While it was released back in April, cinephiles and Marvel fans alike are still reeling from the shocking events of Avengers: Infinity War. The Russo Brothers brought together all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's biggest characters in the epic battle against Thanos, and the shared universe will never be the same. Fans have been keeping the film's contents under wraps, allowing more casual moviegoers to see the blockbuster in their own time. This is exactly what happened to SNL star Leslie Jones, who recently watched Infinity War at home. Jones also live-tweeted the experience (as she's wont to do), and had some absolutely hilarious reactions. Check out some of the highlights.
One of the first LOL moments to come from Leslie Jones' Infinity War live-tweeting happened when Chris Evans' Captain America appeared onscreen for the first time. Jones has an unapologetic crush on Steve Rogers (and the actor who plays him), so she was noticeably excited when he popped up to save Scarlet Witch and Vision during the film's first act. The comedian/actress spends much of her recap referring to Cap as her "husband", which added another layer to her already hilarious reactions.
In fact, Chris Evans saw the above tweet, and responded himself. While he's not nearly the comedian Leslie Jones is, he holds his own with a hilarious response, saying:
The First Avengers has jokes, you guys. While Chris Evans doesn't get a ton of chances to flex his comedic muscles through his long tenure in the MCU, he can luckily use social media to show that Steve Rogers actually can relax.
While Leslie Jones live-tweeted throughout _Infinity War'_s long runtime, some of her best material came from the epic final Battle of Wakanda. Arguably the funniest short video came from Scarlet Witch's big moment during the epic fight scene. As Thanos' forces break through the Vibranium-powered shields, Wanda joins the conflict and kicks some major ass. Leslie Jones actually predicted Okoye's line, wondering where TF she was during the rest of the battle. Check it out.
Someone hire Leslie Jones to write Marvel dialogue. Because she was basically word for word with Danai Gurira's Okoye on that line. She posted endless video responses to the giant battle, including yelling at Thor for his poor aim and penchant for monologuing.
Like the rest of us, Leslie Jones was also thoroughly devastated when Thanos eventually snapped his fingers and wiped out half the galaxy. Everyone knows the most devastating loss as a result of the snap was Tom Holland's Peter Parker. After begging for his life, we were left to watch in horror as Spider-Man faded away. And Leslie Jones was not here for it.
Same, Leslie. Same.
The shocking ending of Avengers: Infinity War left us all in shock, and Leslie Jones is obviously included. Once the credits began to roll, she took to Twitter in a fury that nobody warned her that so many of our favorites were biting the dust.
Leslie Jones also posted quite a few times about Avengers: Infinity War's post-credits scene. Helping to set up Brie Larson's debut in Captain Marvel, audiences watched as Maria Hill and Nick Fury faded into dust. But not before Fury signaled Captain Marvel-- a character Jones has little to no knowledge of. Just check out one of her final Infinity War-related tweets.
Not one to miss out on a joke, Leslie Jones was sure to include a random DC reference to really shake things up. And I'm sure it drove some hardcore comic fans crazy.
You can do your own live-tweeting by getting Avengers: Infinity War on Blu-ray on August 14th. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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