There was a thought. creating a Marvel Cinematic Universe as an idea The Avengers. That required the first major team-up movie in the universe to succeed. We got that in The Avengers in 2012. I won’t spoil anything by telling you that it worked out. However, there is still a great deal to learn about this important movie in the history of cinema. 20 interesting The Avengers facts have been gathered. Let’s start now!
The Avengers was planned long ago. like, even before the early release of Iron Man. In truth, Zak Penn was employed in 2006 to develop a script. Whedon was hired in 2010 to rework the script and serve as director. Despite sharing a “story by” credit with Penn, he receives solo screenwriting credit.
Whedon had some ideas that didn’t make it
Whedon placed a version of The Wasp in the script since he wasn’t sure whether Scarlett Johansson would be available at the time; in his imagination, Zooey Deschanel would portray the role. He worried that Loki wouldn’t be enough and also gave Obidiah Stane’s son Ezekiel some thought as a secondary antagonist.
Things got testy between Edward Norton and Marvel
In the misunderstood MCU film The Incredible Hulk, Norton portrayed the Hulk. The Hulk’s part was eliminated from The Avengers, and Mark Ruffalo was brought in to take Norton’s position. Norton declared that he will never portray the Hulk again.
The decision to not bring Norton back was made, according to a statement from Marvel’s Kevin Feige, because “we needed an actor who symbolises the inventiveness and collaborative spirit of our other great cast members.” That’s hardly shocking to learn because Norton has a reputation for basically trying to shadow direct every movie he’s in.
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Hulk’s voice was a collaborative work in a way
Due to computer effects, Ruffalo was able to portray both Banner and the Hulk, albeit he did not sing the Hulk’s theme song. Apparently, Mark Ruffalo, Lou Ferrigno, and a few others contributed to the sounds and grunts that the Hulk makes.
Whedon and Cobie Smulders could have worked together before
Smulders was chosen to play Maria Hill, who would later make numerous appearances in the MCU. Smulders had already caught Whedon’s eye. Smulders was being considered for the role while he was developing a live-action Wonder Woman movie that never materialised.
We see a different Thanos
We meet Thanos, the main antagonist of the Avengers narrative, for the first time in the MCU. However, he isn’t identified by name in the film. Josh Brolin, who hadn’t yet been cast, does not play him. Damion Poitier plays the role of Thanos for just one movie.
It was Whedon’s idea to introduce Thanos
Though it wasn’t planned, Thanos ended up being the main antagonist of the MCU. The inclusion of Thanos in a post-credits sequence was actually Whedon’s idea. However, Whedon had little influence over the course Thanos’s character took. When he discussed it after the film, he brought up the fact that Thanos was in love with Death, which isn’t a part of the MCU’s canon.
The shawarma scene was filmed late. Like, really late
A humorous, brief sequence featuring the entire Avengers team eating shawarma appears towards the conclusion of The Avengers. This was a late addition and is based on a phrase from Tony Stark in the film. what time? On April 12, 2012, a day after The Avengers’ Los Angeles premiere, that scene was shot.
Chris Evans wasn’t prepared for a reshoot
Evans had grown a beard for a role between wrapping up filming the movie and filming the shawarma scene. They had Evans cover his facial hair with a prosthetic chin because it was obvious that he couldn’t have a beard in that scenario. Evans covered his face with his hand in an effort to conceal the prosthetic.
It had a silly working title
The first of several filming locations for The Avengers was Albuquerque, New Mexico, where production started in 2011. They adopted the working title “Group Hug” when filming first started in order to conceal what was being filmed.
The movie got a different title in England
A similar title wasn’t an issue because the American release of The Avengers in 1998 was a box office dud. The popular TV show it was based on as well as that movie were both available in the UK. In the U.K., there were 161 episodes of The Avengers, so there was concern that the Marvel movie would be confusing. As a result, in Britain, it was given the official name Marvel Avengers Assemble.
An ad-lib led to some special effects work
On the set, Downey Jr. was improvising and ad-libbing, and this includes the line in which he claims that one S.H.I.E.L.D. employee is playing Galaga. Whedon liked the remark, but in order to maintain it, he had to add a picture of Galaga on the man’s computer screen because, obviously, it wasn’t there when the ad-lib was made.
Stark wears a fitting shirt
Tony Stark can be seen sporting a Black Sabbath T-shirt at one point in the film. Of course, among other things, Black Sabbath is famous for the song “Iron Man.”
A Natalie Portman cameo didn’t work out
In The Avengers, we get to glimpse a picture of Jane Foster, but there was intended to be more. Portman was supposed to make a cameo as Jane, but her pregnancy made it difficult for her to play the part.
We know where Stark Tower is
Although Stark Tower plays a significant role in the New York skyline in the film, it is clear that it does not exist in reality. Therefore, how does Stark Tower fit in? We can infer from what we see in the movie that Stark Tower is located where the MetLife Building is in reality.
Johansson had to turn down another movie to make this one
We have stated that Whedon had doubts about Johansson’s participation in The Avengers. She wasn’t bound by a contract, unlike some other actresses, and she also had the chance to co-star in the Total Recall remake, which contributed to this. In retrospect, she made the right choice to decline that project in favour of Total Recall.
One actor has done Marvel double duty
In this film, Enver Gjokaj plays a little part as a police officer in New York. He would later play a bigger part in a Marvel project. He played Agent Sousa in the Agent Carter movie.
The movie had to edit one scene to avoid an R rating
Given that The Avengers isn’t really violent, plainly not sexually explicit, and isn’t even all that filthy, the idea that it is R-rated seems strange. One sequence, nevertheless, raised the possibility of it receiving a R rating. At that point, Loki murders Agent Coulsen. Initially, you could see Loki’s staff pierce Coulsen’s chest, but that was deemed to be too violent and graphic.
Jeremy Renner did a lot of his own stunts (and suffered an injury as a result)
As Hawkeye, Renner performed many of his own stunts, most of which were successful. Renner, though, did not do well in one particular battle sequence. The actor had to take a few days out of filming to rehabilitate after tearing a muscle in his back.
‘The Avengers’ broke box-office records
The Avengers came together, and so did the audience. Over its first weekend, the movie set a new record in North America with $207.4 million in revenue.
Its global total of $1.52 billion making it the third-highest-grossing film of all time. Of course, it outperformed The Dark Knight Rises to earn the most money in 2012 as a whole.
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