The craze for ‘Avengers: End Game’ has reached another level, since the movie’s premiere left with just almost 2 weeks. The movie is just around the corner but that has not curbed the enthusiasm among the fans about it. Even Marvel is no leaving stone unturned in making the highly anticipated movie a hype among their fans. Every week some events have been held to make their fans charged and keen for the upcoming flick.
On Sunday (Apr 7), the cast of Marvel’s blockbuster movie gathered in Los Angeles for a press event. Although the cast was scattered among several empty chairs – seemed like a nudge-wink to those who had “died” during Avengers: Infinity War.
FIlmmaker-actor Jon Favreau hosted the night and began the event by saying, “Clearly things look a little different in the post-‘Infinity War’ Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Revealing the reason for empty chairs, “Post-Snap, there are a few empty seats, so I’d like to welcome back the people that you see here onstage,” he said.
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said, “About four or five years ago, we talked about what haven’t we seen in films based on comic characters. We haven’t seen an ending – definitive conclusion to an overall saga,”
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo also chimed in. “The story is very much about how these heroes deal with loss, resounding loss, true loss, devastating loss. How does a hero move forward from that moment?” said the former.
Joining the event were Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’s’ director duo Anthony and Joe Russo. Along with the cast of ‘Endgame’- Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Danai Gurira, Chris Hemsworth, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Karen Gillan, Jeremy Renner, and Brie Larson.
The cast also got nostalgic about their journey as ‘Endgame’ serves as the last film in the series. “It’s the family you wish you had, in a way. There’s something very bittersweet about this moment,” said Mark Ruffalo who plays Hulk/Bruce Banner in the films.
Meanwhile, Karen Gillan began talking about why her character Nebula suffers from “daddy issues” with Thanos before stopping. “I just got really nervous I gave something away, so I’m going to stop.”
Robert Downey Jr recalled his uncertainty while making Iron Man about whether it will all work. He also praised the way the entire series of movies had eventually played out, describing it as “the coolest relay race in the history of entertainment.”
Chris Hemsworth too shared his emotions,” A few years on, getting cast as Thor, and having the opportunity to embark on this thing. At the time, I thought, ‘Is this film even going to make it past DVD, make it to the cinemas, or was I going to be recast?’”
Scarlett Johansson talked about her journey as Black Widow, from “a sort of sexy secretary with a skill set on the side” to being “one of the boys – for better or worse”.
Larson revealed, “This film will always be personally dear to me because it is my first time playing Captain Marvel. I had to stumble and try to figure out who this character was with no script for this, and no script for Captain Marvel either, and perform for the first time in front of legends.”
According to New York Times journalist Kyle Buchanan, he said: “We’re all talking like we’re dead. Actors are vagabonds, and this franchise “is the closest thing we have to continuity”.