The now-highest-grossing film of all time, and the second-to-last entry in Marvel Studios' famed 'Infinity Saga', Avengers: Endgame was released one year ago this week. In celebration of this particular milestone, the film's directors, brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, joined a Watch Party hosted by ComicBook.com for the film on both Twitter and Instagram. Throughout the viewing, they dropped several behind-the-scenes videos of the making of the film, all of which have been compiled below for your viewing pleasure.
First off, we have Brie Larson decked out in Carol Danvers' modified Kree Starforce gear going in for a hug with Scarlett Johansson whilst Chris Evans looks on. According to the Russos, this was Larson's very first day as Captain Marvel. This all happened before production was even started on her solo movie debut.
We’ve got some more Russo family cameo’s here. That’s Joe’s daughter, Lia, Anth’s son, Julian, and our nephew, Augie. Lia loved the memes of her dabbing when this first came out… well, maybe love is a strong word… #AvengersAssemble pic.twitter.com/ggT5LBVE0M— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) April 27, 2020
Next up, here's some b-roll footage of Endgame's diner scene in which Bruce Banner first appears in his 'Smart Hulk' form. As you can see, Mark Ruffalo is fully geared up in his motion-capture suit, complete with facial tracking dots. Those kids are actually Joe Russo's daughter, Anthony's son, and their nephew. Talk about keeping it all in the family!
For the sequence in which Nat finds Clint on a murderous rampage in Japan, the production team transformed a street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia into a little slice of Tokyo. It's quite impressive to see all the various decorations and adornments used to help sell the look.
Here is a view of the Barton Family barn, as seen through... a fence. It was captured on Joe Russo's phone as he planned out shots for the initial time travel sequence. One has to wonder if this is the same barn from Aveners: Age of Ultron as it appears structurally different here. However, given Clint's established penchant for home renovation, anything is possible!
Sometimes, patience pays off. Case in point, the crew of Avengers: Endgame needed to wait til the choir at Durham Cathedral in England finished practicing before they could film there. They then proceeded to shoot some of the film's sequences in which Thor and Rocket travel to Asgard in 2013 to collect the Reality Stone.
One of the fans' (many) favorite sequences in the film was the one where Tony, Steve, Bruce and Scott travel back to Manhattan in 2012 at the height of the climactic battle from the original Avengers film. Here we see Paul Rudd as Scott warning Tony and Cap of the potential consequences of their actions as they proceed to jump even further back in time to retrieve what they need. The shared video appears to be the exact take used in the film.
Actor Chris Evans has had an extremely memorable run as Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, having played him in at least one film a year for nine consecutive years. Here, we see Evans' final day on set as Cap, which the Russos seemingly definitively label his "last day ever". But who knows what the future holds for the character in the MCU?
This video features the destruction of Scott Lang's X-Con van after Thanos throws his double bladed sword at it during Endgame's final battle. Luis probably wasn't too happy about this!
When most people think of Iron Man or Tony Stark, thoughts of actor Robert Downey Jr. usually aren't too far behind. This video captures RDJ's last day on set as Tony, after filming his now-iconic Infinity Stone-powered sacrifice at the film's end. This was surely an incredibly emotional day for all involved.
And finally, a bit of a lighthearted entry, as we see Chris Evans in his "Old Man Steve Rogers" guise goofing around on set. Tony Stark must have been right when he called him "pretty spry for an older fellow" back in 2012's The Avengers.
If you enjoyed these Watch Party tweets, be sure to check out our list of reveals from yesterday's watch party of Avengers: Infinity War.