The Marvel Cinematic Universe began in 2008 with Iron Man, and for the next few years, it seemed as if Marvel Studios was trying things out to see what worked. Gradually, the studio built up enough characters for a movie featuring all of them, and in 2012, Marvel's The Avengers hit theaters to widespread critical acclaim. The MCU proved it could be done - a single movie featuring six major stars playing incredibly important characters could work, and it made the studio a lot of money.
The Avengers exceeded all expectations, helping make the MCU into the most successful film franchise of all time. Like any offering from the MCU, The Avengers has been scrutinized by the fans, but there's always something new to learn about Earth's Mightiest Heroes and some of the impressive battle scenes they've been in over the years.
That's especially true when you're looking at some of the things that happened behind the scenes. The Avengers certainly had a lot going on that wasn't revealed until much later, and when you find out what those things were, you're going to want to go back and rewatch it. This list compiles some of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes facts from The Avengers that'll make you want to sit through them all over again! Take a look down below, and don't forget to upvote your favorites before you head back to the couch to chill with Earth's Mightiest Heroes for a couple of hours.
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The Avengers Played 'Boggle' During Filming Breaks - And One Of Them Stunk
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Robert Downey Jr. Hid Food On 'The Avengers' Set
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Tony's Car Isn't As Special As It Appears
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Shang-Chi Was Originally Planned For The Third Act
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The Hulk's Roar In 'The Avengers' Was Actually A Cameo
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The Shawarma Scene Was Filmed After The Premiere