Think you know all the juicy tidbits from the Avengers franchise? Maybe you do…and maybe you don’t. Let’s see if we can drop some knowledge on you! This is the most interesting Marvel and Avengers trivia you may not already know.
See Hulk Transform Into Smart Hulk
The Avengers movies never really showed or even explained how Hulk transformed into Smart Hulk. But originally that was something they’d planned to do. They even shot a scene for Avengers: Infinity War showing the transformation. And now that scene has been released online. Watch it below…
This didn’t add much to what we already knew and I guess I get why they cut it. Still, it always feels like Hulk’s character development is sacrificed whenever the run time on an Avengers movie gets a little long, and it would have been nice if they’d given him more.
Spider-Man’s Organic Web-shooters Are James Cameron’s Fault
While two out of the three Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movies are generally beloved, there was one thing about them that fans almost universally hated: Organic web-shooters. In the comics Peter Parker constructs his own web-shooters, it’s a way that his story demonstrates his extreme intelligence and resourcefulness. The Tobey Maguire movies ditched that aspect of the character and gave him web-shooters that just sort of shoot out of his body as a side-effect like his super-strength and stickiness.
Apparently this was all Avatar director James Cameron’s idea. Spider-Man Screenwriter David Koepp explains to CINEMABLEND: “[James Cameron] had some very good ideas in it. I like the organic web-shooters, which some people liked and some people didn’t, but that was his idea and I was happy to use it.“
Luckily, when Marvel got back the rights to Spider-Man they had the good sense not to listen to James Cameron. The current incarnation of Spider-Man uses mechanical web-shooters which Peter Parker invented himself.
Police Begin Using The Punisher Logo
Under attack on all sides from protestors, rioters, and the media; some police have reportedly begun donning the Punisher’s imposing skull logo. Here are some photos of the badges spotted on cops…
The Punisher logo is an odd choice for the police to use. Frank Castle is an ultra-violent vigilante and no friend of the police. On the flipside, the police aren’t normally the biggest fans of vigiantes.
What’s not clear is how widespread or even real this is. There are only actually one or two photos of cops wearing these available online and as anyone who has ever been on the internet knows, anything can be photoshopped. It’s very possible this entire story could be a hoax, but that hasn’t stopped people from reacting to it.
A group of Comic Creators has banded together to urge Disney/Marvel to sue the police departments allegedly using this logo for copyright infringement, according to Screen Rant. Other Marvel fans are now threatening to boycott Marvel products, unless they sue to stop the logo’s use.
Tom Cruise As Iron Man
There have long been rumors that Marvel originally wanted Tom Cruise to play Iron Man and not Robert Downey Jr. Of course things worked out perfectly, but what would it have been like if Tom had gotten the part? Now we don’t have to guess, thanks to this INCREDIBLE Deepfake video…
The really incredible thing here is that not only does Tom Cruise replace Robert Downey in the suit, but says all of his lines right down to the the iconic “I am Iron Man”. Not every second of it is perfect… but some of those moments in the video totally are. For a second there, I really believed Tom Cruise WAS Iron Man.
See Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans’ Last Moment On The Avengers: Endgame Set
Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of years of work, and for Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans it will without question be the crowning achievement of their entire career. So for both actors, as you’d imagine, their last day on set was pretty emotional.
Endgame directors the Russo Brothers shared this video of Chris Evans’ final moment shooting an Avengers movie….
And this video of Robert Downey Jr.’s goodby to the Avengers universe…
See The First Time Captain Marvel Met The Avengers
Brie Larson’s first time ever playing Captain Marvel was on the set of Avengers: Endgame. And because of that, her first time meeting the veteran Avengers cast was on the set. Their first ever meeting was caught on video, and here it is…
Captain America Wasn’t Worthy To Lift Mjolnir Until Avengers: Endgame
Captain America got his hands on Mjolnir in Avengers: Age of Ultron but was unable to lift the hammer. So why could he in Endgame and not Ultron? Cap was not worthy at the time of Ultron because Steve Rogers hadn’t yet atoned for knowing how Tony Stark’s parents died.
Namor The Sub-Mariner Was Teased In Avengers: Endgame
“An earthquake under the ocean” is how Danai Gurira’s Okoye explained the “tremors” picked up from the bottom of the ocean. Fans are thinking (and hoping) it’s the beginning of a Marvel comic book legend. Endgame screenwriter Chris Markus, in turn, has confirmed that yes, this was their way of laying the groundwork for the future appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner.
Doctor Strange In Iron Man’s Suit
The Russo Brothers had bigger plans for Doctor Strange in Avengers: Infinity War. In fact, plans were so big, they actually filmed a scene, which sadly didn’t make the final cut. These plans had the good Doctor wearing the Iron Man suit in an alternate version when Iron Man and Spidey save him from Ebony Maw. Check it out!
Why Bucky Didn’t Get Captain America’s Shield
So, why didn’t Bucky get Captain America’s shield at the end of Endgame? According to Sebastian Stan (Bucky) it was an act of kindness from Cap directed at his long-time friend. Since Cap was able to go back and live the life he wanted, he didn’t want to put the burden of being Captain America onto Bucky.
“Sam, to me, was always the clear man to take on that mantle for numerous reasons, which also comes with so much more baggage that’s going to be explored in the show,” said Stan. Ahhh, more stories to tell on their upcoming Disney+ series.
Robert Downey Jr.’s Avengers: Endgame Payday
Robert Downey Jr. made a ridiculous amount of money for playing Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame. Reportedly he made as much as $75 million. That total is comprised of $25 million up front and $50 million made in backend deals which give him a percentage of the profit on the biggest movie of all time.
Captain America Was Almost The Soul Stone
According to the Russo Brothers, the stones that Thanos was chasing throughout the Avengers saga was going to have one big twist: Captain America was going to be the Soul Stone. How they were going to make it happen has yet to be explained though they did say the idea was dropped pretty quick.
Punisher’s Avengers: Endgame Cameo
Frank Castle in Avengers: Endgame? If you look closely, according to the Russo Brothers, when Hulk finds out that Natasha died on Vormir and chucks the bench across the lake, it is none other than The Punisher who is on the receiving end.
Of course, they are joking but Frank Castle almost made his way into the final battle scene in Endgame, along with the other Netflix heroes. The idea was scrapped because of the work it would take to make the crossover happen.
Bucky’s Final Goodbye
Back to Sebastian Stan, as he told The Hollywood Reporter, and his final scene as Bucky with Captain America before he disappears into the Quantum Realm, “Oh, a thousand percent, yeah. I played it as goodbye. What I was playing was, ‘Okay, I know he’s going, and he’s not going to come back. I can’t talk about it, because if I do, then they’re going to try and stop him from doing what he wants to do. So, I’ve gotta support that.” And yes, Stan did know at the time that Cap was going to give his shield to Falcon.
Why The Original Avengers Survived The Snap
So why did the original Avengers team survive the Snap? According to screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, it was always the plan for Endgame to be the finale and an ode to the original Phase 1 heroes. They survived because that’s how they wanted to write it.
Don Cheadle Used To Be Naked
Nearly all of Don Cheadle’s scenes as War Machine are filmed using a complex assortment of motion capture and digital wizardry. That means to film them, Cheadle had to climb into a sheer, skin-tight motion capture costume.There was no room in it for underwear, so for a long time apparently Don Cheadle was inside his motion capture rig butt-naked.
That’s right, when you see War Machine on screen, Don Cheadle isn’t wearing any pants.
Or at least that’s how it used to be. Until one day Mark Ruffalo told him he wears a jockstrap when he’s doing motion capture for Hulk. Here’s how Cheadle explained it to CINEMABLEND: “I said to him, ‘I did a whole movie without it. You couldn’t have mentioned this before? I’m walking around here butt-ass naked practically, and you didn’t think to mention it?’”
It’s nice to know that, going forward at least, Don Cheadle will be a little more covered up.
How good can it be when an Avengers movie really comes together? This moment, shared around on Twitter, captures the audience reaction during the penultimate moment of Avengers: Endgame when Captain America picks up Thor’s hammer and, for a moment, kicks Thanos’ butt…
In a world where movie theaters aren’t around anymore, it’s good to remember how good they were, and how good movies can be. Here’s hoping Marvel gets a chance to do it again with Avengers 5.
Things Could Have Been Different
By now everyone knows that Black Widow dies in Avengers 4, aka Avengers: Endgame. But her death scene was almost very different. The following clip has leaked online showing an alternate, and far more brutal death scene shot for the characters. Here’s how it could have been…
I think they made the right decision with the scene they used. It was a far more emotional way for Natasha to end her run as an Avenger. She’ll be missed in Avengers 5.