Kevin Feige has revealed when he became aware that the Avengers assembling moment could become an iconic one.
There have been many standout moments across the Avengers films and indeed, the MCU, but the most iconic is certainly the shot of all the heroes assembling in Marvel’s The Avengers. Was the shot obviously iconic from the start though?
Apparently not to Kevin Feige who has revealed what the shot originally looked like and when he realised how special the moment was. Speaking as part of Rotten Tomatoes’ 21 Most Memorable Moments video, Feige said:
“That shot, the shot of all the Avengers assembling for the first time, was so much spectacle, so many visual effects. It was filmed in an open air warehouse in New Mexico, not in New York. There was nothing but green screen behind them. Hulk wasn’t in the shot. Iron Man wasn’t in the shot because they were CG and put in later, but it looked pretty cool and Joss had a great vision for it.
“Cut to many months later, the visual effects are coming together. It’s starting to look cool, Iron Man’s now landing, Hulk’s there. But the moment when I realized that this could be an iconic moment not just for the MCU, but for these kinds of films, was on the mix stage. You get the experience of watching the final playback on the mix stage with Alan Silvestri’s amazing score building to that moment and I got chills. And I realized Joss had pulled it off.”
It just goes to show how much work goes into creating these movies and the actual shooting is only a part of it. Perhaps we can look forward to an equally iconic moment when Avengers: Endgame arrives in cinemas.
Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One) and Frank Grillo (Crossbones), as well as Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine) and Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why).