21 Less-known Facts About 'The Avengers' that will make you watch it again!
The Avengers is now officially the sixth biggest film of all time. It even surpassed The Dark Knight (2008)’s record of $1,001,921,825 to become the highest-grossing comic book film of all time.
#20 Edward Norton was not cast as Hulk in The Avengers.
It was because the makers of the film felt that Norton was not creative enough and also lacked the collaboration which the other Avengers cast had.
#19 Robert Downey Jr. offers actual food he kept hidden on the sets of 'The Avengers' in the movie!
He kept food hidden all over the lab and nobody could find where it was. In the movie, it is actual food that he offers while eating because he was just hungry.
#18 Lou Ferrigno helped voice the Hulk.
Mark Ruffalo plays The Hulk, but it turns out he received help from someone who knows a lot about the character and that person was Lou Ferrigno, who played the character of "The Incredible Hulk" television show from 1978-to-1982.
The makers of the movie couldn't get the Hulks roar to sound just right, so Ferrigno was called upon to help voice the new Hulk in "The Avengers."
#17 Tom Hiddleston was initially screen-tested for the role of Thor.
Before his star-turn as Loki, Hiddleston screen-tested for the role of Thor. He went on a strict diet and gained 50 pounds of muscle. But director Kenneth Branagh felt he was more suitable for the role of the Loki. Which we're totally fine with, by the way.
#16 The tagline on the Japanese poster for The Avengers translates to "Hey Japan, this is a movie."
According to novelist Toshihiko Yahagi, "Having an American say, 'Hey Japan, this is a movie' is deeply unpleasant. He was also angered by the fact that Captain America had proudly murdered several of his countrymen in the comics book. However, certain section felt that the movie should be judged on its merit and not by the effects of the tagline.
#15 Robert Downey Jr. got paid 100 times more for The Avengers than he got paid for Iron Man 1.
He was the highest paid actor among all the cast memebers of The Avengers and 40% of his profits are held until after filming due to his history of drug abuse.
#14 Loki's expression after getting slammed by Hulk.
The reaction and that shocked expression by Loki after getting slammed by Hulk was created by animation director Marc Chu shaking Tom Hiddleston violently and repeatedly.
#13 After the release of 'The Avengers' shawarma sales skyrocketed in L.A.
At the end of the film, a scene within the credits shows the movie's stars eating lunch at an undisclosed location. The meal of choice was shawarma. The scene was added one day after the global premiere, and sales of shawarma went through the roof in Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Boston. The manager says shawarma sales jumped 80% in the days after the movie opened.
#12 Jeremy Renner was trained by Olympic archers to prepare for the role of Agent Clint Barton (Hawkeye).
Renner trained under Olympic archers to boost his skills, He is an ambidextrous archer as we have seen him shooting right-handed in the movie Thor (2011) and both left-handed and right-handed in this film.
#11 Hulk's CGI body was modeled after Long Island bodybuilder.
A Long time bodybuilder, A bouncer and A male stripper Steve Romm from Island provided the model for the body of the Hulk. While, Mark Ruffalo did the motion capture for the Hulk's movements and face, making him the first actor to portray the Hulk and Bruce Banner in the same movie.
#10 The military equipment used in 'The Avengers' was actually real.
The battle scenes for New York City's 42nd Street in Cleveland, Ohio on East 9th Street using real soldiers of America.
#9 Chris Evans was unsure about his character's line, "I understood that reference!"
He was worried because those lines will make his character look unintelligent and stupid. But when he saw the movie he was quickly comforted because the audience found that line humorous.
#8 Avengers members Ant-Man and Wasp were cut from the script.
They were removed from the script because the director of the movie Joss Whedon, felt that there were too many characters in the film.
#7 The whole team of The Avengers holds high number of Academy Award nominees.
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, director Joss Whedon, and cinematographer Seamus McGarvey they all have been nominated for Oscars in the past. Now you may know why this movie was a blockbuster.
#6 There was a real accident on the set.
Remember the scene when Loki blasts a German police car, the car skidded on its front end. It was not scripted, it was a real accident as it failed to flip over initially.
#5 Chris Hemsworth had to increase his diet intake in order to maintain the physique he built up for Thor.
Hemsworth said he had to consume his body weight in protein. For that he used to eat chicken breasts, fish, steak and eggs every day.
#4 The name "Chitauri" has a origin.
The word orginates from Zulu mythology and it narrates serpent race from the sky.
#3 Tony Stark is seen wearing a Black Sabbath T-shirt.
The scene where Loki is brought on board the Helicarrier, Tony Stark can be seen wearing a Black Sabbath T-shirt. Black Sabbath is an English rock band famous for its song name "Iron-Man."
#2 The film is strongly influenced by the early 1960s Avengers comics.
The director Joss Whedon, was a fan of Avengers comics when he was a child. He said "In those comics these people shouldn't be in the same room let alone on the same team - and that is the definition of family."
#1 The scene when Thor takes Loki off the Quinjet down on the mountain side, two large ravens fly by them as they are talking.
Accordring to the Norse mythology, their father, Odin, had two ravens named Huginn, and Muninn. These ravens used to bring Odin information from Earth.
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