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How These MCU Actors Really Felt About Endgame


For the most part, the cast of Avengers: Endgame
was in the dark just as much as the fans when it came to the movie’s plot developments. Here’s how they reacted when they got the
news about what would be happening to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the war against Thanos. One of the most crowd-pleasing moments of
Avengers: Endgame comes when Tony Stark channels Black Sabbath one last time before wiping
out Thanos and his forces with the Infinity Stones. “I am Iron Man.” The move wins the day for the good guys with
a fantastic callback, bringing the series full circle in what some fans would call a
“crowning moment of awesome.” It’s just a perfect line for Tony, and one
that wasn’t in the script. After Endgame was released, directors Anthony
and Joe Russo revealed the line was added to the movie in reshoots, after editor Jeff
Ford realized a response was needed for Thanos’ final declaration of “I am inevitable.” The Russos brought Downey to dinner to pitch
the reshoot, with Hollywood super-producer Joel Silver also tagging along. According to the Russos, Downey’s reaction
to his character’s death was so powerful that he resisted being brought back to face it
again. They recalled him being hesitant, saying. “I don’t know. I don’t really want to go back and get into
that emotional state.” “Just when I thought I was out, they pull
me back in.” It was apparently Silver an old friend of
Downey’s who managed to change his mind. According to the Russos, he responded to the
actor’s doubts with, “Robert, what are you talking about? That’s the greatest line I’ve ever heard! You gotta say this line! You have to do this!” And like a snap, it was done. “How ’bout that?” Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show,
Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan discussed how tight the secrecy was while filming Endgame
even more so than usual. When asked if he ever had any idea of what
exactly he was filming, Stan said, “Not for this one we didn’t. I mean, everything I filmed I found out on
the day.” He also joked that he concealed his confusion
with some of that smoldering Winter Soldier charisma. “You can kinda tell behind my expression,
I hide the confusion well, under a Zoolander look.” Stan referred specifically to one of Endgame’s
final scenes when the surviving heroes gather for Tony Stark’s memorial. According to Stan, he was initially told it
was a very different type of ceremony. “I was told it was a wedding, that there was
a wedding that we were filming. And I was like, ‘Who’s getting married?'” Throughout the Guardians of the Galaxy movies,
Drax has demonstrated that you don’t need a lot of words to say how you really feel. Dave Bautista proved the same point with his
brief but telling response to Avengers: Endgame. In an April 29 post, the Drax actor tweeted, “Annnnnd…still processing.” Drax doesn’t appear in Endgame until the final
battle, so considering the secrecy and misdirection used on actors like Mark Ruffalo, whose characters
were more important to the overall plot, it isn’t likely Bautista knew much about what
happened in the movie outside scenes he filmed. His reactions were likely just like the ones
felt by most of the audience. His “processing” may also revolve around what
it all means for Drax’s future in the MCU. With the death of Thanos a death which, let’s
remember, has very little to do with Drax’s actions in the film Bautista’s character’s
chief motivation is gone. “Yes. Of course, Ronan was only a puppet. It’s really Thanos I need to kill.” Then there’s the fact that, at the end of
Endgame, Thor seemed to be joining the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. As such, it’s safe to imagine that at least
some of Bautista’s processing might be of a professional nature. After all, Drax is a big strong guy who says
funny things. Thor is a big strong guy who says funny things. Do you really need two? Then again, maybe he’s just processing that,
in the next film, he gets to work in such a beautiful creature’s presence: “He is not a dude. You’re a dude. This, this is a man. A handsome, muscular man.” Leave it to Star-Lord to do the exact opposite
of what he’s supposed to do. “What are you doing?” “Dance off, bro! Me and you!” On the set of Endgame, while taking some downtime
during filming the movie’s climactic final battle, Chris Pratt took out his phone and
knowingly broke all the rules he started recording. “This is a really illegal video.” The star posted the video to his Instagram
account on May first, and it’s a regular who’s who of MCU actors, folks who are now some
of the most famous performers on the planet. When it came to one of the biggest moments
in the movie, Pratt’s first thought was to make sure, quote, “no rule was going to stop”
him from capturing and sharing it. And it’s kind of tough to blame him. Chris Evans ends the video by playfully telling
his costar that he’s in: “Big trouble.” “Big time.” But it’s Sean Gunn, who motion-captures Rocket
Raccoon, who has the best line in the clip: “I’m pretty sure I’m the most famous person
here.” One of Endgame’s biggest moments didn’t take
place on the screen or behind the cameras; it happened in the record books. In early May, Avengers: Endgame knocked 1997’s
Titanic out of the #2 spot on the list of highest-grossing films in box office history. The development didn’t go unnoticed by Titanic
director James Cameron, who issued a social media congratulations to the MCU. Posting a picture on Instagram of a ship sunk
by a half-submerged Avengers logo rather than an iceberg, Cameron accompanied the image
with: “An iceberg to sank the real Titanic. It took The Avengers to sink my Titanic…You’ve
shown that not only is the movie industry alive and well. It’s bigger than ever!” Don Cheadle, who plays War Machine, responded
to Cameron’s classy congrats with a now-deleted tweet that read, “Nothing personal, James…it’s
the fans,” and a shrugging emoji. Judging by the responses Cheadle’s tweet received,
the snark has not been overlooked. Cameron rubbed superhero movie fans the wrong
way in April 2018, when he told Indiewire he was hoping for what he called, quote, “Avenger
fatigue.” Cameron said he liked the movies, but “…there are other stories to tell besides
hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking
cities in the process.” Perhaps now Cameron is relieved Endgame has
come and gone, so that those “hyper-gonadal males” will leave for a bit and give Cameron
a chance to show us some Terminator movies with, uh, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Downey, Bautista, and Cheadle all showed us
how only a few words can say so much. Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner went a bit further,
and reinforced that old adage about a picture and how many stories it can tell on its own. Renner’s mother accompanied him to the Avengers:
Endgame premiere. The next day, Renner posted a touching photo
of himself holding his mother and appearing very emotional; perhaps even in tears. Renner wrote: “Wow…words will only betray my feelings
for this movie…this picture from last night represents…love…pride of my family, my
friends, and crazy for my avenger family.” Renner didn’t mention any specific scenes
or aspects of the film that put him in such a vulnerable state, but anyone who has seen
Endgame probably has an easy time imagining more than a few things that could leave the
Avengers’ favorite archer in tears. One of the biggest moments of Avengers: Endgame’s
resolution is when the aged Steve Rogers passes his shield to Falcon. It’s a welcome, crowd-pleasing moment toward
the end of the film. Apparently, Anthonie Mackie was one of the
last to know it was going to happen. Fittingly, Mackie said the moment he learned
about it was an interesting reflection of what we see on the screen. Mackie told IMDb: “I didn’t even know it was happening. We were at his house and he goes, ‘You excited?’ I went, ‘What you talking about?’ He goes, ‘Wait, you don’t know?'” At that point, Mackie says Evans ran out of
the room and returned with the script for Mackie to read. “And I read the scene and I’m like, ‘Oh,’
and he goes, ‘Yes’ We cried, we drank, we laughed, it became this thing.” He went on to express his gratitude that he
got to spend that kind of moment with Evans, and it sounds like he got a good laugh out
of getting the news later than everyone else. “Don’t look at me. I do what he does, just slower.” Anthony Mackie may have been grateful for
the moment he had with Chris Evans where he was passed Cap’s shield, but a lot of fans
were the exact opposite of grateful when the Captain America actor talked about his reaction
to Avengers: Endgame with The Hollywood Reporter a month before the film’s theatrical release. Evans told THR he, quote, “choked up like
three times.” A month later, at Endgame’s L.A. premiere,
Evans boosted that number to six. The original THR interview upset fans about
the prospect of being upset. The news that the movie made one of the stars
cry had some asking how they were to cope. “I’m very upset! You know what I like about being upset? Blame!” What really set the fans on fire was Evans’
joke during the THR interview about his own character’s supposed death. The interview ends with Evans joking, “It’s hard. Seeing my own death. It’s going to be a long movie, that’s for
sure. The first edit clocked in over three hours. My funeral’s like an hour.” Some fans went so far as to direct some less
than polite words at the actor for joking about Cap dying, but plenty of others had
a good sense of humor about it. Along with big moments that happened in Endgame,
we’ve also seen some fun reactions to moments that fortunately (or unfortunately, depending
on your tastes) didn’t happen. Like the so-called “ThanusTheory,” which guessed
that Ant-Man would defeat Thanos by shrinking, entering the Mad Titan’s butt, and then switching
to Giant Man size. UK talk show host Graham Norton asked Paul
Rudd about the theory, and both Norton and fellow guest Chris Hemsworth pointed out the
tactic would work. But apparently not in love with the idea,
Rudd asked, “Why not the ear or the nose? I mean, why does it have to be…?” The Titan himself got to comment on the theory
when Variety asked Josh Brolin about it at the Endgame premiere. Referring to an Instagram post he’d made earlier
that day featuring an artist’s rendering of naked Thanos’ backside, Brolin dodged addressing
the theory directly, instead choosing to celebrate the Mad Titan’s impressive physique. “That’s a peach, man, that’s a peach. That’s a purple peach if I’ve ever seen one,
that’s a beautiful, purple peach.” In the aftermath of Endgame’s release, one
of the film’s most polarizing aspects was the appearance of so-called “Fat Thor.” Five years after the Decimation and Thanos’
death at the hands of Thor, the thunder god is revealed to be in dire emotional straits. Thor is depicted as having done little for
the past few years but eat, drink heavily, and play video games. “Thor!” “Is he asleep?” Regardless of the debate about the character’s
Endgame trajectory and how it was handled, we know now that Hemsworth was excited about
it. In an interview with Sirius XM, directors
Joe and Anthony Russo shared how they pitched Hemsworth their plans over the phone for Fat
Thor. Anthony said during the call, “[Hemsworth] was so energized by the work
he had done [in Thor:Ragnarok] in terms of coming up with a more comedic and irreverent
Thor.” That’s when Joe Russo chimed in, saying, “‘Wait until you hear what we’ve got for you.'” “I think I’m having a panic attack.” “Get it together!” Considering Hemsworth has said he was bored
with playing Thor before Ragnarok re-energized his interest, it’s a safe bet that if he continues
in the MCU, Hemsworth is going to want to keep charting new territory for the thunder
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100 Comments

  1. Rainbow Pegacorn Productions Author

    The theory of Thanos being killed by Antman's backdoor entry would have been both uncomfortable and hilarious to see, but I'm glad they went with the death we got on screen, sad as the end result was for Iron Man and the other Avengers

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  2. Video Watcher Author

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  3. Steve Nuez Author

    James Cameron: There are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process.

    Me: Right… So tell me more about those 4 Avatar sequels that you've previously announced.

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  4. ClassifiedRanTom Author

    The Thanus theory was one of the many futures Doc Strange saw. It fails, Thanos just crushes Ant Man between his cheeks.

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  5. Congo Kael Author

    2:05 – The producers admitted that they referred to the scene as the 'wedding' on purpose to throw everyone off – and it wasn't until post-release of the film that they ever used the word 'funeral'…

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  6. Jeromy Chavez Author

    I feel like either Rocket, Tony or any of the other snarky quippy Avengers could have suggested Ant-Man shrink, go up Thanos' ass and grow. Being that these characters talk like everyday people, I feel like that throw away joke would've been more than welcome.

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  7. 3DCBoyz Author

    After Spider-Man far from home they will have a lot! Why? Because it will be along time before we get another MCU movie. So many Spidey videos coming

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  8. Michael Drew Author

    I think the falcon bucky series is a way of seeing how the fans warm to mackie as cap and if the fans still want bucky as cap they will swap the shield to bucky, its clever a 6 hour series to tell a story why falcon should be cap and not bucky and if it don't work they can change it for the next avenger film but personally falcon deserves the mantle of cap he stood with cap through everyrging was his right hand man was the modern day bucky like bucky was in first avenger also as a story telling point there is alot of baggage with bucky and in a real world it be a hard sell to make bucky cap plus if falcon isn't going to get the serum he will need bucky to level the playing field

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  9. IvanSpongyFace Author

    Tony should”ve made another vision and made him have the same thing iron man had and got the stones and snapped and just swapped his arm

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  10. Claude Baron Author

    Batista says a lots of funny things as Drax but the one when Mantis got knock out of the screen and at least 2 sec. After Drax yelling ‘’ look out Mantis !! ‘’
    Man I laughed so hard I almost piss my self , the more I see him in movie the more he’s getting better even if he didn’t do much in ENDGAME I was very happy the see him jumping the beast of the black orders and stabbing him crazy 😂😂😂😂😂
    And as Chris Evans is done as Cap we will miss him dearly but there’s a movie coming out with him and Daniel Craig and in a trailer he’s saying something bad and I was in theatres when I saw this trailer and it came to me like a reflex I said out loud in the theatres ‘’ Languages ‘’ and the 3/4 of the people’s all start to laugh so easy to say everybody’s understood the reference that make me realize that the MCU is really markings almost everyone’s in the worlds 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  11. Eddie Artist Author

    I don't understand why fans would spend money just so Endgame can break Avatar's record for profits "just for bragging rights" . Unless you own a piece of the movie, it's silly… Tickets cost more these days anyway, so the real test should be number of tickets sold. I saw The Empire Strikes Back 10 times because I loved the movie, wanted to see what I missed the first time, took friends to see it, and caught it at the dollar theater a year later… It was organic and unforced. I wasn't trying to make LucasFilm more money for "bragging rights".

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  12. Culvea Solvere Author

    Cameron complaining and making the movie all about a female terminator is enough for me to say nope don't wanna see your movie cameron!

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  13. Original Wolf Author

    Tbh, Endgame is a shitty plot. Everytime you have to include timetravel to make a story work, you clearly are doing something wrong.

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  14. Rip torn Author

    Mike has no idea gary shandling apart of show mike has rip torn on the show to help sonething touching me think is 9 could be someone else sadie saxton surely here hope things good.

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  15. barnes 77 Author

    That snarky tweet from Cameron though – what a childish diss to such a successful, decade long story. Why is Cameron getting so obsessed with gender? The man who made the terminator ffs. He's clearly now just a hack, flogging that dead terminator horse

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  16. Kourosh Khadjenouri Author

    Wait a minute, if banner already wore an iron man suit and is really smart, can't he be iron man? (While not in hulk form or wearing a hulk buster suit fir t him in hulk form)

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  17. Kevin Lockhart Author

    The avengers have rested
    Tony died a hero
    Steve grew up with peggy
    Thor is fat but is still fighting
    Natash is resting in peace
    Clint can finally be with his family
    And the hulk is no longer angry
    These heroes fought well in 2008 now they can finally go on the separate ways

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  18. Matthew Brunette Author

    I hate all the fans that are complaining about Hulk and Thor in this movie. Thor's transformation was COMPLETELY NORMAL for someone suffering from depression. Banner meanwhile underwent a transformation for the better. He blended the strength and sizeof Hulk with his own mind or in his words, "I put the brains and the brawn together". He didn't snap when he saw Thanos because he wasn't that kind of senseless monster anymore, nor did he want to be.

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  19. Capismama Author

    Remember Thanos stabbing Tony and saying 'I hope they remember you.' ?
    Yeah. That smug ass statement of Thanos'.
    Well…"I AM IRON MAN"
    ….and I'm the one dusting your punk ass.
    And Tony will always be remembered, while in time, Thanos might become 'That big purple guy with the glove…'
    To me, he already IS.

    Oh yeah…and Tony called Rocket a 'Build a Bear'…why the hell doesn't the company give us ACCURATE Rocket 'Build a Bear'…huh?
    It'll be an INSTANT win and a big money maker. I'd HAVE to get one…two. One to hold and one to just…keep. Spotless. Primo.

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  20. walter hicks Author

    No way in hell I believe ANY of these actors actually liked what happened with this story line (or that is, how they did it). They're PAID to be positive.

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  21. Lafe Denton Author

    Hey who was that guy that played Rhoady in the first Ironman? Yeah no one else remembers either. Guess his career is doing real well thinking he was bigger than this franchise. And needed more money. Hahaha I bet he is crying every night when he tries to sleep.

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  22. david beardy-kam Author

    I've watched it a few times now and it's not really holding up as well as Infinity War. It's like the decline began around the middle where the whole woke movement kinda infected it alittle bit.

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  23. Scott Taillet Author

    I think my favorite scene was when, Captain America didn't return in the Time Machine and arrives old. It completed his Character and what everyone wanted to happen gor him. He hot the girl & wasn't telling any secrets about his experiences with her. Exactly, how I am whenever, I had fallen in love.

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  24. EMK Author

    Josh Brolin also made a response to the Ant-Man butthole theory by posting a video on instagram titled "Getting prepared" with him trying to shit on the toilet.

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  25. Lorelei Catherine Author

    “When the aged Steve Rogers passed his shield to falcon” I found that the opposite of “welcome” and “crowd pleasing” it made me sad and irritable 😭😭 couldn’t they have just had cap move to mars like dr Manhattan?! WHYYYY CAP WHYYYYY?! I have a big sad.

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  26. Jean-Ian Simard Author

    I never heard of C.Hemsworth saying he was born to play Thor, but, I remember Stan Lee saying that RDJ was born to play Iron Man .

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  27. Ayako Evans Author

    I kind of wish Tony said the line "Not bad.." as he was slowly dying after snapping just like after landing in the sand in the first Iron Man movie.

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  28. Roberto C Author

    If Chris Hemsworth is bored of playing Thor, find someone who will appreciate the role! Fat Thor is so idiotic and annoying. I liked every Thor movie or movie with Thor but come on, they just got lazy with the writing!!!Get some badass dude like Travis Fimmel (spelling?) Who played Ragnar Lothbrook in the show Vikings since Hemsworth is bored of playing Thor. He has no respect for the role!

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  29. MQNH Author

    Thor wanted to snap not only because he wanted to do something good for once in five years but because he also wanted to snap noobmaster69 out of existence

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  30. light saberAddiCt Author

    Look, i like Anthony Mackie, he is a great actor, but he is not Captain America. First, he is just a regular guy with some Stark wings. He doesn't have the Super Soldier serum. I mean Captain America went toe to toe with the Hulk and Thanos, frigging curled a helicopter during takeoff. Mackie could do neither of these things. As far as I am concerned this is just a publicity stunt to suit an agenda.

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