An Avengers: Endgame behind-the-scenes image reveals the team eating dinner while hatching a plan to defeat Thanos. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo with the story written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the latest Marvel Studios film is the culmination of everything that has transpired in the first decade of the MCU known as The Infinity Saga. It also served as the final mission for the original six Earth's Mightiest Heroes together as they head separate ways and hand off the responsibility to protect the universe from any forthcoming threats.
Picking up after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame showed the heroes at their lowest. And they plunged to an even worse situation when they found out that there's no possible way to rectify the damage that Thanos did by wiping half of life in the galaxy. It had been five years of desolation when Scott Lang emerged from the Quantum Realm and proposed the Time Heist to bring back everyone that's dusted by the Mad Titan's snap. After figuring out a way to do the mission, the remaining heroes planned their execution in one of the most fun montages in the film. Now, fans are able to see what it's like filming it thanks to a new set image.
Shared on Instagram by Mark Ruffalo is a shot of the Avengers and their newfound allies such as Ant-Man and Nebula in the HQ ironing out their missions for the Time Heist while eating Chinese food in Endgame. In the caption, the actor wrote "casually discussing how we can save the world over dinner." In the shot, Hawkeye and Captain America seem engrossed with a story Scott is telling while Black Widow laughs quietly. Meanwhile, the rest appear to be minding their own business with both Iron Man and Thor looking like they can't be bothered. Check out the snap below:
Since the spoiler ban was lifted, the cast and crew of Endgame have been religiously sharing images and videos they took from filming the movie. Avengers 4 was shot back-to-back with Infinity War with very minimal break so it took them a year in principal photography. And then a majority of them had to return for reshoots and additional work. It sounds like a tiring process, but seeing how people embraced the twin Avengers sequels (evidenced by its massive box office), it was worth it. It's also something that fans may not see for a while from the MCU seeing that they'll push for standalone films for a while now before building to an event flick like Endgame again in the next few years.
Seeing the original six gather together like this is emotional for fans of the franchise who have followed their stories since it began in 2008 via Jon Favreau and Downey's Iron Man. Looking at it now, most of them have gone separate ways - some can no longer return. But it was a clever move for Marvel Studios to set up Avengers: Endgame as their swan song after the crowded Infinity War. This dinner table is a reminiscent of that famous Shawarma stinger from 2012's The Avengers, only this time, it's truly their last meal together before the final battle with Thanos.
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