SALT LAKE CITY—Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” is expected to cost several hundreds of millions of dollars for production and, based on early ticket sales, rake in about $300 million its opening week.
It’s a huge production with huge costs, but a few fans recently took to social media to share a “budget” version of the film’s trailer, and it’s catching the attention of “Endgame” directors and cast members.
The trailer parody: Titled the “Averagers,” the trailer mimics scenes from the official “Avengers: Endgame” trailer by using inexpensive props like cardboard buildings and masks.
The parody of the trailer is shown alongside the actual trailer with the caption “Client Budget” and “Client Expectation,” showing a hilarious contrast between the two.
The response: Created by YouTuber Jaze Phua, the trailer was uploaded to YouTube on March 31 and has since gone viral.
The Russo brothers, who directed “Endgame,” tweeted about the parody, saying “This is pure genius.”
Mark Ruffalo also noticed the video, calling it “brilliant work” on Twitter and saying he “struggl(ed) to find the difference” between the parody trailer and the original.
“Avengers: Endgame” hits theaters April 26.