deep network of caves that is also set on another planet entirely, you'll no doubt be aware of Marvel's latest eyeball-popping, hold you up by your ankles and shake your jeans for loose change superhero spectacular, Avengers: Endgame, and even then, it's still not certain.
The trailer dropped today (literally the only thought I had whilst watching was: Why does Hawkeye suddenly have an alt-rock haircut and tattoo sleeve? Is that all he has been doing?) along with all the usual box office sites opening so fans could pre-order tickets.
Unfortunately, because the number of people in the world desperate to pay £10-25 for three hours of mild dread, the occasional 6/10 one-liner and the finest battle sequences you'll ever witness starring a racoon with a machine gun and a large, green man who is sometimes maybe there if he feels like it was simply too great, so everything broke.
“It’s not about how much we lost, it’s about how much we have left.”
Tickets are now available for Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame, in theaters April 26: https://t.co/h90aWvzX1D pic.twitter.com/4Dz22hRWvQ
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) April 2, 2019
It meant that websites for the Odeon, Imax, Cineworld and Fandango all crashed whilst those who did manage to get into virtual line were subject to waiting times of around an hour - most notably for the Vue ticket office.
As you can see from the reaction on social media below, the experience became extremely stressful for fans who were faced with faulty websites, such as cinemas just outright lying about whether they were showing the film, and queues longer than anybody realistically has time for.
Except for Marvel fans, apparently.
The Avengers broke Odeon. The award for most tickets sold in an hour goes to... pic.twitter.com/soSGvD0Zxm
— Tom (@tomjr1998) April 2, 2019
Why are odeon trying to tell me they’re not showing Endgame as if I haven’t been sat here for the last 2 and a half hours trying to book tickets pic.twitter.com/Ll5CwV1NqI
— nat (@riddlemenygma) April 2, 2019
This is a bit much, honestly pic.twitter.com/qqB6yYCAnD
— Chris Evangelista 🎃 (@cevangelista413) April 2, 2019
Avengers tickets go live and... what? Oh noooooo 😅 pic.twitter.com/jtdbLGBXae
— FedStation 5 (@FedGamer) April 2, 2019
me: you know what I’ll be home alone that week might as well go see the movie
vue: HA YOU THOUGHT !!!!!! pic.twitter.com/YDho2wkzTi
— amy (@kashymcgraths) April 2, 2019
⚠ Hi guys - we're very sorry for the inconvenience with booking Avengers tickets. We're are experiencing incredibly high traffic volumes at the moment. Please know we are doing all we can to fix the issue. Please bear with us - thanks for your patience ⚠
— ODEON (@ODEONCinemas) April 2, 2019
#AvengersEndgametickets #Odeon (btw, if you're also struggling to get tickets please don't shout at the Social Media peeps running the Odeon/cineworld/vue accounts as it's not their fault. cheers) pic.twitter.com/DA5pPqhlyG
— Reece Wilson V2.020 (@reecemysocksoff) April 2, 2019