“Avengers: Endgame” made $1.2 billion in its opening weekend, making it the biggest worldwide movie opening in history. To celebrate the latest installment in this epic comic book series, the cast of “The Avengers” worked with Jimmy Fallon to create a musical tribute to the Marvel franchise.
Riffing on Billy Joel’s famous song “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” Avengers castmates like Brie Larson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd and Robert Downey Jr. sang the classic 1989 hit, except they made some very inspired Marvel edits to the lyrics. The result is a condensed musical tribute to all of our favorite Marvel superheroes, making it a must-see for Avengers fans. Watch the clip below:
The video, which aired on the Monday, April 22 episode of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” ends with the camera pulling away to reveal that all the pieces of the Marvel story are part of an image of Stan Lee. Lee, who died last November, had his final cameo in “Avengers: Endgame.” The comic book master made 60 cameos in his Marvel projects over the years.
At 3 hours and 2 minutes, “Avengers: Endgame” is the longest Marvel movie yet, but somehow this musical rendition of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” manages to quickly recap each hero and villain and their arc throughout the Marvel universe. And with Jimmy Fallon on the “drums,” it’s a hilarious and oddly catchy way to celebrate this moment in pop culture history. As you can see, however, the tongue-twisting lyrics keep even superheroes like Ant-Man on their toes!
About the exceptionally long installment in the Avengers series, Stephen McFeely, the “Endgame” screenwriter, insists the length was necessary.
“Twenty-two movies in, not only has the movie earned its length, but people deserve a movie of that substance,” McFeely told Vulture. “I swear to God, it sounds like a paradox to say this, but it’s a lean three hours!”
Just please don’t wear a diaper as Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk) suggested!