Ahead of the movie’s premiere, stars of Avengers: Endgame will visit Jimmy Kimmel all week long.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been the late night home of the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to the Disney connection. The show will welcome back the stars of Avengers: Endgame starting tonight and continuing all week.
Late night shows have increasingly become an important part of any show or movie’s marketing run. We saw this last week when HBO’s Game of Thrones took over late night. And while Marvel movies don’t need much help getting fans in the theater, it is always fun when their actors and actresses come together on late night.
Endgame especially doesn’t need any marketing. Pre-sales for tickets to the movie caused multiple websites to crash. It’s a testament to the dedication of Marvel fans and how much they care about the characters brought to life by some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
Most of those stars will return to Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. In the past, Kimmel has found some creative ways to play around with the cast including hosting a Family Feud style game show and letting the cast show off their artistic abilities:
Half of Marvel’s heroes were turned to dust at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, meaning that those actors are being held out of some promotional duties. Here’s how the schedule breaks down for Avengers week on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Monday, April 8
The week starts off with a bang as four of the movie’s biggest stars will be on the show together. Tune in to see Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Paul Rudd sit down with Jimmy Kimmel.
Downey and Johansson, AKA Iron Man and Black Widow, have made several appearances on the show to promote Marvel films. Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, has also stopped by and Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd was last on the show to plug Captain America: Civil War. Rudd is already one of the best guests in late night on his own so joining Downey and company will only add to the entertainment.
Tuesday, April 9
Danai Gurira will be solo in promoting Endgame on Tuesday night. The Okoye actress became a fan favorite when she debuted in Black Panther and then had a big part to play in Avengers: Infinity War. The Walking Dead star is certainly used to protecting franchise secrets from spoiler-hungry fans so she should handle things just fine on her own on with Jimmy Kimmel.
Wednesday, April 10
Jeremy Renner, better known as Hawkeye to Marvel fans, will be the guest on Wednesday night. After joining the fight in Captain America: Civil War Hawkeye was absent from Avengers: Infinity War but makes his return in Endgame. He is no doubt happy to be reunited with his fellow Avengers as Renner has always found ways to amuse himself and others during the press runs.
Thursday, April 11
Closing out Avengers week on Jimmy Kimmel Live! will be War Machine actor Don Cheadle. Cheadle took over the role of War Machine/James Rhodes from Terrence Howard starting with 2010’s Iron Man 2.
It’s already been a busy year for Cheadle. He has hosted Saturday Night Live and his Showtime series Black Monday premiered. Don’t expect Cheadle to give too much away regarding the plot of Avengers: Endgame. He has some experience when it comes to avoiding spoilers during interviews.
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26. We’ll wait to see if any more of the movie’s stars visit Jimmy Kimmel Live! or any other late night shows before then. In the meantime, watch Jimmy Kimmel this week to help you get prepared for what could be the biggest movie of all time!