The first Avengers movie was an experiment in the possible success of the MCU, and it paid off - big time. The Avengers slashed records and firmly established the MCU as a juggernaut. The subsequent three Avengers movies blew the box office records out of the water. By the time receipts had been counted up for Avengers: Endgame, the franchise's fourth film earned the title as the highest-grossing film of all time.
With so much success and cash going around, it's surprising there are still a number of things most people don't know about the series. A lot of work went into bringing these movies to life, and even the most devoted fans don't know everything about the film franchise revolving around Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Check out this list below, and if you find an Avengers movie fact you didn't already know, go ahead and give it an upvote to see which one rises to the top.
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That Famous 'I Am Iron Man' Line Almost Didn't HappenVideo: YouTube
After the massive battle comes to an end in Avengers: Endgame, Tony manages to get his hands on the Infinity Stones, and with the snap of a finger, he destroys Thanos and all of his forces. Right before he snaps, Thanos attempts to do the same without realizing that he doesn't have the Stones any longer. He says, "I am inevitable," to which Tony replies, "And I... am... Iron Man."
It's a beautiful tribute to the closing line of the movie that launched the MCU, but it wasn't in the script and nearly didn't happen. The Russo brothers said that Tony Stark originally said nothing. He simply smiled and snapped his fingers, but in post, the directors didn't think it worked. While editing, film editor Jeffrey Ford was the one who offered up the line, and when he did, the Russos went into action, making that line the very last thing they filmed for Avengers: Endgame.Cool fact?
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Marvel Had Fake Scripts For 'Infinity War' And 'Endgame'Photo: Amazon
Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame were two of the most highly anticipated movies of all time, and Marvel Studios was well-aware of the risk of leaks ruining the secrecy the studio preferred. Executive producer Trinh Tran acknowledged this, saying, "We knew from the start with Infinity War and Endgame that these two movies were going to be the biggest in terms of security level, that we needed to protect the content."
To keep the secrets from leaking, only one actor received a full version of the script, and that was Robert Downey Jr. The real script he had was called "code red," while the fake copies of the script were called "code blue." Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said the changes in the "code blue" scripts altered "a few key things," including the moment Loki perished in Infinity War and Thanos's beheading in Endgame.Cool fact?
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More Characters Took Part In The Final Battle Of 'Endgame' Than Were Apparent On Screen
The final battle in Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of nearly two-dozen feature films involving a lot of characters. Every member of the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the people of Wakanda, and many more show up to take on Thanos and his minions. But there are more than a few side characters most viewers don't even have a chance to notice, as they are only shown for a frame or two.
One such character is Howard the Duck, who had previously been seen in the Collector's Menagerie in both Guardians of the Galaxy films. Howard is briefly visible, wielding a blaster. He's standing behind the Wasp, getting ready for some action. As it happens, Howard the Duck is James Gunn's favorite character from childhood, which explains why he keeps throwing him into his movies.Cool fact?
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A Lot Of Detail Went Into The Hulkbuster Armor
Tony Stark's Hulkbuster armor made its cinematic debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and a lot of thought went into making the design look right. One of the biggest differences between the armor and the suit Tony wears underneath is the power required to make it work. If you look closely, you will see that the Hulkbuster armor has an Arc Reactor on the chest, one on each knee, and four on the back.
To get the suit to work, Tony has to wear his Iron Man armor with its Arc Reactor and marry its power up to a suit that has seven of its own, which means the gargantuan armored suit requires eight times the power a standard set of armor requires. In addition, it is believed that additional Arc Reactors are hidden within the suit for a grand total of 11.
Another interesting tidbit about the Hulkbuster is its name - or rather, the name of the satellite that deploys it. It's called "Veronica," which is a reference to the Archie comics. In those books, Archie dates two women, Betty and Veronica. Since Bruce Banner has a history with Elizabeth "Betty" Ross, her adversary would almost have to be named Veronica.Cool fact?