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A Marvel Fan Saw ‘Infinity War’ 43 Times and Got Invited to the ‘Avengers 4’ Premiere Album

If the insane box office performance of “Avengers: Infinity War” wasn’t already proof that Marvel fans are a rabidly loyal bunch, look no further than a rapper and gamer — and MCU superfan — named Nem.

Nem has been tweeting about his multiple visits to the multiplex to see “Infinity War” since it opened in April, and has already viewed the flick more than 40 times. (So that’s how the film raced to $1 billion so quickly.) What started out as a seemingly innocuous pledge to see the flick numerous times — something we’re sure many fans say they’ll do, but never actually follow through on — became a quest with no end in sight.

Avengers Infinity War:
10/10 about to go watch again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again
… And again

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) April 28, 2018

Wow. Even better the 2nd time. Can’t wait to watch again tonight

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) April 28, 2018

6th day watching #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/65gaweeLdx

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) May 2, 2018

7th day watching #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/RjMbhrI5zW

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) May 3, 2018

8th day watching #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/iUcHIC7lzi

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) May 4, 2018

Yes. I’m actually watching the movie. Not kidding pic.twitter.com/9AD6wtz399

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) May 4, 2018

He’s been posting pics of himself inside the theater, as well as snaps of his ticket stubs, to prove that he’s actually seeing the flick, sometimes twice in one day. And he’s also been sporting some truly awesome Marvel gear while he’s at it.

Guys I’m not joking, memeing or faking. pic.twitter.com/9dO8CoGZlC

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) May 7, 2018

24th time watching #InfinityWar
Think ill see the movie twice today! 😀 pic.twitter.com/aZw6ig0nCM

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) May 22, 2018

Lets set a record. 28th time watching #infinitywar pic.twitter.com/B3EJ6IdBEH

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) May 25, 2018

Wow! What a milestone. 30th time watching #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/jBhCxh5vQq

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) May 27, 2018

Aww, you thought I was done. 31st time watching #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/q3ifoVpPE5

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) May 28, 2018

The answer to life, the universe and everything. 42nd time watching #InfinityWar pic.twitter.com/MmHH96chlh

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) June 6, 2018

When Nem hit 42 views earlier this week, he officially went viral, becoming the subject of a Twitter Moment and getting some press from online news outlets. The buzz got the attention of IMAX, which donated 50 tickets to the fan — who had already squeezed in a 43rd viewing during all of the hullabaloo — to continue his journey. And it also reached none other than Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of “Infinity War,” who personally reached out to Nem with an insanely awesome offer: An invite to the “Avengers 4” premiere.

Today I was featured on https://t.co/tQlZTLUAjn , then I became an actual trending Twitter moment. How do I celebrate?

By watching #InfinityWar for the 43rd time, obviously. pic.twitter.com/2FEUlV6TWr

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) June 6, 2018

UPDATE: I’M GOING TO THE PREMIERE OF AVENGERS 4. THANK YOU @Russo_Brothers pic.twitter.com/hWhSyQqR4s

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) June 7, 2018

In a video message to his followers, Nem called the crazy turn of events “a whirlwind of amazingness,” adding, “I’ve only got eight lives left. I lost one life last night when I heard the news.” He also said he would be celebrating in the most fitting way possible: By seeing “Infinity War” for the 44th time.

What an amazing Thursday! So much has happened, but we gotta keep it going! 44th time watching #InfinityWar 😀 pic.twitter.com/j4HpLRtKkC

— Nem: The Infinity Watcher (@NemRaps) June 7, 2018

It’s easy to be cynical about something like this, sneering at someone for wasting their time and money on such a silly pursuit. But we think Nem’s unabashed enthusiasm is awesome, and wish him well on his mysterious, seemingly unending quest. (Also, Nem, if you’ve got a spare ticket to the “Avengers 4” premiere, you know where to find us.)

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