Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About “The Avengers” Movie

Spoiler Alert at #10 !!!!

  1. The famous line in comic books, “Avengers assemble” was not used in the movie, but Chris Evans (Captain America) sent out an “Avengers assemble” text to cast members on the set to call them for an outing. “We all went dancing at this nightclub,” Tom Hiddleston (Loki) says. “The Avengers going mad in Albuquerque on a Saturday night. It was surreal and wonderful.”
  2. Lou Ferrigno, the original Incredible Hulk” helped with the post-transformation of the Hulk by adding his voice combined with Mark Ruffalo as well as others to create the Hulk’s voice in the movie. Chris Boyes, a supervising sound editor at Skywalker, says Ferrigno “was a big player in the roar.” Hulk’s grunts and rage-filled roars were a group effort: ~12% came from animals (“some bear and lion underneath”) and the rest came from Ruffalo, Ferrigno and other humans, including Boyes.
  3. Loki’s horns are noticeably bigger because as his pain and anger grow, so does his horns.
  4. All U.S. military stealth jets that appear in the film, fight carriers and helicopters, were “digitally inserted by the studio…not actual planes provided by the U.S. military.” states Phil Strub, the Defense Department’s Hollywood liaison. The reason: The Pentagon and the government officials were confused about what their military role was in The Avengers and how the chain of command worked.
  5. Clark Gregg’s character, Agent Phil Coulson, was actually not from the original comic book but was a character introduced on the Iron Man movies.
  6. Exclusive report for The Hollywood Reporter, Kinetic Analysis Corp., one of the leading and disaster-cost prediction and assessment firms in the nation, led by Chuck Watson and Sara Jupin, employed computer models used for predicting the destruction of nuclear weapons and concluded that the physical damage of the invasion of Manhattan in movie would be $60 billion-$70 billion, with economic and cleanup costs hitting $90 billion. Add on the loss of thousands of lives, puts the overall price tag at $160 billion.
  7. It took a 5 year marketing plan starting with one man’s vision— Kevin Feige, who noticed the surprise hit of Iron Man at Comic-Con in 2007 and quickly jumped into making four more movies –– The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America leading up to The Avengers with characters like Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) popping up in those movies, and the original Iron Man featuring a segment devoted to the Avengers initiative idea.
  8. The cast of “The Avengers” get along so well that many times Joss Whedon had trouble keeping them settled down, they even played pranks and made bets on one another like who making faces to try to get Tom Hiddleston (Loki) to crack a smile while filming.
  9. There is a scene at the end of the rolling credits, so don’t leave!!! Many people have left after seeing Thanos, but there’s a little bonus at the end.
  10. The enemy at the mid-end is Thanos, from a race known as The Eternals, god-like cosmic beings, but Thanos trained and augmented himself into becoming even more powerful than the rest of his people. He devotes himself to “courting death” which in the comic book, death is personified as a woman known as the Mistress Death, and Thanos kills to gain her love.

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