Infinity War and the Evolution of the Indian Fan

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Infinity War and the Evolution of the Indian Fan

Illustration: Akshita Monga


he Infinity War is upon us. It is a historic moment, one that has been 10 years in the making and has the entire Avengers fandom across countries waiting with bated breath. My many WhatsApp groups are buzzing – literally – in anticipation, frantically exchanging information about ticket availability while simultaneously plotting elaborate strategies to remain spoiler-free in case a Friday viewing is impossible. Early morning shows are being booked, office leaves are being planned, and an unprecedented en masse social media boycott (to avoid spoilers) is expected.

And why not? As my brother keeps reminding everyone who seems to be wondering what the fuss is about – it is not just a movie, it is a momentous event. Along with the Avengers, the fandom has assembled.