After setting up The Avengers perfectly with a series of hit solo superhero movies featuring the likes of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Captain America (Chris Evans), Marvel pulled off the most successful on-screen superhero team-up in history. Not only did 2012's The Avengers score over $1.5 billion (yes, with a "b") worldwide at the box office, comic book fans loved the story and critics showered it with praise, as evidenced by the 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Since then, we've seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe expand with new movies featuring Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and the Guardians of the Galaxy (Chris Pratt and others).
Even if you've revisited the first Avengers movie a dozen times, we suspect some of the following bits of Avengers trivia might surprise you. Do you know why Captain America isn't eating in that post-credits scene? Did you know that original TV Hulk Lou Ferrigno contributed to the voice of the Hulk in The Avengers? Read on to find out more trivia about one of the most successful superhero movies of all time.
The Shawarma Post-Credits Scene Was A Last-Minute Addition
Robert Downey Jr. Hid Food All Over The Lab Set
Hawkeye Is Ambidextrous But Jeremy Renner Is Not
Mark Ruffalo's Hulk Was The First Big-Screen Hulk Created By Motion Capture
Chris Evans Doesn't Eat In The Post-Credits Scene Because He's Wearing A Fake Jaw
Joss Whedon Didn't Like Iron Man's Tinkerbell Pose