Avengers: Infinity War

How about ringing in the New Year with a little tragedy?  A Reddit user has figured out how to set up ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ so that Thanos’ deadly finger snap happens at the stroke of midnight.

On December 31st if you start Avengers: Infinity War at 9:48:54pm the snap will happen at midnight and you’ll get to ring in the New Year by crying. from r/marvelstudios

In case you aren’t quite sure how to set this up, you aren’t alone and Reddit user u/DRakivaz asked, “Details man! What do you mean by start? Press play from Blu-ray menu, start on streaming, etc. Are they the same timing? My snap must be perfectly timed, not just perfectly balanced.”

The original poster, u/Depreston replied:

“You will already have the movie paused at 0:00:00 at 9:30pm. You’ll bring over the postmates you ordered to your TV tray and open champagne! You’ll scroll Facebook as you eat to check out all the parties you weren’t invited to or told you had “plans” so you didn’t have to go. Then at exactly 9:48:54pm you’ll hit play!”

While ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ probably won’t win any major awards, and some have complained that it doesn’t stand alone as its own movie, there is no questioning that this was the event of the year for fandom.  And as gut-wrenching as some of the “dustings” were (“Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good.”) fans are smart enough to realize that Marvel didn’t just wipe Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and almost all of the Guardians of the Galaxy off the table.

While it’s safe to assume these characters will be back, the question is “How?”, and luckily there isn’t much longer to wait.  Joe and Anthony Russo’s Marvel Cinematic Universe bookend, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ will unbalance the universe on April 26, 2019.