The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) welcomed a couple of Avengers to ring the bell, opening the Exchange for business Tuesday morning. Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner, ahead of this week’s US premiere of Captain America: Civil War, continued what’s become a tradition of Marvel stars ringing the famous bell as a new film is released.
— NYSE (@NYSE) May 3, 2016
Evans rang the bell before in 2014 when he was joined by co-star Sebastian Stan prior to the opening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Likewise, Renner is a returning visitor as he assisted Robert Downey, Jr. in 2015 the week Avengers: Age of Ultron released–which is actually this week. Nope, not a coincidence. Marvel has all but peed all over the first week of May, marking it as their own when it comes to their movie premieres.
Renner, clearly proud of the honor no matter how many times he’s gotten to do it, posted to Twitter immediately after:
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) May 3, 2016
Captain America: Civil War has opened to rave reviews globally, with many touting it as not only the best Marvel film to date, but the best comic book movie ever. Pretty impressive given their last ensemble project, Avengers: Age of Ultron, was generally considered a disappointment.
However Civil War directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo also helmed Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014, which received remarkable praise both from audiences and critics. It definitely raises hopes that the next Avengers collaborations, Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2, will be nothing short of amazing. Both films will be given the Russo treatment as the brothers will return to their directors’ chairs for those installments as well.
Captain America: Civil War opens in US theaters May 6, and has already premiered in the UK and several other countries.
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