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Chris Evans looks back at his pivotal Avengers: Endgame moment and explains why he didn’t end up shouting “Avengers assemble” in the final fight.
Chris Evans explains why he didn’t shout his iconic “Avengers assemble” line in Avengers: Endgame. The actor played Steve Rogers/Captain America for almost a decade in the MCU, capping his arc off in the 2019 Joe and Anthony Russo-directed blockbuster. More than three years since he exited the franchise, he is currently busy pursuing other professional ventures, including voicing Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s Lightyear.
Over the last few years, Evans has kept himself busy working on other ventures, starring in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out and reuniting with the Russos for the upcoming Netflix film, The Gray Man. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios has rebuilt the MCU through Phase 4, with Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson becoming Captain America by the end of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Despite that, Evans remains tied to the MCU, as he’s continuously asked questions regarding his stint in the universe. That includes some new insight regarding his experience capping off his decade-long run as the Star-Spangled Avenger in Avengers: Endgame.
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In a new interview with MTV News while promoting Pixar’s Lightyear, Evans talks about an alternate execution of the “Avengers assemble” line in the 2019 blockbuster. The actor reveals that he tinkered with the possibility of shouting it for intensity, but ultimately decided on the quiet, determined way he delivered it in Avengers: Endgame. Read Evans’ full answer below:[I]t almost feels like it should be shouted. And I was gonna shout the first take, and then it just felt like, you know, it almost feels like I knew what the camera was doing. You know that people are waiting for it. And it almost felt like a nice juxtaposition to almost, you know, go underneath it and then have everyone around me scream. And we tried that the first take, and then the Russos just said, ‘That’s it, don’t even do the screaming one.’ And I actually don’t know if we ever even tried it, I mean, I obviously tried it at my home the night before. And again, it could have worked. It could have worked, but I like the fact that it, you know, you almost have to lean in.
As Evans noted, fans waited to hear the “Avengers assemble” line delivered in the MCU. Marvel Studios knew this full well, even teasing it at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron as Captain America and Black Widow start the training of the New Avengers. But, before he could finish it, the film cut to black. This frustrated some fans, as it seemed like the franchise was making a joke of this rather important line in Marvel Comics. When Avengers: Infinity War rolled around, there was really no appropriate opportunity to use it, considering that the Avengers fought Thanos separately. All the while, Kevin Feige and his team were saving it for this momentous point in Avengers: Endgame, which apparently is the MCU architect’s favorite scene in the franchise thus far.
Admittedly, Evans’ delivery of “Avengers assemble” in Avengers: Endgame doesn’t make sense in terms of logistics. There were far too many people in the fight for them to have heard him say it – unless they were all wearing earpieces, which is a possibility, although not confirmed. Despite this, this execution of the line is arguably the best way to do it. Aside from Evans’ justification for it, this quiet show of strength better fits Captain America’s character arc anyway. He was never showy with his capabilities, so it made more sense that he delivered it this way.
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Source: MTV News
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