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35 Avengers: Endgame Facts Most People Don’t Know

 

 

1 Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. was the only cast member who was entrusted with the entire film’s script of Avengers: Endgame.

2 Opening sequence


During the Marvel Studios opening sequence in Avengers: Endgame, all of the characters that were affected by the events of the halving from Avengers: Infinity War (2018) were removed.

3 Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly


Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd were filming Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Avengers: Endgame at the same time.

4 Natalie Portman


Natalie Portman’s appearance in the Avengers: Endgame was created with leftover footage from Thor: The Dark World (2013), and she also did voice-over work for a scene when she is talking in the distance. Although Portman didn’t shoot any new scenes, she attended the film’s premiere.

5 Paul Rudd


In a brief scene where the members of the Avengers are flashed on a holographic screen in Avengers: Endgame, the headshot used for Scott Lang was pulled straight from Paul Rudd’s IMDB profile photo.

6 Captain Marvel


Even though Captain Marvel (2019) was released one month before Avengers: Endgame, Brie Larson shot her scenes for Avengers: Endgame first.

7 Hunka Hulka Burnin’ Fudge


In Avengers: Infinity War, Tony Stark said he swore off dairy before Ben & Jerry’s made an ice cream flavor out of him, Stark Raving Hazelnuts. One was made for the Hulk as well, Hunka Hulka Burnin’ Fudge. Bruce Banner can be seen eating his own flavor of Ben & Jerry’s while the Avengers are discussing time travel in Avengers: Endgame.

8 Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame (2019) became the biggest pre-sale title ever on Fandango and Atom Tickets sites, causing them to crash minutes after the sales were announced. It accomplished this feat in only 6 hours. Some theaters across the world had so many sold-out showtimes on the opening weekend that Cinemark, Regal, and AMC theaters chose to add new overnight screenings so that they would be working around the clock to accommodate extra shows.

9 Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. officially surpassed Hugh Jackman’s record for most appearances in the film as the same superhero, with ten with Avengers: Infinity War. He set this record in only 11 years, whereas Jackman did it in 17.

10 Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. once told Anthony Russo and Joe Russo about how one of his children said “I love you 3000” to him. The directors liked the phrase so much that they decided to include it in Avengers: Endgame.

 

11 IMAX


Avengers: Endgame (2019) and its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War (2018), was filmed entirely on digital IMAX cameras, making them the first Hollywood films shot entirely on IMAX cameras, in an exclusive open-matte aspect ratio of 1.9:1.

12 Joe Russo’s daughters


Director Joe Russo’s daughters Ava Russo and Lia Mariella Russo respectively portray Clint Barton/Hawkeye’s daughter Lila and a Hulk superfan wanting autographs and selfies in Avengers: Endgame.

13 Scott Lang


Scott Lang’s storage unit number in Avengers: Endgame is 616, which is the same number used for the primary continuity (Earth-616) of the Marvel Comics Universe.

14 Clint Barton

The line “Clint, son of Edith” in Avengers: Endgame is a Marvel Comics reference. In the comics, Clint Barton and his brother Barney were the sons of Harold and Edith Barton. The boys loved their mother but hated their father, who was a physically and verbally abusive alcoholic. Harold eventually killed both himself and Edith in a DUI car accident, after which Clint and Barney were sent to an orphanage.

15 Russo Brothers


In September 2018, the Russo Brothers posted a picture on social media of the Avengers: Endgame set, with the caption “Look Hard.” This led many to speculate and believe the title of this film was hidden (which at that time hadn’t yet been revealed) somewhere inside the photo. In fact, the film’s subtitle, “Endgame,” can be made out by the shapes and layout of the objects in the image.

16 Clint Barton


In the early Avengers comics, Clint Barton sheds his Hawkeye identity to become the original Goliath. As Goliath, he used Pym Particles to grow in size. In “Endgame”, he is the first Avenger to test the Pym Particles – a nod to his comics history. Bill Foster (featured in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)) later became the second Goliath.

17 Doctor Strange

The name “Endgame” for the movie Avengers: Endgame was foreshadowed in Avengers: Infinity War by Doctor Strange: “We’re in the endgame now.”

18 Hank Pym


When we see Hank Pym in his lab in the past in Avengers: Endgame, we can clearly see a large, rounded, metal helmet with eye holes and antennae. This helmet resembles the Hank Pym Ant-Man’s helmet out of the original Ant-Man comics and Avengers comics.

19 Ken Jeong


In Avengers: Endgame actors Ken Jeong appears as a security guard of the storage unit which stored Scott’s van. In his scene, he is shown reading “Terminal Beach”, a collection by J.G. Ballard which includes a story titled “Endgame.”

20 Barton’s homestead


The 573 area code shown for Laura Barton’s phone number in Avengers: Endgame suggests that the Barton family farm is located in central/eastern Missouri, as this is the area code for most of the eastern half of the state outside of the St. Louis metro area. This is confirmed when we see a truck at the Barton farm with a Missouri license plate.

 

21 Captain Marvel


Carol’s new look after the time skip in Avengers: Endgame is inspired by the comics on two counts. Her short hair has been carried over from her modern design, as has the red sash she wears as a belt. Her new red costume with black shoulder-pads is lifted directly from Captain Mar-Vell’s, Carol’s predecessor. Additionally, it’s subtle, but Carol showing concern for Rhodey and telling him to be safe is a reference to their recent romantic relationship in the comics.

22 Captain America


When asked how ‘Captain’ was worthy to lift Mjolnir in Avengers: Endgame, according to Anthony Russo, he’s always been worthy, and during that moment in Age of Ultron, he stopped himself from lifting the hammer fully out of deference to Thor: “In our heads he was able to wield it, and he didn’t know that until that moment Ultron when he tried to pick it up. But Cap’s sense of character and his sense of humility, sort of out of deference to Thor’s ego, you know Cap in that moment realizing he can move the hammer decides not to.”

23 Namor


At the beginning of Avengers: Endgame, Natasha gets a report from Okoye about an earthquake under the Atlantic Ocean. In the Marvel comics, the Atlantic is the home of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, ruled by the Marvel hero Namor the Sub-Mariner. So this may be a nod to the future introduction of the character and the kingdom of Atlantis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

24 Iron Man


In the original Iron Man (2008), the soundtrack used a short excerpt from the classic rock song “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath. In Avengers: Endgame, Iron Man fulfills the line of the song, “when he traveled time, for the future of mankind.”

25 Thor


In Avengers: Endgame, Thor was supposed to confront his 2012 self, but the idea was ultimately scrapped as revealed by directors Joe and Anthony Russo. While it was Captain America (Chris Evans) who had a direct entanglement with himself from the events of The Avengers’ Battle of New York from 2012 and Nebula (Karen Gillan) with her evil counterpart from 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, apparently, Thor was supposed to have his own similar moment in Endgame. Speaking with MTV’s podcast, the Russos said that the initial plan was to have a Thor vs. Thor confrontation in Asgard. However, they felt like “it overly complicated [the plot],” adding that they also liked the “Cap vs Cap better” so they gave up the bit. Instead, they gave Thor a different experience when he went back in time – another chance to talk to his mom and properly say goodbye to her commenting: “I think there, we also deferred to the storyline between Thor and his mother. [It] was so resonant, that we really wanted to run… That was really more a part of Thor’s journey and repair than confronting his former self. So that’s really what happened there, why we went with that.”

26 Nano gauntlet


Thanos’ infinity gauntlet was worn on the left hand. When Tony Stark creates a new gauntlet in Avengers: Endgame, it was worn on the right hand. Swapping hands symbolizes the reversal of Thanos’ snap, for which the new gauntlet was created.

27 Harley Keener

At Tony Stark’s funeral in Avengers: Endgame, a teenage boy is seen standing behind Scarlet Witch and Bucky. This is Harley Keener (Ty Simpkins), the boy from Iron Man 3 (2013) who let Tony use his shed when he needed to repair his Iron Man suit.

28 Avengers Assemble


In Avengers Assemble (2012), Captain America tells Iron Man, “You’re not the guy to make the sacrifice play,” and Iron Man tells Captain America, “Everything special about you came out of a bottle.” In Avengers: Endgame, each proves the other wrong. Iron Man sacrifices himself to defeat Thanos, while Captain America proves himself worthy by being able to wield Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir.

29 Avengers: Age of Ultron


In the Avengers: Endgame’s final battle, Thanos breaks Captain America’s shield in half, fulfilling the prophecy which was shown to Tony in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Also shown in the vision is Hulk injured and unable to fight, similar to Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Black Widow dead in the same position as she dies in “Endgame”, and Thor appearing to be dead in the same position as when Thanos wounds him with Stormbreaker in the final battle.

30 Tony Stark


Avengers: Endgame is the first Marvel film to not have a post-credits scene. Many theatergoers would stay behind in anticipation of the continued tradition, but instead, there is a blank screen and a brief clanging sound. The sound heard is Tony Stark’s hammer from the first film (Iron Man (2008)). This is an indicator from Marvel that the events are final and marks the official end of the decade-long Infinity Saga.

31 Black Widow


In the scene where Black Widow coordinates the remaining Avengers in Avengers: Endgame, on her chair is a pair of ballerina shoes. This is a nod to Natasha’s past in the Red Room where she was trained (Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)).

32 Howard the Duck


When all the heroes are shown coming back through Doctor Strange’s portals in Avengers: Endgame, the Wasp is seen coming back. To the right of her, you can see Howard the Duck walking amongst the army.

33 Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter


The song Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter dance to in Avengers: Endgame is the same song that Nick Fury is listening to in Steve Rogers’s apartment after he is attacked in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

34 New Asgard


“New Asgard” is actually a village in the southern borders region of Scotland, called St Abbs. Thor can be seen drinking Innis and Gunn, a beer brewed in Scotland. Other hints to Scotland in this scene are the bottle of Irn Bru on the windowsill, and the golf club behind Thor’s head. (In the comics, after its Ragnarok destruction, Asgard was rebuilt on Earth, outside of Broxton, Oklahoma.)

35 Falcon


Anthony Mackie was surprised to learn about his character’s ending as Falcon in Avengers: Endgame and, as if by fate, he learned this info from none other than, Chris Evans himself. He stated in an interview: “We were at his house and Chris goes, ‘You excited?’ And I go, ‘What are you talking about?'” Mackie told IMDB in a recent interview. “He goes, ‘You don’t know?!’ And he jumps up, runs out of the room, and comes back in with the script, We cried. We drank. We laughed,” Mackie said. “I am very happy I got that moment with Chris, for him to not only pass me the shield, but to tell me it was happening.”

 

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